Accenture Reports Strong Second-Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

-- Revenues increase 5% in U.S. dollars and 6% in local currency to $8.3 billion --

-- EPS are $1.33; operating income increases 5% to $1.14 billion, with operating margin of 13.7% --

-- New bookings are $9.2 billion, with consulting bookings of $4.6 billion and outsourcing bookings of $4.6 billion --

-- Company declares semi-annual cash dividend of $1.21 per share, a 10% increase over the prior year --

-- Accenture updates business outlook for fiscal 2017, including narrowing its range for full-year revenue growth to 6-8% in local currency, compared with 5-8% previously --

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NEW YORK--()--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, ended Feb. 28, 2017, with net revenues of $8.3 billion, an increase of 5 percent in U.S. dollars and 6 percent in local currency over the same period last year.

Diluted earnings per share were $1.33, compared with $2.08 for the second quarter last year, which included a $0.74 gain on the sale of Navitaire. Excluding this gain, diluted EPS for the second quarter last year were $1.34. For the first half of fiscal 2017, diluted EPS were $2.91, a 13 percent decrease from $3.36 for the same period last year. On an adjusted basis, excluding the impact of the Navitaire gain in fiscal 2016, diluted EPS for the first half of fiscal 2017 increased 11 percent.

Operating income for the quarter was $1.14 billion, an increase of 5 percent over the same period last year, and operating margin was 13.7 percent. For the first half of fiscal 2017, operating income grew 7 percent to $2.47 billion, or 14.7 percent of net revenues – an expansion of 20 basis points from the same period last year.

New bookings for the quarter were $9.2 billion, with consulting bookings of $4.6 billion and outsourcing bookings of $4.6 billion.

Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO, said, “We are pleased with our financial results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2017. For the quarter, we delivered 6 percent revenue growth in local currency – which again was broad-based across the business – and we generated strong new bookings that position us well for the second half of the year. I am particularly pleased that we continue to make substantial investments in our business while returning more than $2 billion in cash to our shareholders year to date.

“Our strong performance reflects our continued rotation to new, high-growth areas such as digital, cloud and security services – which now account for more than 45 percent of total revenues – as well as our increasingly innovation-led approach to creating cutting-edge solutions for clients. With our highly differentiated capabilities and disciplined management of the business, we are confident in our ability to continue driving sustainable, profitable growth and delivering value for our clients and shareholders.”

Financial Review

Revenues before reimbursements (“net revenues”) for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were $8.32 billion, compared with $7.95 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of 5 percent in U.S. dollars and 6 percent in local currency, and within the company’s guided range of $8.15 billion to $8.40 billion. The foreign-exchange impact for the quarter was approximately negative 2 percent, consistent with the assumption provided in the company’s first-quarter earnings release.

  • Consulting net revenues for the quarter were $4.41 billion, an increase of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and 5 percent in local currency compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Outsourcing net revenues were $3.91 billion, an increase of 7 percent in U.S. dollars and 8 percent in local currency compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

Diluted EPS for the quarter were $1.33, compared with $2.08 for the second quarter last year, which included a $0.74 gain on the sale of Navitaire. Excluding this gain, EPS for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $1.34. The $0.01 decrease in EPS on an adjusted basis in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 reflects:

  • a $0.07 increase from higher revenue and operating results; and
  • a $0.01 increase from a lower share count;

offset by

  • a $0.09 decrease from a higher effective tax rate.

Gross margin (gross profit as a percentage of net revenues) for the quarter was 30.1 percent, compared with 29.8 percent for the second quarter last year. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the quarter were $1.37 billion, or 16.4 percent of net revenues, compared with $1.28 billion, or 16.1 percent of net revenues, for the second quarter last year.

Operating income for the quarter increased 5 percent, to $1.14 billion, or 13.7 percent of net revenues, compared with $1.09 billion, or 13.7 percent of net revenues, for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

The company’s effective tax rate for the quarter was 20.7 percent, compared with 13.7 percent for the second quarter last year. Excluding the impact of the gain on the sale of Navitaire, the effective tax rate for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was 15.4 percent. The higher effective tax rate for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was primarily due to adjustments to prior-year tax liabilities, partially offset by recognition of excess tax benefits from share-based payments as a result of the adoption of Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-09.

Net income for the quarter was $887 million, compared with $1.40 billion for the second quarter last year. Excluding the $495 million after-tax impact of the gain on the sale of Navitaire, net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $905 million.

