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Accenture Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2012 Results, With Record Annual Revenues, EPS, Operating Margin, Free Cash Flow and New Bookings

<p class='bwalignc'> – Fourth-quarter revenues increase 2% in U.S. dollars and 9% in local currency, to $6.8 billion; quarterly EPS are $0.88; free cash flow is $1.6 billion – </p> <p class='bwalignc'> – For full year, revenues increase 9% in U.S. dollars and 11% in local currency, to $27.9 billion;<b> </b>EPS increase 13%, to $3.84; and free cash flow is $3.9 billion – </p> <p class='bwalignc'> – New bookings are $9.2 billion for fourth quarter and $32.2 billion for full year – </p> <p class='bwalignc'> – Company increases semi-annual cash dividend 20%, to $0.81 per share – </p> <p class='bwalignc'> – For fiscal year 2013, Accenture expects net revenue growth of 5% to 8% in local currency and EPS of $4.22 to $4.30, an increase of 10% to 12% – </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Accenture Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2012 Results, With Record Annual Revenues, EPS, Operating Margin, Free Cash Flow and New Bookings16:01 EDT Thursday, September 27, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full 2012 fiscal year, ended Aug. 31, 2012, with record annual revenues, earnings per share, operating margin, free cash flow and new bookings. For the fourth quarter, revenues before reimbursements (“net revenues”) were $6.8 billion, an increase of 2 percent in U.S. dollars and 9 percent in local currency compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Diluted earnings per share were $0.88. Operating margin was 13.8 percent. Operating cash flow was $1.7 billion and free cash flow was $1.6 billion. New bookings were $9.2 billion, the company's highest quarterly bookings ever. For the full fiscal year, net revenues were $27.9 billion, an increase of 9 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2011. Diluted earnings per share were $3.84, an increase of 13 percent. Operating margin was 13.9 percent. Operating cash flow was $4.3 billion and free cash flow was $3.9 billion, which exceeded the top end of the company's guided range by nearly $400 million. New bookings were $32.2 billion, an annual record, and $1.2 billion above the top of the company's guided range. In addition, Accenture's Board of Directors has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.81 per share, an increase of 13.5 cents per share, or 20 percent, over its previous semi-annual dividend, declared in March. Pierre Nanterme, Accenture's chief executive officer, said, “We are very pleased with our financial results for fiscal 2012, which met or exceeded our business outlook for the year. Our revenue growth was strong and broad-based across the different dimensions of our business, and we increased EPS by 13 percent. Our balance sheet remains very strong, with a cash balance of $6.6 billion. We also achieved record new bookings of $9.2 billion for the fourth quarter, bringing us to $32.2 billion for the year, our highest ever. “With our diverse portfolio of business, our industry and technology expertise, and the focused execution of our growth strategy, we are very well-positioned to continue gaining market share and delivering value to our clients and shareholders.” Financial ReviewFourth Quarter Fiscal 2012 Net revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 were $6.84 billion, compared with $6.69 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, an increase of 2 percent in U.S. dollars and 9 percent in local currency and at the upper end of the company's guided range of $6.6 billion to $6.85 billion. The foreign-exchange impact of negative 7 percent for the quarter was consistent with the assumption provided in the company's third-quarter earnings release. Consulting net revenues were $3.74 billion, a decrease of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 2 percent in local currency compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Outsourcing net revenues were $3.1 billion, an increase of 10 percent in U.S. dollars and 18 percent in local currency compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Diluted EPS for the fourth quarter were $0.88, compared with $0.91 for the fourth quarter last year. The $0.03 decrease in EPS reflects: $0.03 from higher revenue and operating results, including the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange; and $0.03 from a lower share count; more than offset by $0.08 from a higher effective tax rate; and $0.01 from lower non-operating income. Gross margin (gross profit as a percentage of net revenues) for the fourth quarter was 32.9 percent, compared with 33.1 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the fourth quarter were $1.31 billion, or approximately 19.2 percent of net revenues, compared with $1.29 billion, or approximately 19.4 percent of net revenues, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Operating income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $940 million, or 13.8 percent of net revenues, compared with $923 million, or 13.8 percent of net revenues, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. The company's effective tax rate for the fourth quarter was 32.8 