Accenture ( ACN) said it earned $229.1 million, or 38 cents a share, for the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31, compared with $182.9 million, or 30 cents a share, a year ago. The global management consulting firm reported a 15% rise in revenue to $3.92 billion from $3.42 billion last year. Analysts expected earnings of 36 cents a share on revenue of $3.85 billion, according to Thomson First Call. Looking ahead, Accenture expects GAAP earnings in the range of $1.45 to $1.50 a share on net revenue growth of 9% to 12% in fiscal 2006. The stock was up 50 cents, or 2%, to $25.75 in after-hours trading. The J. Jill Group ( JILL) expects to report a loss of 12 cents to 14 cents a share on revenue of $103 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 24. The specialty retailer said it expects an increase in same-store sales of 4.7% for the quarter the year ago period. The stock was down 89 cents, or 5.8%, to $14.35 after hours. Constellation Brands ( STZ) said it earned $82.4 million, or 34 cents a share, for the second quarter ended Aug. 31, vs. $80.6 million, or 35 cents a share, a year ago. The beverage producer reported quarterly revenue of $1.2 billion compared with $1.04 billion last year. Excluding items, the company earned $98.1 million, or 41 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 41 cents a share on revenue of $1.2 billion. The company said its strong performance was driven by its U.S. branded wine and imported beer business coupled with the addition of the Robert Mondavi brands. The stock was up 18 cents, or 0.7%, to $25.10 after hours. Wyeth ( WYE) announced it expects earnings before items for the third quarter in the middle- to upper-70-cent range, which is better-than Wall Street's forecast. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were expected a profit of 72 cents a share. The company also reaffirmed its 2005 earnings guidance of $2.80 to $2.90 a share and said it will be possible to exceed the upper end of the range if current business trends continue. The stock was up 20 cents, or 0.4%, to $46.27 in extended trading.
Net2Phone ( NTOP) reported a loss of $9.6 million, or 13 cents a share, for the fourth quarter ended July 31, vs. a loss of $6.3 million, or 8 cents a share, a year ago. The company reported revenue for the quarter of $20.8 million. Analysts expected a loss of 12 cents a share on sales of $21 million, according to Thomson First Call. The stock was up 4 cents, or 2.3%, to $1.75 in after-hours trading. CalAmp ( CAMP) said it earned $3.7 million, or 16 cents a share, for the second quarter ended Aug. 31, compared with $1.7 million, or 8 cents a share, a year ago. The provider of wireless products and engineering services reported an increase in revenue for the quarter of 13.4% to $57.7 million. Analysts expected a profit of 13 cents a share on revenue of $58.2 million. CalAmp expects to earn 17 cents to 21 cents a share on revenue of $60 million to $68 million for the third quarter. The stock was 98 cents, or 12%, to $9.12 in after-hours trading. UTStarcom ( UTSI) warned that its third-quarter profit and revenue will fall short of its previous outlook. The networking service provider now expects third-quarter revenue of $620 million to $640 million compared with its previous forecast of $660 million to $680 million. The company cited a delay in revenue related to a contract with Softbank BB. The stock was down $1.77, or 23.1%, to $5.88 in after-hours trading. Dollar Tree ( DLTR) reaffirmed its third-quarter revenue guidance of $775 million to $800 million. The discount chain also expects to record a third-quarter loss of $4.5 million to $5.5 million, or 3 cents a share, because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The stock was unchanged at $21.89.