Operating cash flow for the quarter was $155 million and property and equipment additions were $104 million. For the same period last year, operating cash flow was $364 million and property and equipment additions were $148 million. Free cash flow, defined as operating cash flow net of property and equipment additions, was $50 million for the quarter and $1.05 billion for the year to date, compared to $216 million and $765 million for the same periods last year.

Days services outstanding, or DSOs, were 42 days at Feb. 28, 2017, compared with 39 days at Aug. 31, 2016 and 39 days at Feb. 29, 2016.

Accenture’s total cash balance at Feb. 28, 2017 was $3.2 billion, compared with $4.9 billion at Aug. 31, 2016.

New Bookings

New bookings for the second quarter were $9.2 billion and reflect a negative 2 percent foreign-currency impact compared with new bookings in the second quarter last year.

  • Consulting new bookings were $4.6 billion, or 50 percent of total new bookings.
  • Outsourcing new bookings were $4.6 billion, or 50 percent of total new bookings.

Net Revenues by Operating Group

Net revenues by operating group were as follows:

  • Communications, Media & Technology: $1.62 billion, compared with $1.61 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of 1 percent in both U.S. dollars and local currency.
  • Financial Services: $1.77 billion, compared with $1.68 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of 5 percent in U.S. dollars and 8 percent in local currency.
  • Health & Public Service: $1.51 billion, compared with $1.48 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of 2 percent in both U.S. dollars and local currency.
  • Products: $2.26 billion, compared with $1.99 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of 14 percent in U.S. dollars and 15 percent in local currency.
  • Resources: $1.14 billion, compared with $1.17 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, a decrease of 2 percent in U.S. dollars and 1 percent in local currency.

Net Revenues by Geographic Region

Net revenues by geographic region for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were as follows:

  • North America: $3.96 billion, compared with $3.79 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of 4 percent in both U.S. dollars and local currency.
  • Europe: $2.83 billion, compared with $2.78 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of 2 percent in U.S. dollars and 7 percent in local currency.
  • Growth Markets: $1.53 billion, compared with $1.37 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of 12 percent in U.S. dollars and 9 percent in local currency.

Returning Cash to Shareholders

Accenture continues to return cash to shareholders through cash dividends and share repurchases.

Dividend

Accenture plc has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $1.21 per share on Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares for shareholders of record at the close of business on April 13, 2017, and Accenture Holdings plc has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $1.21 per share on Accenture Holdings plc ordinary shares for shareholders of record at the close of business on April 10, 2017. These dividends are both payable on May 15, 2017.

Combined with the semi-annual cash dividend of $1.21 per share paid on Nov. 15, 2016, this will bring the total dividend payments for the fiscal year to $2.42 per share, for total projected cash dividend payments of approximately $1.57 billion.

Share Repurchase Activity

During the second quarter of fiscal 2017, Accenture repurchased or redeemed 7.0 million shares, including 5.2 million shares repurchased in the open market, for a total of $816 million. This brings Accenture’s total share repurchases and redemptions for the first half of fiscal 2017 to 12.0 million shares, including 9.1 million shares repurchased in the open market, for a total of $1.40 billion.

Accenture’s total remaining share repurchase authority at Feb. 28, 2017 was approximately $4.3 billion.

At Feb. 28, 2017, Accenture had approximately 648 million total shares outstanding, including 620 million Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares and minority holdings of 28 million shares (Accenture Holdings plc ordinary shares and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. exchangeable shares).

Business Outlook

Third Quarter Fiscal 2017

Accenture expects net revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 to be in the range of $8.65 billion to $8.90 billion, 5 percent to 8 percent growth in local currency, reflecting the company’s assumption of a negative 2.5 percent foreign-exchange impact compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Fiscal Year 2017

Accenture’s business outlook for the full 2017 fiscal year continues to assume that the foreign-exchange impact on its results in U.S. dollars will be negative 2 percent compared with fiscal 2016.

For fiscal 2017, the company now expects net revenue growth to be in the range of 6 percent to 8 percent in local currency, compared with 5 percent to 8 percent previously.

In May 2017, the company expects to record a principally non-cash settlement charge of approximately $425 million, pre-tax, in connection with the termination of its U.S. pension plan. This settlement charge will reduce the company’s fiscal 2017 GAAP EPS by approximately $0.39 and its full-year GAAP operating margin by approximately 120 basis points.

