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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) GF Value Rank

: 5 (As of Today)
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Accenture has the GF Value Rank of 5.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Information Technology Services subindustry, Accenture's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* 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. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

Accenture GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Accenture's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Accenture's GF Value Rank falls into.

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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Business Description

1 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin, IRL, 2
Accenture is a leading global IT-services firm that provides consulting, strategy, and technology and operational services. These services run the gamut from aiding enterprises with digital transformation to procurement services to software system integration. The company provides its IT offerings to a variety of sectors, including communications, media and technology, financial services, health and public services, consumer products, and resources. Accenture employs just under 500,000 people throughout 200 cities in 51 countries.
Julie Spellman Sweet officer: General Counsel, Sec & CCO C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO IL 60601
Manish Sharma officer: Chief Operating Officer 161 NORTH CLARK, CHICAGO IL 60601
Jean-marc Ollagnier officer: Group Chief Exec-Resources C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO IL 60601
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Joel Unruch officer: General Counsel, Sec & CCO C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO IL 60601
John F Walsh officer: Grp Chief Exec-Com, Med & Tech C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO IL 60601
Ellyn Shook officer: Chief Human Resources Officer C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO IL 60601
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James O Etheredge officer: Group Chief Exec-North America C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO IL 60601
Gianfranco Casati officer: Group Chief Executive?Products C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHCIAGO IL 60601
Kathleen R Mcclure officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO IL 60601
Richard P Clark officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO IL 60601