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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)


Analysis of Goodwill and Intangible Assets

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Accounting Policy on Goodwill and Intangible Assets

Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price of an acquired entity over the fair value of net assets acquired. Accenture reviews the recoverability of goodwill by reportable operating segment annually, or more frequently when indicators of impairment exist. Based on the results of the annual impairment analysis, Accenture determined that no impairment existed as of August 31, 2019 or 2018, as each reportable operating segment’s estimated fair value substantially exceeded its carrying value.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29).


Goodwill and Intangible Asset Disclosure

Accenture PLC, balance sheet: goodwill and intangible assets

US$ in thousands

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Customer-related
Technology
Patents
Other
Definite-lived intangible assets, gross carrying amount
Accumulated amortization
Definite-lived intangible assets, net carrying amount
Goodwill
Goodwill and intangible assets

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24).

Item Description The company
Definite-lived intangible assets, net carrying amount Sum of the carrying amounts of all intangible assets, excluding goodwill, as of the balance sheet date, net of accumulated amortization and impairment charges. Accenture PLC’s definite-lived intangible assets, net carrying amount decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
Goodwill Amount after accumulated impairment loss of an asset representing future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired in a business combination that are not individually identified and separately recognized. Accenture PLC’s goodwill increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Goodwill and intangible assets Sum of the carrying amounts of all intangible assets, including goodwill, as of the balance sheet date, net of accumulated amortization and impairment charges. Accenture PLC’s goodwill and intangible assets increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjustments to Financial Statements: Removal of Goodwill

Accenture PLC, adjustments to financial statements

US$ in thousands

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Aug 31, 2019 Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Adjustment to Total Assets
Total assets (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Total assets (adjusted)
Adjustment to Total Accenture Plc Shareholders’ Equity
Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity (adjusted)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24).


Accenture PLC, Financial Data: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Financial Ratios: Removal of Goodwill (Summary)

Accenture PLC, adjusted financial ratios

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Total Asset Turnover
Reported total asset turnover
Adjusted total asset turnover
Financial Leverage
Reported financial leverage
Adjusted financial leverage
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE
Adjusted ROE
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA
Adjusted ROA

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24).

Financial ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Accenture PLC’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Accenture PLC’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Accenture PLC’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted total assets. Accenture PLC’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Accenture PLC, Financial Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Total Asset Turnover

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Revenues
Total assets
Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Revenues
Adjusted total assets
Activity Ratio
Adjusted total asset turnover2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24).

2019 Calculations

1 Total asset turnover = Revenues ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted total asset turnover = Revenues ÷ Adjusted total assets
= ÷ =

Activity ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Accenture PLC’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Financial Leverage

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Total assets
Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Adjusted total assets
Adjusted total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Adjusted financial leverage2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24).

2019 Calculations

1 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted financial leverage = Adjusted total assets ÷ Adjusted total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

Solvency ratio Description The company
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Accenture PLC’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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Aug 31, 2019 Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Adjusted total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24).

2019 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Accenture plc ÷ Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Accenture plc ÷ Adjusted total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Accenture PLC’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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Aug 31, 2019 Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Adjusted total assets
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24).

2019 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Accenture plc ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Accenture plc ÷ Adjusted total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted total assets. Accenture PLC’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.