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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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Cash-to-Debt 5.89
CTSH's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1477 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.61 vs. CTSH: 5.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CTSH' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 5.89
Equity-to-Asset 0.75
CTSH's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. CTSH: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CTSH' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.75
0.6
0.83
Interest Coverage 123.08
CTSH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 173.00 vs. CTSH: 123.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CTSH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 120.47  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 123.08
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 8.14
Beneish M-Score: -2.11
WACC vs ROIC
8.90%
24.39%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating Margin % 16.97
CTSH's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
82% of the 1433 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. CTSH: 16.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CTSH' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.97  Med: 18.45 Max: 18.97
Current: 16.97
16.97
18.97
Net Margin % 11.52
CTSH's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 1433 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. CTSH: 11.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CTSH' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.51  Med: 14.38 Max: 16.4
Current: 11.52
11.51
16.4
ROE % 15.61
CTSH's ROE % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. CTSH: 15.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CTSH' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.53  Med: 23.31 Max: 27.55
Current: 15.61
15.53
27.55
ROA % 11.61
CTSH's ROA % is ranked higher than
84% of the 1477 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. CTSH: 11.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CTSH' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.37  Med: 17.5 Max: 22.13
Current: 11.61
11.37
22.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 100.80
CTSH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
74% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.16 vs. CTSH: 100.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CTSH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 75.96  Med: 103.07 Max: 111.17
Current: 100.8
75.96
111.17
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 15.10
CTSH's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. CTSH: 15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CTSH' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.3  Med: 31.1 Max: 51.7
Current: 15.1
7.3
51.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 13.70
CTSH's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. CTSH: 13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CTSH' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.7  Med: 32 Max: 48.3
Current: 13.7
13.7
48.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 8.10
CTSH's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. CTSH: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CTSH' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.1  Med: 29.6 Max: 60.9
Current: 8.1
8.1
60.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CTSH Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Lee Ainslie 40,250 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 154,700 sh (+51.82%)
Pioneer Investments 3,157,760 sh (+25.31%)
Richard Pzena 418,612 sh (+12.86%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,457,600 sh (+5.42%)
Paul Singer 333,300 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Rolfe 6,018,418 sh (-0.11%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,882,419 sh (-4.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,029 sh (-17.46%)
Ray Dalio 17,600 sh (-71.46%)
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Q2 2016

CTSH Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 425,252 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 45,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 112,500 sh (+539.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,099,539 sh (+64.66%)
Richard Pzena 552,498 sh (+31.98%)
Lee Ainslie 52,830 sh (+31.25%)
Pioneer Investments 4,025,945 sh (+27.49%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,457,600 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Rolfe 5,624,679 sh (-6.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,000 sh (-82.63%)
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Q3 2016

CTSH Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Diamond Hill Capital 545,317 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 115,585 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 12,948 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 43,920 sh (+998.00%)
Richard Pzena 940,451 sh (+70.22%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,336,600 sh (+60.30%)
Zeke Ashton 64,000 sh (+40.66%)
Jim Simons 565,752 sh (+33.04%)
Pioneer Investments 5,228,297 sh (+29.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,820,987 sh (+23.28%)
Lee Ainslie 53,060 sh (+0.44%)
Paul Singer 285,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Rolfe 5,376,140 sh (-4.42%)
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Q4 2016

