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Earnings Details
Quarter December 2019
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:01:00 PM
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Cognizant Tech Sol (CTSH) reported Quarter December 2019 earnings of $1.07 per share on revenue of $4.3 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.04 per share on revenue of $4.2 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.06 per share. Revenue grew 3.8% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects 2020 earnings of $3.97 to $4.13 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $4.12 per share for the year ending December 31, 2020.

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

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.07
Earnings Whisper
$1.06
Consensus Estimate
$1.04
Reported Revenue
$4.28 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$4.22 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Cognizant Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2019 Results

TEANECK, N.J., Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (Nasdaq: CTSH), one of the world's leading professional services companies, today announced its fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results.

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Highlights - Fourth Quarter 2019

  • Quarterly revenue increased to $4.3 billion, up 3.8% (4.2% in constant currency1) from the year-ago quarter.
  • GAAP operating margin was 14.6% compared to 16.8% in the year-ago quarter.
  • Adjusted Operating Margin1 was 17.0%, flat compared to the year-ago quarter.
  • Net income was $395 million compared to $648 million in the year-ago quarter.
  • Quarterly GAAP diluted EPS was $0.72 compared to $1.12 in the year-ago quarter.
  • Quarterly Adjusted Diluted EPS1 was $1.07 compared to $0.98 in the year-ago quarter.

"Our steady progress against key initiatives is increasingly evident in our commercial and financial performance," said Brian Humphries, Chief Executive Officer. "We enter 2020 with renewed vigor and optimism."

Highlights - Full Year 2019

  • Revenue increased to $16.8 billion, up 4.1% (5.2% in constant currency) from 2018.
  • GAAP operating margin was 14.6% compared to 17.4% in 2018.
  • Adjusted Operating Margin was 16.6% compared to 18.1% in 2018.
  • Net income was $1.8 billion compared to $2.1 billion in 2018.
  • GAAP diluted EPS was $3.29 compared to $3.60 in 2018.
  • Adjusted Diluted EPS was $3.99 compared to $4.02 in 2018.





1 Constant currency revenue growth, Adjusted Operating Margin and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share ("Adjusted Diluted EPS") are not measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. See "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for more information and reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures at the end of this release. 

Fourth Quarter 2019 Performance by Business Segment

Financial Services (34.3% of revenues) revenue grew 1.2% year-over-year, or 1.5% in constant currency, driven primarily by insurance. Growth in banking was stable, driven primarily by the contribution of the previously announced partnership with three Finnish financial institutions to transform and operate a shared core banking platform. This was partially offset by continued softness with a few of our largest banking and insurance clients.

Healthcare (28.5% of revenues) revenue grew 1.6% year-over-year, or 1.8% in constant currency. Segment revenue was driven by double-digit growth in life sciences, primarily from demand within Digital Operations, continued momentum within our industry-specific platform solutions and the contribution of Zenith Technologies, which we acquired in July 2019. This was partially offset by a decline in revenue within healthcare as results were negatively impacted by industry consolidation and the movement of work to a captive at a large North American client.

Products and Resources (22.4% of revenues) revenue grew 8.1% year-over-year, or 8.6% in constant currency, driven by broad-based growth across industries, including retail and consumer goods, manufacturing, logistics, energy and utilities, and travel and hospitality. Results reflect demand for core modernization services of enterprise applications and for services within Digital Business.

Communications, Media and Technology (14.8% of revenues) revenue grew 8.0% year-over-year, or 9.0% in constant currency, driven by broad-based growth across all the industries in this segment. Revenue growth in technology was negatively impacted by our previously announced decision to exit certain portions of our content services business.

First Quarter & Full Year 2020 Outlook

The Company is providing the following guidance:

  • First quarter 2020 year-over-year revenue growth in the range of 2.8-3.8% in constant currency,2 which includes our estimate of a negative 60 basis points impact from the exit of certain content services business.
  • Full year 2020 year-over-year revenue growth in the range of 2.0-4.0% in constant currency,2 which includes our estimate of a negative 110 basis points impact from the exit of certain content services business.
  • Full year 2020 Adjusted Operating Margin3 expected to be in the range of 16.0-17.0%.
  • Full year 2020 Adjusted Diluted EPS3 expected to be in the range of $3.97-4.13.





