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Accenture Reports Strong Third-Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results and Raises Business Outlook for Fiscal 2019

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

-- Revenues increase 4% in U.S. dollars and 8.4% in local currency to $11.1 billion --

-- EPS are $1.93, compared with $1.60 for the third quarter last year, which included a $0.19 tax charge; EPS increase 8% from adjusted EPS of $1.79 in the third quarter last year --

-- Operating income increases 5% to $1.72 billion, with operating margin of 15.5%, an expansion of 20 basis points --

-- New bookings are $10.6 billion, with consulting bookings of $6.0 billion and outsourcing bookings of $4.6 billion --

-- Accenture updates business outlook for fiscal 2019; raises range for full-year revenue growth to 8-9% in local currency; raises outlook for EPS to $7.28 to $7.35; and updates outlook for operating margin expansion to 20 basis points --

Accenture (ACN) reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, ended May 31, 2019, with revenues of $11.1 billion, an increase of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and 8.4 percent in local currency over the same period last year.

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Diluted earnings per share were $1.93, compared with $1.60 for the third quarter last year, which included a $0.19 charge related to tax law changes. Diluted EPS for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 increased 8 percent from adjusted diluted EPS of $1.79 in the same period last year.

Operating income was $1.72 billion, a 5 percent increase over the same period last year, and operating margin was 15.5 percent, an expansion of 20 basis points.

New bookings for the quarter were $10.6 billion, with consulting bookings of $6.0 billion and outsourcing bookings of $4.6 billion.

David Rowland, Accenture’s interim chief executive officer, said, “We are very pleased with our strong third-quarter financial results and the continued momentum in our business. With revenue growth of 8.4 percent in local currency, we again gained significant market share. We also delivered strong profitability, generated outstanding free cash flow and returned $1.4 billion in cash to our shareholders.

“The strength and consistency of our performance reflect the unique diversity of Accenture’s business — from an industry, geographic and capability standpoint — as well as the continued successful execution of our growth strategy. Our substantial investments in strategic, high-growth areas are clearly differentiating us and driving growth ahead of the market. We remain confident in our ability to continue delivering profitable growth and significant value for our clients and shareholders.”

Financial Review

Effective Sept. 1, 2018, Accenture adopted new accounting standards that affect the accounting for revenue and pension costs. Prior-period results have been revised to reflect the fiscal 2019 presentation, and the revised fiscal 2018 results are available at investor.accenture.com.

Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 were $11.10 billion, compared with $10.69 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and 8.4 percent in local currency, at the top of the company’s guided range of $10.80 billion to $11.10 billion. The foreign-exchange impact for the quarter was approximately negative 4.5 percent, consistent with the assumption provided in the company’s second-quarter earnings release.

  • Consulting revenues for the quarter were $6.24 billion, an increase of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and 7 percent in local currency compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2018.
  • Outsourcing revenues were $4.86 billion, an increase of 5 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

Diluted EPS for the quarter were $1.93 compared with $1.60 for the third quarter last year, which included a $0.19 charge related to tax law changes. Excluding this charge, EPS for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 were $1.79. The $0.14, or 8 percent, increase in EPS on an adjusted basis in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 reflects:

  • a $0.09 increase from higher revenue and operating results;
  • a $0.03 increase from a lower effective tax rate;
  • a $0.02 increase from a lower share count; and
  • a $0.01 increase from lower non-operating expense;

partially offset by

  • a $0.01 decrease from higher income attributable to noncontrolling interests.

Gross margin (gross profit as a percentage of revenues) for the quarter was 31.8 percent, compared with 31.2 percent for the third quarter last year. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the quarter were $1.81 billion, or 16.3 percent of revenues, compared with $1.70 billion, or 15.9 percent of revenues, for the third quarter last year.

Operating income for the quarter increased 5 percent, to $1.72 billion, or 15.5 percent of revenues, compared with $1.63 billion, or 15.3 percent of revenues, for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

The company’s effective tax rate for the quarter was 25.6 percent, compared with 34.4 percent for the third quarter last year. Excluding the charge related to tax law changes, the effective tax rate for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was 26.8 percent.

Net income for the quarter was $1.27 billion, compared with $1.06 billion for the third quarter last year. Excluding the charge related to tax law changes, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $1.18 billion.

Operating cash flow for the quarter was $2.12 billion and property and equipment additions were $140 million. Free cash flow, defined as operating cash flow net of property and equipment additions, was $1.98 billion for the quarter. For the same period last year, operating cash flow was $1.99 billion; property and equipment additions were $174 million; and free cash flow was $1.81 billion.

