Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of IT services, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006.
Highlights - Second Quarter 2006 * Quarterly revenue increased to $336.8 million, up 59% from the year-ago quarter. * Quarterly diluted EPS on a GAAP basis was $0.37. * Quarterly diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation expense, was $0.41, compared to $0.25 in the year-ago quarter.
Revenue for the second quarter increased to $336.8 million, up 18% sequentially from $285.5 million in the first quarter of 2006, and up 59% from $211.7 million in the second quarter of 2005. GAAP net income was $55.1 million, or $0.37 per diluted share. Net income for the second quarter increased to $61.0 million on a non-GAAP basis, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared to $36.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2005. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 18.0%. Non-GAAP operating margin was 20.0%, at the high end of the Company's targeted 19-20% range. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to GAAP operating income, net income, and EPS are included at the end of this release.
"We are very pleased with our strong second quarter results, driven by significant revenue growth across an expanding range of industries, service- offerings and geographies," said Lakshmi Narayanan, President and CEO of Cognizant. "As expected, our leadership in financial services, healthcare and life sciences, combined with our competitive expertise in newer verticals, allowed us to generate significant growth from our continually expanding client base. During the quarter we continued to experience strong demand for our full range of service offerings, particularly ERP and CRM, advanced solutions development, testing, data warehousing and infrastructure management. We are also pleased with the considerable traction we have gained in Europe, where the growth rate exceeded that of the rest of the Company this quarter."
Mr. Narayanan continued, "As Cognizant accelerates past the one-billion dollar revenue mark, our focus continues to be on preparing the Company for steadfast growth in 2007 and beyond. Today we have announced an organizational change that we believe will provide a strong foundation for managing that growth, including the appointment of Francisco D'Souza to President and Chief Executive Officer, effective as of January 1, 2007. Cognizant's strength lies in its operational excellence, and by enhancing the depth of our senior management team with leadership from seasoned Cognizant veterans, we are focused on maintaining our industry-leading strategy for growth well into the future."
2006 Outlook - Third Quarter & Full Year
Based on current visibility, the Company is now providing the following guidance:
* Third quarter 2006 revenue anticipated to be at least $363 million. * Third quarter 2006 diluted EPS expected to be approximately $0.38 on a GAAP basis, and $0.42 on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense. * Fiscal 2006 revenue now anticipated to be at least $1.37 billion. * Fiscal 2006 diluted EPS expected to be at least $1.45 on a GAAP basis. * Fiscal 2006 diluted EPS expected to be at least $1.62 on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense. * Total headcount by end of 2006 expected to exceed 36,000.
"Our strong financial results are clearly the product of our strategic investments to differentiate Cognizant in the marketplace and in the eyes of our clients," said Gordon Coburn, Chief Financial Officer of Cognizant. "Our success in anticipating customer demand through ahead-of-the-curve investments in vertical expertise and service-area capabilities continues to generate high levels of client satisfaction and provide additional drivers of future growth. During the quarter, we also invested further in campus recruitment and training programs for staff members at all levels to ensure that Cognizant continues to attract a superior quality of employees and cultivate their development. As a result of our strong performance over the first half of the year, our confidence in our reinvestment strategy and the growing demand environment, we have increased our revenue and earnings expectations for Fiscal 2006."
Cognizant will host a conference call today, August 2, at 9:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the Company's quarterly results. To listen to the call please dial (888) 652-6834 domestically or (706) 679-3288 internationally. The call will also be broadcast live via the Internet at Cognizant's web site, www.cognizant.com. Please go to the web site at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay will be made available on the web site at www.cognizant.com or by calling (800) 642-1687 for domestic callers and (706) 645-9291 for international callers and entering "3072892" from two hours after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on August 9, 2006.
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of IT services. Focused on delivering strategic information technology solutions that address the complex business needs of its clients, Cognizant uses its own on-site/offshore outsourcing model to provide applications management, development, integration, and reengineering; infrastructure management; business process outsourcing; and numerous related services, such as enterprise consulting, technology architecture, program management, and change management.
Cognizant's more than 31,000 employees are committed to partnerships that sustain long-term, proven value for customers by delivering high-quality, cost-effective solutions through its development centers in India and on-site client teams. Cognizant maintains P-CMM and SEI-CMM Level 5 assessments from an independent third-party assessor, was recently named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in America for the fourth consecutive year, and ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek's Hot Growth Companies. Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100 Index. Find additional information about Cognizant at www.cognizant.com.
