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Cognizant Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results
Third quarter 2019 revenue of $4.25 billion, up 4.2% (5.1% in constant currency) over 2018
Declares quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share

TEANECK, N.J., Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (Nasdaq: CTSH), one of the world's leading professional services companies, today announced its third quarter 2019 financial results.

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Highlights - Third Quarter 2019

  • Quarterly revenue rose to $4.25 billion, up 4.2% (5.1% in constant currency1) from the year-ago quarter.
  • GAAP operating margin was 15.7% compared to 18.3% in the year-ago quarter.
  • Adjusted Operating Margin1 was 17.3% compared to 18.5% in the year-ago quarter.
  • Net income was $497 million compared to $477 million in the year-ago quarter.
  • Quarterly GAAP diluted EPS was $0.90, compared to $0.82 in the year-ago quarter.
  • Quarterly Adjusted Diluted EPS1 was $1.08, compared to $1.05 in the year-ago quarter.

"Over the past few months, we've sharpened Cognizant's strategic posture and begun executing plans aimed at improving our competitive positioning," said Brian Humphries, Chief Executive Officer. "Today we are announcing a simplification of our operating model and a cost reduction program, which will allow us to fund investments in growth. Looking ahead, we see a clear path to unlock the organization's full growth potential, win in our key digital battlegrounds, and return Cognizant to its historical position of being the bellwether of the IT services industry."








1 Constant currency revenue growth, Adjusted Operating Margin and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share ("Adjusted Diluted EPS") are not measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. See "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for more information and reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures at the end of this release.

Third Quarter 2019 Performance by Business Segment

Financial Services (35.1% of revenues) revenue grew 1.9% year-over-year or 3.0% in constant currency. Segment revenue growth was driven by improvement in insurance, which benefited from the ramp-up of project-based work. Banking performance was consistent with the second quarter, reflecting the previously announced partnership with three Finnish financial institutions to transform and operate a shared core banking platform, partially offset by continued softness with a few of our largest banking clients.

Healthcare (27.7% of revenues) revenue decreased 1.2% year-over-year or 0.9% in constant currency. Segment revenue trends were consistent with the second quarter as results were negatively impacted by industry consolidation, movement of work to a captive at a large North American client, a contract dispute with a customer, and the completed ramp down of a project on which we were a subcontractor to a third party. Life Sciences again delivered double-digit growth, driven by continued demand within Digital Operations, continued momentum within our industry-specific platform solutions and the contribution of Zenith Technologies, which closed at the end of July.

Products and Resources (22.7% of revenues) revenue grew 11.9% year-over-year or 13.4% in constant currency, driven by broad-based growth across industries, including retail and consumer goods, travel and hospitality, and manufacturing, logistics, energy and utilities. Results reflect continued demand for services within Digital Business, including digital engineering, cloud and IoT solutions.

Communications, Media and Technology (14.5% of revenues) revenue grew 9.4% year-over-year or 10.6% in constant currency, led by growth in Technology. Communications and Media performance results again reflected the reduction of spending with a few large clients, while Technology growth was driven by revenue from recent acquisitions and demand for our digital engineering services.

Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2019 Outlook

The Company is providing the following guidance:

  • Fourth quarter 2019 year-over-year revenue growth in the range of 2.1-3.1% in constant currency.2
  • Full year 2019 year-over-year revenue growth in the range of 4.6-4.9% in constant currency.2
  • Full year 2019 Adjusted Operating Margin3 expected to be in the range of 16.5-17.0%.
  • Full year 2019 Adjusted Diluted EPS3 expected to be in the range of $3.95-$3.98.






2 Based on current foreign exchange rates, we expect fourth quarter and full year 2019 revenue growth to be negatively impacted by 40 basis points and 110 basis points, respectively, translating to growth of 1.7-2.7% ($4.20-$4.24 billion) and 3.5-3.8% ($16.70-$16.74 billion), respectively.

3 A full reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Margin and Adjusted Diluted EPS guidance to the corresponding GAAP measures on a forward-looking basis cannot be provided without unreasonable efforts, as we are unable to provide reconciling information with respect to unusual items, net non-operating foreign currency exchange gains or losses, and the tax effects of these adjustments.