Days services outstanding, or DSOs, were 39 days at May 31, 2019, compared with 39 days at both Aug. 31, 2018 and May 31, 2018.

Accenture’s total cash balance at May 31, 2019 was $4.8 billion, compared with $5.1 billion at Aug. 31, 2018.

New Bookings

New bookings for the third quarter were $10.6 billion and reflect a negative 4 percent foreign-currency impact compared with new bookings in the third quarter last year.

  • Consulting new bookings were $6.0 billion, or 57 percent of total new bookings.
  • Outsourcing new bookings were $4.6 billion, or 43 percent of total new bookings.

Revenues by Operating Group

Revenues by operating group were as follows:

  • Communications, Media & Technology: $2.25 billion, compared with $2.19 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and 7 percent in local currency.
  • Financial Services: $2.20 billion, compared with $2.23 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, a decrease of 2 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 4 percent in local currency.
  • Health & Public Service: $1.82 billion, compared with $1.75 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and 6 percent in local currency.
  • Products: $3.08 billion, compared with $2.97 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and 8 percent in local currency.
  • Resources: $1.75 billion, compared with $1.55 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 13 percent in U.S. dollars and 19 percent in local currency.

Revenues by Geographic Region

Revenues by geographic region were as follows:

  • North America: $5.15 billion, compared with $4.74 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 9 percent in both U.S. dollars and local currency.
  • Europe: $3.77 billion, compared with $3.88 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, a decrease of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 5 percent in local currency.
  • Growth Markets: $2.18 billion, compared with $2.08 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, an increase of 5 percent in U.S. dollars and 13 percent in local currency.

Returning Cash to Shareholders

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

Dividend

On May 15, 2019, a semi-annual cash dividend of $1.46 per share was paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 11, 2019.

Combined with the semi-annual cash dividend of $1.46 per share paid on Nov. 15, 2018, this brings the total dividend payments for the fiscal year to $2.92 per share, for total cash dividend payments of approximately $1.86 billion.

As previously disclosed, the company plans to begin paying dividends on a quarterly basis in the first quarter of fiscal 2020.

Share Repurchase Activity

During the third quarter of fiscal 2019, Accenture repurchased or redeemed 2.8 million shares, including 2.7 million shares repurchased in the open market, for a total of $488 million. This brings Accenture’s total share repurchases and redemptions for the first three quarters of fiscal 2019 to 14.4 million shares, including 11.6 million shares repurchased in the open market, for a total of $2.28 billion.

Accenture’s total remaining share repurchase authority at May 31, 2019 was approximately $4.1 billion.

At May 31, 2019, Accenture had approximately 638 million total shares outstanding.

Business Outlook

As described in the Financial Review above, Accenture has adopted new accounting standards that affect the accounting for revenue and pension costs. Accenture’s business outlook for fiscal 2019 and comparisons to fiscal 2018 include the impact of these new standards.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019

Accenture expects revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 to be in the range of $10.85 billion to $11.15 billion, 5 percent to 8 percent growth in local currency, reflecting the company’s assumption of a negative 2 percent foreign-exchange impact compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Fiscal Year 2019

Accenture’s business outlook for the full 2019 fiscal year continues to assume that the foreign-exchange impact on its results in U.S. dollars will be approximately negative 3 percent compared with fiscal 2018.

For fiscal 2019, the company now expects revenue growth to be in the range of 8 percent to 9 percent in local currency, compared with 6.5 percent to 8.5 percent previously. The company now expects diluted EPS to be in the range of $7.28 to $7.35, compared with $7.18 to $7.32 previously.

Accenture now expects operating margin for the full fiscal year to be 14.6 percent, an expansion of 20 basis points from operating margin for fiscal 2018 of 14.4 percent, which reflects the impact of the new revenue and pension accounting standards. The company previously expected operating margin to expand 10 to 30 basis points.

For fiscal 2019, the company continues to expect operating cash flow to be in the range of $5.85 billion to $6.25 billion; property and equipment additions to be $650 million; and free cash flow to be in the range of $5.2 billion to $5.6 billion.

The company continues to expect its annual effective tax rate to be in the range of 22.5 percent to 23.5 percent.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Accenture will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EDT today to discuss its third-quarter financial results. To participate, please dial +1 (800) 398-9402 [+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, June 27, and continuing until Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. 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, Sept. 26, 2019. 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 467055 from 10:30 a.m. EDT today, June 27, through Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.

