Profits soar at Accenture

Management consulting firm Accenture has reported a 51% rise in
fourth-quarter profits.

Revenues for the quarter rose to $346.4m (£184m), or 56 cents per share, up
from $229.1m (£121m), or 38 cents per share, last year.

Annual profits were $973.3m (£517m), compared to $940.5m (£500m) last year,
with net revenues up 9% to $16.65bn (£8.86bn).

According to reports many analysts expressed relief that the company withdrew
from the money-losing NHS contract without suffering any penalties.

Late last week Computer Sciences Corporation took over Accenture’s contract
to upgrade the IT network at the NHS

One analyst described the contract as a thorn in Accenture’s side.

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