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Short-term (Operating) Activity Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner

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


Ratios (Summary)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 Feb 28, 2013 Nov 30, 2012
Turnover Ratios
Receivables 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
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
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
Average No. of Days
Add: Average receivable collection 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
Less: 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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-20).

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Accenture PLC's receivables turnover improved from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Accenture PLC's payables turnover increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Accenture PLC's working capital turnover improved from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
Ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Accenture PLC's average receivable collection period improved from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.
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. Accenture PLC's average payables payment period declined from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Receivables Turnover

Accenture PLC, receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 Feb 28, 2013 Nov 30, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Revenues before reimbursements (Net 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
Receivables from clients, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Receivables 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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-20).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 Receivables turnover = (Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q4 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q3 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q2 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q1 2018) ÷ Receivables from clients, net
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Accenture PLC's receivables turnover improved from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Payables Turnover

Accenture PLC, payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 Feb 28, 2013 Nov 30, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Cost of services before reimbursable expenses 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
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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-20).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 Payables turnover = (Cost of services before reimbursable expensesQ4 2018 + Cost of services before reimbursable expensesQ3 2018 + Cost of services before reimbursable expensesQ2 2018 + Cost of services before reimbursable expensesQ1 2018) ÷ Accounts payable
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Accenture PLC's payables turnover increased from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Working Capital Turnover

Accenture PLC, working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 Feb 28, 2013 Nov 30, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ 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
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
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
Revenues before reimbursements (Net 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
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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-20).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 Working capital turnover = (Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q4 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q3 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q2 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q1 2018) ÷ Working capital
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Accenture PLC's working capital turnover improved from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Accenture PLC, average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 Feb 28, 2013 Nov 30, 2012
Selected Financial Data
Receivables 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
Ratio (no. of days)
Average receivable collection 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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-20).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Accenture PLC's average receivable collection period improved from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Average Payables Payment Period

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Aug 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 Feb 28, 2013 Nov 30, 2012
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
Ratio (no. of 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

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2013-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-20).

Q4 2018 Calculations

1 Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

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. Accenture PLC's average payables payment period declined from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018 and from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.