Accenture’s business outlook for the full 2013 fiscal year continues to assume a foreign-exchange impact of negative 1 percent compared with fiscal 2012.

The company now expects diluted EPS for fiscal 2013 to be in the range of $4.89 to $4.97, reflecting the $0.65 in benefits related to final determinations of prior-year tax liabilities and the reduction in reorganization liabilities in the second quarter. Excluding these benefits, the company continues to expect EPS in the range of $4.24 to $4.32.

Accenture now expects operating margin for the full fiscal year to be in the range of 14.9 percent to 15.0 percent, including the estimated full-year positive impact of 80 basis points from the reduction in reorganization liabilities in the second quarter. Excluding this impact, Accenture continues to expect operating margin for the full fiscal year to be in the range of 14.1 percent to 14.2 percent, an expansion of 20 to 30 basis points.

The company continues to expect operating cash flow to be in the range of $3.2 billion to $3.5 billion; now expects property and equipment additions to be approximately $400 million; and continues to expect free cash flow to be in the range of $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion.

The company continues to expect to return at least $3.3 billion to its shareholders in fiscal 2013 through dividends and share repurchases.

The company now expects its annual effective tax rate to be in the range of 19 percent to 20 percent, including the estimated full-year reduction of approximately 7 percentage points from benefits related to the final determinations of prior-year tax liabilities and the reduction in reorganization liabilities in the second quarter. Excluding these benefits, Accenture continues to expect its annual effective tax rate to be in the range of 26 percent to 27 percent.

Accenture continues to target new bookings for fiscal 2013 in the range of $31 billion to $34 billion.

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