CTSH Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Singer 1,124,440 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 1,739,800 sh (New)
Jana Partners 1,444,283 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 45,970 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 253,760 sh (New)
George Soros 4,500 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 3,598 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 4,783 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 4,732,694 sh (+403.24%)
Diamond Hill Capital 989,306 sh (+81.42%)
Charles Brandes 207,416 sh (+79.45%)
Lee Ainslie 58,180 sh (+9.65%)
Zeke Ashton 67,500 sh (+5.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,002,864 sh (+4.76%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,436,600 sh (+4.28%)
Paul Singer 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 5,031,362 sh (-3.77%)
David Rolfe 2,526,738 sh (-53.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,195 sh (-56.30%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services    NAICS: 541511    SIC: 7371
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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting and business process services.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp was incorporated in the State of Delaware on April 6, 1988 as Anemone Investments, Inc., and began its IT development and maintenance services business in early 1994, as an in-house technology development center for The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation and its operating units. The Company has offices and operations in various countries around the world and provides services to clients globally. Its business is organized and managed around its four industry-oriented business segments: Financial Services; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Retail and Logistics; and Other, which include Communications, Information, Media and Entertainment, and High Technology. Financial Services business segment serves financial institutions throughout the world. Its clients include banks, investment firms and insurance companies. This business segment provides services to its customers operating in the following industries: Banking. The Company focuses on serving traditional retail and commercial banks, diversified financial enterprises, broker-dealers, asset management firms, depositories, clearing organizations and exchanges. The Company serves the needs of property and casualty insurers, life insurers, reinsurance firms and insurance brokers who turn to them for assistance in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations and in achieving business transformation. Its Healthcare segment serves many healthcare and life sciences companies. Its Manufacturing, Retail and Logistics segment provides outsourcing, business consulting and technology services for leaders in a range of sub-sectors, including industrial, automotive, process logistics and retail. The Other business segment includes the Communications, Information, Media and Entertainment, and High Technology operating segments. Across each of its business segments, it provides a broad and expanding range of consulting, information technology and outsourcing services. Its Application Maintenance service offering supports some or all of a client's applications, ensuring that systems remain operational and responsive to changing user requirements and provide on-going enhancements as required by the client. The Company markets and sells its services directly through its professional staff, senior management and direct sales personnel operating out of its Teaneck, New Jersey headquarters and its business development offices which are strategically located in various metropolitan areas around the world. The Company's competitors include Accenture, Capgemini, Computer Sciences Corporation, Genpact, HCL Technologies, HP Enterprise, IBM Global Services, Infosys Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro. In addition, it also competes with numerous smaller local companies in the various geographic markets in which it operates. The Company is subject to numerous, and sometimes conflicting, legal rules on matters as diverse as import/export controls, content

Guru Investment Theses on Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp

Zeke Ashton Comments on Cognizant Solutions - Jan 06, 2017

Cognizant Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) is a leading provider of outsourced business processing and technology solutions, providing mission-critical services to a base of over 1,200 mostly large global corporate customers primarily in the areas of banking and insurance, healthcare, logistics, and manufacturing. As an indication of just how successful Cognizant has been, a quick review of the financials from 2005 to 2015 reveals a business that grew top-line revenue roughly 14-fold from $885 million to $12.4 billion. Even more impressively, cash flow profitability improved from $68 million to $1.8 billion (roughly 26-fold) during the same span as the company achieved scale and operating leverage. We initially began buying Cognizant stock following the “Brexit” vote. We added to the Fund’s position when the stock sold off further in late September after the company disclosed an internal investigation related to improper payments made by company personnel in India that could be in violation of U.S. anti-bribery laws. We made this incremental investment in the belief that this unfortunate situation is likely to be an issue that will ultimately be resolved without significant financial liability or reputational damage to Cognizant. The stock had already recovered some of its losses by the end of October.




From Zeke Ashton (Trades, Portfolio)'s Centaur Management 2016 annual letter to investors.

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David Rolfe Comments on Cognizant - Oct 21, 2016

Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) also detracted from overall performance during the quarter, due to management’s cautious commentary related to the demand environment in two of their core customer verticals. Management’s caution about IT spend in Cognizant’s BFS (Banking and Financial Services) segment trace back to the prolonged low interest rate environment along with increased uncertainty in the macro environment—particularly attributed to the “Brexit” vote, which was relatively fresh news at the time of management’s comments. We do not think this weakness has materialized in the near-term, at least to the extent that management was implying. In addition, but not necessarily new, Cognizant has four clients in the HMO (health-maintenance organization) industry, all attempting to merge with or acquire the other. Though the extended timeline of these M&A deals likely pushes out the timing of expected work for Cognizant at each of these four clients, we think Cognizant’s longer-term positioning as a key partner at all four HMOs will continue to allow them to capture wallet share, regardless of M&A outcomes. Near-term, we expect investors to remain skittish around the shares, if only because the investor base has been skittish for years, with the NTM P/E multiple of Cognizant typically vacillating 20%-30% per year. Despite these recent headwinds to topline growth, we think Cognizant maintains a long- term runway for generating attractive organic growth, as the company benefits from the secular shift of IT spend towards digital solutions. The Company maintains excellent financial strength, with nearly $8 billion in borrowing capacity before reaching the average net debt to operating income leverage of the S&P 500—close to 25% of the current market cap.

From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)'s Wedgewood Partners third-quarter 2016 shareholder letter.