percent, compared with 27.0 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. The higher rate in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was primarily due to an increase in reserves and a change in the geographic mix of income. Net income for the fourth quarter was $636 million, compared with $683 million for the same period of fiscal 2011, a decrease of 7 percent, due to the higher tax rate compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Operating cash flow for the fourth quarter was $1.71 billion, and property and equipment additions were $115 million. Free cash flow, defined as operating cash flow net of property and equipment additions, was $1.59 billion. For the same period of fiscal 2011, operating cash flow was $1.38 billion, property and equipment additions were $137 million, and free cash flow was $1.24 billion. Days services outstanding, or DSOs, were 27 days at Aug. 31, 2012, compared with 30 days at Aug. 31, 2011. Accenture's total cash balance at Aug. 31, 2012 was $6.6 billion, compared with $5.7 billion at Aug. 31, 2011. Utilization for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was 87 percent, compared with 87 percent for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 and 85 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Attrition for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was 12 percent, compared with 13 percent for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 and 14 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. New Bookings New bookings for the fourth quarter were $9.2 billion and reflect a negative 9 percent foreign-currency impact compared with new bookings in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Consulting new bookings were $4.3 billion, or 46 percent of total new bookings. Outsourcing new bookings were $4.9 billion, or 54 percent of total new bookings. Net Revenues by Operating Group Net revenues by operating group for the fourth quarter were as follows: Communications, Media & Technology: $1.38 billion, compared with $1.43 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, a decrease of 3 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 4 percent in local currency. Financial Services: $1.48 billion, compared with $1.37 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, an increase of 8 percent in U.S. dollars and 16 percent in local currency. Health & Public Service: $1.06 billion, compared with $994 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, an increase of 6 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency. Products: $1.61 billion, compared with $1.59 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, an increase of 1 percent in U.S. dollars and 8 percent in local currency. Resources: $1.30 billion, compared with $1.30 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, consistent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 7 percent in local currency. Net Revenues by Geographic Region Net revenues by geographic region for the fourth quarter were as follows: Americas: $3.2 billion, compared with $3.0 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, an increase of 5 percent in U.S. dollars and 8 percent in local currency. Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA): $2.6 billion, compared with $2.7 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, a decrease of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and an increase of 8 percent in local currency. Asia Pacific: $1.1 billion, compared with $957 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, an increase of 11 percent in U.S. dollars and 14 percent in local currency. Full Year Fiscal 2012 Net revenues for the full 2012 fiscal year were $27.9 billion, compared with $25.5 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 9 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency. Net revenues for fiscal 2012 reflect a foreign-exchange impact of negative 2 percent compared with fiscal 2011. Consulting net revenues were $15.6 billion, an increase of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and 6 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2011. Outsourcing net revenues were $12.3 billion, an increase of 16 percent in U.S. dollars and 19 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2011. Diluted EPS for the full 2012 fiscal year were $3.84, compared with $3.39 for fiscal 2011, an increase of 13 percent. The $0.45 increase in EPS reflects: $0.40 from higher revenue and operating results, including the impact of foreign exchange; and $0.08 from a lower share count; partially offset by $0.02 from a higher effective tax rate; and $0.01 from lower non-operating income. Gross margin (gross profit as a percentage of net revenues) for fiscal 2012 was 32.3 percent, compared with 32.9 percent for fiscal 2011. