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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)
Change In Working Capital
$199 Mil (As of May. 2016)

Accenture PLC's change in working capital for the quarter that ended in May. 2016 was $199 Mil. It means Accenture PLC's working capital increased by $199 Mil from Feb. 2016 to May. 2016 .

Accenture PLC's change in working capital for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2015 was $189 Mil. It means Accenture PLC's working capital increased by $189 Mil from Aug. 2014 to Aug. 2015 .


Definition

Working Capital is a measure of a company's short term liquidity or its ability to cover short term liabilities. It is defined as the difference between a company's current assets and current liabilities.

Changes in Working Capital is reported in the cash flow statement since it is one of the major ways in which net income can differ from operating cash flow. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement.

Use Wal-Mart Stores Inc (Jan 2014, Annual Data) as an example: Source: Wal-Mart Stores Inc 2014-01-31 10-K from SEC

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Fiscal Years EndedJanuary 31,(Amounts in millions)
Cash flows from operating activities: 2014 2013 2012
Changes in certain assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:
Receivables, net (566) (614) (796)
Inventories (1,667) (2,759) (3,727)
Accounts payable 531 1,061 2,687
Accrued liabilities 103 271 (935)
Accrued income taxes (1,224) 981 994

For 2014-01-31, add all the items under 2014 collum together, Change in Working Capital was (566) + (1,667) + 531 + 103 + (1,224) = $ (2,823) Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

Total Current Assets, Total Current Liabilities


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Accenture PLC Annual Data

Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14Aug15
ChangeInWorkingCapital 885252-18512739569-889-995189

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Feb14May14Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16
ChangeInWorkingCapital -717151472-84-845397722-470-913199
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