CTSH:NGS-Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

EQUITY | Application Software | Nasdaq Global Select

Last Closing Price

USD 59.44

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 33.84B

Volume

8.20M

Average Target Price

USD 73.93 (+24.38%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

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About

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp provides information technology (IT), consulting and business process services.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Application Software)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -6.36% 19% F 20% F
Dividend Return 0.32% 26% F 16% F
Total Return -6.05% 19% F 20% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -21.83% 24% F 32% F
Dividend Return 1.05% 33% F 22% F
Total Return -20.78% 24% F 32% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 25.99% 42% F 54% F
Dividend Return 3.07% 5% F 9% F
Total Return 29.06% 42% F 50% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 10.24% 45% F 62% D-
Dividend Return 10.66% 45% F 59% F
Total Return 0.42% 10% F 12% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 20.21% 80% B- 63% D
Risk Adjusted Return 52.77% 55% F 64% D
Market Capitalization 32.26B 97% A+ 98% A+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Application Software)
Ratio vs. Market
(Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 16.47 43% F 29% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.12 60% D- 33% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 3.31 60% D- 29% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 15.56 56% F 28% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 19.08% 82% B- 84% B
Return on Invested Capital 23.98% 87% B+ 89% B+
Return on Assets 13.77% 92% A- 92% A-
Debt to Equity Ratio 7.00% 77% C+ 80% B-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Quarterly Financials (USD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.