Accenture plc Reports Rise In Q1 Income, Beats estimates

Accenture plc (ACN) revealed a profit for its first quarter that increased from the same period last year and beat the Street estimates.

The company's bottom line totaled $1.97 billion, or $3.08 per share. This compares with $1.79 billion, or $2.78 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $2.91 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 5.2% to $15.75 billion from $14.97 billion last year.

Accenture plc earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q1): $1.97 Bln. vs. $1.79 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $3.08 vs. $2.78 last year.
-Analyst Estimate: $2.91
-Revenue (Q1): $15.75 Bln vs. $14.97 Bln last year.

Next quarter revenue guidance: $15.20 - $15.75 Bln
Full year EPS guidance: $11.20 to $11.52

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