Accenture now expects diluted GAAP EPS to be in the range of $5.31 to $5.48, including the impact of the settlement charge. Excluding the settlement charge, the company now expects EPS to be in the range of $5.70 to $5.87, compared with $5.64 to $5.87 previously.

Accenture now expects GAAP operating margin for the full fiscal year to be in the range of 13.5 percent to 13.7 percent. Excluding the settlement charge, the company continues to expect operating margin to be in the range of 14.7 percent to 14.9 percent, an expansion of 10 to 30 basis points from fiscal 2016.

For fiscal 2017, the company continues to expect operating cash flow to be in the range of $4.6 billion to $4.9 billion; property and equipment additions to be $600 million; and free cash flow to be in the range of $4.0 billion to $4.3 billion.

Accenture now expects the GAAP annual effective tax rate to be 21 percent to 23 percent. Excluding the impact of the settlement charge, the company continues to expect its annual effective tax rate to be in the range of 22 percent to 24 percent.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Accenture will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EDT today to discuss its second-quarter financial results. To participate, please dial +1 (800) 230-1096 [+1 (612) 288-0337 outside the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada] approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the call. The conference call will also be accessible live on the Investor Relations section of the Accenture Web site at www.accenture.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available online at www.accenture.com beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT today, Thursday, Mar. 23, and continuing until Thursday, June 22, 2017. A podcast of the conference call will be available online at www.accenture.com beginning approximately 24 hours after the call and continuing until Thursday, June 22, 2017. The replay will also be available via telephone by dialing +1 (800) 475-6701 [+1 (320) 365-3844 outside the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada] and entering access code 418844 from 10:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, Mar. 23 through Thursday, June 22, 2017.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This news release includes certain non-GAAP financial information as defined by Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation G. Pursuant to the requirements of this regulation, reconciliations of this non-GAAP financial information to Accenture’s financial statements as prepared under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are included in this press release. Financial results “in local currency” are calculated by restating current-period activity into U.S. dollars using the comparable prior-year period’s foreign-currency exchange rates. Accenture’s management believes providing investors with this information gives additional insights into Accenture’s results of operations. While Accenture’s management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures herein are useful in evaluating Accenture’s operations, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for the related financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “positioned,” “outlook” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. These include, without limitation, risks that: the company’s results of operations could be adversely affected by volatile, negative or uncertain economic conditions and the effects of these conditions on the company’s clients’ businesses and levels of business activity; the company’s business depends on generating and maintaining ongoing, profitable client demand for the company’s services and solutions, including through the adaptation and expansion of its services and solutions in response to ongoing changes in technology and offerings, and a significant reduction in such demand or an inability to respond to the changing technological environment could materially affect the company’s results of operations; if the company is unable to keep its supply of skills and resources in balance with client demand around the world and attract and retain professionals with strong leadership skills, the company’s business, the utilization rate of the company’s professionals and the company’s results of operations may be materially adversely affected; the markets in which the company competes are highly competitive, and the company might not be able to compete effectively; the company could have liability or the company’s reputation could be damaged if the company fails to protect client and/or company data from security breaches or cyberattacks; the company’s profitability could materially suffer if the company is unable to obtain favorable pricing for its services and solutions, if the company is unable to remain competitive, if its cost-management strategies are unsuccessful or if it experiences delivery inefficiencies; changes in the company’s level of taxes, as well as audits, investigations and tax proceedings, or changes in tax laws or in their interpretation or enforcement, could have a material adverse effect on the company’s effective tax rate, results of operations, cash flows and financial condition; the company’s results of operations could be materially adversely affected by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the company’s business could be materially adversely affected if the company incurs legal liability; the company’s work with government clients exposes the company to additional risks inherent in the government contracting environment; the company might not be successful at identifying, acquiring, investing in or integrating businesses, entering into joint ventures or divesting businesses; the company’s Global Delivery Network is increasingly concentrated in India and the Philippines, which may expose it to operational risks; as a result of the company’s geographically diverse operations and its growth strategy to continue geographic expansion, the company is more susceptible to certain risks; adverse changes to the company’s relationships with key alliance partners or in the business of its key alliance partners could adversely affect the company’s results of operations; the company’s services or solutions could infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others or the company might lose its ability to utilize the intellectual property of others; if the company is unable to protect its intellectual property rights from unauthorized use or infringement by third parties, its business could be adversely affected; the company’s ability to attract and retain business and employees may depend on its reputation in the marketplace; if the company is unable to manage the organizational challenges associated with its size, the company might be unable to achieve its business objectives; any changes to the estimates and assumptions that the company makes in connection with the preparation of its consolidated financial statements could adversely affect its financial results; many of the company’s contracts include payments that link some of its fees to the attainment of performance or business targets and/or require the company to meet specific service levels, which could increase the variability of the company’s revenues and impact its margins; the company’s results of operations and share price could be adversely affected if it is unable to maintain effective internal controls; the company may be subject to criticism and negative publicity related to its incorporation in Ireland; as well as the risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed under the “Risk Factors” heading in Accenture plc’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this news release speak only as of the date they were made, and Accenture undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made in this news release or to conform such statements to actual results or changes in Accenture’s expectations.

