Accenture plc (ACN) will raise its quarterly dividend by 10.2 percent to 97 cents per share in 2021. This follows a dividend hike of 10.0 percent to 88 cents per share in 2020. IT-services company Accenture moved from a semi-annual to a quarterly schedule for dividend payments in fiscal 2020.
The next ACN dividend of $0.97 per share will be paid on November 15, 2021 to shareholders of record on October 14, 2021. The new annual rate of $3.88 per share yields 1.1% to Accenture shareholders at a stock price of $339.
Accenture plc provides management and technology consulting services. The company serves clients in a broad range of industries and in three geographic regions: North America, Europe and Growth Markets (Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East). Accenture's five operating groups are organized by industry: Communications, Media & Technology, Financial Services, Health & Public Service, Products and Resources. Accenture's Products operating group serves a set of increasingly interconnected consumer-relevant industries. Resources serves the chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, utilities and related industries. In 2019 Accenture switched from a semi-annual to a quarterly dividend payment.