Company profile

Julie Spellman Sweet
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
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ACN stock data

FINRA relative short interest over last month (20 trading days) ?


19 Mar 20
4 Jun 20
31 Aug 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Feb 20 Nov 19 Aug 19 May 19
Revenue 11.14B 11.36B 11.06B 11.1B
Net income 1.23B 1.36B 1.13B 1.25B
Diluted EPS 1.91 2.09 1.74 1.93
Net profit margin 11.08% 11.95% 10.22% 11.26%
Operating income 1.49B 1.77B 1.57B 1.72B
Net change in cash -374.08M -316.32M 1.36B 304.27M
Cash on hand 5.44B 5.81B 6.13B 4.77B
Cost of revenue 7.78B 7.71B 7.62B 7.57B
Annual (USD) Aug 19 Aug 18 Aug 17 Aug 16
Revenue 43.22B 40.99B 36.18B 34.8B
Net income 4.78B 4.06B 3.45B 4.11B
Diluted EPS 7.36 6.34 5.44 6.45
Net profit margin 11.06% 9.90% 9.52% 11.82%
Operating income 6.31B 5.9B 5.19B 4.81B
Net change in cash 1.07B 934.5M -778.75M 544.84M
Cash on hand 6.13B 5.06B 4.13B 4.91B
Cost of revenue 29.9B 28.5B 25.11B 24.52B

Financial data from Accenture earnings reports

Date Owner Security Transaction Code $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
15 May 20 McKinstry Nancy Class A ordinary shares Grant Aquire A 180.895 5 904.48 4,757
15 May 20 Kathleen R McClure Class A ordinary shares Grant Aquire A 180.895 12 2.17K 23,230
15 May 20 Hainer Herbert Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares Grant Aquire A 180.895 8 1.45K 6,460
15 May 20 James O Etheredge Class A ordinary shares Grant Aquire A 180.895 11 1.99K 13,712
15 May 20 Deblaere Johan Class A ordinary shares Grant Aquire A 180.895 3 542.69 59,872
72.6% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 1416 1490 -5.0%
Opened positions 120 202 -40.6%
Closed positions 194 95 +104.2%
Increased positions 548 529 +3.6%
Reduced positions 570 524 +8.8%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 75.45B 99.14B -23.9%
Total shares 462.17M 471.21M -1.9%
Total puts 2.36M 3.18M -25.8%
Total calls 2.58M 3.07M -16.0%
Total put/call ratio 0.9 1.0 -11.7%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Vanguard 58.09M $9.48B +2.7%
BLK BlackRock 45.18M $7.38B +0.5%
STT State Street 26.99M $4.41B +0.9%
Massachusetts Financial Services 26.98M $4.41B -4.0%
Capital Research Global Investors 15.03M $2.45B +2.4%
Wellington Management 11.73M $1.92B -3.1%
MS Morgan Stanley 10.75M $1.75B -0.8%
Geode Capital Management 10.56M $1.72B +0.2%
NTRS Northern Trust 9.2M $1.5B -5.4%
BK Bank Of New York Mellon 8.32M $1.36B -2.6%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Norges Bank 0 -6.34M EXIT
Charles Schwab Investment Management 4.53M +1.72M +61.0%
Charles Schwab Investment Advisory 0 -1.71M EXIT
Vanguard 58.09M +1.52M +2.7%
FMR 7.76M -1.46M -15.9%
Lazard Asset Management 3.98M -1.18M -22.9%
Massachusetts Financial Services 26.98M -1.13M -4.0%
UBS UBS 5.92M -942.35K -13.7%
Findlay Park Partners 0 -870.56K EXIT
DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank, Frankfurt am Main 1.44M +865.2K +151.8%

Financial report summary

  • Our results of operations could be adversely affected by volatile, negative or uncertain economic and political conditions and the effects of these conditions on our clients’ businesses and levels of business activity.
  • Our business depends on generating and maintaining ongoing, profitable client demand for our services and solutions, including through the adaptation and expansion of our services and solutions in response to ongoing changes in technology and offerings, and a significant reduction in such demand or an inability to respond to the evolving technological environment could materially affect our results of operations.
  • If we are unable to keep our supply of skills and resources in balance with client demand around the world and attract and retain professionals with strong leadership skills, our business, the utilization rate of our professionals and our results of operations may be materially adversely affected.
  • We could face legal, reputational and financial risks if we fail to protect client and/or Accenture data from security breaches or cyberattacks.
  • The markets in which we operate are highly competitive, and we might not be able to compete effectively.
  • Changes in our level of taxes, as well as audits, investigations and tax proceedings, or changes in tax laws or in their interpretation or enforcement, could have a material adverse effect on our effective tax rate, results of operations, cash flows and financial condition.
  • Our profitability could materially suffer if we are unable to obtain favorable pricing for our services and solutions, if we are unable to remain competitive, if our cost-management strategies are unsuccessful or if we experience delivery inefficiencies.
  • Our results of operations could be materially adversely affected by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
  • As a result of our geographically diverse operations and our growth strategy to continue to expand in our key markets around the world, we are more susceptible to certain risks.
  • Our business could be materially adversely affected if we incur legal liability.
  • Our work with government clients exposes us to additional risks inherent in the government contracting environment.
  • If we are unable to manage the organizational challenges associated with our size, we might be unable to achieve our business objectives.
  • Our ability to attract and retain business and employees may depend on our reputation in the marketplace.
  • If we do not successfully manage and develop our relationships with key alliance partners or if we fail to anticipate and establish new alliances in new technologies, our results of operations could be adversely affected.
  • We might not be successful at acquiring, investing in or integrating businesses, entering into joint ventures or divesting businesses.
  • If we are unable to protect or enforce our intellectual property rights, or if our services or solutions infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others or we lose our ability to utilize the intellectual property of others, our business could be adversely affected.
  • Our results of operations and share price could be adversely affected if we are unable to maintain effective internal controls.
  • Changes to accounting standards or in the estimates and assumptions we make in connection with the preparation of our consolidated financial statements could adversely affect our financial results.
  • Many of our contracts include fees subject to the attainment of targets or specific service levels. This could increase the variability of our revenues and impact our margins.
  • We might be unable to access additional capital on favorable terms or at all. If we raise equity capital, it may dilute our shareholders’ ownership interest in us.
  • We are incorporated in Ireland and a significant portion of our assets is located outside the United States. As a result, it might not be possible for shareholders to enforce civil liability provisions of the federal or state
  • securities laws of the United States. We may also be subject to criticism and negative publicity related to our incorporation in Ireland.
  • Irish law differs from the laws in effect in the United States and might afford less protection to shareholders.
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