Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc raised its full-year sales forecast and beat quarterly revenue estimates on December 17, as an extended work-from-home period boosted its digital, cloud and security services.
Shares of the company rose about 4 percent in light premarket trading.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to expedite their move to the cloud, benefiting large IT consulting firms such as Accenture, which serves across industries including health and financial services.
The company forecast fiscal year 2021 revenue growth between 4 percent and 6 percent, above its previous estimate of growth between 2 percent and 5 percent.
Accenture expects second-quarter revenue to be between $11.55 billion and $11.95 billion, above Wall Street estimates of $11.35 billion.