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Cognizant Technology Solutions ROIC %

: 16.34% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. Cognizant Technology Solutions's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 16.34%.

As of today (2022-08-07), Cognizant Technology Solutions's WACC % is 8.75%. Cognizant Technology Solutions's ROIC % is 15.90% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Cognizant Technology Solutions generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


Cognizant Technology Solutions ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Cognizant Technology Solutions's ROIC % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROIC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 16.05 21.14 17.73 12.21 15.46

Cognizant Technology Solutions Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROIC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 14.66 15.42 16.19 15.62 16.34

Competitive Comparison

For the Information Technology Services subindustry, Cognizant Technology Solutions's ROIC %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROIC % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Cognizant Technology Solutions ROIC % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Cognizant Technology Solutions's ROIC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Cognizant Technology Solutions's ROIC % falls into.



Cognizant Technology Solutions ROIC % Calculation

Cognizant Technology Solutions's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Dec. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2020 ) + Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=2826 * ( 1 - 24.51% )/( (13367 + 14236)/ 2 )
=2133.3474/13801.5
=15.46 %

where

Cognizant Technology Solutions's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Mar. 2022 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=3040 * ( 1 - 24.18% )/( (14203 + 14001)/ 2 )
=2304.928/14102
=16.34 %

where

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Cognizant Technology Solutions  (NAS:CTSH) ROIC % Explanation

ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. The reason book values of debt and equity are used is because the book values are the capital the company received when issuing the debt or receiving the equity investments.

There are four key components to this definition. The first is the use of operating income or EBIT rather than net income in the numerator. The second is the tax adjustment to this operating income or EBIT, computed as a hypothetical tax based on an effective or marginal tax rate. The third is the use of book values for invested capital, rather than market values. The final is the timing difference; the capital invested is from the end of the prior year whereas the operating income or EBIT is the current year's number.

Why is ROIC % important?

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, Cognizant Technology Solutions's WACC % is 8.75%. Cognizant Technology Solutions's ROIC % is 15.90% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Cognizant Technology Solutions generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases. Cognizant Technology Solutions earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Be Aware

Like ROE % and ROA %, ROIC % is calculated with only 12 months of data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.


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Cognizant Technology Solutions Business Description

Cognizant Technology Solutions logo
Address
300 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Suite 36, 6th Floor, Teaneck, NJ, USA, 07666
Cognizant is a global IT services provider, offering consulting and outsourcing services to some of the world's largest enterprises spanning the financial services, media and communications, healthcare, natural resources, and consumer products industries. Cognizant employs nearly 300,000 people globally, roughly 70% of whom are in India, although the company's headquarters are in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Executives
Rohleder Stephen J director C/O ACCENTURE 161 N. CLARK STREET CHICAGO IL 60601
Nambiar Rajesh officer: President, Digital Business 300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD STE. 36, 6TH FL. TEANECK NJ 07666
Wijnberg Sandra S director 100 E. PRATT STREET BA-1320 BALTIMORE MD 21202
Abdalla Zein director 700 ANDERSON HILL ROAD LEGAL DEPARTMENT, 1/2 PURCHASE NY 10577
Velli Joseph M director
Mackay Leo S. Jr. director C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP. 300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., STE. 36, 6 FL. TEANECK NJ 07666
Dineen John M. director MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. ONE KENDALL SQUARE, SUITE B7201 CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
Kim John Sunshin officer: EVP & General Counsel 300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., STE. 36, 6FL. TEANECK NJ 07666
Deskus Archana director 2929 ALLEN PARKWAY SUITE 2100 HOUSTON TX 77019
Bali Vinita director C/O BUNGE LIMITED 50 MAIN STREET, 6TH FLOOR WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Patsalos-fox Michael director 300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., STE. 36, 6 FL. TEANECK NJ 07666
Morgenstern Ursula officer: President, Global Markets 300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., STE. 36, 6 FL. TEANECK NJ 07666
Breakiron-evans Maureen director C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP. 300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., STE. 36, 6 FL. TEANECK NJ 07666
Stafford Andrew J officer: EVP, Head of Global Delivery C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP. 300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., STE. 36, 6 FL. TEANECK NJ 07666
Hyttenrauch Gregory Lawrence officer: President, Digital Sys & Tech 300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., STE. 36, 6 FL. TEANECK NJ 07666

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