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$54.02
Cognizant Tech Sol
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Earnings History

Earnings
Revenue
Reaction
Drift
EPS & Revenue Above Estimates
FY 2012
2/8/2012
6:00:00 AM
at least $3.43
-1.7%
1.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Solutions Sees 2012 Above Estimates

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects first quarter earnings of at least $0.79 per share, including stock-option expense, on revenue of at least $1.70 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2012. The company also said it expects 2012 earnings of at least $3.43 per share on revenue of $7.53 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.42 per share on revenue of $7.48 billion for the year ending December 31, 2012.
EPS & Revenue Below Estimates
FY 2012
5/7/2012
6:00:00 AM
$3.36
at least $7.34 bil
$3.45
$7.54 bil
-19.2%
-1.6%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Solutions Lowers Guidance

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects second quarter earnings of approximately $0.80 per share, including stock-option expense, on revenue of at least $1.79 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.83 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The company also said it now expects 2012 earnings of approximately $3.36 per share on revenue of at least $7.34 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of at least $3.43 per share on revenue of $7.53 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.45 per share on revenue of $7.54 billion for the year ending December 31, 2012.
EPS Above Estimates
FY 2012
8/6/2012
6:00:00 AM
at least $3.38
at least $7.34 bil
$3.36
$7.35 bil
11.0%
1.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Solutions Raises Earnings Guidance

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects third quarter earnings of approximately $0.86 per share on revenue of at least $1.875 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.86 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The company also said it expects 2012 earnings of at least $3.38 per share and continues to expect revenue of at least $7.34 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of approximately $3.36 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.36 per share on revenue of $7.35 billion for the year ending December 31, 2012.
In-line Guidance
Q 12/2012
11/7/2012
6:00:00 AM
$0.91
$0.91
$1.96 bill
-0.6%
-5.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Solutions Guides In-line

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects fourth quarter GAAP earnings of approximately $0.91 per share on revenue of at least $1.94 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.91 per share on revenue of $1.96 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2012.
EPS & Revenue Above Estimates
FY 2013
2/7/2013
6:00:00 AM
$4.31
2.9%
-0.7%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Guides Above Estimates

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects first quarter earnings of approximately $1.01 per share on revenue of at least $2.00 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.93 per share on revenue of $2.00 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The company also said it expects 2013 earnings of approximately $4.31 per share on revenue of $8.60 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.99 per share on revenue of $8.58 billion for the year ending December 31, 2013.
Reaffirms
FY 2013
5/8/2013
6:00:00 AM
at least $3.95
$8.60 bil
$3.97
$8.63 bil
5.0%
-5.2%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Solutions Reaffirms

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects second quarter GAAP earnings of at least $0.97 per share on revenue of at least $2.13 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.97 per share on revenue of $2.11 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2013. The company also said it continues to expect 2013 earnings of at least $3.95 per share on revenue of $8.60 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.97 per share on revenue of $8.63 billion for the year ending December 31, 2013.
EPS & Revenue Above Estimates
FY 2013
8/6/2013
6:00:00 AM
at least $4.32
at least $8.74 bil
$3.97
$8.64 bil
0.8%
-3.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Solutions Raises Guidance

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects third quarter non-GAAP earnings of approximately $1.09 per share on revenue of at least $2.25 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.02 per share on revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The company also said it now expects 2013 earnings of at least $4.32 per share on revenue of at least $8.74 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of at least $3.95 per share on revenue of $8.60 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.97 per share on revenue of $8.64 billion for the year ending December 31, 2013.
Raises Guidance
FY 2013
11/5/2013
6:00:00 AM
at least $4.37
at least $8.84 bil
$4.29
$8.76 bil
3.2%
1.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Raises Guidance

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects 2013 non-GAAP earnings of at least $4.37 per share on revenue of at least $8.84 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of at least $4.32 per share on revenue of at least $8.74 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $4.29 per share on revenue of $8.76 billion for the year ending December 31, 2013.
EPS & Revenue Above Estimates
Q 03/2014
2/5/2014
6:00:00 AM
$1.18
$1.11
$2.42 bill
-4.3%
5.8%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Solutions Guides Above Estimates

