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Accenture group chief executive-financial services Richard Lumb sells 19 January 2018

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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Group Chief Executive-Financial Services Richard Lumb sold 1,000 shares worth $US160,296 on January 18. The selling price was $US160.30.

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SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY RICHARD LUMB, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE-FINANCIAL SERVICES

Richard Lumb is Group Chief Executive of Accenture 's Financial Services operating group, which serves clients in the banking, capital markets and insurance industries. He is also a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee.In his role he is responsible for setting the overall vision and strategy, for sales and revenue growth, and for client relationship management for the operating group. Prior to assuming his current position in December 2010, Mr. Lumb was Senior Managing Director of Accenture 's Financial Services operating unit in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Before that, Mr. Lumb was Managing Director of Business and Market Development for the Financial Services operating group.Mr. Lumb has more than 28 years of experience at Accenture, developing strategies and business models and implementing business change programs and systems for some of the world 's leading financial institutions.

SECTION 2 ACCENTURE PLC PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:ACN):

+ The performance of Accenture PLC is placed 389/2,524 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of NYSE stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 84.

2.1 MCap History:

In the past 5 years Market Capitalization has increased by $US49.4 billion from $US54.1 billion to $US103.4 billion. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, there has been no decline in MCap over the last 5 years.

PriceMCap (US$ B)
Last$US160.94103.4
1 Year ago$US113.6674.7
2 Years ago$US95.3864.6
3 Years ago$US83.6458.3
4 Years ago$US77.4256.3
5 Years ago$US62.5854.1

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has consistently exceeded 10.0%.

ACNCloseDividendsCapital Gain %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jan 18$US160.94$US2.5441.62.244.4
1 Year ago$US113.22$US2.3118.72.421.1
2 Years ago$US95.38$US2.12142.516.6
3 Years ago$US83.64$US1.9582.510.6
4 Years ago$US77.42$US1.7423.72.826.5

Close 5 years ago $US62.58.

2.3 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

The present value of $US1000 invested a year ago is $US1,445

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
ACN.NYSE1,0121,0611,445
S&P 500 Index1,0111,0431,232

2.4 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change of 41.6% for Accenture outperformed the change of 23.4% in the S&P 500 Index for a relative price change of 18.2%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
ACN6.117.141.6
Business support services sector5.510.529.5
S&P 500 Index4.09.223.4

SECTION 3 ACCENTURE PLC FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:ACN):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Operating Margin deteriorated from 13.5% in 2014 to 12.6% in 2017, EPS Growth deteriorated from -8.3% in 2014 to -15.5% in 2017 and Return on Equity deteriorated from 51.3% in 2014 to 37.4% in 2017.

ACNRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
20175.7-15.512.637.4
20165.738.216.253.1
20153.35.313.450.5
20144.9-8.313.551.3

3.2 Growth

5-years average annualized earnings growth rate of 7.7%

+ Profit growth and EBITDA growth have shown signs of deterioration in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

YearRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthEBITDA Growth
Aug 175.7-15.5-17.6
Aug 165.738.227

3.3 Revenue and Net Profit

In the last 3 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged 4.9% for Total Revenue and 5.4% for Net Profit.

DescriptionAnnual ($US B)3-year Avg ($US B)3-year CAGR %
Total Revenue36.834.84.9
EBITDA4.64.9-2.1
Operating Profit4.64.92.4
Net Profit3.43.65.4

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

3.4 Performance (All figures in %)

Net Profit Margin 3-year average is 10.8% and Return on Equity 3-year average is 47.0%.

DescriptionAnnual3-year Avg
EBITDA Margin12.614.1
Operating Profit Margin12.614.1
Net Profit Margin9.910.8
Return on Equity37.447.0
Return on Assets16.018.4
Return on Capital Employed36.043.2

3.5 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In NYSE Market
Interest Cover297.9In Top 3%
Return on Capital Employed [ROCE] %36In Top 3%
Total Debt to Equity0.002In Top 4%
Turnover in Quarter$US17.1 billionIn Top 5%
Return on Assets [ROA] %16In Top 6%
Price/MAP2001.21In Top Quartile
Relative Price Change % (1 Year)18.2In Top Quartile
Price Change %0.5In Top Quartile
3-mo Price Change %17.12In Top Quartile
Price/MAP501.07In Top Quartile
Volatility %0.8In Top Quartile

SECTION 4 ACCENTURE PLC MARKET POSITION AND GLOBAL RANK (NYSE:ACN):

4.1 Market Position

Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN), the NYSE's largest Business Support Services company by market cap, increased $US7.85 (or 5.1%) year-to-date (YTD) in 2018 to close at $US160.94. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which has risen 4.7% YTD, this is a relative price increase of 0.5%. A zero-bagger in 2017, the value of USD1,000 invested two years ago is $US1,757 [vs $US1,488 for the S&P 500 Index], for a capital gain of $US687 and dividend reinvested of $US70. The average annualised return to shareholders has been 32.5% in the past two years. The average daily volume of 1.8 million shares so far in 2018 was 255.5 times the average daily volume in 2017.

