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Accenture PLC (ACN)


Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios
Quarterly Data

Beginner level

Activity ratios measure how efficiently a company performs day-to-day tasks, such us the collection of receivables and management of inventory.


Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Accenture PLC, short-term (operating) activity ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Nov 30, 2013
Turnover Ratios
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average No. Days
Average payables payment period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-19).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Accenture PLC’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then increased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 exceeding Q3 2019 level.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Accenture PLC’s working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period.

Payables Turnover

Accenture PLC, payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Nov 30, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Cost of services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts payable hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-19).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Payables turnover = (Cost of servicesQ1 2020 + Cost of servicesQ4 2019 + Cost of servicesQ3 2019 + Cost of servicesQ2 2019) ÷ Accounts payable
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Accenture PLC’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then increased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 exceeding Q3 2019 level.

Working Capital Turnover

Accenture PLC, working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Nov 30, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Current assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
 
Revenues hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-19).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (RevenuesQ1 2020 + RevenuesQ4 2019 + RevenuesQ3 2019 + RevenuesQ2 2019) ÷ Working capital
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Accenture PLC’s working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Average Payables Payment Period

Accenture PLC, average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Nov 30, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-19).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period.