2 Based on current foreign exchange rates, we expect first quarter revenue growth to be negatively impacted by 30 basis points while full year 2020 revenue growth is not expected to be impacted, translating to reported growth of 2.5-3.5% ($4.21-4.25 billion) and 2.0-4.0% ($17.11-17.45 billion), respectively.
3 A full reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Margin and Adjusted Diluted EPS guidance to the corresponding GAAP measures on a forward-looking basis cannot be provided without unreasonable efforts, as we are unable to provide reconciling information with respect to unusual items, net non-operating foreign currency exchange gains or losses, and the tax effects of these adjustments.

"Our operating performance and strong free cash flows in the fourth quarter reflect the actions taken throughout 2019 to improve our cost structure and instill greater operating discipline across the company," said Karen McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer. "Our 2020 outlook reflects our commitment to further improve our cost structure to fund investments in growth. We are executing a balanced capital deployment strategy that is focused on reaccelerating top-line growth through strategic acquisitions and other investments while returning capital to shareholders."

Return of Capital to Shareholders

As part of its ongoing balanced capital deployment strategy, the Company announced a 10% increase to its quarterly cash dividend and increased its share repurchase authorization by $2.0 billion. The Company declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on Cognizant Class A common stock for shareholders of record at the close of business on February 18, 2020. This dividend will be payable on February 28, 2020.

Conference Call
Cognizant will host a conference call on February 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and full year 2019 results. To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 810-9510 (domestically) or (201) 493-6778 (internationally) and provide the following conference passcode: "Cognizant Call."

The conference call will also be available live on the Investor Relations section of the Cognizant website at http://investors.cognizant.com. Please go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register and to download and install any necessary audio software. An earnings supplement will also be available on the Cognizant website at the time of the conference call.

For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available. To listen to the replay, please dial (877) 660-6853 (domestically) or (201) 612-7415 (internationally) and enter 13697961 from two hours after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on February 19, 2020. The replay will also be available at Cognizant's website www.cognizant.com for 60 days following the call.

About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. These statements include, but are not limited to, express or implied forward-looking statements relating to our expectations regarding opportunities in the marketplace, our cost structure, investment in and growth of our business, our realignment plans, the timing, cost and impact of the 2020 Fit for Growth Plan, our shift to digital solutions and services, our anticipated financial performance, our capital deployment plan and clarification, if any, by the Indian government as to the application of the Supreme Court's ruling related to the India Defined Contribution Obligation. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions, changes in the regulatory environment, including with respect to immigration and taxes, and the other factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cognizant undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, this press release includes references to the following measures defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission as non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted Income From Operations, Adjusted Operating Margin, Adjusted Diluted EPS, free cash flow and constant currency revenue growth. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures should be read in conjunction with our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. The reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures should be carefully evaluated.

Our non-GAAP financial measures, Adjusted Operating Margin, Adjusted Income From Operations and Adjusted Diluted EPS exclude unusual items. Additionally, Adjusted Diluted EPS excludes net non-operating foreign currency exchange gains or losses and the tax impact of all the applicable adjustments. The income tax impact of each item is calculated by applying the statutory rate and local tax regulations in the jurisdiction in which the item was incurred. Free cash flow is defined as cash flows from operating activities net of purchases of property and equipment. Constant currency revenue growth is defined as revenues for a given period restated at the comparative period's foreign currency exchange rates measured against the comparative period's reported revenues.

Management believes providing investors with an operating view consistent with how we manage the Company provides enhanced transparency into our operating results. For our internal management reporting and budgeting purposes, we use various GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making, to evaluate period-to-period comparisons, to determine portions of the compensation for our executive officers and for making comparisons of our operating results to those of our competitors. Therefore, it is our belief that the use of non-GAAP financial measures excluding certain costs provides a meaningful supplemental measure for investors to evaluate our financial performance. Accordingly, we believe that the presentation of our non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with our reported GAAP results, can provide useful supplemental information to our management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations.

A limitation of using non-GAAP financial measures versus financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP is that non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our operating results as determined in accordance with GAAP and may exclude costs that are recurring such as our net non-operating foreign currency exchange gains or losses. In addition, other companies may calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently than us, thereby limiting the usefulness of these non-GAAP financial measures as a comparative tool. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures to allow investors to evaluate such non-GAAP financial measures.

