Constellation Software Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, installation, and customization of software in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Constellation Software's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CSU has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CSU underperformed the Canadian Software industry which returned 29.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CSU exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -5.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Constellation Software's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StThese 4 Measures Indicate That Constellation Software (TSE:CSU) Is Using Debt Safely
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs Weakness In Constellation Software Inc. (TSE:CSU) Stock A Sign That The Market Could be Wrong Given Its Strong Financial Prospects?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought Constellation Software (TSE:CSU) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Up 187%
Is Constellation Software undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CSU (CA$1420.05) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$1141.06)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CSU is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CSU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (67.5x) compared to the CA Software industry average (41.4x).
PE vs Market: CSU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (67.5x) compared to the Canadian market (16x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CSU is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CSU is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (28.8x) compared to the CA Software industry average (3.9x).
How is Constellation Software forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CSU's forecast earnings growth (16.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CSU's earnings (16.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (22.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CSU's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CSU's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (5.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CSU's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CSU's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Constellation Software performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CSU has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CSU's current net profit margins (9.2%) are lower than last year (12.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CSU's earnings have grown by 19.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CSU's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CSU had negative earnings growth (-16.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Software industry average (41.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CSU's Return on Equity (42.7%) is considered outstanding.
How is Constellation Software's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CSU's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($1.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: CSU's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CSU's debt to equity ratio (59.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CSU's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 134.7% to 59.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CSU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (219.1%).
Interest Coverage: CSU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (14.7x coverage).
What is Constellation Software current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CSU's dividend (0.37%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.7%).
High Dividend: CSU's dividend (0.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.93%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CSU is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: CSU is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: CSU is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CSU's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Leonard (64 yo)
Mr. Mark Henri Leonard founded Constellation Software Inc. in 1995 and serves as its President. Mr. Leonard worked in the venture capital business for eleven years. He served in the United States and Canad ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD7.02M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Founder||no data||no data||2.04% |
|Chief Financial Officer||7.58yrs||US$721.46k||0.011% |
|COO & Director||7.58yrs||US$1.85m||1.32% |
|Chief Investment Officer||no data||no data||0.037% |
|General Counsel & Secretary||no data||no data||0.013% |
|Chief Executive Officer of the Vela Operating Group||0.083yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CSU's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Founder||no data||no data||2.04% |
|COO & Director||7.58yrs||US$1.85m||1.32% |
|Independent Director||6yrs||US$80.00k||0.0024% |
|Independent Director||7.25yrs||US$100.00k||0.0048% |
|Lead Independent Director||no data||US$80.00k||0.34% |
|Independent Director||2.58yrs||US$60.00k||0.00040% |
|Independent Vice Chairman of the Board||1.58yrs||US$90.00k||0.0042% |
Experienced Board: CSU's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CSU insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Constellation Software Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Constellation Software Inc.
- Ticker: CSU
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1995
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: CA$30.093b
- Shares outstanding: 21.19m
- Website: https://www.csisoftware.com
Number of Employees
- Constellation Software Inc.
- 20 Adelaide Street East
- Suite 1200
- M5C 2T6
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CSU||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||May 2006|
|CNSW.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||May 2006|
|W9C||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||May 2006|
Constellation Software Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, installation, and customization of software in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internatio ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/27 23:52|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/27 00:00|
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