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the full fiscal year were $5.11 billion, or 18.4 percent of net revenues, compared with $4.91 billion, or approximately 19.2 percent of net revenues, for fiscal 2011. Operating income for the full fiscal year was $3.87 billion, or 13.9 percent of net revenues, compared with $3.47 billion, or 13.6 percent of net revenues, for fiscal 2011, an expansion of 30 basis points. Accenture's annual effective tax rate for fiscal 2012 was 27.6 percent, compared with 27.3 percent for fiscal 2011, in line with the company's guided range of 27 percent to 28 percent. Net income for the full fiscal year was $2.82 billion, compared with $2.55 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 11 percent. For the full 2012 fiscal year, operating cash flow was $4.26 billion and property and equipment additions were $372 million. Free cash flow, defined as operating cash flow net of property and equipment additions, was $3.88 billion, exceeding the company's previously guided range of $3.2 billion to $3.5 billion, principally due to record-low days services outstanding of 27 days as of Aug. 31, 2012. For the prior fiscal year, ended Aug. 31, 2011, operating cash flow was $3.44 billion, property and equipment additions were $404 million, and free cash flow was $3.04 billion. Utilization for the full 2012 fiscal year was 87 percent, compared with 86 percent for fiscal 2011. Attrition for the full 2012 fiscal year was 12 percent, compared with 14 percent for fiscal 2011. New Bookings New bookings for the full fiscal year were $32.2 billion, an increase of 12 percent in U.S. dollars and 15 percent in local currency over fiscal 2011. Consulting new bookings were $16.6 billion, an increase of 8 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency over fiscal 2011. Consulting represented 52 percent of new bookings in fiscal 2012. Outsourcing new bookings were $15.6 billion, an increase of 16 percent in U.S. dollars and 20 percent in local currency compared with fiscal 2011. Outsourcing represented 48 percent of new bookings in fiscal 2012. Net Revenues by Operating Group All of Accenture's operating groups grew revenues in both U.S. dollars and local currency in fiscal 2012 compared with fiscal 2011. Net revenues by operating group for the full fiscal year were as follows: Communications, Media & Technology: $5.9 billion, compared with $5.4 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 9 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency. Financial Services: $5.8 billion, compared with $5.4 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 9 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency. Health & Public Service: $4.3 billion, compared with $3.9 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 10 percent in U.S. dollars and 11 percent in local currency. Products: $6.6 billion, compared with $5.9 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 11 percent in U.S. dollars and 13 percent in local currency. Resources: $5.3 billion, compared with $4.9 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 8 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency. Net Revenues by Geographic Region All of Accenture's geographic regions grew revenues in both U.S. dollars and local currency in fiscal 2012 compared with fiscal 2011. Net revenues by geographic region for the full fiscal year were as follows: Americas: $12.5 billion, compared with $11.3 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 11 percent in U.S. dollars and 13 percent in local currency. Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA): $11.3 billion, compared with $10.9 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 4 percent in U.S. dollars and 8 percent in local currency. Asia Pacific: $4.0 billion, compared with $3.4 billion for fiscal 2011, an increase of 20 percent in U.S. dollars and 18 percent in local currency. Returning Cash to Shareholders Accenture continues to return cash to shareholders through cash dividends and share repurchases. In fiscal 2012, the company returned more than $3 billion to shareholders, including $951 million in cash dividends and $2.1 billion in share repurchases. Dividend Accenture plc has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.81 per share on Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares for shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 12, 2012, and Accenture SCA will declare a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.81 per share on Accenture SCA Class I common shares for shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 9, 2012. Both dividends are payable on Nov. 15, 2012. This represents an increase of 13.5 cents per share, or 20 percent, over the company's previous semi-annual dividend, declared in March. Share Repurchase Activity During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, Accenture repurchased or redeemed 12.0 million shares, including 10.4 million shares repurchased in the open market, for a total of $696 million. During the full fiscal year 2012, Accenture repurchased or redeemed 36.6 million shares, including 30.1 million shares repurchased in the open market, for a total of $2.1 billion. Accenture's total remaining share repurchase authority at Aug. 31, 2012 was approximately $4.2 billion. At Aug. 31, 2012, Accenture had approximately 689 million total shares outstanding, including 633 million Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares and minority holdings of 56 million shares (Accenture SCA Class I common shares and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. exchangeable shares). Business OutlookFirst Quarter Fiscal 2013 Accenture expects net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 to be in the range