- tables to follow -

 

 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(in millions, except per share data)



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues

$

4,284



$

4,129



$

16,783



$

16,125


Operating expenses:








Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense
   shown separately below)

2,749



2,540



10,634



9,838


Selling, general and administrative expenses

676



769



2,972



3,007


Restructuring charges (a)

101



7



217



19


Depreciation and amortization expense

132



120



507



460


Income from operations

626



693



2,453



2,801


Other income (expense), net:








Interest income

40



49



176



177


Interest expense

(6)



(8)



(26)



(27)


Foreign currency exchange gains (losses), net

(36)



81



(65)



(152)


Other, net

2





5



(2)


Total other income (expense), net



122



90



(4)


Income before provision for income taxes

626



815



2,543



2,797


Provision for income taxes

(174)



(168)



(643)



(698)


Income (loss) from equity method investment

(57)



1



(58)



2


Net income

$

395



$

648



$

1,842



$

2,101


Basic earnings per share

$

0.72



$

1.12



$

3.30



$

3.61


Diluted earnings per share

$

0.72



$

1.12



$

3.29



$

3.60


Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic

548



578



559



582


Dilutive effect of shares issuable under stock-based compensation plans



1



1



2


Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Diluted

548



579



560



584





(a)

Restructuring charges include costs related to our realignment and 2020 Fit for Growth programs. See notes (a) and (c) in our "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for more information.

 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(Unaudited)

(in millions, except par values)



December 31,
2019


December 31,
2018

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,645



$

1,161


Short-term investments

779



3,350


Trade accounts receivable, net (a)

3,256



3,190


Other current assets

931



909


Total current assets

7,611



8,610


Property and equipment, net

1,309



1,394


Operating lease assets, net

926




Goodwill

3,979



3,481


Intangible assets, net

1,041



1,150


Deferred income tax assets, net

585



442


Long-term investments

17



80


Other noncurrent assets

736



689


Total assets

$

16,204



$

15,846


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

239



$

215


Deferred revenue

313



286


Short-term debt

38



9


Operating lease liabilities

202




Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (a)

2,191



2,200


Total current liabilities

2,983



2,710


Deferred revenue, noncurrent

23



62


Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

745




Deferred income tax liabilities, net

35



183


Long-term debt

700



736


Long-term income taxes payable

478



478


Other noncurrent liabilities

218



253


Total liabilities

5,182



4,422


Stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock, $0.10 par value, 15.0 shares authorized, none issued




Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000 shares authorized, 548 and 577 shares issued
   and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively

5



6


Additional paid-in capital

33



47


Retained earnings

11,022



11,485


Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(38)



(114)


Total stockholders' equity

11,022



11,424


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

16,204



$

15,846





(a)

In 2019, we changed our policy with regard to the presentation of certain amounts due to customers, such as discounts and rebates. As a result, in 2019, we reduced "Trade accounts receivable, net" by $99 million for amounts due to customers, which under our previous policy would have been included in the caption "Accrued expenses and other current liabilities". To conform to the current year presentation, we reduced "Trade accounts receivable, net" and "Accrued expenses and other current liabilities" by $67 million each as of December 31, 2018.

 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


Guidance


2019


2018


2019


2018


Full Year 2020

GAAP income from operations

$

626



$

693



$

2,453



$

2,801




Realignment charges(a)

53



7



169



19




Incremental accrual related to the India Defined
   Contribution Obligation(b)





117






2020 Fit for Growth Plan restructuring charges(c)

48





48






Initial funding of Cognizant U.S. Foundation (d)







100




Adjusted Income From Operations

$

727



$

700



$

2,787



$

2,920














GAAP operating margin

14.6

%


16.8

%


14.6

%


17.4

%



Realignment charges

1.3



0.2



1.0



0.1



0.2% - 0.4%

Incremental accrual related to the India Defined
   Contribution Obligation





0.7





(b)

2020 Fit for Growth Plan restructuring charges

1.1





0.3





0.5% - 0.9%

Initial funding of Cognizant U.S. Foundation







0.6



Adjusted Operating Margin

17.0

%


17.0

%


16.6

%


18.1

%


approximately
16.0% - 17.0%











GAAP diluted earnings per share

$

0.72



$

1.12



$

3.29



$

3.60




Effect of above adjustments, pre-tax

0.18



0.01



0.60



0.20



(a), (b), (c)

Non-operating foreign currency exchange (gains)
   losses, pre-tax(e)

0.08



(0.14)



0.11



0.26



(e)

Tax effect of above adjustments (f)

(0.05)



(0.01)



(0.15)



(0.03)



(a), (b), (c), (e)

Effect of the equity method investment impairment(g)

0.10





0.10






Effect of the India Tax Law (h)

0.04





0.04






Effect of adjustment to the one-time income tax
   expense related to the Tax Reform Act (i)







(0.01)




Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

1.07



$

0.98



$

3.99



$

4.02



$3.97 - $4.13



Notes:

(a)

