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Accenture PLC Issues Q1, FY 2014 Guidance In Line With Analysts' Estimates; Approves $5 Billion Additional Share Repurchase Authority


Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 04:01pm EDT 

Accenture PLC announced that for the first quarter of 2014, it expects net revenues to be in the range of $7.0 billion to $7.3 billion. For fiscal 2014, it expects net revenue growth to be in the range of 2% to 6% in local currency and diluted EPS to be in the range of $4.42 to $4.54. The Company reported revenue of $28.6 billion in fiscal 2013. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts are expecting the Company to report revenue of $7.3 billion for the first quarter of 2014; revenue of $29.75 billion and EPS of $4.49 for fiscal 2014. The Company also announced that Board of Directors has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.93 per share on Accenture PLC Class A ordinary shares for shareholders of record at the close of business on October 11, 2013, and Accenture SCA will declare a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.93 per share on Accenture SCA Class I common shares for shareholders of record at the close of business on October 8, 2013. Both dividends are payable on November 15, 2013. This represents an increase of $0.12 per share, or 15%, over the Company`s previous semi-annual dividend, declared in March. The Accenture Board of Directors has approved $5 billion in additional share repurchase authority, bringing Accenture`s total outstanding authority to approximately $7 billion.