Accenture Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2013 Results,
With Record Annual Revenues, EPS, Operating Margin and New Bookings
— Fourth-quarter revenues increase 4% in both U.S. dollars and local currency, to $7.1 billion; quarterly EPS are $1.01; free cash flow is $1.2 billion —
— For full year, revenues increase 3% in U.S. dollars and 4% in local currency, to $28.6 billion; EPS of $4.93 include $0.72 in benefits from reductions in reorganization liabilities and final determinations of prior-year tax liabilities; excluding these benefits, full-year EPS are $4.21, a 10% increase; and free cash flow is $2.9 billion —
— New bookings are $8.4 billion for fourth quarter and $33.3 billion for full year —
— Company increases semi-annual cash dividend 15%, to $0.93 per share; Board of Directors approves $5 billion of additional share repurchase authority —
— For fiscal year 2014, Accenture expects net revenue growth of 2% to 6% in local currency and EPS of $4.42 to $4.54 —
NEW YORK; Sept. 26, 2013 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full 2013 fiscal year, ended Aug. 31, 2013, with record annual revenues, earnings per share, operating margin and new bookings.
For the fourth quarter, net revenues were $7.1 billion, an increase of 4 percent in both U.S. dollars and local currency compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, and above the company’s guided range of $6.7 billion to $7.0 billion. Diluted earnings per share were $1.01. Operating margin was 13.9 percent. Operating cash flow was $1.3 billion and free cash flow was $1.2 billion. New bookings were $8.4 billion.
For the full fiscal year, net revenues were $28.6 billion, an increase of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and 4 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2012. Diluted earnings per share were $4.93, including benefits of $274 million, or $0.38 per share, from reductions in reorganization liabilities in the second and third quarters, and $243 million, or $0.34 per share, from final determinations of prior-year tax liabilities in the second quarter. Excluding these benefits, diluted earnings per share for the year were $4.21, an increase of 10 percent from fiscal 2012. Operating margin was 15.2 percent, including a benefit of 100 basis points from the reductions in reorganization liabilities; excluding the benefit, operating margin was 14.2 percent. Operating cash flow was $3.3 billion and free cash flow was $2.9 billion. New bookings were $33.3 billion, an annual record.
In addition, Accenture’s Board of Directors has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.93 per share, an increase of $0.12 per share, or 15 percent, over its previous semi-annual dividend, declared in March. The Board also approved $5 billion in additional share repurchase authority.
Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO, said, “We are pleased with our financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2013. Quarterly revenues were above our
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