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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NAS:CTSH)
Shiller PE Ratio
37.52 (As of Today)

As of today, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's current share price is $66.79. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's E10 for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 was $1.78. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 37.52.

CTSH' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.27   Max: 84
Current: 37.53

29.27
84

During the past 13 years, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 84.00. The lowest was 29.27. And the median was 46.68.

CTSH's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.23 vs. CTSH: 37.53 )

E10 is a concept invented by Prof. Robert Shiller, who uses E10 for his Shiller P/E calculation. E10 is the average of the inflation adjusted earnings of a company over the past 10 years.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.920. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 10 years together and divide 10 will get our E10, which is $1.78 for the trailing ten years ended in Mar. 2017.


Definition

For the Shiller P/E, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. The result is used for P/E calculation. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, the Shiller P/E is also called PE10.

The Shiller P/E was first used by professor Robert Shiller to measure the valuation of the overall market. The same calculation is applied here to individual companies.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=66.79/1.78
=37.52

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Dec16 is calculated as:

For example, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Mar. 2017 (Change)*Current CPI (Mar. 2017)
=0.92/243.985*243.985
=0.920

Current CPI (Mar. 2017) = 243.985.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Quarterly Data

201412201503201506201509201512201603201606201609201612201703
per share eps 0.5900.6200.6800.6500.6900.7200.4100.7300.6800.920
CPI 234.812236.119238.638237.945236.525238.132241.018241.428241.432243.985
Adj_EPS 0.6130.6410.6950.6660.7120.7380.4150.7380.6870.920
201206201209201212201303201306201309201312201403201406201409
per share eps 0.4100.4550.4600.4700.4900.5300.5300.5700.6100.580
CPI 229.478231.407229.601232.773233.504234.149233.049236.293238.343238.031
Adj_EPS 0.4360.4800.4890.4930.5120.5520.5550.5890.6240.595
200912201003201006201009201012201103201106201109201112201203
per share eps 0.2400.2450.2800.3300.3300.3350.3350.3650.3900.395
CPI 215.949217.631217.965218.439219.179223.467225.722226.889225.672229.392
Adj_EPS 0.2710.2750.3130.3690.3670.3660.3620.3930.4220.420
200706200709200712200803200806200809200812200903200906200909
per share eps 0.1350.1600.1600.1700.1750.1900.1900.1900.2350.225
CPI 208.352208.490210.036213.528218.815218.783210.228212.709215.693215.969
Adj_EPS 0.1580.1870.1860.1940.1950.2120.2210.2180.2660.254

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 10 will get our E10.


Explanation

Compared with the regular P/E ratio, which works poorly for cyclical businesses, the Shiller P/E smoothed out the fluctuations of profit margins during business cycles. Therefore it is more accurate in reflecting the valuation of the company.

If a company has consistent business performance, the Shiller P/E should give similar results to regular P/E.

Compared with the P/S ratio, the Shiller P/E makes the comparison between different industries more meaningful.


Be Aware

The Shiller P/E assumes that over the long term, businesses and profitability revert to their means. If a company’s business model does not work in the future compared with the past, the Shiller P/E and P/S ratio will give false valuations.


Related Terms

P/E Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/S Ratio, Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio, E10


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
ShillerPE 0.0035.6765.4978.4752.1246.6551.1143.5841.4332.91

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
ShillerPE 43.5848.9245.3244.9941.4341.4936.4329.2332.9133.45
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