 

ACCENTURE PLC

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
February 28,
2017
 

% of Net
Revenues

  February 29,
2016
 

% of Net
Revenues

February 28,
2017
 

% of Net
Revenues

  February 29,
2016
 

% of Net
Revenues

REVENUES:
Revenues before reimbursements (“Net revenues”) $ 8,317,671 100 % $ 7,945,565 100 % $ 16,833,188 100 % $ 15,958,728 100 %
Reimbursements   444,511     451,488     934,597     904,309  
Revenues 8,762,182 8,397,053 17,767,785 16,863,037
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Cost of services:
Cost of services before reimbursable expenses 5,813,515 69.9 % 5,575,749 70.2 % 11,599,000 68.9 % 11,026,393 69.1 %
Reimbursable expenses   444,511     451,488     934,597     904,309  
Cost of services 6,258,026 6,027,237 12,533,597 11,930,702
Sales and marketing 871,489 10.5 % 830,332 10.5 % 1,760,316 10.5 % 1,706,125 10.7 %
General and administrative costs   494,014   5.9 %   451,440   5.7 %   1,003,260   6.0 %   916,906   5.7 %
Total operating expenses   7,623,529     7,309,009     15,297,173     14,553,733  
OPERATING INCOME 1,138,653 13.7 % 1,088,044 13.7 % 2,470,612 14.7 % 2,309,304 14.5 %
Interest income 8,728 6,727 17,025 13,853
Interest expense (3,976 ) (4,543 ) (7,024 ) (8,595 )
Other income (expense), net (12,546 ) (21,213 ) (18,633 ) (17,184 )
Gain (loss) on sale of businesses   (12,349 )   553,577     (12,349 )   553,577  
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 1,118,510 13.4 % 1,622,592 20.4 % 2,449,631 14.6 % 2,850,955 17.9 %
Provision for income taxes   231,302     222,734     502,674     582,416  
NET INCOME 887,208 10.7 % 1,399,858 17.6 % 1,946,957 11.6 % 2,268,539 14.2 %
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in Accenture Holdings plc and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. (37,961 ) (63,379 ) (84,413 ) (102,955 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests – other (1)   (10,495 )   (9,959 )   (19,316 )   (20,165 )
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ACCENTURE PLC $ 838,752   10.1 % $ 1,326,520   16.7 % $ 1,843,228   10.9 % $ 2,145,419   13.4 %
CALCULATION OF EARNINGS PER SHARE:
Net income attributable to Accenture plc $ 838,752 $ 1,326,520 $ 1,843,228 $ 2,145,419
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in Accenture Holdings plc and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. (2)   37,961     63,379     84,413     102,955  
Net income for diluted earnings per share calculation $ 876,713   $ 1,389,899   $ 1,927,641   $ 2,248,374  
EARNINGS PER SHARE:
-Basic $ 1.35 $ 2.12 $ 2.96 $ 3.42
-Diluted $ 1.33 $ 2.08 $ 2.91 $ 3.36
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES:
-Basic 621,999,948 626,523,793 621,787,252 626,505,960
-Diluted 661,079,375 668,125,087 662,446,680 669,758,590
Cash dividends per share $ $ $ 1.21 $ 1.10
 
_________
(1)     Comprised primarily of noncontrolling interest attributable to the noncontrolling shareholders of Avanade, Inc.
(2) Diluted earnings per share assumes the redemption of all Accenture Holdings plc ordinary shares owned by holders of noncontrolling interests and the exchange of all Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. exchangeable shares for Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares on a one-for-one basis. The income effect does not take into account “Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests — other,” since those shares are not redeemable or exchangeable for Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares.
 
