Accenture plc Earnings Drop In Q3

Accenture plc (ACN) announced a profit for third quarter that declined from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $1.23 billion, or $1.90 per share. This compares with $1.25 billion, or $1.93 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.85 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter fell 1.0% to $10.99 billion from $11.10 billion last year.

Accenture plc earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $1.23 Bln. vs. $1.25 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $1.90 vs. $1.93 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.85
-Revenue (Q3): $10.99 Bln vs. $11.10 Bln last year.

Next quarter revenue guidance: $10.6 - $11.0 Bln
Full year EPS guidance: $7.57 - $7.70

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