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David Rolfe Comments on Cognizant - Oct 17, 2016

Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) also detracted from overall performance during the quarter, due to management’s cautious commentary related to the demand environment in two of their core customer verticals. Management’s caution about IT spend in Cognizant’s BFS (Banking and Financial Services) segment trace back to the prolonged low interest rate environment along with increased uncertainty in the macro environment—particularly attributed to the “Brexit” vote, which was relatively fresh news at the time of management’s comments. We do not think this weakness has materialized in the near-term, at least to the extent that management was implying. In addition, but not necessarily new, Cognizant has four clients in the HMO (health-maintenance organization) industry, all attempting to merge with or acquire the other. Though the extended timeline of these M&A deals likely pushes out the timing of expected work for Cognizant at each of these four clients, we think Cognizant’s longer-term positioning as a key partner at all four HMOs will continue to allow them to capture wallet share, regardless of M&A outcomes. Near-term, we expect investors to remain skittish around the shares, if only because the investor base has been skittish for years, with the NTM P/E multiple of Cognizant typically vacillating 20%-30% per year. Despite these recent headwinds to topline growth, we think Cognizant maintains a long- term runway for generating attractive organic growth, as the company benefits from the secular shift of IT spend towards digital solutions. The Company maintains excellent financial strength, with nearly $8 billion in borrowing capacity before reaching the average net debt to operating income leverage of the S&P 500—close to 25% of the current market cap.



From Wedgewood Partners' third quarter 2016 shareholder commentary.



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David Rolfe Comments on Cognizant - Oct 15, 2015

Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) was volatile, but contributed to performance. Most of the volatility was related to a large client that was taken private and would not need Cognizant’s services going forward. The stock’s negative performance was reversed later in the quarter after they released record second quarter results with year-over-year revenue growth of over 22% and nearly 20% earnings growth. And to further shrug off investor's fear that the Company was losing a large client relationship, management raised full year revenue and earnings guidance.

From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)'s Wedgewood Partners third quarter 2015 letter.

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Top Ranked Articles about Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp

Zeke Ashton Comments on Cognizant Solutions Guru stock highlight
Cognizant Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) is a leading provider of outsourced business processing and technology solutions, providing mission-critical services to a base of over 1,200 mostly large global corporate customers primarily in the areas of banking and insurance, healthcare, logistics, and manufacturing. As an indication of just how successful Cognizant has been, a quick review of the financials from 2005 to 2015 reveals a business that grew top-line revenue roughly 14-fold from $885 million to $12.4 billion. Even more impressively, cash flow profitability improved from $68 million to $1.8 billion (roughly 26-fold) during the same span as the company achieved scale and operating leverage. We initially began buying Cognizant stock following the “Brexit” vote. We added to the Fund’s position when the stock sold off further in late September after the company disclosed an internal investigation related to improper payments made by company personnel in India that could be in violation of U.S. anti-bribery laws. We made this incremental investment in the belief Read more...
David Rolfe Comments on Cognizant Guru stock highlight
Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) also detracted from overall performance during the quarter, due to management’s cautious commentary related to the demand environment in two of their core customer verticals. Management’s caution about IT spend in Cognizant’s BFS (Banking and Financial Services) segment trace back to the prolonged low interest rate environment along with increased uncertainty in the macro environment—particularly attributed to the “Brexit” vote, which was relatively fresh news at the time of management’s comments. We do not think this weakness has materialized in the near-term, at least to the extent that management was implying. In addition, but not necessarily new, Cognizant has four clients in the HMO (health-maintenance organization) industry, all attempting to merge with or acquire the other. Though the extended timeline of these M&A deals likely pushes out the timing of expected work for Cognizant at each of these four clients, we think Cognizant’s longer-term positioning as a key partner at all four HMOs will continue to allow Read more...
David Rolfe Comments on Cognizant Guru stock highlight
Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) also detracted from overall performance during the quarter, due to management’s cautious commentary related to the demand environment in two of their core customer verticals. Management’s caution about IT spend in Cognizant’s BFS (Banking and Financial Services) segment trace back to the prolonged low interest rate environment along with increased uncertainty in the macro environment—particularly attributed to the “Brexit” vote, which was relatively fresh news at the time of management’s comments. We do not think this weakness has materialized in the near-term, at least to the extent that management was implying. In addition, but not necessarily new, Cognizant has four clients in the HMO (health-maintenance organization) industry, all attempting to merge with or acquire the other. Though the extended timeline of these M&A deals likely pushes out the timing of expected work for Cognizant at each of these four clients, we think Cognizant’s longer-term positioning as a key partner at all four HMOs will continue to allow Read more...
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John Hussman is the president and principal shareholder of Hussman Strategic Advisors, the investment advisory firm that manages the Hussman Funds. He is also the president of the Hussman Investment Trust. Hussman manages Hussman Strategic Growth Fund, which invests primarily in U.S. stocks, and Hussman Strategic Total Return Fund, which invests primarily in U.S. Treasury and government agency securities. These were the most heavily weighted sales during the first quarter. Read more...