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects first quarter earnings of approximately $1.18 per share on revenue of at least $2.42 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.11 per share on revenue of $2.42 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The company also said it expects 2014 earnings of at least $5.02 per share with revenue of at least $10.30 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $4.73 per share on revenue of $10.38 billion for the year ending December 31, 2014.
EPS Above Estimates
Q 06/2014
5/7/2014
6:00:00 AM
$0.62
$0.58
$2.54 bill
-4.4%
3.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Solutions Guides Above Earnings Estimates

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects second quarter earnings of approximately $0.62 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion to $2.53 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.58 per share on revenue of $2.54 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. The company also said it expects 2014 earnings of at least $2.54 per share on revenue of at least $10.30 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.36 per share on revenue of $10.39 billion for the year ending December 31, 2014.
Revenue Below Estimates
FY 2014
8/6/2014
6:00:00 AM
at least $2.54
at least $10.08 bil
$2.39
$10.34 bil
-12.6%
4.7%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Lowers Revenue Guidance

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects third quarter earnings of at least $0.63 per share on revenue of $2.55 billion to $2.58 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.66 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. The company also said it continues to expect 2014 earnings of at least $2.54 per share but now expects revenue of at least $10.08 billion. The company's previous guidance was revenue of at least $10.30 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.39 per share on revenue of $10.34 billion for the year ending December 31, 2014.
EPS & Revenue Above Estimates
Q 12/2014
11/5/2014
6:00:00 AM
at least $0.63
$0.59
$2.58 bill
8.1%
4.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Guides Above Estimates

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of at least $0.63 per share on revenue of $2.61 billion to $2.64 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.59 per share on revenue of $2.58 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2014.
In-line Guidance
Q 03/2015
2/4/2015
6:00:00 AM
at least $0.69
$0.70
$2.88 bill
5.0%
3.3%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Provides Guidance

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects first quarter non-GAAP earnings of at least $0.69 per share on revenue of at least $2.88 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.70 per share on revenue of $2.88 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2015. The company said it expects 2015 earnings of at least $2.91 per share on revenue of at least $12.21 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.99 per share on revenue of $12.32 billion for the year ending December 31, 2015.
Raises Guidance Closer to Estimates
FY 2015
5/4/2015
6:00:00 AM
at least $2.93
at least $12.24 bil
$2.95
$12.29 bil
6.2%
-1.0%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Raises Guidance to be Closer to Estimates

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects second quarter non-GAAP earnings of at least $0.72 per share on revenue of at least $3.01 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.73 per share on revenue of $3.01 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2015. The company also said it expects 2015 earnings of at least $2.93 per share on revenue of at least $12.24 billion. The company's previous guidance was for earnings of at least $2.91 per share on revenue of at least $12.21 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.95 per share on revenue of $12.29 billion for the year ending December 31, 2015.
EPS & Revenue Above Estimates
FY 2015
8/5/2015
6:00:00 AM
at least $3.00
at least $12.33 bil
$2.97
$12.32 bil
6.4%
0.2%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Raises Guidance Above Estimates

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects third quarter non-GAAP earnings of at least $0.75 per share on revenue of $3.14 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.75 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2015. The company said it expects 2015 earnings of at least $3.00 per share on revenue of at least $12.33 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of at least $2.93 per share on revenue of at least $12.24 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.97 per share on revenue of $12.32 billion for the year ending December 31, 2015.
In-line Guidance
Q 12/2015
11/4/2015
6:00:00 AM
at least $0.77
$0.77
$3.23 bill
-1.9%
1.0%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Guides In-line

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects fourth quarter non-GAAP earnings of at least $0.77 per share on revenue of at least $3.23 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.23 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2015.
EPS Below Estimates
FY 2016
2/8/2016
6:00:00 AM
$3.32 to $3.44
-7.7%
0.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Guides Earnings Below Estimates

