Cognizant Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. Cognizant reported a revenue growth of 8.6% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Cognizant Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Cognizant during the last five years:

  • Cognizant generated a total of $7.3 billion revenues during 2012. Cognizant reported a revenue growth of 20% year-over-year during 2012.
  • Cognizant generated a total of $8.8 billion revenues during 2013. Cognizant reported a revenue growth of 20.4% year-over-year during 2013.
  • Cognizant generated a total of $10.3 billion revenues during 2014. Cognizant reported a revenue growth of 16.1% year-over-year during 2014.
  • Cognizant generated a total of $12.4 billion revenues during 2015. Cognizant reported a revenue growth of 21% year-over-year during 2015.
  • Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. Cognizant reported a revenue growth of 8.6% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

Cognizant Ranking

With $13.5 billion revenues, Cognizant ranked number 208 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

Cognizant is associated with Technology Sector and IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services Industry.

With $13.5 billion revenues, Cognizant ranked number 22 of all the companies in the US Technology sector. There were a total of 406 public companies in the US Technology sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Technology sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  2. Amazon ($136 billion)
  3. Alphabet ($90.3 billion)
  4. Microsoft ($85.3 billion)
  5. IBM ($79.9 billion)
  6. Intel ($59.4 billion)
  7. Hewlett Packard Enterprise ($50.1 billion)
  8. Cisco Systems ($49.2 billion)
  9. HP ($48.2 billion)
  10. Oracle ($37 billion)

Technology sector is comprised of the following industries: Computers Systems and Peripherals; Software; Semiconductor; IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services; Networking Equipment and Services; Internet; Other. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Computers Systems and Peripherals industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing of personal computers, servers, mainframes, workstations, and other computer accessories and peripherals such as storage drives, mice, keyboards and printers. It also includes manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets.
  • Software industry includes businesses providing software products such as operating systems, productivity suites, enterprise software, data and analysis software, advertising and marketing software, engineering and manufacturing software, networking software, and IT management software. It also includes companies providing industry-specific software focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Telecom, Utilities, Travel, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
  • Semiconductor industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of semiconductor products such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, flash memory, and wired and wireless connectivity products. It also includes companies that provide semiconductor equipment and services to the semiconductor industry.
  • IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in providing information technology consulting and outsourcing services to other businesses. The services include IT consulting, systems integration, application development and management, IT infrastructure management, and network operations management.
  • Networking Equipment and Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of networking and communications equipment for transporting data, voice, and video traffic across intranets, extranets, and the Internet. The key products include routers and switches for local and wide-area networks, cable modems, teleconferencing equipment, and wireless access points.
  • Internet industry includes Internet-based businesses providing products and services such as search engines, social networking, web hosting, email, domain name registration, and eCommerce. It also includes industry information/services portals focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Travel, Health, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
  • Other industry includes companies providing products such as photocopiers, fax machines, point of sale machines, audio/video technologies, and video games. It also includes technology companies that are not part of other six technology industries.

With $13.5 billion revenues, Cognizant ranked number 5 of all the companies in the US IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry. There were a total of 28 public companies in the US IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. IBM ($79.9 billion)
  2. Hewlett Packard Enterprise ($50.1 billion)
  3. Accenture ($34.8 billion)
  4. DXC Technology ($18.1 billion)
  5. Cognizant ($13.5 billion)
  6. Automatic Data Processing ($11.7 billion)
  7. Leidos ($7 billion)
  8. NCR ($6.5 billion)
  9. Conduent ($6.4 billion)
  10. Insight Enterprises ($5.5 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $13.5 billion revenues, Cognizant was in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 239 companies in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 8.6% revenue growth year-over-year, Cognizant was in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 876 companies in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 11.5%, Cognizant was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), operations and technology consulting, infrastructure, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Its consulting and technology services include strategy consulting, business and operations consulting, technology strategy and change management, and program management consulting services; application design and development; systems integration; and application testing, consulting, and engineering services, as well as enterprise information management services. The company also develops, licenses, implements, and supports proprietary and third-party software products for the healthcare industry, including solutions for health insurance plans, third party benefit administrators, and healthcare providers. In addition, it provides outsourcing services, such as application maintenance services; IT infrastructure services; and business process services comprising clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, equity research support, commercial operations, and order management services, as well as related services, including platform-based services. The company serves various industries, including banking and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing and logistics; retail, travel, and hospitality; consumer goods; communications; information, media, and entertainment; and technology. The company markets and sells services through its professional staff, senior management, and direct sales personnel. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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Revenues Analysis

Cognizant (CTSH) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. Cognizant reported a revenue growth of 8.6% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Cognizant (CTSH) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2002 to 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. Cognizant reported a revenue growth of 8.6% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Cognizant (CTSH) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) revenue growth with IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant reported a revenue growth of 8.6% year-over-year during 2016. The IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry growth was -0.6% year-over-year during 2016. Cognizant growth was faster than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Cognizant (CTSH) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant reported a total net income of $1.6 billion during 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. Cognizant net profit margin was 11.5% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Cognizant (CTSH) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2002 to 2016. Cognizant reported a total net income of $1.6 billion during 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. Cognizant net profit margin was 11.5% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Cognizant (CTSH) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) net profit margin with IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant reported a net profit margin of 11.5% during 2016. The IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry net profit margin was 8.5% during 2016. Cognizant was more profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

Cognizant (CTSH) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant spent a total of $8.1 billion on COGS during 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Cognizant spent 60.1% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Cognizant (CTSH) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D spending analysis for Cognizant is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

Cognizant (CTSH) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant spent a total of $2.7 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Cognizant spent 20.2% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Working Capital Analysis

Cognizant (CTSH) Inventory Spending Analysis 2016

Inventory spending analysis for Cognizant is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

Cognizant (CTSH) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant invested a total of $2.9 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Cognizant invested 21.5% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Cognizant (CTSH) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant invested a total of $175 million on accounts payable during 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Cognizant invested 1.3% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Asset Management Analysis

Cognizant (CTSH) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From 2012...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant invested a total of $1.3 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Cognizant invested 9.7% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Cognizant (CTSH) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) from 2012 to 2016. Cognizant invested a total of $3.5 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. Cognizant generated a total of $13.5 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Cognizant invested 26% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

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