Why Accenture Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global consulting giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Accenture and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Accenture facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dublin (1995)

Market Cap

$50.5 billion

Industry

IT consulting and other services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$27.9 billion

Management

CEO Pierre Nanterme (since 2011)

CFO Pamela Craig (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

63.9%

Cash/Debt

$6.6 billion / $33.0 thousand

Dividend Yield

2.4%

Competitors

IBM (NYSE: IBM  )

Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC  )

Infoysys (NYSE: INFY  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,319 members who have rated Accenture believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Justin Loiseau (TMFJLo), offered some insight into the Accenture outperform case:

Worked for 'em and like what they do. Decent dividend and excellent international growth opportunity. A tech-centric cost-effective consulting company? Sounds good to me.

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  • Report this Comment On December 04, 2012, at 8:32 PM, noamps wrote:

    You said:

    "Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, "

    This is an oxymoron.

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