of $7.1 billion to $7.35 billion, which assumes a foreign-exchange impact of negative 3 percent compared with the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Fiscal Year 2013 Accenture's business outlook for the full 2013 fiscal year assumes a foreign-exchange impact of negative 1 percent compared with fiscal 2012. For fiscal 2013, the company expects net revenue growth to be in the range of 5 percent to 8 percent in local currency. The company expects diluted EPS to be in the range of $4.22 to $4.30. Accenture expects operating margin for the full fiscal year to be in the range of 14.0 percent to 14.1 percent, an expansion of 10 to 20 basis points. For fiscal 2013, the company expects operating cash flow to be in the range of $3.2 billion to $3.5 billion; property and equipment additions to be $420 million; and free cash flow to be in the range of $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion. The outlook for operating cash flow and free cash flow includes the impact of a discretionary cash contribution of $500 million that the company expects to make to its U.S. defined benefit pension plan in fiscal 2013. The company expects its annual effective tax rate to be in the range of 26 percent to 27 percent. Accenture is targeting new bookings for fiscal 2013 in the range of $31 billion to $34 billion. Conference Call and Webcast Details Accenture will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss its fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2012 financial results. To participate, please dial +1 (800) 230-1059 [+1 (612) 234-9960 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 7:00 p.m. EDT today, Thursday, Sept. 27, and continuing until Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. A podcast of the conference call will be available online at www.accenture.com beginning approximately 24 hours after the call and continuing until Wednesday, Dec. 19. 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 256202 from 7:00 p.m. EDT today, Thursday, Sept. 27, through Wednesday, Dec. 19. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is 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. 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, and a significant reduction in such demand 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 consulting and outsourcing markets are highly competitive, and the company might not be able to compete effectively; the company's results of operations (including its net revenues and operating income) and the value of balance-sheet items originally denominated in other currencies could be materially adversely affected by unfavorable fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates or changes to existing currencies; the company could have liability or the company's reputation could be damaged if the company fails to protect client and company data or information systems as obligated by law or contract or if the company's information systems are breached; 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; the company's results of operations could materially suffer if the company is not able to obtain sufficient pricing to enable it to meet its profitability expectations; if the company's pricing estimates do not accurately anticipate the cost, risk and complexity of the company performing its work or third parties upon which it relies do not meet their commitments, then the company's contracts could have delivery inefficiencies and be unprofitable; the company's work with government clients exposes the company to additional risks inherent in the government contracting environment, including risks related to governmental budget and debt constraints; the company's business could be materially adversely affected if it incurs legal liability in connection with providing its services and solutions; the company's results of operations and ability to grow could be materially negatively affected if the company cannot adapt and expand its services and solutions in response to ongoing changes in technology and offerings by new entrants; outsourcing services subject the company to different operational risks than its consulting and systems integration services; 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; the company has only a limited ability to protect its intellectual property rights, which are important to the company's success; the company's ability to attract and retain business and employees may depend on its reputation in the marketplace; the company's alliance relationships may not be successful or may change, which could adversely affect the company's results of operations; the company might not successfully manage the operational and other risks associated with acquiring or integrating businesses or entering into joint ventures; the company's profitability could suffer if its cost-management strategies are unsuccessful, and the company may not be able to improve its profitability through improvements to cost-management to the degree it has done in the past; many of the company's contracts include performance 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; changes in the company's level of taxes, and audits, investigations and tax proceedings, or changes in the company's treatment as an Irish company, could have a material