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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 139.04
ACN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.13 vs. ACN: 139.04 )
ACN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 201296.58
Current: 139.04

3.67
201296.58
Equity to Asset 0.32
ACN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ACN: 0.32 )
ACN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.32

0.05
0.33
Interest Coverage 309.13
ACN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 387.00 vs. ACN: 309.13 )
ACN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 16.08   Max: 309.13
Current: 309.13

16.08
309.13
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.34
M-Score: -2.35
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 14.27
ACN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. ACN: 14.27 )
ACN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.33   Max: 14.27
Current: 14.27

5.33
14.27
Net-margin (%) 10.80
ACN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ACN: 10.80 )
ACN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 10.8
Current: 10.8

1.87
10.8
ROE (%) 66.16
ACN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. ACN: 66.16 )
ACN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 46.94   Max: 374.72
Current: 66.16

46.94
374.72
ROA (%) 19.46
ACN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. ACN: 19.46 )
ACN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.47   Max: 19.46
Current: 19.46

4.47
19.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 556.47
ACN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. ACN: 556.47 )
ACN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 84.61   Max: 556.47
Current: 556.47

84.61
556.47
Revenue Growth (%) 12.20
ACN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ACN: 12.20 )
ACN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20
Current: 12.2

0
20
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.10
ACN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. ACN: 16.10 )
ACN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 24.1
Current: 16.1

0
24.1
EPS Growth (%) 25.60
ACN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. ACN: 25.60 )
ACN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 59.8
Current: 25.6

0
59.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ACN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 31,733 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 25,362 sh (+27.89%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 332,675 sh (+10.58%)
John Rogers 305,250 sh (+2.23%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,168,350 sh (+0.11%)
Wallace Weitz 225,300 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 117,600 sh (-0.08%)
Jeremy Grantham 687,984 sh (-5.32%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 225,265 sh (-8.31%)
Pioneer Investments 2,745 sh (-68.03%)
Jim Simons 61,200 sh (-96.67%)
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Q2 2013

ACN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 4,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 69,277 sh (+173.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 69,359 sh (+118.57%)
Pioneer Investments 3,051 sh (+11.15%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 349,348 sh (+5.01%)
Jeremy Grantham 713,498 sh (+3.71%)
Tom Gayner 117,600 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 225,300 sh (unchged)
John Rogers Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 222,371 sh (-1.28%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,561,100 sh (-14.57%)
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Q3 2013

ACN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 841,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 96,979 sh (+39.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 947,794 sh (+32.84%)
Pioneer Investments 3,567 sh (+16.91%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 386,429 sh (+10.61%)
Steven Cohen 71,437 sh (+3.12%)
Wallace Weitz 226,400 sh (+0.49%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 218,250 sh (-1.85%)
Tom Gayner 114,600 sh (-2.55%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,382,200 sh (-5.02%)
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Q4 2013

ACN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Zeke Ashton 62,500 sh (New)
John Rogers 14,616 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 138,475 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,141 sh (+229.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,483,168 sh (+161.99%)
Jim Simons 1,682,600 sh (+99.93%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,382,200 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 226,400 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 114,400 sh (-0.17%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 383,324 sh (-0.8%)
Pioneer Investments 3,208 sh (-10.06%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 187,733 sh (-13.98%)
Joel Greenblatt 83,355 sh (-14.05%)
Steven Cohen 6,210 sh (-91.31%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ACN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 39.82%0.07%$71.5 - $77.79 $ 78.96%96979
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $71.5 - $77.79 $ 78.96%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 118.57%0.11%$71.96 - $83.09 $ 78.9-1%69359
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$71.96 - $83.09 $ 78.9-1%4400
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.12%$66.5 - $78.35 $ 78.98%31733
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.26%$51.74 - $65.89 $ 78.946%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.21%$51.74 - $65.89 $ 78.946%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 247.22%0.15%$51.62 - $61.76 $ 78.940%32014
Steve Mandel 2011-09-30 Sold Out 1.5115%$47.44 - $63.44 $ 78.942%0
John Hussman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.25%$47.44 - $63.44 $ 78.942%300000
Wallace Weitz 2011-06-30 Reduce -88.16%3.26%$53.95 - $59.91 $ 78.941%174300
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.08%$53.95 - $59.91 $ 78.941%9857
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $53.95 - $59.91 $ 78.941%0
George Soros 2011-03-31 Reduce -21.04%0.02%$48.11 - $54.79 $ 78.954%90800
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Sold Out $48.11 - $54.79 $ 78.954%0
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An Interesting Value Play In The IT Consulting Industry
The world’s second largest technology consulting company Accenture (ACN) is quite optimistic about its future, despite the slowdown of the industry’s growth. The company has been investing to enhance its capabilities and is eying expansion in digital marketing, mobility, analytics and cloud. To achieve this objective, Accenture will continue with its inorganic growth and will spend more than $800 million on accusations in the coming year. The business has reported significant growth in top and bottom line. Its strength lies in its strong customer base which includes some of the leading corporations from around the world. However, the company’s profitability has been considerably lower as compared to some of its biggest rivals. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.20
ACN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. ACN: 18.20 )
ACN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.24   Max: 27.5
Current: 18.2