         

ACCENTURE PLC

SUMMARY OF REVENUES
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
(Unaudited)

 
Percent
Increase
(Decrease)
U.S. dollars
Percent
Increase
(Decrease)
Local
Currency
Three Months Ended

February 28,
2017

February 29,
2016

OPERATING GROUPS
Communications, Media & Technology $ 1,620,728 $ 1,606,700 1% 1%
Financial Services 1,769,611 1,684,729 5 8
Health & Public Service 1,511,564 1,482,264 2 2
Products 2,264,828 1,994,530 14 15
Resources 1,144,725 1,173,997 (2) (1)
Other   6,215   3,345 n/m n/m
TOTAL Net Revenues 8,317,671 7,945,565 5% 6%
Reimbursements   444,511   451,488 (2)
TOTAL REVENUES $ 8,762,182 $ 8,397,053 4%
GEOGRAPHY
North America $ 3,956,089 $ 3,790,831 4% 4%
Europe 2,826,876 2,784,723 2 7
Growth Markets   1,534,706   1,370,011 12 9
TOTAL Net Revenues $ 8,317,671 $ 7,945,565 5% 6%
TYPE OF WORK
Consulting $ 4,405,985 $ 4,292,855 3% 5%
Outsourcing   3,911,686   3,652,710 7 8
TOTAL Net Revenues $ 8,317,671 $ 7,945,565 5% 6%
 
Six Months Ended Percent
Increase
(Decrease)
U.S. dollars
Percent
Increase
(Decrease)
Local
Currency

February 28,
2017

February 29,
2016

OPERATING GROUPS
Communications, Media & Technology $ 3,306,924 $ 3,211,339 3% 3%
Financial Services 3,579,380 3,429,945 4 7
Health & Public Service 3,012,338 2,906,131 4 4
Products 4,584,997 3,984,653 15 16
Resources 2,339,583 2,419,081 (3) (2)
Other   9,966   7,579 n/m n/m
TOTAL Net Revenues 16,833,188 15,958,728 5% 7%
Reimbursements   934,597   904,309 3
TOTAL REVENUES $ 17,767,785 $ 16,863,037 5%
GEOGRAPHY
North America $ 7,937,164 $ 7,554,300 5% 5%
Europe 5,768,678 5,669,471 2 7
Growth Markets   3,127,346   2,734,957 14 10
TOTAL Net Revenues $ 16,833,188 $ 15,958,728 5% 7%
TYPE OF WORK
Consulting $ 8,999,004 $ 8,638,909 4% 6%
Outsourcing   7,834,184   7,319,819 7 8
TOTAL Net Revenues $ 16,833,188 $ 15,958,728 5% 7%
 

n/m = not meaningful

     

ACCENTURE PLC

OPERATING INCOME BY OPERATING GROUP
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
February 28, 2017   February 29, 2016
Operating
Income
  Operating
Margin
Operating
Income
  Operating
Margin
Increase
(Decrease)
Communications, Media & Technology $ 214,738 13% $ 242,512 15% $ (27,774 )
Financial Services 268,164 15 230,534 14 37,630
Health & Public Service 189,115 13 209,795 14 (20,680 )
Products 363,762 16 286,336 14 77,426
Resources   102,874 9   118,867 10     (15,993 )
Total $ 1,138,653 13.7% $ 1,088,044 13.7%   $ 50,609  
 
     
Six Months Ended
February 28, 2017   February 29, 2016
Operating
Income
  Operating
Margin
Operating
Income
  Operating
Margin
Increase
(Decrease)
Communications, Media & Technology $ 472,582 14% $ 490,385 15% $ (17,803 )
Financial Services 587,653 16 553,319 16 34,334
Health & Public Service 388,342 13 382,373 13 5,969
Products 772,461 17 577,559 14 194,902
Resources   249,574 11   305,668 13     (56,094 )
Total $ 2,470,612 14.7% $ 2,309,304 14.5%   $ 161,308  
 
 

ACCENTURE PLC

 

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE, AS REPORTED (GAAP), TO NET INCOME

AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE, AS ADJUSTED (NON-GAAP)

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
February 28, 2017   February 29, 2016

As Reported
(GAAP)

As Reported
(GAAP)

 

Gain on
Sale of
Business (1)

 

Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)

