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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)

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Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
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Valuation ratios measure the quantity of an asset or flaw (e.g., earnings) associated with ownership of a specified claim (e.g., a share of ownership of the enterprise).


Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Accenture PLC, historical price multiples (quarterly data)

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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 Aug 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Nov 30, 2013
Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)

Based on: 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), 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).

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Accenture PLC’s P/E ratio decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Accenture PLC’s P/OP ratio decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Accenture PLC’s P/S ratio decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Accenture PLC’s P/BV ratio decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 not reaching Q1 2020 level.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

Accenture PLC, historical P/E calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Aug 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Nov 30, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Net income attributable to Accenture plc (in thousands)
Earnings per share (EPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/E ratio4
Benchmarks
P/E Ratio, Competitors5
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Based on: 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), 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 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q3 2020 Calculation
EPS = (Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ3 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ2 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ1 2020 + Net income attributable to Accenture plcQ4 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Accenture PLC’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q3 2020 Calculation
P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Accenture PLC’s P/E ratio decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

Accenture PLC, historical P/OP calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Aug 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Nov 30, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Operating income (in thousands)
Operating profit per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/OP ratio4
Benchmarks
P/OP Ratio, Competitors5
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Based on: 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), 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 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q3 2020 Calculation
Operating profit per share = (Operating incomeQ3 2020 + Operating incomeQ2 2020 + Operating incomeQ1 2020 + Operating incomeQ4 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Accenture PLC’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q3 2020 Calculation
P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Accenture PLC’s P/OP ratio decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.

Price to Sales (P/S)

Accenture PLC, historical P/S calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Aug 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Nov 30, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Revenues (in thousands)
Sales per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/S ratio4
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors5
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Based on: 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), 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 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q3 2020 Calculation
Sales per share = (RevenuesQ3 2020 + RevenuesQ2 2020 + RevenuesQ1 2020 + RevenuesQ4 2019) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Accenture PLC’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q3 2020 Calculation
P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Accenture PLC’s P/S ratio decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

Accenture PLC, historical P/BV calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Aug 31, 2014 May 31, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Nov 30, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity (in thousands)
Book value per share (BVPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/BV ratio4
Benchmarks
P/BV Ratio, Competitors5
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Based on: 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), 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 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q3 2020 Calculation
BVPS = Total Accenture plc shareholders’ equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Accenture PLC’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q3 2020 Calculation
P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Accenture PLC’s P/BV ratio decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 not reaching Q1 2020 level.