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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
CNSWF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. CNSWF: 0.23 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23

Equity to Asset 0.18
CNSWF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 2012 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CNSWF: 0.18 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.18

0.16
0.43
Interest Coverage 33.88
CNSWF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 806.20 vs. CNSWF: 33.88 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 15.01   Max: 9999.99
Current: 33.88

15.01
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.25
M-Score: -2.92
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.29
CNSWF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2046 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. CNSWF: 10.29 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.24   Max: 19.25
Current: 10.29

7.24
19.25
Net-margin (%) 6.77
CNSWF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2046 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. CNSWF: 6.77 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.59   Max: 20.32
Current: 6.77

-0.59
20.32
ROE (%) 42.26
CNSWF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1987 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.14 vs. CNSWF: 42.26 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.07   Max: 77.93
Current: 42.26

-2.07
77.93
ROA (%) 7.57
CNSWF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2070 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. CNSWF: 7.57 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.72   Max: 26.79
Current: 7.57

-0.72
26.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 482.69
CNSWF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2057 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.75 vs. CNSWF: 482.69 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 338.44   Max: 802.95
Current: 482.69

338.44
802.95
Revenue Growth (%) 28.30
CNSWF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CNSWF: 28.30 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 19.9   Max: 36.7
Current: 28.3

19.9
36.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 29.60
CNSWF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. CNSWF: 29.60 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 44.7
Current: 29.6

0
44.7
EPS Growth (%) 50.40
CNSWF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1263 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CNSWF: 50.40 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 39   Max: 192.6
Current: 50.4

39
192.6
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 57.60
CNSWF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 54.30 vs. CNSWF: 57.60 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.52   Max: 69.39
Current: 57.6

9.52
69.39
P/B 23.89
CNSWF's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. CNSWF: 23.89 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 24.28
Current: 23.89

4.3
24.28
P/S 3.90
CNSWF's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. CNSWF: 3.90 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 4.18
Current: 3.9

1.3
4.18
PFCF 19.51
CNSWF's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNSWF: 19.51 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.22   Max: 24.47
Current: 19.51

7.22
24.47
EV-to-EBIT 40.17
CNSWF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 35.28 vs. CNSWF: 40.17 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 48.8
Current: 40.17

5.9
48.8
PEG 1.83
CNSWF's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNSWF: 1.83 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.83

0.47
2.14
Shiller P/E 80.43
CNSWF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNSWF: 80.43 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 37.26   Max: 109.76
Current: 80.43

37.26
109.76
Current Ratio 0.48
CNSWF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. CNSWF: 0.48 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.48

0.37
1.04
Quick Ratio 0.38
CNSWF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. CNSWF: 0.38 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.38

0.3
0.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.06
CNSWF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CNSWF: 1.06 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.55
Current: 1.06

0.58
3.55
Dividend Payout 0.60
CNSWF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNSWF: 0.60 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.38
Current: 0.6

0.5
2.38
Dividend growth (3y) 156.40
CNSWF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
100% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CNSWF: 156.40 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 160.1
Current: 156.4

0
160.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 83.30
CNSWF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. CNSWF: 83.30 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 43.92   Max: 268.82
Current: 83.3

43.92
268.82

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.58
CNSWF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. CNSWF: 2.58 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.45
Current: 2.58

1.01
2.45
Price/Median PS Value 1.86
CNSWF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CNSWF: 1.86 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.86

0.69
1.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.30
CNSWF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CNSWF: 2.30 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.88
Current: 2.3

0.57
2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
CNSWF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 2019 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CNSWF: 2.50 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 16.9
Current: 2.5

2
16.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 35.55
CNSWF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. CNSWF: 35.55 )
CNSWF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 18.5   Max: 90.8
Current: 35.55

18.5
90.8

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:CSU.Canada, W9C.Germany
Constellation Software Inc was incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) on August 23, 1995. The Company is engaged principally in the development, installation and customization of software relating to the public and private sectors in Canada, USA, UK and Europe. It also provides related professional services and support. The Company has seven operating segments, referred to as Operating Groups by the Company, being Volaris, Harris, Emphasys, Total Specific Solutions, Jonas, Homebuilder, and Friedman. Under the Public sector the Company develops software for Public transit operators, Asset management, Municipal systems, Para transit operators, Fleet and facility management, School administration, School transportation, District attorney, Public safety, Non-emergency medical, Taxi dispatch Healthcare, Ride share, Benefits administration, Public housing authorities, Local government, Insurance, Housing finance agencies, Agri-business, Collections management, Municipal treasury & debt systems, Rental, Electric utilities, Real estate brokers and agents, Marine asset management, Water utilities, Courts and School and special library information systems. Under the Private sector, the Company develops software for Private clubs & daily fee golf courses, Lease management, Window manufacturers, Construction, Winery management, Cabinet manufacturers, Food services, Buy here pay here dealers, Made-to-order manufacturers, Health clubs, RV and marine dealers, Window and other dealers, Moving and storage, Pulp & paper manufacturers, Multi-carrier shipping, Metal service centers, Real estate brokers and agents, Supply chain optimization, Attractions, Outdoor equipment dealers, Multi-channel distribution, Leisure centers, Pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, Wholesale distribution, Education, Healthcare electronic medical records, Third party logistics warehouse management systems, Radiology & laboratory information systems, Homebuilders Retail management and distribution, Product licensing, Event management, Association management, Tire distribution and Salons and spas. The Company reports revenue under four revenue categories being, License, Hardware and other, Professional Services, and Maintenance. The Company typically sells or licenses software on a perpetual basis, but also licenses software for a specified period.

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