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Accenture reports Q2 earnings per share of $1.33


Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 06:43am EDT 

Accenture Plc : Accenture reports strong second-quarter fiscal 2017 results . Q2 earnings per share $1.33 . Q2 earnings per share view $1.30 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Sees Q3 2017 revenue $8.65 billion to $8.9 billion . Q2 revenue $8.3 billion versus I/B/E/S view $8.34 billion . Qtrly new bookings are $9.2 billion, with consulting bookings of $4.6 billion and outsourcing bookings of $4.6 billion . Accenture Plc says consulting net revenues for quarter were $4.41 billion, an increase of 3 percent in U.S. Dollars . Accenture Plc - narrowing its range for full-year revenue growth to 6-8pct in local currency, compared with 5-8pct previously . Accenture Plc says outsourcing net revenues were $3.91 billion, an increase of 7 percent in u.s. Dollars . Now expects GAAP operating margin for full fiscal year to be in range of 13.5 percent to 13.7 percent . Accenture Plc says gross margin for quarter was 30.1 percent, compared with 29.8 percent for Q2 last year . Accenture Plc - full 2017 fiscal year outlook assume that foreign-exchange impact on its results in U.S. Dollars will be negative 2 percent compared with fiscal 2016 . For fiscal 2017, company continues to expect operating cash flow to be in range of $4.6 billion to $4.9 billion . Accenture Plc - company declares semi-annual cash dividend of $1.21 per share, a 10pct increase over prior year.