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Should You Buy Constellation Software Inc (TSE:CSU) Now?

Collin Greene

Constellation Software Inc (TSX:CSU) saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the TSX. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine Constellation Software’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity. Check out our latest analysis for Constellation Software

Is Constellation Software still cheap?

According to my valuation model, Constellation Software seems to be fairly priced at around 11.62% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Constellation Software today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth CA$976.7, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Furthermore, Constellation Software’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This may mean it is less likely for the stock to fall lower from natural market volatility, which suggests less opportunities to buy moving forward.

What does the future of Constellation Software look like?

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Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. With profit expected to grow by 58.41% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Constellation Software. It looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? CSU’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on CSU, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Constellation Software. You can find everything you need to know about Constellation Software in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Constellation Software, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.