Buoyed by strong performances in its consulting and outsourcing units, consulting giant Accenture posted a 52 percent rise in its fourth quarter profits to $183 million, versus the year-ago period for the period ended Aug. 31.

System-wide revenue jumped 10 percent to $3.5 billion. For the year, the former Andersen Consulting said that profits were $693 million compared with $498 million over fiscal 2003. System-wide revenues jumped roughly 7 percent to $15.1 billion vs. the prior-year figures.

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