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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 5.42
NAS:CTSH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. NAS:CTSH: 5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:CTSH' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 5.42
Equity to Asset 0.75
NAS:CTSH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. NAS:CTSH: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:CTSH' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.76 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.75
0.6
0.85
Interest Coverage 120.72
NAS:CTSH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 166.16 vs. NAS:CTSH: 120.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:CTSH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 120.72  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 120.72
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 8.82
M-Score: -2.36
WACC vs ROIC
9.27%
24.98%
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 (%) 17.21
NAS:CTSH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. NAS:CTSH: 17.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:CTSH' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.21  Med: 18.45 Max: 18.97
Current: 17.21
17.21
18.97
Net-margin (%) 11.78
NAS:CTSH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. NAS:CTSH: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:CTSH' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.78  Med: 14.87 Max: 16.4
Current: 11.78
11.78
16.4
ROE (%) 16.31
NAS:CTSH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. NAS:CTSH: 16.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:CTSH' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.31  Med: 23.49 Max: 27.55
Current: 16.31
16.31
27.55
ROA (%) 12.03
NAS:CTSH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. NAS:CTSH: 12.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:CTSH' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.03  Med: 18.02 Max: 22.13
Current: 12.03
12.03
22.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 101.01
NAS:CTSH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1892 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.43 vs. NAS:CTSH: 101.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:CTSH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 75.96  Med: 101.99 Max: 111.17
Current: 101.01
75.96
111.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 19.00
NAS:CTSH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. NAS:CTSH: 19.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:CTSH' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.3  Med: 32 Max: 51.7
Current: 19
7.3
51.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
NAS:CTSH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NAS:CTSH: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:CTSH' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.4  Med: 34.1 Max: 48.3
Current: 17.5
15.4
48.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.50
NAS:CTSH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NAS:CTSH: 15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:CTSH' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.5  Med: 31.9 Max: 60.9
Current: 15.5
14.5
60.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

CTSH Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ray Dalio 61,668 sh (+233.41%)
Steven Cohen 101,900 sh (+224.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,902 sh (+165.73%)
Jim Simons 952,552 sh (+119.15%)
Pioneer Investments 2,519,917 sh (+14.38%)
Richard Pzena 370,923 sh (+11.34%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 1,382,600 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 185,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 333,300 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Jerome Dodson Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,970,093 sh (-11.17%)
David Rolfe 6,024,952 sh (-12.44%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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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

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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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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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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.44
CTSH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.96 vs. CTSH: 21.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CTSH' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.21  Med: 24.3 Max: 60.49
Current: 21.44
11.21
60.49
Forward P/E 14.77
CTSH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.75 vs. CTSH: 14.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.44
CTSH's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.17 vs. CTSH: 21.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CTSH' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.13  Med: 24.17 Max: 60.64
Current: 21.44
11.13
60.64
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 26.60
CTSH's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.79 vs. CTSH: 26.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CTSH' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.33  Med: 28.57 Max: 136.9
Current: 26.6
15.33
136.9
P/B 3.21
CTSH's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. CTSH: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CTSH' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.46  Med: 4.82 Max: 12.56
Current: 3.21
2.46
12.56
P/S 2.50
CTSH's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CTSH: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CTSH' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.76  Med: 3.48 Max: 10.29
Current: 2.5
1.76
10.29
PFCF 23.40
CTSH's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. CTSH: 23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CTSH' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.8  Med: 28.91 Max: 138
Current: 23.4
15.8
138
POCF 19.50
CTSH's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.86 vs. CTSH: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CTSH' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.34  Med: 22.3 Max: 64.85
Current: 19.5
11.34
64.85
EV-to-EBIT 12.27
CTSH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1231 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. CTSH: 12.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CTSH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.5  Med: 17.3 Max: 52.5
Current: 12.27
8.5
52.5
EV-to-EBITDA 10.66
CTSH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
61% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. CTSH: 10.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CTSH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 15.35 Max: 46.4
Current: 10.66
7.4
46.4
PEG 1.02
CTSH's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CTSH: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CTSH' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.35
Current: 1.02
0.25
1.35
Shiller P/E 33.45
CTSH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.25 vs. CTSH: 33.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CTSH' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.27  Med: 47.41 Max: 84
Current: 33.45
29.27
84
Current Ratio 3.56
CTSH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 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: 4.21 Max: 5.68
Current: 3.56
2.48
5.68
Quick Ratio 3.56
CTSH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 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: 4.21 Max: 5.68
Current: 3.56
2.48
5.68
Days Sales Outstanding 68.61
CTSH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 67.08 vs. CTSH: 68.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CTSH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.22  Med: 72.46 Max: 80.61
Current: 68.61
66.22
80.61
Days Payable 7.86
CTSH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 43.28 vs. CTSH: 7.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CTSH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.45  Med: 9.28 Max: 12.9
Current: 7.86
7.45
12.9

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
CTSH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. CTSH: -0.30 )
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: -1.7 Max: 0
Current: -0.3
-5.1
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 23.26
CTSH's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
74% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. CTSH: 23.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
CTSH' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.84  Med: 23.21 Max: 877.67
Current: 23.26
9.84
877.67
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.98
CTSH's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. CTSH: 6.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CTSH' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.96  Med: 10.33 Max: 32.57
Current: 6.98
4.96
32.57
Price/Tangible Book 4.85
CTSH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. CTSH: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CTSH' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.98  Med: 7.25 Max: 24.07
Current: 4.85
2.98
24.07
Price/Projected FCF 1.32
CTSH's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. CTSH: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CTSH' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.52 Max: 7.31
Current: 1.32
1.15
7.31
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.76
CTSH's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
89% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. CTSH: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
CTSH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CTSH: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CTSH' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.21 Max: 3.66
Current: 0.73
0.55
3.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.18
CTSH's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. CTSH: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CTSH' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.18
0.49
2.35
Price/Graham Number 2.15
CTSH's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. CTSH: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CTSH' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.89 Max: 8.39
Current: 2.15
1.28
8.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.17
CTSH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CTSH: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTSH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.8 Max: 11.8
Current: 8.17
1.9
11.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.98
CTSH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. CTSH: 21.98 )
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: 21.7  Med: 35.4 Max: 48.3
Current: 21.98
21.7
48.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $13,258
EPS (TTM) $ 2.55
Beta0.97
Short Percentage of Float2.13%
52-Week Range $45.44 - 65.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)606.70

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 13,514 14,828 16,348
EPS ($) 3.30 3.63 3.90
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.30 3.63 3.90
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.94%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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