adverse effect on the company's results of operations and financial condition; if the company is unable to manage the organizational challenges associated with its size, the company might be unable to achieve its business objectives; if the company is unable to collect its receivables or unbilled services, the company's results of operations, financial condition and cash flows could be adversely affected; the company's share price and results of operations could fluctuate and be difficult to predict; 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 August 31,Year Ended August 31,2012% of Net Revenues2011% of Net Revenues2012% of Net Revenues2011% of Net RevenuesREVENUES: Revenues before reimbursements ("Net revenues") $ 6,835,893 100 % $ 6,687,650 100 % $ 27,862,330 100 % $ 25,507,036 100 % Reimbursements   452,366     486,423     1,915,655     1,845,878   Revenues 7,288,259 7,174,073 29,777,985 27,352,914   OPERATING EXPENSES: Cost of services: Cost of services before reimbursable expenses 4,587,003 67.1 % 4,472,263 66.9 % 18,874,629 67.7 % 17,120,317 67.1 % Reimbursable expenses   452,366     486,423     1,915,655     1,845,878   Cost of services 5,039,369 4,958,686 20,790,284 18,966,195 Sales and marketing 839,187 12.3 % 820,841 12.3 % 3,303,478 11.9 % 3,094,465 12.1 % General and administrative costs 468,920 6.9 % 471,610 7.1 % 1,810,984 6.5 % 1,820,277 7.1 % Reorganization costs, net   433     407     1,691     1,520   Total operating expenses   6,347,909     6,251,544     25,906,437     23,882,457     OPERATING INCOME 940,350 13.8 % 922,529 13.8 % 3,871,548 13.9 % 3,470,457 13.6 %   Loss on investments, net (889 ) (145 ) (858 ) (1,086 ) Interest income 11,488 11,936 42,550 41,083 Interest expense (3,186 ) (3,930 ) (15,061 ) (15,000 ) Other (expense) income, net   (1,609 )   5,008     5,995     16,568     INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 946,154 13.8 % 935,398 14.0 % 3,904,174 14.0 % 3,512,022 13.8 %   Provision for income taxes   309,999     252,533     1,079,241     958,782     NET INCOME 636,155 9.3 % 682,865 10.2 % 2,824,933 10.1 % 2,553,240 10.0 %   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in Accenture SCA and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc.   (51,773 ) (60,299 ) (237,520 ) (243,575 ) Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests – other (1)   (6,100 )   (10,633 )   (33,903 )   (31,988 )   NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ACCENTURE PLC $ 578,282   8.5 % $ 611,933   9.2 % $ 2,553,510   9.2 % $ 2,277,677   8.9 %   CALCULATION OF EARNINGS PER SHARE: Net income attributable to Accenture plc $ 578,282 $ 611,933 $ 2,553,510 $ 2,277,677 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in Accenture SCA and Accenture Canada Holdings Inc. (2)   51,773     60,299     237,520     243,575   Net income for diluted earnings per share calculation $ 630,055   $ 672,232   $ 2,791,030   $ 2,521,252     EARNINGS PER SHARE: - Basic $ 0.91 $ 0.95 $ 3.97 $ 3.53 - Diluted (3) $ 0.88 $ 0.91 $ 3.84 $ 3.39   WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES: - Basic 636,064,228 647,428,247 643,132,601 645,631,170 - Diluted (3) 717,827,179 739,050,449 726,416,452 742,823,519   Cash dividends per share $ - $ - $ 1.35 $ 0.90 ___________ (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 SCA Class I common 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. (3) Diluted weighted average Accenture plc Class A ordinary shares and earnings per share amounts in fiscal 2011 have been restated to reflect additional restricted share units issued to holders of restricted share units in connection with the fiscal 2012 payment of cash dividends. This restatement resulted in a one cent decrease in diluted earnings per share from $3.40 to $3.39 for the year ended August 31, 2011.     ACCENTURE PLC   SUMMARY OF REVENUES                 (In thousands of U.S. dollars)(Unaudited)   PercentPercentIncreaseIncreaseThree Months Ended August 31,(Decrease)Local20122011U.S. dollarsCurrencyOPERATING GROUPS Communications, Media & Technology (1) $ 1,384,757 $ 1,431,911 (3 %) 4 % Financial Services 1,479,845 1,372,310 8 16 Health & Public Service 1,057,097 993,657 6 10 Products 1,607,002 1,586,462 1 8 Resources 1,303,087 1,298,799 - 7 Other   4,105   4,511 n/m n/m TOTAL Net Revenues 6,835,893 6,687,650 2 % 9 % Reimbursements   452,366   486,423 (7 ) TOTAL REVENUES $ 7,288,259 $ 7,174,073 2 %   GEOGRAPHY Americas $ 3,193,198 $ 3,041,001 5 % 8 % EMEA 2,582,960 2,689,793 (4 ) 8 Asia Pacific   1,059,735   956,856 11 14 TOTAL Net Revenues $ 6,835,893 $ 6,687,650 2 % 9 %   TYPE OF WORK Consulting $ 3,738,245 $ 3,881,006 (4 %) 2 % Outsourcing   3,097,648   2,806,644 10 18 TOTAL Net Revenues $ 6,835,893 $ 6,687,650 2 % 9 %     PercentPercentIncreaseYear Ended August 31,IncreaseLocalOPERATING GROUPS20122011U.S. dollarsCurrency Communications, Media & Technology (1) $ 5,906,724 $ 5,434,024 9 % 11 % Financial Services 5,842,776 5,380,674 9 11 Health & Public Service 4,255,631 3,861,146 10 11 Products 6,562,974 5,931,333 11 13 Resources 5,275,001 4,882,248 8 10 Other   19,224   17,611 n/m n/m TOTAL Net Revenues 27,862,330 25,507,036 9 % 11 % Reimbursements   1,915,655   1,845,878 4 TOTAL REVENUES $ 29,777,985 $ 27,352,914 9 %   GEOGRAPHY Americas $ 12,522,673 $ 11,270,668 11 % 13 % EMEA 11,296,207 10,853,684 4 8 Asia Pacific   4,043,450   3,382,684 20 18 TOTAL Net Revenues $ 27,862,330 $ 25,507,036 9 % 11 %   TYPE OF WORK Consulting $ 15,562,321 $ 14,924,187 4 % 6 % Outsourcing   12,300,009   10,582,849 16 19 TOTAL Net Revenues $ 27,862,330 $ 25,507,036 9 % 11 % __________ n/m = not meaningful   (1) On September 1, 2011, the Company renamed the Communications & High Tech operating group to Communications, Media & Technology. No amounts have been reclassified in any period in connection with this name change.                       