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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp is an IT services provider. The company provides services such as technology consulting, application outsourcing, systems integration, business process services, and cloud services. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp has a market cap of $42.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.41 with a P/E ratio of 20.38 and P/S ratio of 2.64. The dividend yield of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp stocks is 1.10%. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp had annual average EBITDA growth of 19.50% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp the business predictability rank of 4-star.


For the last quarter Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp reported a revenue of $4.1 billion, compared with the revenue of $3.8 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $16.1 billion, an increase of 8.9% from last year. For the last five years Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp had an average revenue growth rate of 12.7% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $3.6 for the year, an increase of 42.3% from previous year. Over the last five years Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp had an EPS growth rate of 9.2% a year. The Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp had a decent operating margin of 17.37%, compared with the operating margin of 16.75% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp is 18.45%. The profitability rank of the company is 9 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp has the cash and cash equivalents of $1.2 billion, compared with $1.9 billion in the previous year. The long term debt was $736.0 million, compared with $698.0 million in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is at a comfortable level of 103.7. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp has a financial strength rank of 8 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $73.41, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp is traded at 15.1% discount to its historical median P/S valuation band of $86.51. The P/S ratio of the stock is 2.64, while the historical median P/S ratio is 3.13. The intrinsic value of the stock is $77.14 a share, according to GuruFocus DCF Calculator. The stock lost 8.61% during the past 12 months.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

  • Pres - Cognizant Accelerator Sean Middleton sold 683 shares of CTSH stock on 02/04/2019 at the average price of $71.23. The price of the stock has increased by 3.06% since.
  • President - Digital Business Gajakarnan Vibushanan Kandiah sold 1,208 shares of CTSH stock on 02/04/2019 at the average price of $71.23. The price of the stock has increased by 3.06% since.
  • Pres - Cognizant Accelerator Sean Middleton sold 403 shares of CTSH stock on 01/24/2019 at the average price of $68.03. The price of the stock has increased by 7.91% since.
  • President - Digital Business Gajakarnan Vibushanan Kandiah sold 168 shares of CTSH stock on 01/24/2019 at the average price of $68.03. The price of the stock has increased by 7.91% since.

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