Cognizant Announces Record Results for Second Quarter 2012 Exceeds second quarter revenue and earnings guidance;

Revenue up 4.9% sequentially and 20.9% year-over-year;

Re-affirms full-year revenue guidance and increases full-year EPS expectations

TEANECK, N.J., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced its second quarter 2012 financial results.

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Highlights – Second Quarter 2012

  • Quarterly revenue rose to $1.795 billion, up 4.9% sequentially and 20.9% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Quarterly diluted EPS on a GAAP basis was $0.82, compared to $0.67 in the year-ago quarter.
  • Quarterly diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, was $0.88, compared to $0.72 in the year-ago quarter.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP diluted EPS includes the impact of $0.02 in net non-operating foreign currency exchange loss.
  • Net headcount addition for the quarter was approximately 4,700.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2012 rose to $1.795 billion, up 20.9% from $1.485 billion in the second quarter of 2011. GAAP net income was $251.9 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, compared to $208.0 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011. Diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis was $0.88. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 18.5%. Excluding stock-based compensation expense of $26.3 million, non-GAAP operating margin was 20.0%, in line with the Company's targeted 19-20% range. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP operating results and diluted EPS are included at the end of this release.

"Clients continue to turn to Cognizant to help reinvent their business models in the face of secular industry changes, evolving demographics, and a new stack of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies," said Francisco D'Souza, Chief Executive Officer. "We are well positioned to capitalize on these opportunities due to our unique combination of management consulting and operational capabilities in areas such as large scale program management and change management.  With our robust global delivery model, we make the complexities of managing large scale transformation programs seamless and transparent to our clients." 

"Cognizant once again delivered industry leading growth despite a challenging macro-economic environment," said Gordon Coburn, President.  "This market downturn, as with those before, is serving as a catalyst for clients to embrace a broader range of our services.  Clients view us as a strong partner to achieve operational improvements in efficiency and effectiveness while simultaneously innovating for the future."

2012 Outlook – Third Quarter and Full Year

The Company is providing the following guidance:

  • Third quarter 2012 revenue anticipated to be at least $1.875 billion.
  • Third quarter 2012 diluted EPS expected to be $0.86 on a GAAP basis and $0.92 on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes estimated stock-based compensation expense.
  • Fiscal 2012 revenue expected to be at least $7.34 billion, up at least 20% compared to 2011.
  • Fiscal 2012 diluted EPS expected to be at least $3.38 on a GAAP basis, and $3.64 on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes estimated stock-based compensation expense.
  • EPS guidance excludes any future non-operating foreign currency exchange gain or loss.  

"We are pleased to maintain our full-year revenue guidance as we continue to execute as we expected," said Karen McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer. "Our reaffirmed full-year revenue guidance includes absorbing more than $20 million of negative currency impacts during quarters two through four as a result of currency movements since we last provided guidance in early May.  In addition, we repurchased over $358 million of shares during the second quarter, reflecting our strong cash flow and confidence in the strength of our business."

Conference Call

Cognizant will host a conference call August 6, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss the Company's second quarter 2012 results. To listen to the conference call, please dial (800) 374-0467 (domestic) and (706) 679-3288 (international) and provide the following conference ID number: 93821979.

The conference call will also be available live via the Internet by accessing the Cognizant website at www.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.

For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available by dialing (855) 859-2056 for domestic callers or (404) 537-3406 for international callers and entering 93821979 from a half hour after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on Monday, August 20, 2012. The replay will also be available at Cognizant's website www.cognizant.com for 60 days following the call.

About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 145,200 employees as of June 30, 2012, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: 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. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the 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 the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, this press release includes the following measures defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission as non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. These non-GAAP 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 measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures, the financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations of Cognizant's GAAP financial statements to such non-GAAP measures should be carefully evaluated.

We seek to manage the company to a targeted operating margin, excluding stock-based compensation costs, of 19% to 20% of revenues. Accordingly, we believe that non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, excluding stock-based compensation costs, are meaningful measures for investors to evaluate our financial performance. For our internal management reporting and budgeting purposes, we use financial statements that do not include stock-based compensation expense for financial and operational decision making, to evaluate period-to-period comparisons and for making comparisons of our operating results to those of our competitors. Moreover, because of varying available valuation methodologies permitted under U.S. GAAP and the variety of award types that companies can use, we believe that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation expense allows investors to make additional comparisons between our operating results to those of other companies. Accordingly, we believe that the presentation of non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, 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 operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share versus operating margin and diluted earnings per share calculated in accordance with GAAP is that non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude costs, namely stock-based compensation, that are recurring. Stock-based compensation will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in our business. 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 this limitation by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and evaluating such non-GAAP financial measures with financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

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COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)










(In thousands, except per share amounts)





















Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011










Revenues


$1,795,220


$1,485,242


$ 3,506,569


$ 2,856,495










Operating expenses:









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


1,030,889


860,871


2,015,409


1,643,047

Selling, general and administrative expenses


396,771


326,718


770,949


623,048

Depreciation and amortization expense


35,602


27,695


70,354


55,077

Income from operations


331,958


269,958


649,857


535,323










Other income (expense), net:









Interest income


9,984


9,474


21,056


18,411

Other, net


(6,850)


