Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-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's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Accenture facts

Headquarters (Founded) Dublin (1995)
Market Cap $32.56 billion
Industry IT consulting and other services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $23.82 billion
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 71.6%
Cash/Debt $4.16 billion / $332,000
Dividend Yield 1.8%

Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC)


Infosys (Nasdaq: INFY)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,282 members who have rated Accenture believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include k0stid0g004 and Dobbes.

Just last week, k0stid0g004 highlighted the stock's recent weakness as an attractive entry point: "Accentures's customers are the biggest corporations in the world and should see better business as spending increases (hope). Oversold earnings play here."

Accenture's whopping three-year average return on equity of 71.6% even tops that of rivals Computer Sciences (14.7%), IBM (65.7%), and Infosys (31.2%).

Last July, CAPS member Dobbes expanded on the tailwinds working in Accenture's favor:

Bullish on Ireland. I'm also big on management services. Politicians are pushing landmark legislation in energy, financial reform, and health care. These changes drive [Accenture's] consulting business. There has already been a substantial increase in financial services bookings, and I expect other sectors to increase as industry figures out compliance with a new wave of legislation.

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