Comparing Accenture’s Valuation with Its Peers’



Peer comparison based on market cap

On June 12, Accenture’s (ACN) market cap stood at $104.7 billion. Likewise, the market caps of other IT players Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), and Oracle (ORCL) came in at $776.4 billion, $134.8 billion, and $197.8 billion, respectively.

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Other valuation metric comparison

On June 12, Accenture was trading at a forward PE multiple of ~24.31x, whereas on the same date, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle had forward PE multiples of ~26.4x, ~10.62x, and ~15.72x, respectively.

In the graph above, we can see the comparison of the PE multiples of Accenture, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle.

On June 12, Accenture was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value-to-EBITDA) multiple of ~15.28x. In contrast, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle had forward EV-to-EBITDA multiples of ~16.07x, ~8.93x, and ~9.94x, respectively.

Bollinger Band

In the June 12 trading session, Accenture stock closed at $162.84, close to its lower Bollinger Band level of $151. This value indicates that the stock is oversold, and investors could take it as a “buy” signal.

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Short interest ratio

On June 12, Accenture’s short interest as a percentage of its shares outstanding (or its short interest ratio) was ~4.9%. Generally, when a stock’s short interest ratio is greater than 40%, it implies that investors and traders expect a company’s share price to fall.

Historic stock return

In the last year, Accenture stock has climbed 29.4%, while in the last month, it’s risen 3.7%. The company’s stock has risen 2.5% in the last five days.


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