4.2 Global Rank

Rank in the S&P 500 Index [out of 491 stocks]

DescriptionValueRank
MCap (US$)103.4B50
Total Assets (US$)22.7B206
Revenue (US$)37.8B69
Net Profit (US$)3.6B68
Return on Equity %37.454
Net Profit Margin %9.9230
Price to Book22.0257
Price Earnings28.5276
Yield %1.6220
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,44599
% Change YTD5.1210

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF ACCENTURE PLC

Pierre Nanterme, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

David P. Rowland, Chief Financial Officer

Charles Giancarlo, Director

Jaime Ardila, Director

William L. Kimsey, Director

Dina Dublon, Director

Nancy McKinstry, Director

Wulf von Schimmelmann, Director

Gilles C. Pelisson, Director

Herbert Hainer, Director

Marjorie Magner, Director

Tracey T. Travis, Director

Frank K. Tang, Director

Paula A. Price, Director

Jo Deblaere, Chief Operating Officer

Julie Spellman Sweet, Company Secretary

SECTION 6 ACCENTURE PLC ACTIVITIES

Accenture PLC provides management and technology consulting services and solutions. The Company delivers a range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries on a worldwide basis. Accenture's network of businesses provides consulting, technology, outsourcing, and alliances.

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

20 August 2017

Jaime Ardila brings two bagger value to Accenture

Jaime Ardila was appointed Director of Accenture (NYSE:ACN) four years ago on August 20, 2013. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is $US2,121, for a capital gain of $US932 and dividend reinvested of $US189. In the same period the shares were up 93.2% from $US66.0 to $US127.4.

7.2 RECENT REPORTED SELLING

17 January 2018

Accenture chief human resources officer Ellyn J. Shook sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Chief Human Resources Officer Ellyn J. Shook sold 4,375 shares worth $US696,717 on January 16. The selling price was $US159.25. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

11 January 2018

Accenture chief accounting officer and corporate controller Richard Clark sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller Richard Clark sold 894 shares worth $US141,933 on January 09. The selling price was $US158.76.

11 January 2018

Accenture chief accounting officer and corporate controller Richard Clark sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller Richard Clark sold 1,433 shares worth $US226,943 on January 10. The selling price was $US158.37.

09 January 2018

Accenture chief accounting officer and corporate controller Richard Clark sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller Richard Clark sold 1,754 shares worth $US277,821 on January 08. The selling price was $US158.39.

09 January 2018

Accenture group chief executive-health and public service Daniel T. London sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Group Chief Executive-Health and Public Service Daniel T. London sold 5,476 shares worth $US867,602 on January 08. The selling price was $US158.44.

03 January 2018

Accenture group chief executive-products Sander van 't Noordende sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Group Chief Executive-Products Sander van 't Noordende sold 6,500 shares worth $US997,595 on January 01. The selling price was $US153.48.

27 December 2017

Accenture group chief executive-growth markets Gianfranco Casati sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Group Chief Executive-Growth Markets Gianfranco Casati sold 5,000 shares worth $US764,582 on December 26. The selling price was $US152.92. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

27 December 2017

Accenture chief executive officer and chairman Pierre Nanterme sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Pierre Nanterme sold 34,232 shares worth $US5,235,312 on December 26. The selling price was $US152.94. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

27 December 2017

Accenture chief compliance officer and general counsel Chad T. Jerdee sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel Chad T. Jerdee sold 5,000 shares worth $US764,608 on December 26. The selling price was $US152.92. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

27 December 2017

Accenture chief compliance officer, company secretary and general counsel Julie Spellman Sweet sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Chief Compliance Officer, Company Secretary and General Counsel Julie Spellman Sweet sold 10,097 shares worth $US1,544,127 on December 26. The selling price was $US152.93. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

27 December 2017

Accenture group chief executive-communications;media and technology Robert (Bob) E. Sell sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Group Chief Executive-Communications;Media and Technology Robert (Bob) E. Sell sold 3,750 shares worth $US573,453 on December 26. The selling price was $US152.92. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

27 December 2017

Accenture group chief executive-resources Jean-Marc Ollagnier sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Group Chief Executive-Resources Jean-Marc Ollagnier sold 1,553 shares worth $US237,460 on December 26. The selling price was $US152.90. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

27 December 2017

Accenture chief operating officer Jo Deblaere sells

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Chief Operating Officer Jo Deblaere sold 5,000 shares worth $US764,586 on December 26. The selling price was $US152.92. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

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