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 482,000 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. Accenture provides full-year revenue guidance on a local-currency basis and not in U.S. dollars because the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations could vary significantly from the company’s stated assumptions.

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: Accenture’s results of operations could be adversely affected by volatile, negative or uncertain economic and political conditions and the effects of these conditions on the company’s clients’ businesses and levels of business activity; Accenture’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 Accenture 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; Accenture could face legal, reputational and financial risks if the company fails to protect client and/or company data from security breaches or cyberattacks; the markets in which Accenture operates are highly competitive, and Accenture might not be able to compete effectively; changes in Accenture’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; Accenture’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; Accenture’s results of operations could be materially adversely affected by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; as a result of Accenture’s geographically diverse operations and its growth strategy to continue geographic expansion, the company is more susceptible to certain risks; Accenture’s business could be materially adversely affected if the company incurs legal liability; Accenture’s work with government clients exposes the company to additional risks inherent in the government contracting environment; if Accenture is unable to manage the organizational challenges associated with its size, the company might be unable to achieve its business objectives; if Accenture does not successfully manage and develop its relationships with key alliance partners or fails to anticipate and establish new alliances in new technologies, the company’s results of operations could be adversely affected; Accenture’s ability to attract and retain business and employees may depend on its reputation in the marketplace; Accenture might not be successful at acquiring, investing in or integrating businesses, entering into joint ventures or divesting businesses; if Accenture is unable to protect its intellectual property rights or if Accenture’s services or solutions infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others or the company loses its ability to utilize the intellectual property of others, its business could be adversely affected; changes to accounting standards or in the estimates and assumptions Accenture makes in connection with the preparation of its consolidated financial statements could adversely affect its financial results; many of Accenture’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; Accenture’s results of operations and share price could be adversely affected if it is unable to maintain effective internal controls; Accenture might be unable to access additional capital on favorable terms or at all and if the company raises equity capital, it may dilute its shareholders’ ownership interest in the company; Accenture 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 CASH FLOWS STATEMENTS
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

May 31,
2019

 

% of
Revenues

 

May 31,
2018

 

% of
Revenues

 

May 31,
2019

 

% of
Revenues

 

May 31,
2018

 

% of
Revenues

REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (1)

 

$

11,099,688

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

10,694,996

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

32,159,363

 

 

100.0

%

 

$

30,488,547

 

 

100.0

%

OPERATING EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of services (1)

 

7,571,390

 

 

68.2

%

 

7,362,981

 

 

68.8

%

 

22,279,291

 

 

69.3

%

 

21,232,839

 

 

69.6

%

Sales and marketing (1)

 

1,184,164

 

 

10.7

%

 

1,106,543

 

 

10.3

%

 

3,274,216

 

 

10.2

%

 

3,106,562

 

 

10.2

%

General and administrative costs (1)

 

626,191

 

 

5.6

%

 

590,597

 

 

5.5

%

 

1,872,275

 

 

5.8

%

 

1,720,051

 

 

5.6

%

Total operating expenses

 

9,381,745

 

 

 

 

9,060,121

 

 

 

 

27,425,782

 

 

 

 

26,059,452

 

 

 

OPERATING INCOME

 

1,717,943

 

 

15.5

%

 

1,634,875

 

 

15.3

%

 

4,733,581

 

 

14.7

%

 

4,429,095

 

 

14.5

%

Interest income

 

21,402

 

 

 

 

12,687

 

 

 

 

60,114

 

 

 

 

33,582

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(5,348

)

 

 

 

(5,839

)

 

 

 

(15,472

)

 

 

 

(14,386

)

 

 

Other income (expense), net (1)

 

(29,690

)

 

 

 

(29,165

)

 

 

 

(87,178

)

 

 

 

(96,812

)

 

 

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

1,704,307

 

 

15.4

%

 

1,612,558

 

 

15.1

%

 

4,691,045

 

 

14.6

%

 

4,351,479

 

 

14.3

%

Provision for income taxes

 

435,658

 

 

 

 

554,417

 

 

 

 

990,352

 

 

 

 

1,185,256

 

 

 

NET INCOME

 

1,268,649

 

 

11.4

%

 

1,058,141

 

 

9.9

%

 

3,700,693

 

 

11.5

%

 

3,166,223

 

 

10.4

%

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in Accenture Holdings plc and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc.

