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As of today (2022-08-11), Cognizant Technology Solutions's share price is $68.72. Cognizant Technology Solutions's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $4.43. Hence, Cognizant Technology Solutions's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 15.52.

The historical rank and industry rank for Cognizant Technology Solutions's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow or its related term are showing as below:

CTSH' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3   Med: 21.44   Max: 38.69
Current: 15.51

During the past 13 years, Cognizant Technology Solutions's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 38.69. The lowest was 10.30. And the median was 21.44.

CTSH's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked better than
67.39% of 1331 companies
in the Software industry
Industry Median: 23.56 vs CTSH: 15.51

Cognizant Technology Solutions's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $0.93. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $4.43.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Cognizant Technology Solutions was 8.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 3.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 13.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 16.00% per year.

During the past 13 years, Cognizant Technology Solutions's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 59.50% per year. The lowest was -10.60% per year. And the median was 29.60% per year.


Cognizant Technology Solutions Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Cognizant Technology Solutions's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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.

* Premium members only.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 19.90 16.74 16.48 15.28 21.14

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
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 16.97 17.36 21.14 20.47 15.24

Competitive Comparison

For the Information Technology Services subindustry, Cognizant Technology Solutions's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, along with its competitors' market caps and Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Cognizant Technology Solutions's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Cognizant Technology Solutions's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow falls into.



Cognizant Technology Solutions Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Calculation

Cognizant Technology Solutions's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Share Price/ Free Cash Flow per Share (TTM)
=68.72/4.429
=15.52

Cognizant Technology Solutions's Share Price of today is $68.72.
Cognizant Technology Solutions's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $4.43.

* 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.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Market Cap/Free Cash Flow

Cognizant Technology Solutions  (NAS:CTSH) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Explanation

Free Cash Flow is considered more important than earnings by value investors. The reason is because, in principle, only the net cash that can be taken from the business belongs to shareholders. This Free Cash Flow can be used to grow the business, reduce debt or return to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks.

In a DCF Calculation Free Cash Flow is used to determine the intrinsic value of companies.


Be Aware

In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, management's decision on expansion, etc. Therefore, investors should look at the Free Cash Flow over the longer term. Long-term average of Free Cash Flow is a more reliable indicator for real free cash flow.


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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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