(1,827)


(13,544)


4,371

Total other income (expense), net


3,134


7,647


7,512


22,782










Income before provision for income taxes


335,092


277,605


657,369


558,105










Provision for income taxes


83,160


69,560


161,786


141,733










Net income


$    251,932


$    208,045


$    495,583


$    416,372










Basic earnings per share


$           0.83


$           0.68


$           1.64


$           1.37










Diluted earnings per share


$           0.82


$           0.67


$           1.61


$           1.34










Weighted average number of common shares

 outstanding - Basic


302,225


303,989


302,827


304,015










Weighted average number of common shares
 outstanding - Diluted


307,326


311,477


308,267


311,640










 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION (Unaudited)

(In thousands)





















June 30,



December 31,



2012



2011







Assets












Current Assets












  Cash and cash equivalents 


$          1,050,245



$          1,310,906







  Short-term investments 


1,295,897



1,121,358







 Trade accounts receivable, net of allowances of $26,883
  and $24,658, respectively


1,296,175



1,179,043







  Unbilled accounts receivable


207,712



139,627







  Deferred income tax assets, net


104,151



109,042







  Other current assets


198,172



225,530







           Total Current Assets


4,152,352



4,085,506







Property and equipment, net


837,683



758,034







Goodwill


289,211



288,772







Intangible assets, net


86,530



97,616







Deferred income tax assets, net


167,462



164,192







Other assets


120,981



113,813







Total Assets


$          5,654,219



$          5,507,933







Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity












Current Liabilities












Accounts payable


$             104,411



$               72,205







Deferred revenue


106,625



105,713







Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


940,059



1,031,787







       Total Current Liabilities


1,151,095



1,209,705







Deferred income tax liabilities, net


3,073



3,339







Other noncurrent liabilities


407,718



342,003







Total Liabilities


1,561,886



1,555,047







Stockholders' Equity


4,092,333



3,952,886







Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$          5,654,219



$          5,507,933







 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)
































Three Months Ended June 30,


Three Months Ended June 30,




2012


2012


2012


2011


2011


2011




GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP
















Income from operations


$        331,958


$         26,271

 (a) 

$         358,229


$ 269,958


$         23,679

 (c) 

$         293,637
















Operating margin


18.5%


1.5%

 (a) 

20.0%


18.2%


1.6%

 (c) 

19.8%
















Diluted earnings per share 

$               0.82


$              0.06

 (e) 

$                0.88


$        0.67


$              0.05

 (e) 

$                0.72














































Six Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,




2012


2012


2012


2011


2011


2011




GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP
















Income from operations


$        649,857


$         57,650

 (b) 

$         707,507


$ 535,323


$         39,744

 (d) 

$         575,067
















Operating margin


18.5%


1.7%

 (b) 

20.2%


18.7%


1.4%

 (d) 

20.1%
















Diluted earnings per share 

$               1.61


$              0.14

 (e) 

$                1.75


$        1.34


$              0.09

 (e) 

$                1.43















Notes:

(a) Adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation of $26,271 from income from operations of which $4,157 was reported in cost of revenues and $22,114 was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.

(b) Adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation of $57,650 from income from operations of which $8,764 was reported in cost of revenues and $48,886 was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.

(c) Adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation of $23,679 from income from operations of which $3,662 was reported in cost of revenues and $20,017 was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.

(d) Adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation of $39,744 from income from operations of which $7,149 was reported in cost of revenues and $32,595 was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.

(e) Adjustment to exclude the per share effect of stock-based compensation expense net of the related tax benefit.

 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION


Schedule of Supplemental Information (Unaudited)


(In thousands)
















Three Months Ended June 30, 2012







Growth %






$

% of total


Sequential 


Year over Year




Revenue by Segment:











Financial Services 


$         736,885

41.0%


6.1%


20.3%




Healthcare 


484,290

27.0%


3.6%


25.3%




Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics 


358,611

20.0%


7.1%


21.8%




Other 


215,434

12.0%


0.5%


12.4%




Total Revenue


$      1,795,220



4.9%


20.9%















Revenue by Geography:











North America


$      1,434,969

79.9%


5.5%


24.2%




  United Kingdom


182,980

10.2%


1.5%


3.8%




  Rest of Europe


99,701

5.6%


-3.8%


-0.7%




Europe - Total


282,681

15.7%


-0.4%


2.1%




Rest of World


77,570

4.3%


16.3%


45.1%




Total Revenue


$      1,795,220



4.9%


20.9%







































Six Months Ended June 30, 2012









Growth %






$

% of total




Year over Year




Revenue by Segment:











Financial Services 


$      1,431,609

40.8%




21.0%




Healthcare 


951,699

27.1%




29.4%




Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics 


693,405

19.8%




21.9%




Other 


429,856

12.3%




16.3%




Total Revenue


$      3,506,569





22.8%















Revenue by Geography:











North America


$      2,795,693

79.7%




25.6%




  United Kingdom


363,316

10.4%




7.1%




  Rest of Europe


203,290

5.8%




5.1%




Europe - Total


566,606

16.2%




6.4%




Rest of World


144,270

4.1%




45.9%




Total Revenue


$      3,506,569





22.8%




































SOURCE Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation



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