 

(1,676

)

 

 

 

(6,997

)

 

 

 

(5,213

)

 

 

 

(93,531

)

 

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests – other (2)

 

(17,457

)

 

 

 

(8,124

)

 

 

 

(46,795

)

 

 

 

(42,309

)

 

 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ACCENTURE PLC

 

$

1,249,516

 

 

11.3

%

 

$

1,043,020

 

 

9.8

%

 

$

3,648,685

 

 

11.3

%

 

$

3,030,383

 

 

9.9

%

CALCULATION OF EARNINGS PER SHARE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Accenture plc

 

$

1,249,516

 

 

 

 

$

1,043,020

 

 

 

 

$

3,648,685

 

 

 

 

$

3,030,383

 

 

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in Accenture Holdings plc and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. (3)

 

1,676

 

 

 

 

6,997

 

 

 

 

5,213

 

 

 

 

93,531

 

 

 

Net income for diluted earnings per share calculation

 

$

1,251,192

 

 

 

 

$

1,050,017

 

 

 

 

$

3,653,898

 

 

 

 

$

3,123,914

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER SHARE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Basic

 

$

1.96

 

 

 

 

$

1.63

 

 

 

 

$

5.72

 

 

 

 

$

4.85

 

 

 

-Diluted

 

$

1.93

 

 

 

 

$

1.60

 

 

 

 

$

5.62

 

 

 

 

$

4.76

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Basic

 

637,831,341

 

 

 

 

639,217,344

 

 

 

 

638,439,707

 

 

 

 

624,365,464

 

 

 

-Diluted

 

649,297,717

 

 

 

 

654,600,026

 

 

 

 

650,144,931

 

 

 

 

655,739,568

 

 

 

Cash dividends per share

 

$

1.46

 

 

 

 

$

1.33

 

 

 

 

$

2.92

 

 

 

 

$

2.66

 

 

 

__________

(1)

Prior to fiscal year 2019, we presented Revenues before reimbursements (net revenues), which excluded reimbursements for travel and other out-of-pocket expenses. In connection with the fiscal year 2019 adoption of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09: “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (Topic 606), the Net revenues and reimbursements lines were eliminated. Effective September 1, 2018, we also adopted ASU No 2017-07: “Compensation Retirement Benefits” (Topic 715) which required us to reclassify certain components of pension service costs from Operating expenses to Non-operating expenses. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform with the current period presentation.

(2)

Comprised primarily of noncontrolling interest attributable to the noncontrolling shareholders of Avanade, Inc.

(3)

Diluted earnings per share assumes the exchange of all Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. exchangeable shares for Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares on a one-for-one basis and the redemption of all Accenture Holdings plc ordinary shares owned by holders of noncontrolling interests prior to March 13, 2018, when these were redeemed for Accenture class A ordinary shares. 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

 

 

 

 

May 31, 2019

 

May 31, 2018 (1)

 

 

OPERATING GROUPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications, Media & Technology

 

$

2,253,136

 

 

$

2,188,353

 

 

3%

 

7%

Financial Services

 

2,196,595

 

 

2,230,969

 

 

(2)

 

4

Health & Public Service

 

1,819,775

 

 

1,753,407

 

 

4

 

6

Products

 

3,077,227

 

 

2,971,195

 

 

4

 

8

Resources

 

1,747,977

 

 

1,546,138

 

 

13

 

19

Other

 

4,978

 

 

4,934

 

 

n/m

 

n/m

Total

 

$

11,099,688

 

 

$

10,694,996

 

 

4%

 

8%

GEOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

 

$

5,147,948

 

 

$

4,743,465

 

 

9%

 

9%

Europe

 

3,770,458

 

 

3,875,429

 

 

(3)

 

5

Growth Markets

 

2,181,282

 

 

2,076,102

 

 

5

 

13

Total

 

$

11,099,688

 

 

$

10,694,996

 

 

4%

 

8%

TYPE OF WORK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consulting

 

$

6,236,630

 

 

$

6,062,696

 

 

3%

 

7%

Outsourcing

 

4,863,058

 

 

4,632,300

 

 

5

 

10

Total

 

$

11,099,688

 

 

$

10,694,996

 

 

4%

 

8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percent
Increase
(Decrease)
U.S. Dollars

 

Percent
Increase
(Decrease)
Local
Currency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

May 31, 2019

 

May 31, 2018 (1)

 

 

OPERATING GROUPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications, Media & Technology

 

$

6,533,319

 

 

