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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.78 (As of May. 2016)

Accenture PLC's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in May. 2016 was 0.78.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Accenture PLC is 0.78, which seems too high.

ACN' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.37

0.37
1.12

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Accenture PLC was 1.12. The lowest was 0.37. And the median was 0.75.

ACN's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. ACN: 0.37 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Accenture PLC is 1.95%.

Warning Sign:

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

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Accenture PLC was 3.05%. The lowest was 0.81%. And the median was 1.85%.

Accenture PLC's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in May. 2016 was $1.10.

During the past 12 months, Accenture PLC's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 14.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.50% 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 12.90% 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. 2015 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Aug. 2015 )/EPS without NRI (A: Aug. 2015 )
=2.04/4.76
=0.43

Accenture PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in May. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: May. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (Q: May. 2016 )
=1.1/1.41
=0.78

* 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

EPS without NRI, 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

Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14Aug15
payout 0.190.180.160.210.420.270.350.330.410.43

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Feb14May14Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16
payout 0.000.740.000.790.000.820.000.860.000.78
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