2020 Fit for Growth Plan

Over the next two years, the Company's sharpened strategy will focus on optimizing its core portfolio while investing to extend its capabilities in four areas that are critical to clients who need to accelerate their digital journeys: Data, Digital Engineering, Cloud, and IoT. To compete and win in these digital markets will require significant investment not only in these technologies but in a variety of enablers that include sales and marketing, talent reskilling, acquisitions, and partnerships. Therefore, the Company is streamlining its cost structure to partially fund these investments and execute its growth agenda.

The optimization of our cost structure is expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2020 and result in total charges of approximately $150-200 million primarily related to severance and facility exit costs. This is expected to result in an annualized gross savings run rate of approximately $500-550 million in year 2021.

"We remain on track to achieve our revised full year revenue guidance. However, to continue to invest in our growth initiatives, we must move quickly to improve our cost structure," said Karen McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer. "Our announcement of this multi-year realignment plan underscores our commitment to accelerate the execution of our strategy to make us fit for growth. Throughout this evolution, we intend to continue to capitalize on our strong balance sheet and attractive cash flow profile to return cash to shareholders."

Capital Deployment Plan - Dividend

The Company has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on Cognizant Class A common stock for shareholders of record at the close of business on November 19, 2019. This dividend will be payable on November 29, 2019.

Conference Call
Cognizant will host a conference call on October 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the Company's third quarter 2019 results. To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 810-9510 (domestically) or (201) 493-6778 (internationally) and provide the following conference passcode: "Cognizant Call."

The conference call will also be available live on the Investor Relations section of the Cognizant website at http://investors.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. An earnings supplement will also be available on the Cognizant website at the time of the conference call.

For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available. To listen to the replay, please dial (877) 660-6853 (domestically) or (201) 612-7415 (internationally) and enter 13695115 from two hours after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on November 13, 2019. The replay will also be available at Cognizant's website www.cognizant.com for 60 days following the call.

About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @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. These statements include, but are not limited to, express or implied forward-looking statements relating to our expectations regarding opportunities in the marketplace, our cost structure, investment in and growth of our business, our realignment plans, the timing, cost and impact of the 2020 Fit for Growth Plan, our shift to digital solutions and services, our anticipated financial performance, our capital deployment plan and clarification, if any, by the Indian government as to the application of the Supreme Court's ruling related to the India Defined Contribution Obligation. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions, changes in the regulatory environment, including with respect to immigration and taxes, and the other 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 references to the following measures defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission as non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted Income From Operations, Adjusted Operating Margin, Adjusted Diluted EPS, free cash flow and constant currency revenue growth. These non-GAAP financial 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 financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures should be read in conjunction with our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. The reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures should be carefully evaluated.

Our non-GAAP financial measures, Adjusted Operating Margin and Adjusted Income From Operations, exclude unusual items and Adjusted Diluted EPS additionally excludes net non-operating foreign currency exchange gains or losses and the tax impact of all the applicable adjustments. The income tax impact of each item is calculated by applying the statutory rate and local tax regulations in the jurisdiction in which the item was incurred. Free cash flow is defined as cash flows from operating activities net of purchases of property and equipment. Constant currency revenue growth is defined as revenues for a given period restated at the comparative period's foreign currency exchange rates measured against the comparative period's reported revenues.

Management believes providing investors with an operating view consistent with how we manage the Company provides enhanced transparency into our operating results. For our internal management reporting and budgeting purposes, we use various GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making, to evaluate period-to-period comparisons, to determine portions of the compensation for our executive officers 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 certain costs provides a meaningful supplemental measure for investors to evaluate our financial performance. Accordingly, we believe that the presentation of our non-GAAP measures, 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 financial measures versus financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP is that non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our operating results as determined in accordance with GAAP and may exclude costs that are recurring such as our net non-operating foreign currency exchange gains or losses. 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 these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures to allow investors to evaluate such non-GAAP financial measures.

