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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)
Total Assets
$17,630 Mil (As of Nov. 2014)

Accenture PLC's total assets for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2014 was $17,630 Mil.

Warning Sign:

If a company builds asset at 11.5% a year, faster than its revenue growth rate of 10.4% over the past 5 years, it means that the company may be getting less efficent.

During the past 12 months, Accenture PLC's average Total Assets Growth Rate was 9.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Total Assets Growth Rate was 9.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Total Assets Growth Rate was 11.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Total Assets Growth Rate was 8.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, Accenture PLC's highest 3-Year average Total Assets Growth Rate was 13.80%. The lowest was -0.40%. And the median was 9.15%.

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets (ROA). Accenture PLC's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2014 was 18.71%. Total Assets is also linked to revenue through asset turnover. Accenture PLC's asset turnover for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2014 was 0.47.


Definition

Total assets are all the assets a company owns.

From the capital sources of the assets, some of the assets are funded through shareholder’s paid in capital and retained earnings of the business. Others are funded through borrowed money.

Accenture PLC's Total Assets for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as

Total Assets=Total Current Assets+Total Long Term Assets
=Total Current Assets+(Net PPE+Intangibles+Other Long-Term Assets)
=11904.442+(793.444+2395.894+2836.672)
=17,930

Total Assets=Total Shareholder’s Equity (A: Aug. 2014 )+Total Liabilities (A: Aug. 2014 )
=5732.035+12198.417
=17,930

Accenture PLC's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2014 is calculated as

Total Assets=Total Current Assets+Total Long Term Assets
=Total Current Assets+(Net PPE+Intangibles+Other Long-Term Assets)
=11576.245+(740.496+2788.349+2524.943)
=17,630

Total Assets=Total Shareholder’s Equity (Q: Nov. 2014 )+Total Liabilities (Q: Nov. 2014 )
=5481.501+12148.532
=17,630

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


Explanation

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets.

Accenture PLC's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2014 is

ROA=Net Income (Q: Nov. 2014 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Aug. 2014 )+Total Assets (Q: Nov. 2014 ))/ 2 )
=3326.12/( (17930.452+17630.033)/ 2 )
=3326.12/17780.2425
=18.71 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Nov. 2014) net income data.

In the article Joining The Dark Side: Pirates, Spies and Short Sellers, James Montier reported that In their US sample covering the period 1968-2003, Cooper et al find that firms with low asset growth outperformed firms with high asset growth by an astounding 20% p.a. equally weighted. Even when controlling for market, size and style, low asset growth firms outperformed high asset growth firms by 13% p.a. Therefore a company with fast asset growth may underperform.

Total Assets is linked to total revenue through Asset Turnover.

Accenture PLC's Asset Turnover for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2014 is

Asset Turnover
=Sales/Average Total Assets
=Revenue (Q: Nov. 2014 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Aug. 2014 )+Total Assets (Q: Nov. 2014 ))/ 2 )
=8343.257/( (17930.452+17630.033)/ 2 )
=8343.257/17780.2425
=0.47

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

Therefore, if a company grows its assets faster than its sales, the asset turnover will decline. This might be a warning sign for the business.


Related Terms

Return on Assets, Assets Turnover, Net Income, Revenue, Total Current Assets, Net PPE, Intangibles, Other Long-Term Assets, Total Shareholder’s Equity, Total Liability


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

Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14
Total Assets 8,9579,49710,74712,39912,25612,83515,73216,66516,86717,930

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14Nov14
Total Assets 16,66516,40816,35916,52416,86716,51616,35717,00217,93017,630
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