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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Accenture PLC, profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

Profitability 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 ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Accenture PLC’s operating profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Accenture PLC’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Accenture PLC’s ROE deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Accenture PLC’s ROA deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

Accenture PLC, gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Gross profit
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Waste Management Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ4 2020 + Gross profitQ3 2020 + Gross profitQ2 2020 + Gross profitQ1 2020) ÷ (RevenuesQ4 2020 + RevenuesQ3 2020 + RevenuesQ2 2020 + RevenuesQ1 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability 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 ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

Accenture PLC, operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Operating income
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Waste Management Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ4 2020 + Operating incomeQ3 2020 + Operating incomeQ2 2020 + Operating incomeQ1 2020) ÷ (RevenuesQ4 2020 + RevenuesQ3 2020 + RevenuesQ2 2020 + RevenuesQ1 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Accenture PLC’s operating profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Net Profit Margin

Accenture PLC, net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Revenues
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Waste Management Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ4 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ3 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ2 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ1 2020) ÷ (RevenuesQ4 2020 + RevenuesQ3 2020 + RevenuesQ2 2020 + RevenuesQ1 2020)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Accenture PLC’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Accenture PLC, ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Waste Management Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ4 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ3 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ2 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ1 2020) ÷ Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Accenture PLC’s ROE deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Accenture PLC, ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Waste Management Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-06-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ4 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ3 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ2 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ1 2020) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Accenture PLC’s ROA deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.