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COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(in millions, except per share data)




Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues

$

4,248



$

4,078



$

12,499



$

11,996


Operating expenses:








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

2,681



2,480



7,885



7,298


Selling, general and administrative expenses

771



734



2,412



2,250


Depreciation and amortization expense

127



119



375



340


Income from operations

669



745



1,827



2,108


Other income (expense), net:








Interest income

43



47



136



128


Interest expense

(7)



(6)



(20)



(19)


Foreign currency exchange gains (losses), net

(47)



(122)



(29)



(233)


Other, net



(2)



3



(2)


Total other income (expense), net

(11)



(83)



90



(126)


Income before provision for income taxes

658



662



1,917



1,982


Provision for income taxes

(160)



(185)



(469)



(530)


Income from equity method investments

(1)





(1)



1


Net income

$

497



$

477



$

1,447



$

1,453


Basic earnings per share

$

0.90



$

0.82



$

2.57



$

2.49


Diluted earnings per share

$

0.90



$

0.82



$

2.57



$

2.48


Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic

551



579



563



584


Dilutive effect of shares issuable under stock-based compensation plans



1





1


Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Diluted

551



580



563



585


 

 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(Unaudited)

(in millions, except par values)




September 30,
2019


December 31,
2018

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,343



$

1,161


Short-term investments

734



3,350


Trade accounts receivable, net

3,438



3,257


Other current assets

876



909


Total current assets

7,391



8,677


Property and equipment, net

1,318



1,394


Operating lease assets, net

905




Goodwill

3,694



3,481


Intangible assets, net

1,192



1,150


Deferred income tax assets, net

492



442


Long-term investments

79



80


Other noncurrent assets

773



689


Total assets

$

15,844



$

15,913


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

246



$

215


Deferred revenue

265



286


Short-term debt

38



9


Operating lease liabilities

195




Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

2,175



2,267


Total current liabilities

2,919



2,777


Deferred revenue, noncurrent

71



62


Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

734




Deferred income tax liabilities, net

57



183


Long-term debt

709



736


Long-term income taxes payable

471



478


Other noncurrent liabilities

181



253


Total liabilities

5,142



4,489


Stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock, $0.10 par value, 15.0 shares authorized, none issued




Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000 shares authorized, 550 and 577 shares issued 
     and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

6



6


Additional paid-in capital

35



47


Retained earnings

10,820



11,485


Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(159)



(114)


Total stockholders' equity

10,702



11,424


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

15,844



$

15,913


 

 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


Guidance


2019


2018


2019


2018


Full Year 2019

GAAP income from operations

$

669



$

745



$

1,827



$

2,108




Realignment charges(a)

65



11



116



12




Incremental accrual related to the India Defined 
     Contribution Obligation(b)





117






Initial funding of Cognizant U.S. Foundation (c)







100




2020 Fit for Growth Plan restructuring charges(d)










Adjusted Income From Operations

$

734



$

756



$

2,060



$

2,220














GAAP operating margin

15.7

%


18.3

%


14.6

%


17.6

%



Realignment charges

1.6



0.2



1.0



0.1



0.9% - 1.0%

Incremental accrual related to the India Defined 
     Contribution Obligation





0.9





(b)

Initial funding of Cognizant U.S. Foundation







0.8



2020 Fit for Growth Plan restructuring charges









0.4% - 0.7%

Adjusted Operating Margin

17.3

%


18.5

%


16.5

%


18.5

%


approximately
16.5% - 17.0%











GAAP diluted earnings per share

$

0.90



$

0.82



$

2.57



$

2.48




Effect of above adjustments, pre-tax

0.12



0.02



0.41



0.20



(a), (b), (d)

Non-operating foreign currency exchange (gains) 
     losses, pre-tax(e)

0.09



0.21



0.06



0.39



(e)

Tax effect of above adjustments (f)

(0.03)



0.01



(0.11)



(0.02)



(a), (b), (d), (e)

Effect of adjustment to the one-time income tax 
     expense related to the Tax Reform Act (g)



(0.01)





(0.01)




Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

1.08



$

1.05



$

2.93



$

3.04



$3.95 - $3.98

 

