Accenture reports higher quarterly profit

Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:11pm EST

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Accenture Plc, a technology outsourcing and consulting company, posted a higher quarterly profit on a 9 percent rise in revenue from its outsourcing business.

Net income rose to $766 million, or $1.06 per share, in the first quarter, from $712 million, or 96 cents per share, a year earlier.

Net revenue rose 2 percent to $7.2 billion.