The FINANCIAL — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, ended Feb. 28, 2015, with net revenues of $7.5 billion, an increase of 5 percent in U.S. dollars and 12 percent in local currency over the same period last year.
Diluted earnings per share were $1.08, an increase of $0.05, or 5 percent, over the same period last year.
Operating income was $1.02 billion, an increase of 7 percent over the same period last year, and operating margin was 13.6 percent, a year-over-year expansion of 30 basis points, according to Accenture.
New bookings for the quarter were $9.4 billion, with consulting bookings of $4.2 billion and outsourcing bookings of $5.1 billion.
Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO, said, “We are extremely pleased with our very strong financial results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2015. Our revenue growth of 12 percent in the second quarter was again broad-based across the different dimensions of our business, and we gained significant market share. We delivered excellent new bookings of
$9.4 billion, demonstrating that our services continue to be highly relevant to our clients. Based on our continued momentum and very strong performance in the first half, we are raising our business outlook for revenues for the full fiscal year.
“Our growth strategy and the focused investments we have made across our business are clearly differentiating Accenture in the marketplace—particularly in digital, where we delivered revenue growth of more than 20 percent in local currency in the first half of the fiscal year. We continue to invest to further differentiate our capabilities and to enhance our competitiveness. We remain confident in our ability to continue driving sustainable, profitable growth and delivering value for our clients and shareholders.”