$ACN (Accenture plc)

$ACN {{ '2015-11-24T18:08:25+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

During FY15, $ACN distributed substantially all of the earnings of its U.S. subsidiaries that were previously considered permanently reinvested and recorded a tax liability of $247MM for withholding taxes payable on this distribution. $ACN does not foresee any event currently requiring the company to distribute any remaining undistributed earnings.

$ACN {{ '2017-10-17T15:40:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has begun exclusive negotiations to acquire Altima, a digital commerce agency based in France. The deal, which is subject to customary closing conditions, requires prior consultation with the relevant works councils. The company did not disclose financial terms of the transaction.

$ACN {{ '2017-10-16T14:58:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN said Iliana Oris Valiente has joined as Managing Director of Global Blockchain Innovation at its Emerging Technology group, effective immediately. Oris Valiente, a published author, has held various leadership roles in Deloitte’s blockchain practice. She has also founded a non-profit blockchain development organization called ColliderX.

$ACN {{ '2017-10-10T12:43:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Former US Army General George Franz has joined Accenture Federal Services, a subsidiary of $ACN, as a cyber security expert. Franz will be providing leadership for Accenture's business initiatives in the defense and security markets. Franz had served as Commanding General for the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command.

$ACN {{ '2017-10-10T11:58:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Continuing its efforts to strengthen the management team, $ACN named Nikki Mendonça President of Intelligent Marketing Operations within Accenture Operations, effective early 2018. Previously, Mendonça served OMD Worldwide as President of its EMEA region. Prior to that,  she had held management posts at Capital Radio and Leo Burnett.

$ACN {{ '2017-10-09T13:07:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has purchased IBB Consulting, as part of its strategy to expand business through mergers. IBB is a technology company that provides advisory services to the communication sector. Pursuant to the deal, about 160 employees of IBB joined Accenture. The financial terms of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T16:52:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN intends to ramp investments in FY18, at a rate that is faster than the revenue growth. The upbeat margin outlook is based on the expectation that contract profitability - the main driver of margin growth - will continue to progress in the coming months. The other margin drivers are payroll efficiency and a favorable geographical distribution.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T16:37:06+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN declared a semi-annual dividend of $1.33 per share in 4Q18, representing a 10% increase from the previous dividend. The company said the modest slump in US operations reflected uncertainties over certain reforms, including those pertaining to healthcare. For fiscal 2018, Accenture expects organic revenue contribution in the range of 2.5-3%.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T16:09:12+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN said bookings rose to record levels in 4Q17, helped primarily by continued demand for digital cloud and security related services. An improvement in the European market, after several quarters of contraction, contributed to the overall growth. The company expects the challenging conditions in certain markets to continue in the coming quarters.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T13:19:20+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ACN Accenture plc Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T11:46:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Driving $ACN’s strong top line growth in 4Q17, revenue of the Communications, Media & Technology division advanced 7% annually to $1.8Bil. Financial Services revenue and Health & Public Service revenue moved up 9% and 5%, respectively. There was a 10% growth in Products revenue, and a 5% gain in Resources revenue.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T11:32:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN expects its revenues to grow between 5% and 8%, in local currency, in fiscal 2018. The company is looking for GAAP earnings in the range of $6.36 per share to $6.60 per share for the year.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T11:25:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Professional services firm $ACN said its 4Q17 revenues grew 8% to $9.6Bil as all the business units performed well. However, earnings declined 12% to $1.48 per share from $1.68 per share in 4Q16, which included one-time gains. Adjusted earnings per share rose 13% YoY. The company, which is on an acquisition spree, recorded new bookings of $10Bil.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-26T13:53:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Professional services firm $ACN said chief marketing and communications officer Roxanne Taylor will retire on August 31, 2018. She will be replaced by Amy Fuller, who has served Deloitte as Senior Managing Director of Global Brand. Fuller will also join the company’s Global Management Committee.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-26T13:44:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT join hands with $ACN and Avanade to offer advanced cybersecurity solutions. This multiyear, multimillion-dollar partnership will provide cyberdefense solutions to clients to detect, investigate and respond to cyberthreats. In 2017, Accenture and Avanade have been named as Microsoft Alliance SI Partner of the Year, for the 10th year in a row.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-26T12:40:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Professional services company $ACN has entered into a multi-year multi-million partnership with $MSFT and Avanade to develop enhanced cyber defense solutions to help clients detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats. The collaboration is extension of a strategic relationship among the firms, which began in 2000.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-21T12:15:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN subsidiary Accenture Federal Services has appointed Dave McClure as the head of its federal CIO Leadership Agenda. Most recently, McClure served Coalfire Federal, a cybersecurity services firm, as Chief Strategist. Earlier, he was Associate Administrator of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the US General Services Administration.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-20T16:36:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN said it will open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta, US, in 2018. The facility will act as a center for Accenture people and clients to ideate, prototype and launch solutions. The company also plans to invest $1.4Bil in training, create 15,000 highly skilled new jobs and build 10 new Innovation Hubs in key US cities by the end of 2020.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-15T18:02:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Management consulting giant $ACN appointed Jodie Wallis as Managing Director for Artificial Intelligence, effective immediately. During her 24-year career in Accenture, Wallis has served clients in various industries. Her most recent clients were from the banking and insurance sectors. Wallis will be based in Canada.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-11T11:53:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN received a contract from the UK Home Office to provide a new enterprise resource planning system, designed to transform the way the Home Office delivers various back-office services. The two-year contract is valued around 20MM GBP. Accenture will execute the project in association with Certus Solutions.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-11T11:44:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Professional services company $ACN launched a business analytics service for investment management institutions. It will help the institutions analyze, benchmark and improve the performance of their business processes and technology. The new service is being rolled out in association with UK-based benchmarking experts Investit.

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