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What do the Fundamentals Predict for Accenture Plc (ACN) Stock?

Monday, September 20, 2021 11:40 AM | InvestorsObserver Analysts
What do the Fundamentals Predict for Accenture Plc (ACN) Stock?

InvestorsObserver gives Accenture Plc (ACN) a weak valuation score of 25 from its analysis. The proprietary scoring system considers the underlying health of a company by analyzing its stock price, earnings, and growth rate. ACN currently holds a better value than 25% of stocks based on these metrics. Long term investors focused on buying-and-holding should find the valuation ranking system most relevant when making investment decisions.

Valuation Rank - 25
ACN gets a 25 Valuation Rank today. Find out what this means to you and get the rest of the rankings on ACN!

Metrics Analysis

ACN has a trailing twelve month Price to Earnings (PE) ratio of 37.5. The historical average of roughly 15 shows a poor value for ACN stock as investors are paying higher share prices relative to the company's earnings. ACN's high trailing PE ratio shows that the firm has been trading above its fair market value recently. Its trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) of 8.94 does not justify the stock's current price. However, trailing PE ratios do not factor in the company's projected growth rate, resulting in many newer firms having high PE ratios due to high growth potential enticing investors despite inadequate earnings. ACN currently has a 12-month-forward-PE-to-Growth (PEG) ratio of 3.48. The market is currently overvaluing ACN in relation to its projected growth due to the PEG ratio being above the fair market value of 1. ACN's PEG comes from its forward price to earnings ratio being divided by its growth rate. Because PEG ratios include more fundamentals of a company's overall health with additional focus on the future, they are one of the most used valuation metrics by analysts.

Summary

ACN' has a weak valuation at its current share price on account of a overvalued PEG ratio despite strong growth. ACN's PE and PEG are worse than the market average leading to a below average valuation score. Click Here to get the full Report on Accenture Plc (ACN) stock.

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