$ACN (Accenture plc)

$ACN {{ '2016-06-23T11:36:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN expects 4Q16 net revenues of $8.25-8.50Bil, 6-9% growth in local currency, reflecting the company's assumption of a negative 1% foreign-exchange impact compared with 4Q15. For FY16, $ACN continues to expect operating cash flow of $4.1-4.4Bil, property and equipment additions of $500MM, and free cash flow of $3.6-3.9Bil.

$ACN {{ '2017-07-17T13:48:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN unit Accenture Interactive, together with hospitality firm $MAR and start-up incubator 1776, has launched the Travel Experience Incubator, an initiative to foster start-ups that work to improve the travel experience.

$ACN {{ '2017-07-12T14:21:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN acquired Clearhead, the digital optimization company, based in Austin, Texas, to strengthen the personalization services of Accenture Interactive. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-28T13:51:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Outsourcing services provider $ACN acquired mobile design company Intrepid, in a deal that is expected to expand Accenture’s capabilities in design, app development, connected device engineering and web development. Post-acquisition, 150 workers of Intrepid joined Accenture Digital. They will focus on development of digital services and solutions.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-26T15:25:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has appointed Emma McGuigan as Group Technology Officer of its Communications, Media & Technology operating group, effectively immediately. She will be responsible for leading the group’s technology agenda globally.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T14:42:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN said up to 20-30% of its annual growth will be driven by acquisitions this year, which translates to 70-80% organic growth. The company plans to dedicate 20-35% of its free cash flow for acquisitions, and the remaining amount for share buyback. Accenture continues to expect double-digit overall growth in the coming years.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T13:52:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN expects its FY17 adjusted EPS to be in the range of $4.84 to $5.91, up 9-11% YoY. Full year operating cash flow is forecast between $4.6Bil and $4.9Bil, unchanged from the earlier forecast. Operating margin is expected to grow by 20 basis points.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T13:22:04+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN is investing aggressively to drive innovation and digital transformation, in line with the requirement of clients. Additionally, the company is having increased focus on New IT, including automation, robotics and intelligent platforms.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T13:17:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN said it would return at least $4.2Bil to shareholders through share repurchases and dividend payments in FY17. The company sees strong growth in all geographic markets and divisions, and expects to deliver free cash flow in excess of the net income this year.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T12:45:17+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ACN Accenture plc Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T12:01:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN's Communications, Media & Technology group revenue was $1.75 Bil in 3Q17, up 3% from last year. Financial Services revenue grew 3% and Health & Public Service revenue advanced 1%. Products revenue and Resources revenue rose 13% and 2% respectively.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T12:00:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN expects its net revenues to be in the range of $8.85-9.10Bil in 4Q17, reflecting an assumed negative 0.5% foreign-exchange impact. The company narrowed its revenue growth outlook for FY17 to 6-7% from the earlier forecast of 6-8%. EPS for the year is expected to be in the range of $5.37-5.44, compared to $5.31-5.48 estimated earlier.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-22T11:56:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Tech firm $ACN reported a decline in 3Q17 profit to $704.8MM or $1.05 per share from $950.28MM or $1.41 per share last year. Excluding special charges, earnings were $1.52 per share. Revenues grew 5% YoY to 9.36Bil. Outsourcing net revenues increased 6% and consulting net revenues grew 4% compared to 3Q16.

$KFY {{ '2017-06-15T13:12:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Advisory company $KFY named Prith Banerjee Senior Client Partner, IOT and Innovation Transformation for Global Industrial Practice. Earlier, Banerjee had served Schneider Electric as EVP and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Global Technology R&D at $ACN.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-15T12:11:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has opened the Digital Hub in Madrid, a facility for co-creating innovations with clients by bringing together digital technologies. It can provide access to more than 250 start-ups through the Accenture Open Innovation program, and other players in the ecosystem including pure digital companies and top university professionals.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-14T12:13:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN and quantum software firm 1QBit collaborated with Biogen to develop a first-of-its-kind quantum-enabled molecular comparison application that could significantly improve advanced molecular design to speed up drug discovery for complex neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's Disease.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-14T12:06:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN sets goal to achieve gender balanced workforce, with 50% women and 50% men, by 2025. Currently, $ACN has 150,000 women, nearly 40% of its global workforce.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-14T09:01:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has opened a Liquid Studio, a concept designed for innovation and rapid application development, in Stockholm to help Nordic clients. The centre helps clients experiment with disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and serverless architectures. Clients can reduce development time from several months to a few days.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-12T10:56:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

SAP and $ACN have entered into an expanded collaboration to co-innovate, co-develop and jointly go to market with digital solutions based on SAP’s Leonardo digital innovation system. The focus will be on embedding digital technologies including additional machine learning, analytics and the IoT at the core of clients’ businesses.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-08T13:10:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN entered into a five-year agreement with European energy firm Vattenfall to digitally transform the latter’s human resources function, including deployment of a new platform and delivery of end-to-end HR services. The service includes a digital transformation feature based on the $SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

$ACN {{ '2017-06-07T13:41:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN agreed to acquire Phase One Consulting Group, a privately held Alexandria, Virginia-based company specializing in modernization and digital transformation for the federal market. Once the acquisition is complete, the Phase One team will join Accenture Federal Services.

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