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CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The PE ratio for Cognizant Technology Solutions stock stands at 16.5 as of May 21, 2024. This is calculated based on the TTM EPS of $4.17 and the stock price of $68.79 per share. The current PE ratio is about the same compared to the last four quarters average.

CTSH PE ratio history

How has CTSH's PE ratio performed in the past

Over the last ten years, the average PE ratio of Cognizant Technology Solutions has been 21.31. The current 16.5 price-to-earnings ratio is 23% less than the historical average. Analyzing the last ten years, CTSH's PE ratio reached its highest point in the Mar 2018 quarter at 32.07, with a price of $80.5 and an EPS of $2.51. The Sep 2022 quarter saw the lowest point at 12.76, with a price of $57.44 and an EPS of $4.5.


Cognizant Technology Solutions PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 69.03% in 2020

Maximum annual decrease: -40.78% in 2022

Year PE ratio Change
2023 17.94 38.64%
2022 12.94 -40.78%
2021 21.85 -31.2%
2020 31.76 69.03%
2019 18.79 6.88%
2018 17.58 -37.12%
2017 27.96 27.73%
2016 21.89 -2.62%
2015 22.48 1.17%
2014 22.22 -10.66%

CTSH average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of CTSH for the past years

CTSH's current PE ratio is under its 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

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CTSH PE vs peers

What is CTSH's PE ratio compared to its peers

CTSH's PE ratio is less than its peer stocks ACN and IBM, but it is above HPQ's. Cognizant Technology Solutions is currently trading at a lower PE ratio (16.5) than its peers average of 21.49.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
HPQ Hp Inc 9.45 $32.06B
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp 16.5 $34.2B
IBM International Business Machines Corp 19.34 $159.35B
ACN Accenture plc 27.21 $203.66B
PRFT Perficient Inc 29.97 $2.59B

Frequently asked questions

What is Cognizant Technology Solutions's PE ratio?

The price to earnings ratio for CTSH stock as of May 21, 2024, stands at 16.5.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH)?

As an average over the last 3 years, CTSH stock has a PE ratio of 17.34.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH)?

As an average over the last 5 years, CTSH stock has a PE ratio of 18.96.

What is the highest PE ratio for CTSH?

The highest quarterly PE ratio in the last ten years has been 32.07 and it was in the Mar 2018 quarter.

How does the current PE ratio for CTSH compare to its historical average?

The current PE ratio of CTSH is 23% lower than the 10-year historical average.

How is CTSH's PE ratio calculated (Cognizant Technology Solutions PE ratio formula)?

You can calculate the P/E ratio by dividing the most recent stock price by the trailing twelve months earnings per share(EPS). As of today (May 21, 2024), Cognizant Technology Solutions's share price is $68.79. The company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $4.17. Therefore, Cognizant Technology Solutions's price to earnings ratio for today is 16.5. PE RATIO(16.5) = STOCK PRICE($68.79) / TTM EPS($4.17)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.