“Cognizant is a multinational digital corporation based in Teaneck, New Jersey. The company has more than 170 operations worldwide in China, India, Bangalore, Dubai, Shanghai, etc. The company has more than 292,500 individuals all over the world as of 2020. It offers various services such as Application Services, Quality Engineering, Cognizant Infrastructure Services, Cloud Enablement, Assurance, and Core Moderation. It also offers a platform and industry solutions.
Cognizant serves around 15 industries, such as capital markets, banking, oil, healthcare, travel and hospitality, media and technology, retail, consumer goods, life science, manufacturing, etc. The company also has seven themes, mainly Code Halos, AI Primary Research, Blockchain Solutions, etc.
Cognizant is listed on NASDAQ and is a component of both NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500. It offers class A shares, and the ticker of the company is CTSH. Between 2002 and 2020, the company has acquired over 64 companies and businesses worldwide. In 2020, the company acquired eight companies, including Tin Roof Software, EI Technologies, Bright Wolf, 10th Magnitude, New Signature, Code Zero, Collaborative Solutions, and Lev. All these eight companies are based in the United States of America, except El Technologies, based out of France.
The journey of the company was started as DBSS (Dun & Bradstreet Satyam Software) in 1994 as an in-house company of Dun & Bradstreet. In two years, the company started gaining clients beyond D & B. The same year, Cognizant was formed after D & B spun off its subsidiaries, such as Ericsson, DBSS, Strategic Technologies, and IMS International.
The first headquarters of Cognizant was established in Chennai. The company was renamed Cognizant Technology Solutions in the year 1997. Over the years, the company faced many ups and downs and made various changes in the policy, management, and rules. As of 2020, Cognizant ranked 194 on the Fortune 500 list.
For the quarter ended Sep-21 the revenue rose 11.8% to $4.7 billion year-over-year. Digital revenue grew 18%. Q3 bookings grew 24% year-over-year, bringing year-to-date bookings growth to 13%. 2021 revenue growth guidance was at 11.1%, or 9.8% in constant currency
Currently Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. - Class A has a market cap of $40.37 Billion. It has a P.E ratio of 22.18. The shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. - Class A are trading at $78.5.