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Liquidity Analysis

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Liquidity ratios measure the company's ability to meet its short-term obligations.


Ratios (Summary)

Accenture PLC, liquidity ratios

 
Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Aug 31, 2013 Aug 31, 2012
Current ratio
Quick ratio
Cash ratio

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Accenture PLC's current ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Accenture PLC's quick ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Accenture PLC's cash ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

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Current Ratio

Accenture PLC, current ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Aug 31, 2013 Aug 31, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Current assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Current ratio1
Benchmarks
Current Ratio, Competitors
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Current Ratio, Sector
Support Services
Current Ratio, Industry
Industrials

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Accenture PLC's current ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Quick Ratio

Accenture PLC, quick ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Aug 31, 2013 Aug 31, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term investments
Receivables from clients, net
Total quick assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Quick ratio1
Benchmarks
Quick Ratio, Competitors
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Quick Ratio, Sector
Support Services
Quick Ratio, Industry
Industrials

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Quick ratio = Total quick assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Accenture PLC's quick ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

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Cash Ratio

Accenture PLC, cash ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Aug 31, 2013 Aug 31, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term investments
Total cash assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Cash ratio1
Benchmarks
Cash Ratio, Competitors
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Cash Ratio, Sector
Support Services
Cash Ratio, Industry
Industrials

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Cash ratio = Total cash assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Accenture PLC's cash ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

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