$

6,086,335

 

 

7%

 

11%

Financial Services

 

6,369,477

 

 

6,476,035

 

 

(2)

 

2

Health & Public Service

 

5,283,364

 

 

5,122,021

 

 

3

 

5

Products

 

8,912,588

 

 

8,417,382

 

 

6

 

10

Resources

 

5,040,143

 

 

4,352,006

 

 

16

 

21

Other

 

20,472

 

 

34,768

 

 

n/m

 

n/m

Total

 

$

32,159,363

 

 

$

30,488,547

 

 

5%

 

9%

GEOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

 

$

14,758,046

 

 

$

13,601,132

 

 

9%

 

9%

Europe

 

11,112,038

 

 

11,056,792

 

 

 

6

Growth Markets

 

6,289,279

 

 

5,830,623

 

 

8

 

15

Total

 

$

32,159,363

 

 

$

30,488,547

 

 

5%

 

9%

TYPE OF WORK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consulting

 

$

17,990,967

 

 

$

17,083,929

 

 

5%

 

9%

Outsourcing

 

14,168,396

 

 

13,404,618

 

 

6

 

9

Total

 

$

32,159,363

 

 

$

30,488,547

 

 

5%

 

9%

__________

(1)

Effective September 1, 2018, we adopted ASU No. 2014-09 and eliminated our net revenues presentation. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform with the current period presentation. In addition, we updated operating group results for fiscal 2018 to include an acquisition previously categorized within Other.

 

 ACCENTURE PLC

OPERATING INCOME BY OPERATING GROUP

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

May 31, 2019

 

May 31, 2018 (1)

 

 

 

Operating
Income

 

Operating
Margin

 

Operating
Income

 

Operating
Margin

 

Increase
(Decrease)

Communications, Media & Technology

$

425,059

 

 

19%

 

$

386,558

 

 

18%

 

$

38,501

 

Financial Services

346,697

 

 

16

 

386,154

 

 

17

 

(39,457

)

Health & Public Service

196,203

 

 

11

 

218,817

 

 

12

 

(22,614

)

Products

459,276

 

 

15

 

456,026

 

 

15

 

3,250

 

Resources

290,708

 

 

17

 

187,320

 

 

12

 

103,388

 

Total

$

1,717,943

 

 

15.5%

 

$

1,634,875

 

 

15.3%

 

$

83,068

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

May 31, 2019

 

May 31, 2018 (1)

 

 

 

Operating
Income

 

Operating
Margin

 

Operating
Income

 

Operating
Margin

 

Increase
(Decrease)

Communications, Media & Technology

$

1,180,418

 

 

18%

 

$

1,001,096

 

 

16%

 

$

179,322

 

Financial Services

976,759

 

 

15

 

1,069,329

 

 

17

 

(92,570

)

Health & Public Service

539,288

 

 

10

 

602,047

 

 

12

 

(62,759

)

Products

1,272,039

 

 

14

 

1,247,468

 

 

15

 

24,571

 

Resources

765,077

 

 

15

 

509,155

 

 

12

 

255,922

 

Total

$

4,733,581

 

 

14.7%

 

$

4,429,095

 

 

14.5%

 

$

304,486

 

__________

(1)

Effective September 1, 2018, we adopted ASU No. 2017-07, which required us to reclassify certain components of pension service costs from Operating expenses to Non-operating expenses. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform with the current period presentation.

 

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

 

 

May 31, 2019

 

May 31, 2018

 

 

As Reported
(GAAP)

 

As Reported
(GAAP)

 

Tax Law
Changes (1)

 

Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)

Income before income taxes

 

$

1,704,307

 

 

$

1,612,558

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,612,558

 

Provision for income taxes

 

435,658

 

 

554,417

 

 

(121,774

)

 

432,643

 

Net income

 

$

1,268,649

 

 

$

1,058,141

 

 

$

121,774

 

 

$

1,179,915

 

Effective tax rate

 

25.6

%

 

34.4

%

 

 

 

26.8

%

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

1.93

 

 

$

1.60

 

 

$

0.19

 

 

$

1.79

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

May 31, 2019

 

May 31, 2018

 

 

As Reported
(GAAP)

 

As Reported
(GAAP)

 

Tax Law
Changes (1)

 

Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)

Income before income taxes

 

$

4,691,045

 

 

$

4,351,479

 

 

$

 

 

$

4,351,479

 

Provision for income taxes

 

990,352

 

 

1,185,256

 

 

(258,498

)

 

926,758

 

Net income

 

$

3,700,693

 

 

$

3,166,223

 

 

$

(258,498

)

 

$

3,424,721

 

Effective tax rate

 

21.1

%

 

27.2

%

 

 

 

21.3

%

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

5.62

 

 

$

4.76

 

 

$

0.40

 

 

$

5.16

 

__________

(1)

Represents tax expense associated with tax law changes.

