Accenture PLCFind Ratings Reports
ACCENTURE PLC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. ACCENTURE PLC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.22 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 20.57% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||8969.04||8275.07|
|Net Income ($mil)||897.25||793.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3500.75||4028.57|
|Total Assets ($mil)||19191.05||17308.73|
|Total Debt ($mil)||28.87||27.22|
|Profitability||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||29.99||30.51|
|Return on Assets||19.69||17.43|
|Return on Equity||53.03||51.03|
|Debt||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Share Data||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||622.55||624.35|
|Div / share||1.1||1.02|
|Book value / share||11.45||9.47|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2232744.0||2165942.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.47 for the IT Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.19. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.93 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 8.10. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, ACCENTURE PLC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ACN 19.20||Peers 27.47||ACN 17.67||Peers 20.56|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
ACN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
ACN is trading at a discount to its peers.
|ACN 19.46||Peers 21.95||ACN 1.60||Peers 2.41|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
ACN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
ACN trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|ACN 9.93||Peers 8.10||ACN 26.22||Peers 21.96|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
ACN is trading at a premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
ACN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.
|ACN 2.07||Peers 5.57||ACN 4.20||Peers 22.90|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
ACN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
ACN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth