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Accenture PLC  (NYSE:ACN) Days Sales Outstanding: 43.25 (As of Aug. 2017)

Accenture PLC's Accounts Receivable for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 was $4,569 Mil. Accenture PLC's Revenue for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 was $9,641 Mil. Hence, Accenture PLC's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 was 43.25.

NYSE:ACN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.76   Max: 65.11
Current: 45.36

37.76
65.11

During the past 13 years, Accenture PLC's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 65.11. The lowest was 37.76. And the median was 42.95.

NYSE:ACN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 66.91 vs. NYSE:ACN: 45.36 )

Accenture PLC's days sales outstanding increased from Aug. 2016 (41.45) to Aug. 2017 (43.25).


Historical Data

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

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Accenture PLC Annual Data

Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Days Sales Outstanding Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 40.03 44.20 42.59 42.71 45.36

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17
Days Sales Outstanding Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 41.45 43.56 46.37 43.64 43.25

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

Days sales outstanding measures of the average number of days that a company takes to collect revenue after a sale has been made. It is a financial ratio that illustrates how well a company's Accounts Receivable are being managed.

Accounts Receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding.

Accenture PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2017 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Accounts Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=4569.214/36765.478*365
=45.36

Accenture PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Accounts Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=4569.214/9640.906*365 / 4
=43.25

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


Explanation

For retailers, when we compare Days Sales Outstanding, it is important to compare the same period in the previous years.


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