Income before income taxes $ 1,118,510 $ 1,622,592 $ (553,577 ) $ 1,069,015
Provision for income taxes   231,302     222,734     (58,278 )   164,456  
Net income $ 887,208   $ 1,399,858   $ (495,299 ) $ 904,559  
Effective tax rate 20.7 % 13.7 % 15.4 %
Diluted earnings per share $ 1.33 $ 2.08 $ (0.74 ) $ 1.34
 
   
Six Months Ended
February 28, 2017   February 29, 2016

As Reported
(GAAP)

As Reported
(GAAP)

 

Gain on
Sale of
Business (1)

 

Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)

Income before income taxes $ 2,449,631 $ 2,850,955 $ (553,577 ) $ 2,297,378
Provision for income taxes 502,674   582,416   (58,278 ) 524,138  
Net Income $ 1,946,957   $ 2,268,539   $ (495,299 ) $ 1,773,240  
Effective tax rate 20.5 % 20.4 % 22.8 %
Diluted earnings per share $ 2.91 $ 3.36 $ (0.74 ) $ 2.62
 

(1) Represents gain on sale of business related to Navitaire divestiture

     

ACCENTURE PLC

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

 
February 28, 2017 August 31, 2016
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $   3,238,862 $   4,905,609
Short-term investments 2,502 2,875
Receivables from clients, net 4,452,252 4,072,180
Unbilled services, net 2,111,641 2,150,219
Other current assets     958,745     845,339
Total current assets     10,764,002     11,976,222
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:
Unbilled services, net 52,898 68,145
Investments 190,358 198,633
Property and equipment, net 968,433 956,542
Goodwill 4,224,007 3,609,437
Other non-current assets     3,879,075     3,800,025

Total non-current assets

    9,314,771     8,632,782
TOTAL ASSETS $   20,078,773 $   20,609,004
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Current portion of long-term debt and bank borrowings $ 2,944 $ 2,773
Accounts payable 1,212,800 1,280,821
Deferred revenues 2,458,524 2,364,728
Accrued payroll and related benefits 3,292,768 4,040,751
Other accrued liabilities     1,385,737     1,189,851
Total current liabilities     8,352,773     8,878,924
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Long-term debt 24,546 24,457
Other non-current liabilities     3,086,305     3,516,247
Total non-current liabilities     3,110,851     3,540,704
TOTAL ACCENTURE PLC SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 7,964,245 7,555,262
NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS     650,904     634,114
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY     8,615,149     8,189,376
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $   20,078,773 $   20,609,004
 
     

ACCENTURE PLC

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS STATEMENTS
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended

February 28,
2017

 

February 29,
2016

February 28,
2017

 

February 29,
2016

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $   887,208 $   1,399,858 $   1,946,957 $   2,268,539
Depreciation, amortization and asset impairments 187,807 172,745 375,240 354,627
Share-based compensation expense 252,527 228,532 402,323 357,715
(Gain) loss on sale of businesses 12,349 (553,577 ) 12,349 (553,577 )
Change in assets and liabilities/other, net (1,185,188 ) (883,363 ) (1,498,284 ) (1,419,852 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 154,703   364,195   1,238,585   1,007,452  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchases of property and equipment (104,409 ) (148,068 ) (188,962 ) (242,845 )
Purchases of businesses and investments, net of cash acquired (230,091 ) (134,971 ) (829,198 ) (747,637 )
Proceeds from the sale of businesses and investments, net of cash transferred (15,721 ) 618,310 (22,921 ) 618,310
Other investing, net 6,055   588   7,293   1,539  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (344,166 ) 335,859   (1,033,788 ) (370,633 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares 138,190 120,882 350,901 303,167
Purchases of shares (815,648 ) (828,950 ) (1,403,583 ) (1,486,761 )
Cash dividends paid (785,127 ) (720,676 )
Other financing, net (3,862 ) (12,152 ) (6,286 ) (11,935 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (681,320 ) (720,220 ) (1,844,095 ) (1,916,205 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 32,587   (18,368 ) (27,449 ) (46,721 )
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (838,196 ) (38,534 ) (1,666,747 ) (1,326,107 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period 4,077,058   3,073,193   4,905,609   4,360,766  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period $   3,238,862   $   3,034,659   $   3,238,862   $   3,034,659  
 

Contacts

Accenture
Roxanne Taylor, +1-917-452-5106
roxanne.taylor@accenture.com

Release Summary

Accenture reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 with net revenues of $8.3 billion.

Contacts

Accenture
Roxanne Taylor, +1-917-452-5106
roxanne.taylor@accenture.com