How to buy Accenture (ACN) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Accenture shares.

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Accenture plc is an information technology services business with stocks listed in the US. Accenture shares (ACN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$333.36 – a decrease of 0.68% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Accenture

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Accenture. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ACN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Accenture reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$333.36, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Accenture, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Accenture. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Accenture stock price (NYSE:ACN)

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Accenture shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-21.
52-week rangeUS$238.975 - US$416.2908
50-day moving average US$376.8698
200-day moving average US$329.4588
Target priceUS$380.96
PE ratio 34.9142
Dividend yield US$3.7 (1.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$9.613

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Is it a good time to buy Accenture stock?

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Accenture share growth calculator

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Accenture price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $333.36

1 month (2021-12-27) -19.74%
3 months (2021-10-28) -6.44%
6 months (2021-07-28) 7.83%
1 year (2021-01-28) 33.70%
2 years (2020-01-28) 58.56%
3 years (2019-01-28) 118.97%
5 years (2017-01-27) 189.00%

Is Accenture under- or over-valued?

Valuing Accenture stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Accenture's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Accenture's P/E ratio

Accenture's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 35x. In other words, Accenture shares trade at around 35x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Accenture's PEG ratio

Accenture's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.714. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Accenture's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Accenture's EBITDA

Accenture's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$9 billion (£6.7 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Accenture's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Accenture financials

Revenue TTM US$53.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.2%
Gross profit TTM US$16.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.46%
Return on equity TTM 31.95%
Profit margin 11.53%
Book value 32.2
Market capitalisation US$212.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Accenture's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Accenture.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Accenture's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.24

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Accenture's overall score of 18.24 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Accenture is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Accenture's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.05/100

Accenture's environmental score of 7.05 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Accenture is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Accenture's social score

Social score: 9.98/100

Accenture's social score of 9.98 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Accenture is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Accenture's governance score

Governance score: 14.21/100

Accenture's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Accenture is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Accenture's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Accenture scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Accenture has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Accenture plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.24
Total ESG percentile 10.48
Environmental score 7.05
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 9.98
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 14.21
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Accenture share dividends

39%

Dividend payout ratio: 39.32% of net profits

Recently Accenture has paid out, on average, around 39.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Accenture shareholders could enjoy a 1.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Accenture's case, that would currently equate to about $3.7 per share.

While Accenture's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Accenture may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Accenture's most recent dividend payout was on 14 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Accenture's shares ever split?

Accenture's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 29 December 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Accenture shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Accenture shares which in turn could have impacted Accenture's share price.

Accenture share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Accenture's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$238.975 up to US$416.2908. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACN.US volatility(beta: 1.16)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Accenture's is 1.1627. This would suggest that Accenture's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Accenture overview

Accenture plc, a professional services company, provides strategy and consulting, interactive, and technology and operations services worldwide. The company offers application services, including agile transformation, DevOps, application modernization, enterprise architecture, software and quality engineering, data management, intelligent automation comprises robotic process automation, natural language processing, and virtual agents, and liquid application management services, as well as program, project, and service management services; strategy consulting services; critical data elements, data management and governance, data platform and architecture, product-based organization and skills, business adoption, and value realization services; engineering, and research and development digitization; smart connected product design and development; product platform engineering and modernization; product as-a-service enablement; products related to production and operations; autonomous robotics systems; the digital transformation of capital projects; and digital industrial workforce solutions. It also provides data-enabled operating models; technology consulting and artificial intelligence services; services related to talent and organization/human potential; digital commerce; infrastructure services, such as hybrid cloud, network, digital workplace and collaboration, service and experience management, infrastructure as code, and managed edge and IoT devices; cyber defense, applied cybersecurity, managed security, OT security, security strategy and risk, and industry security products; services related to technology innovation; and intelligent automation services. In addition, the company offers cloud, ecosystem, marketing, supply chain management, zero-based budgeting, customer experience, finance consulting, mergers and acquisitions, and sustainability services. Accenture plc was founded in 1951 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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