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Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services. The Company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Products and Resources, and Communications, Media and Technology. It offers business, process, operations, and technology consulting services, application design and development, and systems integration services, application testing, consulting, and engineering services, and enterprise information management services. The Company also develops, licenses, implements, and supports various software products for the healthcare industry, including solutions for health insurance plans. 
TypePublic
Founded1994
HQParis, FR
Websitecognizant.com
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)281,600(+3%)
Job Openings2,708
Revenue (FY, 2018)$16.1 B(+9%)
Share Price (Mar 2019)$71.9

Key People/Management at Cognizant

Francisco DSouza

Francisco DSouza

CEO
Karen McLoughlin

Karen McLoughlin

CFO
Rajeev Mehta

Rajeev Mehta

President
James Lennox

James Lennox

Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
Santosh Thomas

Santosh Thomas

Executive Vice President and President, Global Growth Markets
Debashis Chatterjee

Debashis Chatterjee

Executive Vice President and President, Global Delivery
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Cognizant Office Locations

Cognizant has offices in Paris, Teaneck, Grenoble, Lyon and in 93 other locations
Paris, FR (HQ)
50-52 boulevard Haussmann
Teaneck, US (HQ)
500 Frank W Burr Blvd
Grenoble, FR
3, Avenue Doyen Louis Weil
Lyon, FR
40, quai Rambaud
Melbourne, AU
Level 6, Suite 2 15 William St
Sydney, AU
Level 4 28 Margaret St
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Cognizant Financials and Metrics

Cognizant Revenue

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Cognizant's revenue was reported to be $16.13 b in FY, 2018 which is a 8.9% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (FY, 2018)

16.1b

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %

8.9%

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

6.3b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

39%

Net income (FY, 2018)

2.1b

EBIT (FY, 2018)

2.8b

Market capitalization (18-Mar-2019)

41.3b

Closing stock price (18-Mar-2019)

71.9

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

1.2b

EV

40.9b
Cognizant's current market capitalization is $41.3 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

12.4b13.5b14.8b16.1b

Revenue growth, %

21%9%10%9%

Cost of goods sold

7.4b8.1b9.2b9.8b

Gross profit

5.0b5.4b5.7b6.3b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

3.2b3.4b3.5b3.5b3.7b3.8b3.9b4.0b4.1b

Cost of goods sold

1.9b2.0b2.1b2.2b2.3b2.3b2.4b2.4b2.5b

Gross profit

1.3b1.3b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.5b1.6b1.6b

Gross profit Margin, %

40%40%40%38%38%38%39%40%39%
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

2.1b2.0b1.9b1.2b

Accounts Receivable

2.3b2.6b2.9b3.3b

Current Assets

7.9b8.6b9.1b8.7b

PP&E

1.3b1.3b1.3b1.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

1.5b1.7b1.6b1.3b1.2b1.6b1.4b901.0m1.3b

Accounts Receivable

2.3b2.4b2.5b2.6b2.7b2.9b3.1b3.2b3.2b

Current Assets

7.6b7.8b8.2b7.8b8.1b8.6b9.0b8.3b8.7b

PP&E

1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.4b
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

1.6b1.6b1.5b2.1b

Depreciation and Amortization

330.0m379.0m443.0m498.0m

Accounts Payable

19.0m6.0m16.0m(4.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.2b1.6b2.4b2.6b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

441.2m693.6m1.1b557.0m1.0b1.5b520.0m976.0m1.5b

Depreciation and Amortization

87.7m180.6m278.4m104.0m207.0m321.0m117.0m240.0m367.0m

Accounts Payable

48.1m5.9m11.9m13.0m2.0m(5.0m)86.0m(3.0m)(5.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

72.0m438.0m1.0b277.0m798.0m1.6b388.0m1.0b1.9b
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

14.6 x

EV/CFO

15.8 x

Revenue/Employee

59.4k

Debt/Equity

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.4 x

P/E Ratio

20.0
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Cognizant Operating Metrics

Cognizant's Customers was reported to be 357 in FY, 2017.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Customers