10.24
27.5
P/B 9.91
ACN's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. ACN: 9.91 )
ACN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.01   Max: 27.53
Current: 9.91

6.01
27.53
P/S 1.81
ACN's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ACN: 1.81 )
ACN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.81

0.86
1.98
PFCF 19.15
ACN's PFCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. ACN: 19.15 )
ACN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.43   Max: 22.27
Current: 19.15

7.43
22.27
EV-to-EBIT 14.47
ACN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. ACN: 14.47 )
ACN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 15.8
Current: 14.47

5.8
15.8
PEG 1.26
ACN's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ACN: 1.26 )
ACN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.26

0.6
2.14
Shiller P/E 22.10
ACN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. ACN: 22.10 )
ACN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.5   Max: 32.72
Current: 22.1

15.5
32.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.40
ACN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ACN: 2.40 )
ACN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.4

0.92
3.05
Dividend growth (3y) 12.90
ACN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ACN: 12.90 )
ACN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 47.6
Current: 12.9

0
47.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.51
ACN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ACN: 8.51 )
ACN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.26   Max: 10.81
Current: 8.51

3.26
10.81
Share Buyback Rate 2.40
ACN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. ACN: 2.40 )
ACN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.2
Current: 2.4

0
0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 17.65
ACN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ACN: 17.65 )
ACN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 8.58   Max: 218.25
Current: 17.65

8.58
218.25
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.27
ACN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ACN: 1.27 )
ACN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.27

0.71
1.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.18
ACN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 1501 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ACN: 1.18 )
ACN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.18

0.61
1.39
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.31
ACN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ACN: 1.31 )
ACN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.31

0.65
2.07
Price/Graham Number 3.61
ACN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
63% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ACN: 3.61 )
ACN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 12.85
Current: 3.61

1.79
12.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
ACN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ACN: 6.90 )
ACN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 17.1
Current: 6.9

6.3
17.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.93
ACN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. ACN: 18.93 )
ACN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 14   Max: 28.2
Current: 18.93

14
28.2

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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Traded in other countries:CSA.Germany
Accenture PLC was incorporated in Ireland on June 10, 2009. The Company is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing organization. It operates globally with one common brand and business model designed to enable it to provide clients around the world with the same high level of service. Drawing on a combination of industry expertise, functional capabilities, alliances, global resources and technology, it seeks to deliver competitively priced, high-value services that help its clients measurably improve business performance. The Company's global delivery model enables it to provide a complete end-to-end delivery capability by drawing on its global resources to deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions to its clients. The Company's Communications & High Tech operating group serves the communications, electronics, high technology, media and entertainment industries. Professionals in this operating group help clients leverage innovation and enhance their business results through industry-specific solutions and by seizing the opportunities made possible by the convergence of communications, computing and content. The Company's Financial Services operating group works with clients in a dynamic and increasingly global market environment to address cost and profitability pressures, industry consolidation, regulatory changes and the need to continually adapt to new technologies. It offers services designed to help its clients increase cost efficiency, grow their customer bases, manage risk and transform their operations. The Company's Health & Public Service operating group serves healthcare payers and providers, as well as government agencies and public service organizations, around the world. The group's service offerings and research-based insights help clients deliver better social, economic and health outcomes to the people they serve. Its Products operating group serves a set of increasingly interconnected consumer-relevant industries. The Company's Resources operating group serves the chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, utilities and related industries. The Company's business process outsourcing growth platform provides business process services that help clients drive business value, achieve higher levels of performance and results, and/or reduce costs.

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