 

 ACCENTURE PLC

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

 

 

May 31, 2019

 

August 31, 2018

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

4,769,158

 

 

$

5,061,360

 

Short-term investments

 

3,338

 

 

3,192

 

Receivables and contract assets (1)

 

8,134,147

 

 

7,496,368

 

Other current assets

 

1,235,017

 

 

1,024,639

 

Total current assets

 

14,141,660

 

 

13,585,559

 

NON-CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

Contract assets (1)

 

19,739

 

 

23,036

 

Investments

 

235,286

 

 

215,532

 

Property and equipment, net

 

1,341,548

 

 

1,264,020

 

Goodwill

 

6,078,816

 

 

5,383,012

 

Other non-current assets

 

6,339,311

 

 

3,977,924

 

Total non-current assets

 

14,014,700

 

 

10,863,524

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

28,156,360

 

 

$

24,449,083

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt and bank borrowings

 

$

4,137

 

 

$

5,337

 

Accounts payable

 

1,562,995

 

 

1,348,802

 

Deferred revenues

 

3,255,784

 

 

2,837,682

 

Accrued payroll and related benefits

 

4,461,985

 

 

4,569,172

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

1,267,086

 

 

1,390,758

 

Total current liabilities

 

10,551,987

 

 

10,151,751

 

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

19,855

 

 

19,676

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

3,441,560

 

 

3,553,068

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

3,461,415

 

 

3,572,744

 

TOTAL ACCENTURE PLC SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

13,737,324

 

 

10,364,753

 

NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

 

405,634

 

 

359,835

 

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

14,142,958

 

 

10,724,588

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

$

28,156,360

 

 

$

24,449,083

 

__________

(1)

Effective September 1, 2018 we adopted ASU No. 2014-09, which resulted in the reclassification of Unbilled services into Receivables and contract assets and Deferred revenues. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform with the current period presentation.

 

 ACCENTURE PLC

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS STATEMENTS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

May 31, 2019

 

May 31, 2018

 

May 31, 2019

 

May 31, 2018

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1,268,649

 

 

$

1,058,141

 

 

$

3,700,693

 

 

$

3,166,223

 

Depreciation, amortization and asset impairments

 

221,309

 

 

238,389

 

 

652,592

 

 

691,686

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

263,674

 

 

245,900

 

 

856,952

 

 

751,826

 

Change in assets and liabilities/other, net

 

369,910

 

 

445,108

 

 

(699,537

)

 

(692,302

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

2,123,542

 

 

1,987,538

 

 

4,510,700

 

 

3,917,433

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(140,261

)

 

(173,556

)

 

(357,749

)

 

(439,804

)

Purchases of businesses and investments, net of cash acquired

 

(540,833

)

 

(112,298

)

 

(1,055,915

)

 

(456,402

)

Proceeds from the sale of businesses and investments, net of cash transferred

 

26,106

 

 

14,723

 

 

27,915

 

 

14,325

 

Other investing, net

 

(177

)

 

1,130

 

 

6,041

 

 

7,245

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(655,165

)

 

(270,001

)

 

(1,379,708

)

 

(874,636

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares

 

308,176

 

 

283,605

 

 

754,453

 

 

666,830

 

Purchases of shares

 

(488,453

)

 

(720,185

)

 

(2,284,587

)

 

(2,087,270

)

Cash dividends paid

 

(931,515

)

 

(855,110

)

 

(1,864,353

)

 

(1,708,724

)

Other financing, net

 

(10,270

)

 

(3,498

)

 

(21,666

)

 

(48,248

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

(1,122,062

)

 

(1,295,188

)

 

(3,416,153

)

 

(3,177,412

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(42,046

)

 

(88,583

)

 

(7,041

)

 

(63,400

)

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

304,269

 

 

333,766

 

 

(292,202

)

 

(198,015

)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period

 

4,464,889

 

 

3,595,079

 

 

5,061,360

 

 

4,126,860

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period

 

$

4,769,158

 

 

$

3,928,845

 

 

$

4,769,158

 

 

$

3,928,845

 

 

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