Ratios

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PE Ratio 23.46
CTSH's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. CTSH: 23.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CTSH' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.21  Med: 24.04 Max: 60.49
Current: 23.46
11.21
60.49
Forward PE Ratio 16.26
CTSH's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.22 vs. CTSH: 16.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 23.46
CTSH's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
53% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.94 vs. CTSH: 23.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CTSH' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.13  Med: 23.93 Max: 60.64
Current: 23.46
11.13
60.64
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 31.87
CTSH's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
64% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.97 vs. CTSH: 31.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.33  Med: 28.57 Max: 136.9
Current: 31.87
15.33
136.9
PB Ratio 3.36
CTSH's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTSH: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CTSH' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.46  Med: 4.76 Max: 12.56
Current: 3.36
2.46
12.56
PS Ratio 2.69
CTSH's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CTSH: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CTSH' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.76  Med: 3.42 Max: 10.29
Current: 2.69
1.76
10.29
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 44.80
CTSH's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
76% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. CTSH: 44.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.8  Med: 28.93 Max: 138
Current: 44.8
15.8
138
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 35.49
CTSH's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
81% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.92 vs. CTSH: 35.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.34  Med: 22.35 Max: 64.85
Current: 35.49
11.34
64.85
EV-to-EBIT 13.42
CTSH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.44 vs. CTSH: 13.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CTSH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.5  Med: 16.95 Max: 52.5
Current: 13.42
8.5
52.5
EV-to-EBITDA 11.59
CTSH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
55% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. CTSH: 11.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CTSH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 15.1 Max: 46.4
Current: 11.59
7.4
46.4
PEG Ratio 1.36
CTSH's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CTSH: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CTSH' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.36
Current: 1.36
0.25
1.36
Shiller PE Ratio 35.40
CTSH's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 38.44 vs. CTSH: 35.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CTSH' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.27  Med: 47.07 Max: 84
Current: 35.4
29.27
84
Current Ratio 3.56
CTSH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1326 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. CTSH: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CTSH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.48  Med: 3.65 Max: 5.41
Current: 3.56
2.48
5.41
Quick Ratio 3.56
CTSH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1326 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CTSH: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CTSH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.48  Med: 3.65 Max: 5.41
Current: 3.56
2.48
5.41
Days Sales Outstanding 69.17
CTSH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.95 vs. CTSH: 69.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CTSH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.22  Med: 70.17 Max: 80.61
Current: 69.17
66.22
80.61
Days Payable 7.88
CTSH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.59 vs. CTSH: 7.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CTSH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.45  Med: 8.97 Max: 10.95
Current: 7.88
7.45
10.95

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.10
CTSH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. CTSH: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CTSH' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: -1.6 Max: 0.1
Current: 0.1
-5.1
0.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 22.15
CTSH's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
73% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. CTSH: 22.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.8  Med: 26.19 Max: 877.67
Current: 22.15
14.8
877.67
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 7.14
CTSH's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.65 vs. CTSH: 7.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.96  Med: 11.4 Max: 32.57
Current: 7.14
4.96
32.57
Price-to-Tangible-Book 5.00
CTSH's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. CTSH: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.98  Med: 7.68 Max: 23.03
Current: 5
2.98
23.03
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.46
CTSH's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CTSH: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.38 Max: 6.96
Current: 1.46
1.38
6.96
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 0.82
CTSH's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
83% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CTSH: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.79
CTSH's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1228 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CTSH: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.38 Max: 3.45
Current: 0.79
0.56
3.45
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.34
CTSH's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CTSH: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.34
0.49
2.35
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.28
CTSH's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CTSH: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CTSH' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 3.06 Max: 9.91
Current: 2.28
1.29
9.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.49
CTSH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
74% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CTSH: 7.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CTSH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.9 Max: 11.8
Current: 7.49
1.9
11.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 20.71
CTSH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
76% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. CTSH: 20.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CTSH' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.7  Med: 34.65 Max: 48.3
Current: 20.71
20.7
48.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $13,487
EPS (TTM) $ 2.54
Beta0.90
Short Percentage of Float1.11%
52-Week Range $45.44 - 63.23
Shares Outstanding (Mil)606.70

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 14,772 16,253 20,889
EPS ($) 3.61 4.14 4.69
EPS without NRI ($) 3.61 4.14 4.69
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
14.06%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.35 0.42 0.72
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