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Cognizant Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

         Cognizant Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results  Annual revenue of $8.84 billion, up 20% year-over-year;  Provides guidance for 2014 revenue growth of at least 16.5%;  Announces two-for-one stock split  PR Newswire  TEANECK, N.J., Feb. 5, 2014  TEANECK, N.J., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results.  Highlights – Fourth Quarter 2013    oQuarterly revenue rose to $2.355 billion, up 20.9% from the year-ago     quarter and 2.2% sequentially.   oQuarterly diluted EPS on a GAAP basis was $1.06, compared to $0.92 in the     year-ago quarter.   oQuarterly diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes stock-based     compensation expense and acquisition-related charges, was $1.15, compared     to $0.99 in the year-ago quarter.   oNet headcount addition for the quarter was approximately 5,000; year-end     headcount was approximately 171,400.  Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 rose to $2.355 billion, up 20.9% from $1.948 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. GAAP net income was $324.3 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, compared to $278.8 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2012. Diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis was $1.15, compared to $0.99 in the fourth quarter of 2012. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 19.0%. Non-GAAP operating margin was 20.7%, 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.  "We are pleased to once again deliver industry-leading revenue growth in 2013," said Francisco D'Souza, Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant. "As we celebrate our 20 year anniversary, I would like to thank our clients who have placed their faith in us, our associates for their wonderful contribution to our growth and success, and our other stakeholders who have played a critical role in our accomplishments. Our strategy through these twenty years has been to challenge the status quo and constantly reinvent for the future, thus positioning us to help our clients build stronger businesses. We believe that we are well positioned to continue to do so in 2014 and beyond."  "Our growth during 2013 was broad-based across our industries, geographies and service lines," said Gordon Coburn, President of Cognizant. "This strong growth was fueled by our clients' on-going drive to 'run better' for more efficient and productive operations and to 'run different' to create the capabilities and business models they need for future success. Our strong portfolio of services coupled with our focus on new technologies and platform-based delivery models will help clients drive meaningful change as businesses become increasingly technology intensive. We anticipate that the healthy demand environment we witnessed in 2013 will continue into 2014 and we are well positioned to capture it."  Highlights – Full Year 2013    oRevenue increased to $8.843 billion, up 20.4% from 2012.   oDiluted EPS on a GAAP basis was $4.03, compared to $3.44 in 2012.   oDiluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes stock-based compensation     expense and acquisition-related charges, was $4.38, compared to $3.74 in     2012.   oGAAP and non-GAAP diluted EPS includes the impact of $0.15 in net     non-operating foreign currency exchange losses.  Revenue for 2013 increased to $8.843 billion, up 20.4% from $7.346 billion for 2012. GAAP net income was $1.23 billion, or $4.03 per diluted share, compared to $1.05 billion, or $3.44 per diluted share, for 2012. Diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis was $4.38. GAAP operating margin was 19.0%. Non-GAAP operating margin was 20.6%, higher than the company's targeted 19-20% range. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP operating results and diluted EPS are included in the table at the end of this release.  Two-for-One Stock Split  The Board of Directors of Cognizant has declared a two-for-one stock split on its Class A common stock in the form of a 100% stock dividend. Stockholders of record as of February 21, 2014 will be entitled to one additional share of Class A common stock for each share held on the record date. The stock dividend distribution is expected to occur on or about March 7, 2014, and it is anticipated that the Company's Class A common stock will begin trading on a post-split basis the business day following the distribution date. The consolidated financial statements that accompany this press release do not reflect this stock split. All applicable references to the number of outstanding common shares and per share information have not been adjusted to reflect this stock split.  First Quarter & Full Year 2014 Outlook  Starting in 2014, our reported non-GAAP diluted EPS will exclude net non-operating foreign currency exchange gains or losses, as well as stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related charges. This change is not reflected in our reported 2013 quarterly or annual results above, but is reflected in our 2014 non-GAAP guidance below.  The Company is providing the following guidance:    oFirst quarter 2014 revenue anticipated to be at least $2.42 billion.   oFirst quarter 2014 diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis is expected to be $1.18     (prior to impact of upcoming stock split).   oFull year 2014 revenue expected to be at least $10.3 billion, up at least     16.5% compared to 2013.   oFull year 2014 diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis expected to be at least     $5.02 (prior to impact of upcoming stock split).  "The stock split underscores our confidence in the strength of the business model and in our prospects for 2014 and beyond," said Karen McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer. "We further strengthened our balance sheet during 2013, allowing us to continue to support our industry-leading growth, by investing in service line capabilities, industry expertise, new technologies, new delivery platforms, and expanded geographical reach."  Conference Call  Cognizant will host a conference call February 5, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss the Company's quarterly and full year 2013 results. To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 810-9510 (domestically) and (201) 493-6778  (internationally) 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 13574087 from two hours after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. 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 171,400 employees as of December 31, 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 operating margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share ("non-GAAP diluted EPS"). 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 GAAP financial measures to the corresponding non-GAAP measures should be carefully evaluated. With respect to our expectations in the "First Quarter & Full Year 2014 Outlook" section above, reconciliation of non-GAAP diluted EPS guidance to GAAP diluted EPS cannot be provided without unreasonable efforts on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability and low visibility with respect to net non-operating foreign currency exchange gains or losses which are excluded from the non-GAAP diluted EPS.  Historically, we sought to manage the company to a targeted operating margin, excluding stock-based compensation costs, of 19% to 20% of revenues. In 2013, we continued to manage the company to the same targeted operating margin, but excluded acquisition-related charges, in addition to 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. In 2014, our non-GAAP diluted earnings per share will also exclude net non-operating foreign currency exchange gains or losses. Management believes providing investors with an operating view consistent with how it manages 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 measures 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 provides a meaningful measure for investors to evaluate our financial performance. 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 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, including amortization of purchased intangibles. 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 to allow investors to evaluate such non-GAAP financial measures with financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.  - tables to follow -  COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data)                           Three Months Ended          Twelve Months Ended                           December 31,                December 31,                           2013          2012          2013         2012 Revenues                  $2,355,488    $1,948,215    $8,843,189   $7,346,472 Operating expenses: Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and    1,411,155     1,150,934     5,265,469    4,278,241  amortization expense shown separately below) Selling, general and      450,503       401,746       1,727,609    1,557,646 administrative expenses Depreciation and          45,989        39,282        172,201      149,089 amortization expense Income from operations    447,841       356,253       1,677,910    1,361,496 Other income (expense), net: Interest income           11,873        11,417        48,896       44,514 Other, net                (8,575)       (1,826)       (38,889)     (18,414) Total other income        3,298         9,591         10,007       26,100 (expense), net Income before provision   451,139       365,844       1,687,917    1,387,596 for income taxes Provision for income      126,807       87,065        459,339      336,333 taxes Net income                $  324,332  $  278,779  $1,228,578   $1,051,263 Basic earnings per share  $        $        $       $                                1.07          0.93          4.07         3.49 Diluted earnings per      $        $        $       $      share                     1.06          0.92          4.03         3.44 Weighted average number of common  shares outstanding -    302,873       300,452       302,007      301,291 Basic Weighted average number of common  shares outstanding -    305,428       303,777       304,831      305,861 Diluted    COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION (Unaudited) (In thousands)                                    December 31,           December 31,                                    2013                   2012 Assets Current Assets  Cash and cash equivalents       $     2,213,006   $     1,570,077  Short-term investments          1,534,467              1,293,681  Trade accounts receivable, net of allowances of $26,824  and $25,816, respectively        1,648,785              1,345,661  Unbilled accounts receivable     226,487                183,085  Deferred income tax assets, net  256,230                201,894  Other current assets             268,907                219,896  Total Current Assets    6,147,882              4,814,294 Property and equipment, net        1,081,164              971,486 Goodwill                           444,236                309,185 Intangible assets, net             131,274                87,475 Deferred income tax assets, net    221,345                178,824 Other noncurrent assets            183,013                160,307 Total Assets                       $     8,208,914   $     6,521,571 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current Liabilities Accounts payable                   $       113,394  $                                                                 108,707 Deferred revenue                   182,893                149,696 Accrued expenses and other         1,478,221              1,118,927 current liabilities  Total Current Liabilities   1,774,508              1,377,330 Deferred income tax liabilities,   21,170                 2,777 net Other noncurrent liabilities       277,445                287,081 Total Liabilities                  2,073,123              1,667,188 Stockholders' Equity               6,135,791              4,854,383 Total Liabilities and              $     8,208,914   $     6,521,571 Stockholders' Equity    COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share amounts)                          Three Months Ended        Twelve Months Ended                          December 31,              December 31,                          2013           2012       2013           2012 GAAP income from         $          $       $            $   operations               447,841                 1,677,910     1,361,496                                         356,253 Add: Stock-based compensation expense     32,447         27,444     118,800        107,355 (a) Add: Acquisition-related      6,316          5,445      24,002         15,871 charges (b) Non-GAAP income from     $          $       $            $   operations               486,604                 1,820,712     1,484,722                                         389,142 GAAP operating margin    19.0%          18.3%      19.0%          18.5% Effect of above          1.7%           1.7%       1.6%           1.7% adjustments Non-GAAP operating       20.7%          20.0%      20.6%          20.2% margin GAAP diluted earnings    $         $       $         $      per share                   1.06               4.03        3.44                                         0.92 Effect of above adjustments, net of      0.09           0.07       0.35           0.30 tax Non-GAAP diluted         $         $       $         $      earnings per share          1.15               4.38        3.74                                         0.99 Notes: (a) For the three months ended December 31, 2013, the $32,447 adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation from income from operations includes $5,537, which was reported in cost of revenues and $26,910, which was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.    For the three months ended December 31, 2012, the $27,444 adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation from income from operations includes $4,120, which was reported in cost of revenues and $23,324, which was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.    For the twelve months ended December 31, 2013, the $118,800 adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation from income from operations includes $19,107, which was reported in cost of revenues and $99,693, which was reported in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.    For the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, the $107,355 adjustment to exclude stock-based compensation from income from operations includes $16,773, which was reported in cost of revenues and $90,582, 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, changes to contingent consideration, 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 December 31, 2013                                                        Growth %                                 $            % of      Sequential  Year over                                              total                 Year Revenue by Segment: Financial Services              $ 997,146    42.3%     4.5%        22.3% Healthcare                      613,286      26.0%     2.2%        22.6% Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics  490,243      20.8%     -0.1%       20.0% Other                           254,813      10.8%     -2.3%       13.7% Total Revenue                   $ 2,355,488            2.2%        20.9% Revenue by Geography: North America                   $ 1,817,401  77.2%     1.9%        18.3% United Kingdom                  245,929      10.4%     -0.2%       19.3% Rest of Europe                  183,136      7.8%      8.8%        52.4% Europe - Total                  429,065      18.2%     3.5%        31.5% Rest of World                   109,022      4.6%      1.0%        26.6% Total Revenue                   $ 2,355,488            2.2%        20.9%                                 Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013                                                                    Growth %                                 $            % of                  Year over                                              total                 Year Revenue by Segment: Financial Services              $ 3,717,573  42.0%                 22.5% Healthcare                      2,264,826    25.6%                 17.1% Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics  1,868,305    21.1%                 24.7% Other                           992,485      11.2%                 13.1% Total Revenue                   $ 8,843,189                        20.4% Revenue by Geography: North America                   $ 6,860,067  77.6%                 17.5% United Kingdom                  942,579      10.7%                 23.2% Rest of Europe                  636,626      7.2%                  47.9% Europe - Total                  1,579,205    17.9%                 32.1% Rest of World                   403,917      4.6%                  28.3% Total Revenue                   $ 8,843,189                        20.4%  SOURCE Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation  Website: http://www.cognizant.com Contact: David Nelson, VP, Investor Relations & Treasurer, 201-498-8840, david.nelson@cognizant.com