Notes:

(a)

During the three months ended September 30, 2019, we incurred $65 million in realignment charges that include $33 million in employee separation costs, $18 million in employee retention costs and $14 million in third party realignment costs. During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, we incurred $116 million of realignment charges that include $60 million of employee separation costs, $22 million of costs associated with our CEO transition and the departure of our president, $18 million of employee retention costs and $16 million in third party realignment costs. The total costs related to the realignment are reported in "Selling, general and administrative expenses" in our unaudited consolidated statements of operations. Our guidance anticipates pre-tax realignment charges in the range of $0.27 to $0.30 per diluted share for the full year 2019. The tax effect of these realignment charges is expected to be in the range of $0.07 to $0.08 per diluted share for the full year 2019.

(b)

In the first quarter of 2019, a ruling of the Supreme Court of India interpreting certain statutory defined contribution obligations of employees and employers (the "India Defined Contribution Obligation") altered historical understandings of such obligations, extending them to cover additional portions of the employee's income. As a result, the ongoing contributions of our affected employees and the Company are required to be increased. In the first quarter of 2019, we accrued $117 million with respect to prior periods, assuming retroactive application of the Supreme Court's ruling. There is significant uncertainty as to how the liability should be calculated as it is impacted by multiple variables, including the period of assessment, the application with respect to certain current and former employees and whether interest and penalties may be assessed. Since the ruling, a variety of trade associations and industry groups have advocated to the Indian government, highlighting the harm to the information technology sector, other industries and job growth in India that would result from a retroactive application of the ruling. We anticipate the Indian government will review the matter and believe there is a substantial question as to whether the Indian government will apply the Supreme Court's ruling on a retroactive basis. As such, the ultimate amount of our obligation may be materially different from the amount accrued and therefore, the amount and timing of an adjustment to this accrual, if any, cannot be provided on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable efforts. The incremental accrual related to the India Defined Contribution Obligation is reported in "Selling, general and administrative expenses" in our unaudited consolidated statement of operations.

(c)

In the second quarter of 2018, we provided $100 million of initial funding to Cognizant U.S. Foundation. This cost is reported in "Selling, general and administrative expenses" in our unaudited consolidated statement of operations.

(d)

Over the next two years, we intend to implement our 2020 Fit for Growth Plan, which will involve significant investments in technology, sales and marketing, talent reskilling, acquisitions, and partnerships to further sharpen our strategic positioning in key digital areas. The 2020 Fit for Growth Plan will also involve certain measures commencing in the fourth quarter of 2019 to optimize our cost structure in order to partially fund these investments and advance our growth agenda. In the fourth quarter of 2019 and in 2020, the optimization measures that are part of the 2020 Fit for Growth Plan are expected to result in total restructuring charges in the range of $150 million to $200 million, primarily related to severance and facility exit costs. Our guidance anticipates pre-tax Fit for Growth restructuring charges in the range of $0.13 to $0.20 per diluted share for the full year 2019. The tax effect of these charges is expected to be in the range of $0.04 to $0.05 per diluted share for the full year 2019.

(e)

Non-operating foreign currency exchange gains and losses, inclusive of gains and losses on related foreign exchange forward contracts not designated as hedging instruments for accounting purposes, are reported in "Foreign currency exchange gains (losses), net" in our unaudited consolidated statements of operations. Non-operating foreign currency exchange gains and losses are subject to high variability and low visibility and therefore cannot be provided on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable efforts. 

(f)

Presented below are the tax impacts of each of our non-GAAP adjustments to pre-tax income:










Three Months Ended
September 30


Nine Months Ended
September 30




2019


2018


2019


2018




(in millions)


(in millions)



Non-GAAP income tax benefit (expense) related to:










Realignment charges

$

17



$

3



$

30



$

3




Incremental accrual related to the India Defined Contribution Obligation





31






Cognizant U.S. Foundation funding







28




Foreign currency exchange gains and losses

(2)



(6)



(1)



(15)







The effective tax rate related to each of our non-GAAP adjustments varies depending on the jurisdictions in which such income and expenses are generated and the statutory rates applicable in those jurisdictions.




