Earnings Preview: Accenture Reports Q4 And Fiscal 2011 Results Tuesday

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Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on September 27, 2011.

ACN trades an average of 5.5 million shares per day.

Accenture plc operates as a management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

52-Week High: $63.66
52-Week Low: $41.50
Book Value: $5.33
Float Short: 2.30%

On average, 15 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.04 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.93. A beat of $0.89 per share will top the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.84 and $0.91 per share.

The current trailing-twelve-month (ttm) P/E ratio is 17.4 The forward P/E ratio is 16.1. Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has moved higher in price15.98%, with a one-year change of 38%.
Compared to the S&P 500, the year-to-date difference is 17.35%.

Revenue year-over-year has decreased to $23.09 billion for 2010 vs. $23.17 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $1.78 billion for 2010 vs. $1.59 billion for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $2.91 billion for 2010 vs. $2.64 billion for 2009.

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Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
May-11 $ 6.43 B $ 6.72 B $ 293.64 M 4.57%
Feb-11 $ 5.74 B $ 6.05 B $ 318.16 M 5.55%
Nov-10 $ 5.76 B $ 6.05 B $ 289.38 M 5.03%
Aug-10 $ 5.31 B $ 5.42 B $ 106.07 M 2%
May-10 $ 5.46 B $ 5.57 B $ 110.07 M 2.02%
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M = millions; B = billions.
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.

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Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

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