During the three months ended December 31, 2019, we incurred $53 million in realignment charges that include $4 million in employee separation costs, $27 million in employee retention costs and $22 million in third party realignment costs. During the year ended December 31, 2019, we incurred $169 million of realignment charges that include $64 million of employee separation costs, $22 million of costs associated with our CEO transition and the departure of our president, $45 million of employee retention costs and $38 million in third party realignment costs. The total costs related to the realignment are reported in "Restructuring charges" in our unaudited consolidated statements of operations. Our guidance anticipates pre-tax realignment charges in the range of $0.08 to $0.11 per diluted share for the full year 2020. The tax effect of these realignment charges is expected to be in the range of $0.02 to $0.03 per diluted share for the full year 2020.

(b)

In the first quarter of 2019, a ruling of the Supreme Court of India interpreting certain statutory defined contribution obligations of employees and employers (the "India Defined Contribution Obligation") altered historical understandings of such obligations, extending them to cover additional portions of the employee's income. As a result, the ongoing contributions of our affected employees and the Company are required to be increased. In the first quarter of 2019, we accrued $117 million with respect to prior periods, assuming retroactive application of the Supreme Court's ruling. There is significant uncertainty as to how the liability should be calculated as it is impacted by multiple variables, including the period of assessment, the application with respect to certain current and former employees and whether interest and penalties may be assessed. Since the ruling, a variety of trade associations and industry groups have advocated to the Indian government, highlighting the harm to the information technology sector, other industries and job growth in India that would result from a retroactive application of the ruling. It is possible that the Indian government will review the matter and there is a substantial question as to whether the Indian government will apply the Supreme Court's ruling on a retroactive basis. As such, the ultimate amount of our obligation may be materially different from the amount accrued and therefore, the amount and timing of an adjustment to this accrual, if any, cannot be provided on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable efforts. The incremental accrual related to the India Defined Contribution Obligation is reported in "Selling, general and administrative expenses" in our unaudited consolidated statement of operations.

(c)

During the three months and year ended December 31, 2019, we incurred $48 million in restructuring charges, as part of our 2020 Fit for Growth Plan, that include $45 million in employee separation costs, $2 million in employee retention costs and $1 million in third party costs. The charges described above include $5 million of costs incurred in 2019 related to our exit from certain content-related services. The total costs related to the 2020 Fit for Growth Plan are reported in "Restructuring charges" in our unaudited consolidated statements of operations. Our guidance anticipates pre-tax charges in the range of $0.17 to $0.27 per diluted share for the full year 2020. The tax effect of these charges is expected to be in the range of $0.04 to $0.07 per diluted share for the full year 2020.

(d)

In the second quarter of 2018, we provided $100 million of initial funding to Cognizant U.S. Foundation. This cost is reported in "Selling, general and administrative expenses" in our unaudited consolidated statement of operations.

(e)

Non-operating foreign currency exchange gains and losses, inclusive of gains and losses on related foreign exchange forward contracts not designated as hedging instruments for accounting purposes, are reported in "Foreign currency exchange gains (losses), net" in our unaudited consolidated statements of operations. Non-operating foreign currency exchange gains and losses are subject to high variability and low visibility and therefore cannot be provided on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable efforts. 

(f)

Presented below are the tax impacts of each of our non-GAAP adjustments to pre-tax income:

 




Three Months Ended
December 31


Twelve Months Ended
December 31




2019


2018


2019


2018




(in millions)


(in millions)



Non-GAAP income tax benefit (expense) related to:










Realignment charges

$

13



$

2



$

43



$

5




Foreign currency exchange gains (losses)



3



(1)



(12)




2020 Fit for Growth Plan restructuring charges

$

13



$



$

13



$




Incremental accrual related to the India Defined Contribution Obligation





31






Cognizant U.S. Foundation funding







28


 


The effective tax rate related to each of our non-GAAP adjustments varies depending on the jurisdictions in which such income and expenses are generated and the statutory rates applicable in those jurisdictions.



(g) 

As a result of recent events, indicating one of our equity method investments experienced an other-than-temporary impairment, we assessed its fair value and determined that the carrying value exceeded the fair value and therefore recorded an impairment charge of $57 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 within the caption "Income (loss) from equity method investments" in our consolidated statements of operations.