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 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.
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, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Revenues $336,836 $211,711 $622,315 $393,392 Cost of revenues 188,320 117,768 346,908 215,762 Gross profit 148,516 93,943 275,407 177,630 Selling, general and administrative expenses 80,044 46,126 146,749 87,536 Depreciation and amortization expense 7,801 5,449 14,831 10,539 Income from operations 60,671 42,368 113,827 79,555 Other income (expense): Interest income 3,853 2,061 7,290 3,901 Other income / (expense), net 1,508 (595) 1,467 (719) Total other income / (expense) 5,361 1,466 8,757 3,182 Income before provision for income taxes 66,032 43,834 122,584 82,737 Provision for income taxes 10,961 7,802 20,349 14,727 Net income $55,071 $36,032 $102,235 $68,010 Basic earnings per share $0.39 $0.27 $0.73 $0.50 Diluted earnings per share $0.37 $0.25 $0.68 $0.47 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 140,542 135,687 140,103 135,086 Weighted average number of common and dilutive shares outstanding 150,493 146,554 149,924 146,187 COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION (Unaudited) (In thousands) June 30, December 31, 2006 2005 Assets Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $203,105 $196,938 Short-term investments 265,095 227,063 Trade accounts receivable, net of allowances of $2,962 and $2,325, respectively 227,985 153,971 Unbilled accounts receivable 38,274 22,725 Deferred income tax assets, net 50,833 42,752 Other current assets 26,298 19,974 Total Current Assets 811,590 663,423 Property and equipment, net 179,277 146,982 Goodwill 18,430 18,223 Other Intangible assets, net 15,414 16,277 Deferred income tax assets, net 10,779 17,247 Other assets 10,576 7,741 Total Assets $1,046,066 $869,893 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current Liabilities Accounts payable $24,871 $16,420 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 144,449 137,375 Total Current Liabilities 169,320 153,795 Other noncurrent liabilities 2,553 1,953 Total Liabilities 171,873 155,748 Stockholders' Equity 874,193 714,145 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $1,046,066 $869,893 COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Non-GAAP Financial Measures (In thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Three Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2006 2006 2006 2005 US GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP US GAAP Revenues $336,836 $- $336,836 $211,711 Cost of revenues 188,320 (3,332)(a) 184,988 117,768 Gross profit 148,516 3,332 151,848 93,943 Selling, general and administrative expenses 80,044 (3,437)(a) 76,607 46,126 Depreciation and amortization expense 7,801 - 7,801 5,449 Income from operations 60,671 6,769 67,440 42,368 Total other income / (expense) 5,361 - 5,361 1,466 Income before provision for income taxes 66,032 6,769 72,801 43,834 Provision for income taxes 10,961 842(a) 11,803 7,802 Net income $55,071 5,927 $60,998 $36,032 Diluted earnings per share $0.37 $0.04 $0.41 $0.25 Weighted average number of common and dilutive shares outstanding 150,493 150,493 146,554 Six Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2006 2006 2006 2005 US GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP US GAAP Revenues $622,315 $- $622,315 $393,392 Cost of revenues 346,908 (6,479)(a) 340,429 215,762 Gross profit 275,407 6,479 281,886 177,630 Selling, general and administrative expenses 146,749 (7,892)(a) 138,857 87,536 Depreciation and amortization expense 14,831 - 14,831 10,539 Income from operations 113,827 14,371 128,198 79,555 Total other income / (expense) 8,757 - 8,757 3,182 Income before provision for income taxes 122,584 14,371 136,955 82,737 Provision for income taxes 20,349 1,975(a) 22,324 14,727 Net income $102,235 12,396 $114,631 $68,010 Diluted earnings per share $0.68 $0.08 $0.76 $0.47 Weighted average number of common and dilutive shares outstanding 149,924 149,924 146,187
In addition to its reported operating results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Cognizant has included in the table above non-GAAP operating measures that the Securities and Exchange Commission defines as "non-GAAP financial measures." Management believes that such non-GAAP financial measures, when read in conjunction with the Company's reported results, can provide useful supplemental information for investors analyzing period to period comparisons of the Company's results. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP column above for the three and six months ended June 30, 2006 reflects the following adjustment:
(a) To exclude stock-based compensation expense under FAS 123R, and related income tax benefit, recorded during the three and six months ended June 30, 2006.
For 2006, the weighted average number of common and dilutive shares outstanding were calculated taking into account the requirements of FAS 123R.
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