Why Constellation Software Inc. (TSE:CSU) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Constellation Software Inc. (TSE:CSU), it is a company with great financial health as well as a an impressive track record of performance. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Constellation Software here.

Solid track record with adequate balance sheet

In the previous year, CSU has ramped up its bottom line by 71%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This strong performance generated a robust double-digit return on equity of 44%, which is an notable feat for the company. CSU appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 1.8x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated. Debt funding requires timely payments on interest to lenders. CSU’s earnings sufficiently covered its interest in the prior year, which indicates there’s low risk associated with the company not being able to meet these key expenses.

TSX:CSU Income Statement, March 8th 2019
TSX:CSU Income Statement, March 8th 2019

Next Steps:

For Constellation Software, I’ve put together three fundamental aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CSU’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CSU’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is CSU worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether CSU is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CSU? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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