Accenture Reports Strong Third-Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results
-- Revenues increase 9% in U.S. dollars and 10% in local currency to $8.4 billion --
-- EPS are $1.41, compared with $1.24; up 8% from adjusted EPS of $1.30 in the third quarter
last year --
-- Operating income is $1.31 billion, with operating margin of 15.5%, an expansion of 10 basis
points from adjusted operating margin in the third quarter last year --
-- New bookings are $9.1 billion, with consulting bookings of $4.9 billion
and outsourcing bookings of $4.2 billion --
-- Company updates business outlook for fiscal 2016 --
NEW YORK; June 23, 2016 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, ended May 31, 2016, with net revenues of $8.4 billion, an increase of 9 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency over the same period last year.
Diluted earnings per share were $1.41, compared with $1.24 for the third quarter last year, which included a non-cash pension settlement charge of $64 million, pre-tax, or $0.06 per share. Excluding this charge, diluted EPS for the third quarter last year were $1.30. Diluted EPS for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 increased 8 percent from adjusted EPS for the third quarter last year.
Operating income for the quarter was $1.31 billion, or 15.5 percent of net revenues, compared with $1.13 billion, or 14.6 percent of net revenues, for the third quarter last year, which included the $64 million pension settlement charge. Excluding this charge, operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $1.20 billion, or 15.4 percent of net revenues.
New bookings for the quarter were $9.1 billion, with consulting bookings of $4.9 billion and outsourcing bookings of $4.2 billion.
Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO, said, “We are very pleased with our third-quarter financial results and the continued strong momentum in our business. We delivered 10 percent revenue growth in local currency, and our new bookings of $9.1 billion demonstrate that we are providing highly relevant services to our clients. We expanded operating margin, generated strong free cash flow and returned $1.2 billion in cash to our shareholders.
“Our excellent results reflect the investments we have made to differentiate Accenture in the marketplace as well as our successful rotation to digital, cloud and security services, which now account for approximately 40 percent of our total revenues. Looking ahead, we are confident in our ability to continue gaining market share, driving profitable growth and delivering value for our clients and shareholders.”
Revenues before reimbursements (“net revenues”) for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 were $8.43 billion, compared with $7.77 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, an increase of 9 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency. Net revenues for the quarter reflect a foreign-exchange impact of approximately negative 2 percent, compared with the negative 2.5 percent we had previously
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