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While tech service giants such as IBM and EDS stumble, Accenture seems to be hitting its stride. The $16 billion consulting giant rings up 64% of its sales from consulting and the rest from outsourcing. Accenture has stayed ahead of the pack by focusing on the marriage of business knowhow and technology. CEO William Green is betting that Accenture can become the must-have adviser for Corporate America by dreaming up and building services so cutting edge that they'll be required to compete in any industry.

Green figures that if Accenture can deliver, it'll be able to produce double-digit earnings and revenue growth, outstripping the tech-services industry. The biggest risk: that Accenture exceeds its capabilities, jeopardizing hundreds of millions in contracts.

Company Info

Revenues* $16.1 BILLION
Revenue Growth 14.2%
Return on Equity 42.4%
Total Return-5.4%
Profits* $799.5 MILLION
All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.

* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.

Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek

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Company Snapshot

Accenture, Ltd. provides management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing services. The company operates in five segments: Communications and High Tech, Financial Services, Products and Services, Resources, and Government. Communications and High Tech segment provides business intelligence, billing transformation, customer contact transformation, sales force transformation, service fulfillment, and network solutions; provides electronic commerce and strategy, enterprise resource, customer relationship, and supply chain management services; and offers digital content solutions. Financial Services segment offers outsourcing strategies and customer relationship management initiative services. Products and services segment includes automotive, health services, industrial equipment, pharmaceuticals and medical products, retail and consumer, and transportation and travel service groups; and offers operating and supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, channel management, product design, remote field maintenance, enterprise application integration, outsourcing, value creation, customer relationship management, procurement, electronic business, maintenance, and repair services. Resources segment serves the energy, chemicals, utilities, metals, mining, and forest products companies. Its Government segment serves human services, justice, postal, education and electoral authorities, and cities and other municipalities. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

No. of Employees


Data provided by Capital IQ
William D. Green

William D. Green

AGE: 51


Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Leadership Team

CEO Bio >

Total Compensation*


Total Value of Options**


Degrees Held

Babson College (MBA), Dean College (BS)

* Latest available fiscal year
** The sum of the net value of options exercised and held in the latest available fiscal year

Key Executives

William D. Green, Martin I. Cole, Joellin Comerford, Anthony G. Coughlan, Karl-Heinz Flöther, Mark Foster, Robert N. Frerichs, Michael G. McGrath, Stephen J. Rohleder, Douglas G. Scrivner, David C. Thomlinson, Diego Visconti

Board Members

William D. Green, Joe W. Forehand, Blythe J. McGarvie, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Steven A. Ballmer, Dina Dublon, Dennis F. Hightower, William L. Kimsey, Robert I. Lipp, Carlos Vidal, Wulf von Schimmelmann

Data provided by Capital IQ
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