(h) 

In December 2019, the Government of India enacted a new tax regime ("India Tax Law") effective retroactively to April 1, 2019 that enables domestic companies to elect to be taxed at a lower income tax rate of 25.17%, as compared to the current income tax rate of 34.94%. Once a company elects into the lower income tax rate, a company may not benefit from any tax holidays associated with Special Economic Zones and certain other tax incentives, including Minimum Alternative Tax credit carryforwards, and may not reverse its election. As a result of the enactment of the India Tax Law, we recorded a one-time net income tax expense of $21 million due to the revaluation to the lower income tax rate of our India net deferred income tax assets that are expected to reverse after we elect into the new tax regime.

(i)   

In the third quarter of 2018, we finalized our calculation of the one-time net income tax expense related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("Tax Reform Act") and recognized a $5 million income tax benefit, which reduced our provision for income taxes.



The above tables serve to reconcile the Non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Please refer to the "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of our press release for further information on the use of these Non-GAAP measures.


 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

Schedule of Supplemental Information

(Unaudited)

(dollars in millions)



Three Months Ended December 31, 2019






Year over Year


$


 % of total


 % Change


Constant
Currency
% Change (a)

Revenues by Segment:








Financial Services

$

1,468



34.3

%


1.2

%


1.5

%

Healthcare

1,221



28.5

%


1.6

%


1.8

%

Products and Resources

963



22.4

%


8.1

%


8.6

%

Communications, Media and Technology

632



14.8

%


8.0

%


9.0

%

Total Revenues

$

4,284





3.8

%


4.2

%









Revenues by Geography:








North America

$

3,241



75.7

%


3.1

%


3.1

%

United Kingdom

337



7.9

%


2.1

%


2.7

%

Continental Europe

429



10.0

%


4.6

%


7.4

%

Europe - Total

766



17.9

%


3.5

%


5.3

%

Rest of World

277



6.4

%


13.1

%


14.5

%

Total Revenues

$

4,284





3.8

%


4.2

%


















Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2019






Year over Year


$


 % of total


 % Change


Constant
Currency
% Change (a)

Revenues by Segment:








Financial Services

$

5,869



35.0

%


0.4

%


1.6

%

Healthcare

4,695



28.0

%


0.6

%


1.0

%

Products and Resources

3,770



22.4

%


10.4

%


12.0

%

Communications, Media and Technology

2,449



14.6

%


11.5

%


13.1

%

Total Revenues

$

16,783





4.1

%


5.2

%









Revenues by Geography:








North America

$

12,726



75.8

%


3.5

%


3.6

%

United Kingdom

1,313



7.8

%


3.1

%


7.1

%

Continental Europe

1,691



10.1

%


8.2

%


13.3

%

Europe - Total

3,004



17.9

%


5.9

%


10.5

%

Rest of World

1,053



6.3

%


5.8

%


9.8

%

Total Revenues

$

16,783





4.1

%


5.2

%

 

Employee Metrics:


December 31, 2019


December 31, 2018

Number of employees


292,500


281,600



Notes:

(a)

Constant currency revenue growth is not a measurement of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. See "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for more information.


 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(in millions)



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Cash flows from operating activities:








Net income

$

395



$

648



$

1,842



$

2,101


Adjustments for non-cash income and expenses

155



85



556



898


Changes in assets and liabilities

388



(31)



101



(407)


Net cash provided by operating activities

938



702



2,499



2,592


Cash flows from investing activities:








Purchases of property and equipment

(93)



(96)



(392)



(377)


Net (purchases) sales of investments

(43)



178



2,597



(139)


Payments for business combinations, net of cash acquired

(239)



(632)



(617)



(1,111)


Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(375)



(550)



1,588



(1,627)


Cash flows from financing activities:








Repurchases of common stock

(163)



(267)



(2,247)



(1,261)


Net change in borrowings and finance lease and earnout obligations

(12)



19



(28)



(145)


Dividends paid

(110)



(116)



(453)



(468)


Issuance of common stock under stock-based compensation plans

32



39



159



181


Net cash (used in) financing activities

(253)



(325)



(2,569)



(1,693)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(8)



(5)



(34)



(36)


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

302



(178)



1,484



(764)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

2,343



1,339



1,161



1,925


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

2,645



$

1,161



$

2,645



$

1,161


 

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

(in millions)




Three Months Ended

Stock Repurchases under Board of Directors' authorized stock repurchase program:


December 31, 2019


December 31, 2018

Number of shares repurchased


2.5



3.6







Remaining authorized balance


$

369












 

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow Non-GAAP Financial Measure

(in millions)



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

938



$

702



$

2,499



$

2,592


Purchases of property and equipment

(93)



(96)



(392)



(377)


Free cash flow

$

845



$

606



$

2,107



$

2,215


 

 

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