Cognizant announces first quarter 2012 results
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Cognizant announces first quarter 2012 results.
Highlights from the financials announcement include:
• First quarter revenue up 2.9% sequentially and 24.8% year-over-year;
• Revises guidance for 2012 revenue growth to at least 20%;
• Net headcount addition for the quarter was approximately 2,800
Revenue for the first quarter of 2012 rose to $1.71 billion, up 24.8% from $1.37 billion in the first quarter of 2011. GAAP net income was $243.7 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, compared to $208.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2011. Diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis was $0.86. GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 18.6%. Excluding stock-based compensation expense of $31.4 million, non-GAAP operating margin was 20.4%, slightly higher than the Company’s targeted 19-20% range.
“Due to a slower than anticipated acceleration in demand as we entered the second quarter, we are adopting a more conservative stance for the remainder of the year and revising our guidance to at least 20% revenue growth for 2012,” said Francisco D’Souza, Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant. “We continue to believe that we have the right portfolio of services to sustain our industry leading growth and also meet the changing demands in the market as clients continue to grapple with their dual mandates of cost containment and innovation/business transformation.”