Constellation Software (OTCMKTS:CNSWF) and Ero Copper (NYSE:ERO) Head-To-Head Comparison

Constellation Software (OTCMKTS:CNSWFGet Rating) and Ero Copper (NYSE:EROGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Constellation Software and Ero Copper’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Constellation Software $5.11 billion 7.00 $311.00 million $19.69 85.64
Ero Copper $489.90 million 1.59 $201.10 million $1.76 4.89

Constellation Software has higher revenue and earnings than Ero Copper. Ero Copper is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Constellation Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Constellation Software and Ero Copper’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Constellation Software 7.78% 42.21% 10.80%
Ero Copper 34.39% 95.68% 42.55%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Constellation Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.3% of Ero Copper shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Constellation Software and Ero Copper, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Constellation Software 0 2 3 0 2.60
Ero Copper 0 0 0 0 N/A

Constellation Software presently has a consensus target price of $2,525.00, suggesting a potential upside of 49.74%. Given Constellation Software’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Constellation Software is more favorable than Ero Copper.

Volatility & Risk

Constellation Software has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Ero Copper has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Constellation Software beats Ero Copper on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Constellation Software

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Constellation Software Inc., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, builds, and manages vertical market software businesses in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and rest of Europe. Its industry specific software businesses provide specialized and mission-critical software solutions. The company serves public and private sector markets. Constellation Software Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About Ero Copper

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Ero Copper Corp., a base metals mining company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of mining projects in Brazil. It engages in the production and sale of copper concentrate from the MCSA Mining Complex located within the Curaçá Valley, northeastern Bahia state, as well as gold and silver byproducts. The company also holds a 100% interest in the Boa Esperança property, a copper development project located within southeastern Pará state; and NX Gold property located in Mato Grosso state. Ero Copper Corp. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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