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects first quarter non-GAAP earnings of $0.78 to $0.80 per share on revenue of $3.18 billion to $3.24 billion and 2016 earnings of $3.32 to $3.44 per share on revenue of $13.65 billion to $14.20 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.81 per share on revenue of $3.32 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2016 and $3.47 per share on revenue of $14.12 billion for the year ending December 31, 2016.
Mixed Guidance
FY 2016
5/6/2016
6:00:00 AM
$3.32 to $3.44
$13.65 bil to $14.00 bil
$3.39
$13.89 bil
5.1%
8.7%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Provides Mixed Guidance

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects second quarter non-GAAP earnings of $0.80 to $0.82 per share on revenue of $3.34 billion to $3.40 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.84 per share on revenue of $3.41 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2016. The company also said it continues to expect 2016 earnings of $3.32 to $3.44 per share but now expects revenue of $13.65 billion to $14.00 billion. The company's previous guidance was revenue of $13.65 billion to $14.20 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.39 per share on revenue of $13.89 billion for the year ending December 31, 2016.
EPS In-line/Revenue Below
FY 2016
8/5/2016
6:00:00 AM
$3.32 to $3.44
$13.47 bil to $13.60 bil
$3.37
$13.77 bil
1.6%
0.2%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Lowers Revenue Guidance

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects third quarter non-GAAP earnings of $0.82 to $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion to $3.47 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.86 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2016. The company also said it continues to expect 2016 earnings of $3.32 to $3.44 per share but now expects revenue of $13.47 billion to $13.60 billion. The company's previous guidance was revenue of $13.65 billion to $14.00 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.37 per share on revenue of $13.77 billion for the year ending December 31, 2016.
In-line Guidance
Q 12/2016
11/7/2016
6:00:00 AM
$0.85 to $0.88
$0.86
$3.51 bill
5.1%
-0.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Cognizant Technology Guides In-line

