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Short-term (Operating) Activity Analysis Quarterly Data

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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)

 
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 Aug 31, 2012 May 31, 2012 Feb 29, 2012 Nov 30, 2011
Turnover Ratios
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. of Days
Add: Average receivable collection period
Less: Average payables payment period
Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Quarterly and Annual Reports
Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Accenture PLC's receivables turnover deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then slightly improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Accenture PLC's payables turnover increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then slightly declined from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Accenture PLC's working capital turnover deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
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 deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 not reaching Q4 2017 level.
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.

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Receivables Turnover

Accenture PLC, receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

 
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 Aug 31, 2012 May 31, 2012 Feb 29, 2012 Nov 30, 2011
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)
Receivables from clients, net
Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

1 Receivables turnover = (Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q2 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q1 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q4 2017 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q3 2017) ÷ Receivables from clients, net
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Accenture PLC's receivables turnover deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then slightly improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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Payables Turnover

Accenture PLC, payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

 
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 Aug 31, 2012 May 31, 2012 Feb 29, 2012 Nov 30, 2011
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Cost of services before reimbursable expenses
Accounts payable
Ratio
Payables turnover1
Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

1 Payables turnover = (Cost of services before reimbursable expensesQ2 2018 + Cost of services before reimbursable expensesQ1 2018 + Cost of services before reimbursable expensesQ4 2017 + Cost of services before reimbursable expensesQ3 2017) ÷ Accounts payable
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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 Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then slightly declined from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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Working Capital Turnover

Accenture PLC, working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

 
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 Aug 31, 2012 May 31, 2012 Feb 29, 2012 Nov 30, 2011
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)
Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

1 Working capital turnover = (Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q2 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q1 2018 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q4 2017 + Revenues before reimbursements (Net revenues)Q3 2017) ÷ Working capital
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Accenture PLC's working capital turnover deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

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Average Receivable Collection Period

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

 
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 Aug 31, 2012 May 31, 2012 Feb 29, 2012 Nov 30, 2011
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Ratio (no. of days)
Average receivable collection period1
Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

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

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 deteriorated from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then improved from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018 not reaching Q4 2017 level.

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Average Payables Payment Period

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

 
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 Aug 31, 2012 May 31, 2012 Feb 29, 2012 Nov 30, 2011
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Ratio (no. of days)
Average payables payment period1
Source: Based on data from Accenture PLC Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q2 2018 Calculations

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

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.

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