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Accenture plc Q1 Profit Climbs

Accenture plc (ACN) released earnings for its first quarter that climbed from the same period last year.

The company's profit came in at $1.27 billion, or $1.96 per share. This compares with $1.12 billion, or $1.79 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.86 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 7.4% to $10.61 billion from $9.88 billion last year.

Accenture plc earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $1.27 Bln. vs. $1.12 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $1.96 vs. $1.79 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.86
-Revenue (Q1): $10.61 Bln vs. $9.88 Bln last year.

-Guidance:
Next quarter revenue guidance: $10.10 - $10.40 Bln
Full year EPS guidance: $7.01-$7.25

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