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. said it expects fourth quarter non-GAAP earnings of $0.85 to $0.88 per share on revenue of $3.45 billion to $3.51 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.86 per share on revenue of $3.51 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2016.
Date
Grade
Actual
Earnings
Whisper
Consensus
Estimate
Surprise
Growth
Gap
Drift
2/8/2012
6:00:00 AM
Dec '11
Q4 '11
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G B-
EPS
Rev
$0.39
$1.7 Bil
$0.40
$0.38
$1.7 Bil
-2.5%
-0.4%
16.5%
26.9%
-3.1%
1.4%
5/7/2012
6:00:00 AM
Mar '12
Q1 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$0.40
$1.7 Bil
$0.40
$0.40
$1.7 Bil
-
0.1%
17.0%
24.8%
-12.4%
-1.6%
8/6/2012
6:00:00 AM
Jun '12
Q2 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G A-
EPS
Rev
$0.41
$1.8 Bil
$0.41
$0.40
$1.8 Bil
-
0.3%
21.1%
20.9%
10.6%
1.5%
11/7/2012
6:00:00 AM
Sep '12
Q3 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G A-
EPS
Rev
$0.46
$1.9 Bil
$0.44
$0.43
$1.9 Bil
4.5%
0.6%
21.9%
18.2%
1.4%
-5.9%
2/7/2013
6:00:00 AM
Dec '12
Q4 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G B-
EPS
Rev
$0.46
$1.9 Bil
$0.47
$0.46
$2.0 Bil
-2.1%
-0.1%
16.1%
17.1%
0.6%
-0.7%
5/8/2013
6:00:00 AM
Mar '13
Q1 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G A-
EPS
Rev
$0.48
$2.0 Bil
-
$0.46
$2.0 Bil
4.3%
0.5%
18.7%
18.1%
4.8%
-5.2%
8/6/2013
6:00:00 AM
Jun '13
Q2 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G B
EPS
Rev
$0.50
$2.2 Bil
$0.50
$0.48
$2.1 Bil
-
1.5%
20.9%
20.4%
3.1%
-3.1%
11/5/2013
6:00:00 AM
Sep '13
Q3 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G B
EPS
Rev
$0.53
$2.3 Bil
$0.52
$0.50
$2.3 Bil
1.9%
2.0%
16.8%
21.9%
4.4%
1.1%
2/5/2014
6:00:00 AM
Dec '13
Q4 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G B-
EPS
Rev
$0.54
$2.4 Bil
$0.55
$0.52
$2.4 Bil
-1.8%
-0.2%
18.0%
20.9%
-4.1%
5.8%
5/7/2014
6:00:00 AM
Mar '14
Q1 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G B
EPS
Rev
$0.58
$2.4 Bil
$0.58
$0.55
$2.4 Bil
-
-0.3%
22.7%
19.9%
-4.6%
3.5%
8/6/2014
6:00:00 AM
Jun '14
Q2 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G B-
EPS
Rev
$0.62
$2.5 Bil
$0.61
$0.58
$2.5 Bil
1.6%
-0.1%
23.9%
16.5%
-14.1%
4.7%
11/5/2014
6:00:00 AM
Sep '14
Q3 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G B
EPS
Rev
$0.60
$2.6 Bil
$0.62
$0.59
$2.6 Bil
-3.2%
0.4%
13.5%
11.9%
5.2%
4.4%
2/4/2015
6:00:00 AM
Dec '14
Q4 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$0.66
$2.7 Bil
$0.66
$0.64
$2.7 Bil
-
3.5%
13.9%
16.4%
3.5%
3.3%
5/4/2015
6:00:00 AM
Mar '15
Q1 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$0.73
$2.9 Bil
$0.72
$0.70
$2.9 Bil
1.4%
0.7%
16.6%
20.2%
7.0%
-1.0%
8/5/2015
6:00:00 AM
Jun '15
Q2 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$0.80
$3.1 Bil
$0.75
$0.73
$3.0 Bil
6.7%
1.8%
16.1%
22.6%
6.4%
0.2%
11/4/2015
6:00:00 AM
Sep '15
Q3 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$0.74
$3.2 Bil
$0.79
$0.77
$3.2 Bil
-6.3%
0.9%
11.6%
23.5%
-1.4%
1.0%
2/8/2016
6:00:00 AM
Dec '15
Q4 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$0.81
$3.2 Bil
$0.80
$0.78
$3.2 Bil
1.3%
-0.2%
21.3%
17.9%
-6.1%
0.1%
5/6/2016
6:00:00 AM
Mar '16
Q1 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$0.85
$3.2 Bil
$0.81
$0.79
$3.2 Bil
4.9%
-0.6%
12.6%
10.0%
-2.0%
8.7%
8/5/2016
6:00:00 AM
Jun '16
Q2 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$0.88
$3.4 Bil
$0.85
$0.82
$3.4 Bil
3.5%
0.0%
10.7%
9.2%
-1.2%
0.2%
11/7/2016
6:00:00 AM
Sep '16
Q3 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$0.90
$3.5 Bil
$0.86
$0.84
-
4.7%
-
19.9%
8.4%
3.7%
-0.1%
EPS
Rev
-
-
-
$0.77
$3.5 Bil
-
-
-4.9%
8.0%
EPS
Rev
-
-
-
$0.78
$3.5 Bil
-
-
-8.2%
9.6%
2/7/2011
$37.36
$1.19
$4.59 Bil
-
-
-
2/8/2012
$35.38
$1.43
$6.12 Bil
20.2%
33.3%
-5.3%
2/7/2013
$39.26
$1.72
$7.35 Bil
20.3%
20.0%
11.0%
2/5/2014
$46.43
$2.05
$8.84 Bil
19.2%
20.4%
18.3%
2/4/2015
$57.88
$2.42
$10.26 Bil
18.0%
16.1%
24.7%
2/8/2016
$54.05
$2.87
$12.42 Bil
18.6%
21.0%
-6.6%
2/8/2017
$54.02
$3.03
$13.52 Bil
5.6%
8.9%
-0.1%
2/8/2018
$68.26
$3.29
$14.85 Bil
8.6%
9.8%
26.4%
2/8/2019
-
$3.66
-
11.2%
-
-

Price Projection

Current Value
$61
14%
Projected Price
$68
26%