Monday, June 30, 2008

Big Four Firms Dominate Professional Service Rankings

The Big Four Firms - PwC, D&T, E&Y, KPMG and Accenture have taken the top 5 revenue spots in a recent global professional services report released by Managing Partners Forum. BearingPoint is number 24 while we couldn't quickly spot CapGemini in this list. Here are some impressive (rounded) numbers..

Friday, June 27, 2008

Accenture Blows Away Analyst Expectations, Stock Zooms!

As we blogged yesterday, the bar was set high for Accenture (NYSE: ACN), but the firm had no problems surpassing that threshold. Strong financial results for the Q3-2008 (ended May 31, 2008) of net revenues of $6.10 billion, 20% year-over-year increase in U.S. dollars and the highest quarterly net revenues in the company’s history; combined with an record EPS of $0.74, up 36% from Q3-2007 blew away analyst expectations...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Deloitte's WIN Blog Passes On the Torch

We have blogged before about Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) blog pioneered by Cathy Benko who went public in January 2007 and wrote heart-warming, insightful, tell-it-like-it-is posts, many times going against the corporate grain. Her veracity and everyday humor added color and perspective to what professional women face at Deloitte and perhaps at other organizations. Most of all she had courage, and wasn’t afraid to say what was on her mind...

Accenture’s Steady Results Move Stock up 18% in 2008

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is set to report its third quarter 2008 earnings (March, April, May 2008) tomorrow June 26, 2008 to Wall Street and has scheduled a conference call at 4:30 PM EST (800-288-8968) to discuss these results with investors...

Monday, June 23, 2008

PwC Study Mainstay for TechCrunch Social Network Valuations

There’s a new blog post today at TechCrunch where Michael Arrington indicates a dollar enterprise value for different social networks based on the recent implied valuations of Facebook ($15 billion), LinkedIn ($1 billion) and Bebo ($850 billion)...

Friday, June 20, 2008

KPMG Finds Corporate Investments Balance to Shift Considerably

A recent KPMG International survey shows that the winds of global corporate investments are going to change in favor of the developed world. This mirrors the shift in the balance of global economic power, that we all know anecdotally, is finally making its impact...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Big Four Firms Have Top Spots as Desirable Employers

The Universum USA survey of most desirable employers from the perspective of over 40,000 US undergraduates conducted from December 2007-April 2008 puts the Big Four Accounting Firms within the top 20...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Deloitte Remains Embroiled in Parmalat Saga

Remember Parmalat ? the Italian diary company which plunged into spectacular bankruptcy in 2003 when it collapsed under a huge debt burden of EUR 14 Billion. Since then, the company has restructured and relisted in 2005 in Milan...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Big Four Firms Contribute GBP 100,000 Each to New Center

After much study, The International Centre for Financial Regulation with a goal to "
establish a unique centre of understand and explore the contribution
that efficient systems of financial regulation make to global growth, including in
developing economies." is moving fast to be a global influential institution in the city of London, UK. 

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