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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.74 (As of May. 2014)

Accenture PLC's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in May. 2014 was 0.74.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Accenture PLC is 0.72, which seems too high.

ACN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.45

0.48
1.12

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Accenture PLC was 1.12. The lowest was 0.48. And the median was 0.70.

ACN's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
89% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ACN: 0.45 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of Accenture PLC is 2.31%.

Good Sign:

Accenture PLC stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Accenture PLC was 3.05%. The lowest was 0.92%. And the median was 1.91%.

Accenture PLC's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $0.93.

During the past 12 months, Accenture PLC's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 14.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 12.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 28.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Accenture PLC was 47.60% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Definition

Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

Accenture PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Aug. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (A: Aug. 2013 )
=1.62/4.93
=0.33

Accenture PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: May. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: May. 2014 )
=0.93/1.26
=0.74

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


Explanation

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.


Related Terms

Net Income, Dividends Per Share, Earnings per Share, Dividend Yield, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate


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
payout 0.000.000.190.180.160.210.420.270.350.33

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14
payout 0.000.660.000.760.000.670.000.810.000.74
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