Cognizant Tech Sltns Dividend yield

 Price  89.67
 Dividend  1.08
 Earnings  4.40
 Cash-flow  4.72
 Book value  22.99
 Equity  21.67

Cognizant Tech Sltns is part of Software and Computer Services business, which is part of Technology industry. Cognizant Tech Sltns is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Cognizant Tech Sltns paid a total dividend of 569 million USD last year, for a market value of 47,256 millions (Market Cap 47,152 millions). Dividend per share of Cognizant Tech Sltns is 1.08 USD, and his stock market price 89.67 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Cognizant Tech Sltns has a dividend yield of 1.20%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Technology industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Cognizant Tech Sltns dividend yield with other Software and Computer Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Cognizant Tech Sltns

Cognizant Tech Sltns Dividend Payout

About the ability of Cognizant Tech Sltns to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.08 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.20%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Cognizant Tech Sltns payout on ernings is currently 24.55%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Technology industry, which are 38.25% and 35.85% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Cognizant Tech Sltnscan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Cognizant Tech Sltns is USD 4.72 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.08, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Cognizant Tech Sltns, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Technology industry and Software and Computer Services sector companies.

Cognizant Tech Sltns payout

Cognizant Tech Sltns Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Cognizant Tech Sltns Stock performance

Finally, last moth Cognizant Tech Sltns showed a return of 4.10% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 0.98% of Technology firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 14.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Software and Computer Services firms.

Cognizant Tech Sltns stock and market return