Cognizant Announces Record Results For Second Quarter 2013 Exceeds second quarter revenue and EPS guidance;

Revenue up 7% sequentially and 20% year-over-year;

Increases full-year revenue and EPS guidance

TEANECK, N.J., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced its second quarter 2013 financial results.

Highlights – Second Quarter 2013

  • Quarterly revenue rose to $2.161 billion, up 7.0% sequentially and 20.4% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Quarterly diluted EPS on a GAAP basis was $0.99, compared to $0.82 in the year-ago quarter.
  • Quarterly diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related charges, was $1.07, compared to $0.89 in the year-ago quarter.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP diluted EPS include the impact of $0.07 in net non-operating foreign exchange losses.
  • Net headcount addition for the quarter was approximately 1,600.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2013 rose to $2.161 billion, up 20.4% from $1.795 billion in the second quarter of 2012. GAAP net income was $300.4 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, compared to $251.9 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012. Quarterly diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related charges, was $1.07, compared to $0.89 in the second quarter of 2012. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 19.7%. Non-GAAP operating margin was 21.4%, higher than 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.

"As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of our public listing on the NASDAQ stock exchange, we are delighted to yet again deliver industry-leading revenue growth," said Francisco D'Souza, Chief Executive Officer. "Our 15 year record of revenue and earnings growth is a testament to our long-term strategy of reinvesting in our business to stay relevant to our clients' changing needs and to provide increasing value as we grow each of those trusted relationships. This reinvestment strategy continues to enable Cognizant to excel in our core services while simultaneously investing in multiple horizons of growth, thereby continuing to position us well for the future."

"Economic pressures and long-term secular industry shifts have been driving fundamental changes in client demands," said Gordon Coburn, President. "Clients are increasingly turning to Cognizant to address their dual mandate of running better, or enhancing performance in their current businesses, and running different, or helping improve the positioning of their businesses for future success.  As a result of Cognizant's ability to address this dual mandate from one integrated platform, we are seeing strong market demand for our services which is allowing us to increase our revenue guidance for the full year."

2013 Outlook – Third Quarter and Full Year

The Company is providing the following guidance:

  • Third quarter 2013 revenue anticipated to be at least $2.25 billion.
  • Third quarter 2013 diluted EPS expected to be $1.00 on a GAAP basis and $1.09 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Fiscal 2013 revenue expected to be at least $8.74 billion, up at least 19% compared to 2012.
  • Fiscal 2013 diluted EPS expected to be at least $3.96 on a GAAP basis, and $4.32 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • EPS guidance excludes any future net non-operating foreign exchange gain or loss.  

"Continued healthy demand in the second quarter resulted in broad-based growth across our industries, geographies and services, thereby driving significant revenue and EPS outperformance," said Karen McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer. "Excluding the $0.07 of non-operating foreign exchange loss, which was not included in our guidance, we are pleased that we exceeded our non-GAAP EPS guidance for the quarter by $0.08. In addition, strong cash flows during the quarter allowed us to increase our cash and short-term investment balances to approximately $2.9 billion while repurchasing over $115 million of shares under our stock repurchase program during the quarter."

Conference Call
Cognizant will host a conference call August 6, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss the Company's second quarter 2013 results. To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 810-9510 (domestic) and (201) 493-6778 (international) and provide the following conference passcode: Cognizant Call.

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 (877) 660-6853 for domestic callers or (201) 612-7415 for international callers and entering 417763 from a half hour after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. 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 164,300 employees as of June 30, 2013, 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 our financial results 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 income from operations, 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 should be read in conjunction with our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. The reconciliations of Cognizant's non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures should be carefully evaluated.

Historically, we sought to manage the company to a targeted operating margin, excluding stock-based compensation costs, of 19% to 20% of revenues.  Beginning with 2013, we continue to seek to manage the company to the same targeted operating margin, but we now also exclude acquisition-related charges, in addition to excluding stock-based compensation expense, in setting our internal operating targets.  Acquisition-related charges include, when applicable, amortization of purchased intangible assets included in the depreciation and amortization expense line on our condensed consolidated statements of operations, external deal costs, acquisition-related retention bonuses, integration costs, changes in the fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, charges for impairment of acquired intangible assets and other acquisition-related costs.  Our 2012 non-GAAP measures have been adjusted to reflect this change. We believe providing investors with an operating view consistent with how we manage the company provides enhanced transparency into the operating results of the company.  For our internal management reporting and budgeting purposes, we use non-GAAP financial information that does not include stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related charges 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. Therefore, it is our belief that the use of non-GAAP financial measures excluding these costs provides a meaningful measure for investors to evaluate our financial performance.  Accordingly, we believe that the presentation of non-GAAP income from operations, 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 measures versus financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP is that non-GAAP measures do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our operating results as determined in accordance with GAAP and exclude costs that are recurring, namely stock-based compensation and acquisition-related charges.  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 income from operations, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to allow investors to evaluate 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 data)





















 

Three Months Ended


 

Six Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012










Revenues


$2,161,240


$1,795,220


$4,181,978


$3,506,569










Operating expenses:









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


1,272,013


1,030,889


2,471,978


2,015,409

Selling, general and administrative expenses


420,526


396,771


833,730


770,949

Depreciation and amortization expense


41,898


35,602


83,560


70,354

Income from operations


426,803


331,958


792,710


649,857










Other income (expense), net:









Interest income


13,080


9,984


26,327


21,056

Other, net


(19,486)


(6,850)


(21,457)


(13,544)

Total other income (expense), net


(6,406)


3,134


4,870


7,512










Income before provision for income taxes


420,397


335,092


797,580


657,369










Provision for income taxes


119,987


83,160


212,961


161,786










Net income


$    300,410


$    251,932


$    584,619


$    495,583










Basic earnings per share


$           1.00


$           0.83


$           1.94


$           1.64










Diluted earnings per share


$           0.99


$           0.82


$           1.92


$           1.61










Weighted average number of common  









  shares outstanding - Basic


301,670


302,225


301,762


302,827










Weighted average number of common 









  shares outstanding - Diluted


304,446


307,326


304,811


308,267










 

 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION (Unaudited)

(In thousands)





















June 30,



December 31,



2013



2012







Assets












Current Assets












  Cash and cash equivalents 


$          1,678,205



$          1,570,077







  Short-term investments 


1,222,364



1,293,681







  Trade accounts receivable, net of allowances of $29,571






  and $25,816, respectively


1,560,856



1,345,661







  Unbilled accounts receivable


224,371



183,085







  Deferred income tax assets, net


228,131



201,894







  Other current assets


220,034



219,896







           Total Current Assets


5,133,961



4,814,294







Property and equipment, net


1,017,705



971,486







Goodwill


412,647



309,185







Intangible assets, net


121,991



87,475







Deferred income tax assets, net


165,942



178,824







Other noncurrent assets


160,074



160,307







Total Assets


$          7,012,320



$          6,521,571







Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity












Current Liabilities












Accounts payable


$               94,069



$             108,707







Deferred revenue


134,192



149,696







Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


1,129,036



1,118,927







       Total Current Liabilities


1,357,297



1,377,330







Deferred income tax liabilities, net


14,548



2,777







Other noncurrent liabilities


316,727



287,081







Total Liabilities


1,688,572



1,667,188







Stockholders' Equity


5,323,748



4,854,383







Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$          7,012,320



$          6,521,571







 

 

 


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,


Six Months Ended June 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012










GAAP income from operations


$          426,803


$         331,958


$          792,710


$          649,857










Add: Stock-based compensation expense (a)

30,237


26,271


59,330


57,650










Add: Acquisition-related charges (b)


5,912


1,228


12,566


7,548










Non-GAAP income from operations


$          462,952


$         359,457


$          864,606


$          715,055



















GAAP operating margin


19.7%


18.5%


19.0%


18.5%










Effect of above adjustments


1.7%


1.5%


1.7%


1.9%










Non-GAAP operating margin


21.4%


20.0%


20.7%


20.4%



















GAAP diluted earnings per share


$                 0.99


$                0.82


$                 1.92


$                 1.61










Effect of above adjustments, net of tax


0.08


0.07


0.17


0.16










Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share


$                 1.07


$                0.89


$                 2.09


$                 1.77










 

Notes: 

(a)  For the three months ended June 30, 2013, the $30,237 adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation from income from operations includes $4,568, which was reported in cost of revenues and $25,669, which was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations. 
      
For the three months ended June 30, 2012, the $26,271 adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation from income from operations includes $4,157, which was reported in cost of revenues and $22,114, which was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations. 

For the six months ended June 30, 2013, the $59,330 adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation from income from operations includes $9,115, which was reported in cost of revenues and $50,215, which was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations. 
      
For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the $57,650 adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation from income from operations includes $8,764, which was reported in cost of revenues and $48,886, which was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

(b) Adjustments to exclude acquisition-related charges, including the following when applicable: amortization of acquired intangible assets, external deal costs, acquisition-related retention payments, integration costs and other acquisition-related costs.

 

The above tables serves to reconcile the Non-GAAP financial measures to 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)


(In thousands)

















Three Months Ended June 30, 2013







Growth %






$


% of total


Sequential 


Year over Year




Revenue by Segment:












Financial Services 


$    910,707


42.1%


6.5%


23.6%




Healthcare 


541,574


25.1%


6.2%


11.8%




Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics 


461,594


21.4%


8.4%


28.7%




Other 


247,365


11.4%


7.8%


14.8%




Total Revenue


$ 2,161,240




7.0%


20.4%
















Revenue by Geography:












North America


$ 1,677,394


77.6%


6.0%


16.9%




  United Kingdom


233,845


10.8%


8.1%


27.8%




  Rest of Europe


153,383


7.1%


16.3%


53.8%




Europe - Total


387,228


17.9%


11.2%


37.0%




Rest of World


96,618


4.5%


7.0%


24.6%




Total Revenue


$ 2,161,240




7.0%


20.4%










































Six Months Ended June 30, 2013









Growth %






$


% of total




Year over Year




Revenue by Segment:












Financial Services 


$ 1,766,048


42.2%




23.4%




Healthcare 


1,051,593


25.1%




10.5%




Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics 


887,440


21.2%




28.0%




Other 


476,897


11.4%




10.9%




Total Revenue


$ 4,181,978






19.3%
















Revenue by Geography:












North America


$ 3,259,585


77.9%




16.6%




  United Kingdom


450,253


10.8%




23.9%




  Rest of Europe


285,231


6.8%




40.3%




Europe - Total


735,484


17.6%




29.8%




Rest of World


186,909


4.5%




29.6%




Total Revenue


$ 4,181,978






19.3%







































 

SOURCE Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation



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