DUBLIN (AP) _ Accenture PLC (ACN) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.36 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Dublin-based company said it had profit of $2.09.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2 per share.
The consulting company posted revenue of $11.36 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $11.14 billion.
For the current quarter ending in March, Accenture said it expects revenue in the range of $10.85 billion to $11.15 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $11.08 billion.
The company expects full-year earnings to be $7.66 to $7.84 per share.
Accenture shares have climbed 46% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 27%. The stock has climbed 35% in the last 12 months.