ACN:NYE-Accenture plc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Information Technology Services | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 169.82

Change

+6.94 (+4.26)%

Market Cap

USD 108.33B

Volume

2.73M

Average Target Price

USD 212.60 (+25.19%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

Accenture plc provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. Its Communications, Media & Technology segment provides professional services for clients to accelerate and deliver digital transformation, develop industry-specific solutions, and enhance efficiencies and business results for communications, media, high tech, software, and platform companies. The company's Financial Services segment offers services for profitability pressures, industry consolidation, regulatory changes, and the need to continually adapt to new digital technologies for banking, capital market, and insurance industries. Its Health & Public Service segment provides consulting services and digital solutions to help clients deliver social, economic, and health outcomes for healthcare payers and providers, government departments and agencies, public service organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. The company's Products segment helps clients enhance their performance in distribution, sales, and marketing; in research and development, and manufacturing; and in business functions, such as finance, human resources, procurement, and supply chain. This segment serves clients in consumer goods, retail, and travel services industries; automotive, freight and logistics, industrial and electrical equipment, consumer durable and heavy equipment, and construction and infrastructure management companies; and pharmaceutical, medical technology, and biotechnology companies. Its Resources segment enables clients in chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, and utilities and related industries to develop and implement strategies, improve operations, manage complex change initiatives, and integrate digital technologies. Accenture plc has alliance relationships with Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Pegasystems, Salesforce, SAP, Workday, TradeIX, and others. Accenture plc was founded in 1989 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Technical Indicators

Unadjusted Closing Price

Adjusted Closing Price

Share Volume

Relative Performance (Total Returns)

Compare
Relative Returns (From:    To: 2020-03-30 )

Largest Industry Peers for Information Technology Services

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
IBM International Business Machine..

+4.90 (+4.54%)

USD100.33B 10.69 9.22
FIS Fidelity National Information ..

+5.19 (+4.32%)

USD74.02B 181.97 27.52
INFY Infosys Limited

-0.02 (-0.24%)

USD33.03B 15.70 11.20
WIT Wipro Limited

+0.04 (+1.35%)

USD13.38B 12.02 N/A
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc

-0.01 (-0.01%)

USD13.25B 20.31 14.18
GIB CGI Inc

+2.21 (+4.40%)

USD13.16B 16.91 N/A
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions..

+5.37 (+5.86%)

USD10.51B 25.57 14.51
IT Gartner, Inc

+3.02 (+2.88%)

USD9.34B 40.93 21.40
EPAM EPAM Systems, Inc

+13.00 (+7.42%)

USD9.29B 37.10 24.74
CCC Clarivate Analytics Plc

N/A

USD7.37B 50.10 42.04

ETFs Containing ACN

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Sele.. 3.60 % 0.25 %

+3.70 (+3.43%)

USD1.19B
ACWF iShares Edge MSCI Multifa.. 1.43 % 0.35 %

+0.66 (+2.79%)

USD0.11B
HBF:CA Harvest Brand Leaders Plu.. 0.00 % 1.16 %

+0.27 (+3.60%)

USD0.14B
BLCN Reality Shares Nasdaq Nex.. 0.00 % 0.68 %

+0.49 (+2.30%)

USD0.06B
VGT Vanguard Information Tech.. 0.00 % 0.10 %

+8.23 (+3.96%)

USD27.79B
SIJ ProShares UltraShort Indu.. 0.00 % 0.95 %

-0.84 (-5.47%)

USD2.11M
FTLB First Trust Hedged BuyWri.. 0.00 % 0.85 %

+0.03 (+0.15%)

USD7.36M
FTHI First Trust BuyWrite Inco.. 0.00 % 0.85 %

+0.04 (+0.23%)

USD0.08B
FTLS First Trust Long/Short Eq.. 0.00 % 1.60 %

+0.47 (+1.27%)

USD0.26B
FTEC Fidelity MSCI Information.. 0.00 % 0.08 %

+2.38 (+3.88%)

USD3.21B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Information Technology Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -19.35% 63% D 62% D-
Dividend Return 0.38% 53% F 18% F
Total Return -18.97% 63% D 62% D-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -3.52% 71% C- 77% C+
Dividend Return 1.74% 60% D- 43% F
Total Return -1.78% 71% C- 77% C+
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 81.26% 75% C 93% A
Dividend Return 13.68% 69% D+ 53% F
Total Return 94.94% 80% B- 94% A
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 17.88% 75% C 89% B+
Dividend Return 2.02% 73% C 45% F
Total Return 19.90% 75% C 89% B+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 11.24% 92% A- 70% C-
Risk Adjusted Return 177.08% 100% A+ 99% A+
Market Capitalization 108.33B 100% A+ 98% A+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Information Technology Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 22.16 44% F 25% F
Price/Book Ratio 6.99 15% F 8% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 16.35 23% F 16% F
EV/EBITDA 14.19 36% F 24% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 34.01% 88% B+ 94% A
Return on Invested Capital 39.48% 100% A+ 98% A+
Return on Assets 13.44% 96% A 98% A+
Debt to Equity Ratio 0.11% 96% A 95% A
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.26 54% F 42% F
Short Percent 1.24% 84% B 85% B
Beta 1.09 52% F 39% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Annual Financials (USD)

Quarterly Financials (USD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector