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B
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH)
Technology | Computer Software & Services
73.91  -0.63%
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
tickrz RankB / 163Warren Buffett RankB / 220
Pure Value RankC / 291Dividend RankN/A
Moat RankA / 97Financial Strength RankA / 12
Growth RankA / 38Momentum RankA / 64
CTSH vs COMPUTER SOFTWARE & SERVICES SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
CTSHSECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO23.34619.61
EV/EBITDA RATIO14.6122.311.89
P/S RATIO3.115.42.06
P/B RATIO4.19113.15
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY18.55%17.28%13.85%
RETURN ON CAPITAL27.13%19.87%10.02%
NET MARGIN11.51%13.64%9.77%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
0.4%
PAYOUT RATIO4.72%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTHN/A
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
6 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY9%
INTEREST COVERAGE119.58x
CURRENT RATIO3.35
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH12.34%
5 YR SPS GROWTH17.12%
5 YR BPS GROWTH22.03%
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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp 's strong growth translates to a Growth Rank in the top 25% of all stocks
tickrz rank B / 163
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp receives a B ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
value
pure value ranking C / 291Warren Buffett ranking B / 220
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 23.3x, a P/B ratio of 4.2x, a P/S ratio of 3.1x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 14.6x. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp ranks 291 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp ranks 220 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp is probably not for you. However, the company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.

quality
moat A / 97financial strength A / 12
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Technology sector. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp has a Piotroski F Score of 6 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 119.58x, a debt/equity ratio of 9% and a Moat Rank of 97 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.


momentum A / 64
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 41.01% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 64. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

yield N/A
value + yield
Unfortunately we do not have enough data to provide a dividend ranking for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

growth A / 38
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the top third of S&P 500 companies. Its 12.3% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 17.1% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 22% speak to its impressive growth ranking.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH)
Technology | Computer Software & Services
73.91  -0.63%


tickrz rank
B
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio23.3x
P/B Ratio4.19x
P/S Ratio3.11x
EV/EBITDA Ratio14.61x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
0.4%
PAYOUT RATIO4.72%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTHN/A
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
6 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY9%
INTEREST COVERAGE119.58x
CURRENT RATIO3.35
MOAT
ROE18.55%
ROIC27.13%
Net Margin11.51%
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH12.34%
5 YR SPS GROWTH17.12%
5 YR BPS GROWTH22.03%

TICKRZ RANK
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp receives a B ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 23.3x, a P/B ratio of 4.2x, a P/S ratio of 3.1x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 14.6x. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp ranks 291 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp ranks 220 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp is probably not for you. However, the company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Technology sector.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp has a Piotroski F Score of 6 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 119.58x, a debt/equity ratio of 9% and a Moat Rank of 97 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 41.01% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 64. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Unfortunately we do not have enough data to provide a dividend ranking for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the top third of S&P 500 companies. Its 12.3% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 17.1% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 22% speak to its impressive growth ranking.