(g)

In the third quarter of 2018, we finalized our calculation of the one-time net income tax expense related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("Tax Reform Act") and recognized a $5 million income tax benefit, which reduced our provision for income taxes.



The above tables serve to reconcile the Non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly 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)

(dollars in millions)




Three Months Ended September 30, 2019






Year over Year


$


 % of total


 % Change


Constant
Currency 
% Change (a)

Revenues by Segment:








Financial Services

$

1,492



35.1

%


1.9

%


3.0

%

Healthcare

1,175



27.7

%


(1.2)

%


(0.9)

%

Products and Resources

966



22.7

%


11.9

%


13.4

%

Communications, Media and Technology

615



14.5

%


9.4

%


10.6

%

Total Revenues

$

4,248





4.2

%


5.1

%









Revenues by Geography:








North America

$

3,223



75.9

%


3.7

%


3.7

%

United Kingdom

325



7.7

%


%


4.5

%

Continental Europe

430



10.1

%


8.0

%


12.3

%

Europe - Total

755



17.8

%


4.4

%


8.8

%

Rest of World

270



6.4

%


8.9

%


11.1

%

Total Revenues

$

4,248





4.2

%


5.1

%


















Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019






Year over Year


$


 % of total


 % Change


Constant
Currency 
% Change (a)

Revenues by Segment:








Financial Services

$

4,401



35.2

%


0.2

%


1.6

%

Healthcare

3,474



27.8

%


0.2

%


0.7

%

Products and Resources

2,807



22.5

%


11.2

%


13.2

%

Communications, Media and Technology

1,817



14.5

%


12.7

%


14.6

%

Total Revenues

$

12,499





4.2

%


5.5

%









Revenues by Geography:








North America

$

9,485



75.9

%


3.7

%


3.7

%

United Kingdom

976



7.8

%


3.4

%


8.6

%

Continental Europe

1,262



10.1

%


9.5

%


15.4

%

Europe - Total

2,238



17.9

%


6.7

%


12.4

%

Rest of World

776



6.2

%


3.5

%


8.2

%

Total Revenues

$

12,499





4.2

%


5.5

%



Employee Metrics:







September 30, 2019


September 30, 2018


Number of employees







289,900


274,200



Notes:

(a)

Constant currency revenue growth is not a measurement of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. See "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for more information.

 

 

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(in millions)




Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Cash flows from operating activities:








Net income

$

497



$

477



$

1,447



$

1,453


Adjustments for non-cash income and expenses

221



288



401



813


Changes in assets and liabilities

(1)



97



(287)



(376)


Net cash provided by operating activities

717



862



1,561



1,890


Cash flows from investing activities:








Purchases of property and equipment

(97)



(94)



(299)



(281)


Net sales (purchases) of investments

583



(171)



2,640



(317)


Payments for business combinations, net of cash acquired

(146)



(1)



(378)



(479)


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

340



(266)



1,963



(1,077)


Cash flows from financing activities:








Repurchases of common stock

(259)



(45)



(2,084)



(994)


Net change in borrowings and finance lease and earnout obligations

(7)



(25)



(16)



(164)


Dividends paid

(111)



(116)



(343)



(352)


Issuance of common stock under stock-based compensation plans

37



40



127



142


Net cash (used in) financing activities

(340)



(146)



(2,316)



(1,368)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(34)



(12)



(26)



(31)


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

683



438



1,182



(586)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

1,660



901



1,161



1,925


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

2,343



$

1,339



$

2,343



$

1,339


 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

(in millions)




Three Months Ended

Stock Repurchases under Board of Directors' authorized stock repurchase program:


September 30, 2019


September 30, 2018

Number of shares repurchased


3.6



1.4







Remaining authorized balance


$

519




 

 

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow Non-GAAP Financial Measure

(in millions)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

717



$

862



$

1,561



$

1,890


Purchases of property and equipment

(97)



(94)



(299)



(281)


Free cash flow

$

620



$

768



$

1,262



$

1,609


 

 

SOURCE Cognizant

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