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%. The stock was up 50 cents, or 1.98%, to $25.75 in after-hours trading. The J. Jill Group ( JILL) announced that it 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 comparable same-store sales of 4.7% for the quarter vs. the year ago period. The stock was down 89 cents, or 5.84%, to $14.35 in 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 international 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 Robert Mondavi brands. The stock was up 18 cents, or 0.72%, to $25.10 in after-hours. Wyeth ( WYE) announced it expects pro forma earnings for the third quarter in the mid- to upper-70 cent range, which is better than Wall Street's forecast. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call 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 is possible to exceed the upper end of the range if current business trends continue. The stock was up 20 cents, or 0.43%, to $46.27 in after-hours.
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 2.34%, 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, from $50.8 million last year. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected a profit of 13 cents a share on revenue of $58.2 million. Looking ahead, 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 12.04%, 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 end-to-end networking service provider said it 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 for its mVision, IPTV solution for its weaker-than-expected revenue. The stock was down $1.77, or 23.14%, to $5.88 in after-hours trading. Dollar Tree ( DLTR) reaffirmed its third-quarter revenue guidance of $775 million to $800 million. The discount variety store also updated the impact of the hurricanes. Dollar Tree expects to record a third-quarter loss of $4.5 million to $5.5 million, or 3 cents a share, due to both hurricanes. The stock was unchanged at $21.89.