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Accenture PLC  (NYSE:ACN) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow: 20.21 (As of Today)

As of today, Accenture PLC's share price is $137.90. Accenture PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2017 was $6.82. Hence, Accenture PLC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 20.21.

NYSE:ACN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.45   Max: 22.97
Current: 20.21

7.45
22.97

During the past 13 years, Accenture PLC's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 22.97. The lowest was 7.45. And the median was 15.31.

NYSE:ACN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
69% of the 662 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 25.12 vs. NYSE:ACN: 20.21 )

Accenture PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in May. 2017 was $2.52. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $6.82.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Accenture PLC was 26.40% 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.


Historical Data

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

* Premium members only.

Accenture PLC Annual Data

Aug07 Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.51 17.54 17.67 17.29 18.80

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Aug12 Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 22.04 18.80 17.55 18.68 18.25

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

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)
=137.90/6.822
=20.21

Accenture PLC's Share Price of today is $137.90.
Accenture PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2017 was 2.725 (Aug. 2016 ) + 1.506 (Nov. 2016 ) + 0.076 (Feb. 2017 ) + 2.515 (May. 2017 ) = $6.82.

* 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 (M)/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.


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