ACCENTURE PLC   OPERATING INCOME BY OPERATING GROUP (OG)   (In thousands of U.S. dollars)(Unaudited)   Three Months Ended August 31,20122011OPERATING GROUPSOperating IncomeOperating MarginOperating IncomeOperating MarginIncrease(Decrease) Communications, Media & Technology (1) $ 180,930 13 % $ 188,444 13 % $ (7,514 ) Financial Services 235,613 16 187,312 14 48,301 Health & Public Service 48,032 5 100,715 10 (52,683 ) Products 219,270 14 206,169 13 13,101 Resources   256,505 20   239,889 18   16,616   Total $ 940,350 13.8 % $ 922,529 13.8 % $ 17,821         Year Ended August 31,20122011OPERATING GROUPSOperating Income   Operating Margin   Operating Income   Operating Margin   Increase (Decrease) Communications, Media & Technology (1) $ 845,411 14 % $ 727,761 13 % $ 117,650 Financial Services 809,633 14 898,287 17 (88,654 ) Health & Public Service 376,125 9 318,430 8 57,695 Products 863,860 13 679,716 11 184,144 Resources   976,519 19   846,263 17   130,256   Total $ 3,871,548 13.9 % $ 3,470,457 13.6 % $ 401,091     (1)   On September 1, 2011, the Company renamed the Communications & High Tech operating group to Communications, Media & Technology. No amounts have been reclassified in any period in connection with this name change.           ACCENTURE PLC   CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS   (In thousands of U.S. dollars)   August 31, 2012August 31, 2011(Unaudited)ASSETS   CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,640,526 $ 5,701,078 Short-term investments 2,261 4,929 Receivables from clients, net 3,080,877 3,236,059 Unbilled services, net 1,399,834 1,385,733 Other current assets   1,464,433   1,143,384   Total current assets   12,587,931   11,471,183   NON-CURRENT ASSETS: Unbilled services, net 12,151 49,192 Investments 28,180 40,365 Property and equipment, net 779,494 785,231 Other non-current assets   3,257,659   3,385,539   Total non-current assets   4,077,484   4,260,327   TOTAL ASSETS $ 16,665,415 $ 15,731,510   LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   CURRENT LIABILITIES: Current portion of long-term debt and bank borrowings $ 11 $ 4,419 Accounts payable 903,847 949,250 Deferred revenues 2,275,052 2,219,270 Accrued payroll and related benefits 3,428,838 3,259,252 Other accrued liabilities   1,501,457   1,474,398   Total current liabilities   8,109,205   7,906,589   NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES: Long-term debt 22 - Other non-current liabilities   3,931,760   3,474,049   Total non-current liabilities   3,931,782   3,474,049   TOTAL ACCENTURE PLC SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 4,145,833 3,878,951   NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS   478,595   471,921   TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 4,624,428 4,350,872     TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 16,665,415 $ 15,731,510                   ACCENTURE PLC   CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS STATEMENTS   (In thousands of U.S. dollars)(Unaudited)   Three Months Ended August 31,Year Ended August 31,2012201120122011   CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $ 636,155 $ 682,865 $ 2,824,933 $ 2,553,240 Depreciation, amortization and asset impairments 178,909 141,340 593,545 513,256 Share-based compensation expense 125,697 106,419 538,086 450,137 Change in assets and liabilities/other, net   767,430     450,652     300,288     (74,894 )   Net cash provided by operating activities   1,708,191     1,381,276     4,256,852     3,441,739     CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Purchases of property and equipment (115,258 ) (136,975 ) (371,974 ) (403,714 ) Purchases of businesses and investments, net of cash acquired (699 ) (187,525 ) (174,383 ) (306,187 ) Other investing, net   3,342     3,370     10,972     6,514     Net cash used in investing activities   (112,615 )   (321,130 )   (535,385 )   (703,387 )   CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares 56,722 89,003 454,387 557,366 Purchases of shares (695,741 ) (730,804 ) (2,098,841 ) (2,171,877 ) Cash dividends paid - - (950,857 ) (643,642 ) Other financing, net   (3,965 )   27,266     36,456     136,649     Net cash used in financing activities (642,984 ) (614,535 ) (2,558,855 ) (2,121,504 ) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   59,275     (1,217 )   (223,164 )   245,938     NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 1,011,867 444,394 939,448 862,786   CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period   5,628,659     5,256,684     5,701,078     4,838,292     CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period $ 6,640,526   $ 5,701,078   $ 6,640,526   $ 5,701,078   AccentureRoxanne Taylor, + 917-452-5106roxanne.taylor@accenture.com