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Profitability Analysis

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Profitability ratios measure the company's ability to generate profitable sales from its resources (assets).


Ratios (Summary)

Accenture PLC, profitability ratios

 
Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Aug 31, 2013 Aug 31, 2012
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin % % % % % %
Operating profit margin % % % % % %
Net profit margin % % % % % %
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) % % % % % %
Return on assets (ROA) % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Accenture PLC's gross profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Accenture PLC's operating profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Accenture PLC's net profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Accenture PLC's ROE improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Accenture PLC's ROA improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

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Gross Profit Margin

Accenture PLC, gross profit margin calculation

 
Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Aug 31, 2013 Aug 31, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Gross profit
Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors
Automatic Data Processing Inc. % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Accenture PLC's gross profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Operating Profit Margin

Accenture PLC, operating profit margin 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)
Operating income
Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors
Automatic Data Processing Inc. % % % % % %
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Support Services % % % % % %
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Accenture PLC's operating profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

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Net Profit Margin

Accenture PLC, net profit margin 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)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)
Ratio
Net profit margin1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors
Automatic Data Processing Inc. % % % % % %
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Support Services % % % % % %
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Accenture plc ÷ Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Accenture PLC's net profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

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Return on Equity (ROE)

Accenture PLC, ROE 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)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Total Accenture plc shareholders' equity
Ratio
ROE1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors
Automatic Data Processing Inc. % % % % % %
ROE, Sector
Support Services % % % % % %
ROE, Industry
Industrials % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

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

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Accenture PLC's ROE improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

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Return on Assets (ROA)

Accenture PLC, ROA 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)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Total assets
Ratio
ROA1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors
Automatic Data Processing Inc. % % % % % %
ROA, Sector
Support Services % % % % % %
ROA, Industry
Industrials % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

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

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Accenture PLC's ROA improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

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