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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)
Market Cap
$94,840 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 (end-of-period, EOP). Accenture PLC's share price for the quarter that ended in May. 2016 was $118.97. Accenture PLC's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in May. 2016 was 837 Mil. Therefore, Accenture PLC's market cap for the quarter that ended in May. 2016 was $99,576 Mil.

Accenture PLC's quarterly market cap declined from Nov. 2015 ($69,538 Mil) to Feb. 2016 ($64,836 Mil) but then increased from Feb. 2016 ($64,836 Mil) to May. 2016 ($99,576 Mil).

Accenture PLC's annual market cap increased from Aug. 2013 ($48,145 Mil) to Aug. 2014 ($53,221 Mil) and increased from Aug. 2014 ($53,221 Mil) to Aug. 2015 ($61,279 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 $91,948 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. 2015 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Aug. 2015 )=Share Price (A: Aug. 2015 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Aug. 2015 )
=94.27*650.04
=61,279

Accenture PLC's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in May. 2016 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: May. 2016 )=Share Price (Q: May. 2016 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: May. 2016 )
=118.97*836.98
=99,576

* 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 (EOP)


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
mktcap 24,48731,34030,24323,52525,25537,02041,68848,14553,22161,279

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Feb14May14Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16
mktcap 55,20453,76353,22156,45658,81762,48461,27969,53864,83699,576
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