271 300 329 357

Locations

103 115 153 174

Patents and Patent Applications

105 115

Trademarks

624 596
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Cognizant Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
MeritsoftMarch 06, 2019
MustacheDecember 11, 2018
SoftvisionOctober 04, 2018$550 m
Bolder Healthcare SolutionsApril 20, 2018
ZoneOctober 26, 2017
Netcentric, A Cognizant Digital BusinessOctober 24, 2017
TMG HealthJune 13, 2017
Brilliant ServiceMarch 01, 2017
AdaptraDecember 16, 2016
KIS Information Services (KIS)December 01, 2016
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Cognizant Revenue Breakdown

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Cognizant revenue breakdown by business segment: 13.6% from Communications, Media and Technology, 21.2% from Products and Resources, 28.9% from Healthcare and 36.2% from Financial Services

Cognizant revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 6.2% from Rest of World, 76.2% from North America , 7.9% from United Kingdom and 9.7% from Rest of Europe

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Cognizant Online and Social Media Presence

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Cognizant News and Updates

Cognizant Modernizes EmblemHealth Legacy Systems

Health Plan Migrates Financial Operations and Business Processes to Oracle’s Cloud TEANECK, N.J., March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) announced its work with New York City based health insurance provider EmblemHealth, one of the largest non-profit health insurers in the U.S., to c…

Cognizant ATG Missoula Solution Center Marks Official Opening

TEANECK, N.J., March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced the official opening of its Cognizant ATG Missoula Solution Center in Missoula, Mont., which follows Cognizant's 2018 acquisition of Advanced Technology Group (ATG), a provider of customer and revenue...

Jack in the Box® Transforms ‘On-the-Go’ Dining with Cognizant

TEANECK, N.J., March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) announced it is developing a new digital strategy for Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the largest hamburger chains in the U.S. The initiative includes a mobile app that enhances the brand’s “on-the-go” Source

Cognizant acquires fintech software firm Meritsoft

Meritsoft is a privately-held financial software company based in Dublin.Banking and financial services is one of the largest industries that Cognizant serves, said President Middleton

Cognizant acquires MeritSoft

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced it has acquired Meritsoft, a privately-held financial softw...

Cognizant Acquires Meritsoft, an Award-Winning Fintech Innovator in Post-Trade Processing

TEANECK, N.J., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced it has acquired Meritsoft, a privately-held financial software company based in Dublin, Ireland. Meritsoft is best known for its FINBOS platform for post-trade processing, an intelligent automation...
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Cognizant Blogs

Four Lessons Learned on Ensuring a Human-Centric Digital Experience

How do you actually create a human-centric digital experience? Here are four ways to ensure humanity is the focal point of your digital initiatives.

Consumer-focused Healthcare: The Power of the Online Review

With healthcare consumers turning to online reviews, providers need to focus on a consumer-friendly model to boost their online ratings.

Mainframes: A Legacy to Discard or a Key Asset for Core Modernization?

With a hybrid mainframe modernization approach, businesses can address legacy challenges while retaining the beneficial aspects of mainframe operations.

Jack in the Box® Transforms 'On-the-Go' Dining with Cognizant

Chain developing digital roadmap for improved customer experience at 2,200 locations

Overcoming Common DevOps Challenges to Gain Full Productivity Benefits

To unlock the full value of DevOps, businesses need automated and unified approaches to managing applications and databases throughout the DevOps lifecycle.
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Cognizant Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cognizant founded?

    Cognizant was founded in 1994.

  • Who are Cognizant key executives?

    Cognizant's key executives are Francisco DSouza, Karen McLoughlin and Rajeev Mehta.

  • How many employees does Cognizant have?

    Cognizant has 281,600 employees.

  • What is Cognizant revenue?

    Latest Cognizant annual revenue is $16.1 b.

  • What is Cognizant revenue per employee?

    Latest Cognizant revenue per employee is $57.3 k.

  • Who are Cognizant competitors?

    Competitors of Cognizant include eClerx Services, Accenture and Insight.

  • Where is Cognizant headquarters?

    Cognizant headquarters is located at 50-52 boulevard Haussmann, Paris.

  • Where are Cognizant offices?

    Cognizant has offices in Paris, Teaneck, Grenoble, Lyon and in 93 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cognizant have?

    Cognizant has 107 offices.