An Examination Of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN)

Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN), there’s is a financially-robust , dividend-paying company with a a great history of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Accenture here.

Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer

Over the past year, ACN has grown its earnings by 18%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. This illustrates a strong track record, leading to a satisfying return on equity of 39%. which is an optimistic signal for the future. ACN is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that ACN manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. ACN appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 241x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.

NYSE:ACN Income Statement Export December 3rd 18
NYSE:ACN Income Statement Export December 3rd 18

ACN is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.

NYSE:ACN Historical Dividend Yield December 3rd 18
NYSE:ACN Historical Dividend Yield December 3rd 18

Next Steps:

For Accenture, there are three essential aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for ACN’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for ACN’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is ACN worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether ACN is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ACN? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.