Accenture among top 25 in the barron's 500 ranking for second straight year

Ranks #24 on annual list highlighting “superior operating performance”


Accenture ranked No. 24 on the 2017 Barron's 500, marking its second consecutive year in the top 25 and 15th consecutive year on the list. Accenture was also again the highest-ranked company in its industry sector.

According to Barron's, a leading US financial publication, the list is an exclusive ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States and Canada, as measured by reported sales in the latest fiscal year.

Compiled by HOLT, a unit of Credit Suisse, it compares companies based on three equally weighted factors: median three-year cash-flow-based return on investment, or CFROI; the change in CFROI for the latest year relative to the prior three-year median; and sales growth in the latest fiscal year.

The full article and rankings can be viewed in the May 20, 2017 edition of Barron's, which is available by subscription only at Barrons.com.