Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, IT consulting company Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cognizant's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Cognizant Technology facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Teaneck, N.J. (1998)

Market Cap

$10.1 billion


IT consulting and other services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.01 billion


CEO Francisco D'Souza (since 2007)
CFO/COO Gordon Coburn (since 2007)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past Five Years)

45.3% and 44.1%

Cash / Debt

$983.2 million / $0

Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 947 members who have rated Cognizant believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include lesterkiwi2 and All-Star wbinv2100, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

A few months ago, lesterkiwi2 reminded Fools that Cognizant "is a leader in the IT industry." Our CAPS member continues: "It has zero long term debt, excellent growth (including, so far during the recession) and has outstanding management."

In a pitch from last month, wbinv2100 was also cognizant of Cognizant's impressive figures:

IT consulting is a high profit margin business, and the global market is gigantic. [Cognizant] is at the center of all of this. … Its largest customers, financial institutions, coming back to life only to add to the potential profits. The numbers are beautiful -- 20% ROE for the last ten years, 50% Avg Annual Sales & Profit Growth. PE is currently at 22 ... with PE averaging 30 over the past 10 years. With profit growth and a richer valuation by the market this stock could be at $50 a share by the end of 2010.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Accenture is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, Google is a Rule Breakers recommendation, and Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.