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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)
Market Cap
$53,185 Mil (As of Today)

Market cap is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding. Accenture PLC's share price for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 was $81.45. Accenture PLC's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 was 662 Mil. Therefore, Accenture PLC's market cap for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 was $53,185 Mil.

Accenture PLC's quarterly market cap increased from Nov. 2013 ($51,396 Mil) to Feb. 2014 ($55,204 Mil) but then declined from Feb. 2014 ($55,204 Mil) to May. 2014 ($53,932 Mil).

Accenture PLC's annual market cap increased from Aug. 2011 ($37,020 Mil) to Aug. 2012 ($41,688 Mil) and increased from Aug. 2012 ($41,688 Mil) to Aug. 2013 ($48,145 Mil).

Enterprise value is the theoretical takeover price. It is more comprehensive than market capitalization (market cap), which only includes common equity. Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. Accenture PLC's enterprise value for Today is $49,702 Mil.


Definition

Market cap is the short version of market capitalization. It is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding.

Accenture PLC's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2013 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Aug. 2013 )=Share Price (A: Aug. 2013 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Aug. 2013 )
=72.25*666.36
=48,145

Accenture PLC's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: May. 2014 )=Share Price (Q: May. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: May. 2014 )
=81.45*662.15
=53,932

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


Explanation

Market cap is not the real price you pay for a company. If you buy the company and become its owner, you become the owner of the cash the company has, and you also assume the company’s debt. The real price you pay is the Enterprise Value.

Warren Buffett uses the ratio of total market cap of all public traded companies over GDP to measure if the market is expensive. As of April 2012, the US total market cap is about $14.7 trillion, while the US GDP is about $15 trillion. The market was modestly overvalued.


Related Terms

Shares Outstanding


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

Aug04Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13
mktcap 24,84720,98124,59231,34030,54623,52525,25537,02041,68848,145

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14
mktcap 41,15639,07941,68846,27850,69055,57848,14551,39655,20453,932
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