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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
23.08 (As of Today)

As of today, Accenture PLC's share price is $121.57. Accenture PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2016 was $5.27. Hence, Accenture PLC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 23.08.

ACN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5   Max: 23.56
Current: 19.86

7.5
23.56

During the past 13 years, Accenture PLC's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 23.56. The lowest was 7.50. And the median was 14.95.

ACN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. ACN: 19.86 )

Accenture PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in May. 2016 was $2.25. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2016 was $5.27.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Accenture PLC was 12.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 14.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 8.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, Accenture PLC's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 27.80% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 12.15% per year.


Definition

Accenture PLC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Share Price/Free Cash Flow per Share (TTM)
=121.57/5.268
=23.08

Accenture PLC's Share Price of today is $121.57.
Accenture PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2016 was 1.999 (Aug. 2015 ) + 0.769 (Nov. 2015 ) + 0.253 (Feb. 2016 ) + 2.247 (May. 2016 ) = $5.27.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Market Cap/Free Cash Flow

Explanation

Free Cash Flow is considered more important than earnings by value investors. The reason is because, in principle, only the net cash that can be taken from the business belongs to shareholders. This Free Cash Flow can be used to grow the business, reduce debt or return to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks.

In a DCF Calculation Free Cash Flow is used to determine the intrinsic value of companies.


Be Aware

In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, management’s decision on expansion, etc. Therefore, investors should look at the Free Cash Flow over the longer term. Long-term average of Free Cash Flow is a more reliable indicator for real free cash flow.


Related Terms

Free Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow per Share, P/S Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/E Ratio


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Accenture PLC Annual Data

Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14Aug15Aug16
pfcf 15.6913.688.919.8513.1311.5617.6017.7317.3218.83

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

May14Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16
pfcf 20.4617.7315.4216.0516.9117.3221.4020.3022.5818.83
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