B&M EURO VALUE/ADR (BMRRY) versus Absolute Software (ALSWF) Critical Survey

B&M EURO VALUE/ADR (OTCMKTS:BMRRY) and Absolute Software (OTCMKTS:ALSWF) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

B&M EURO VALUE/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Absolute Software pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. B&M EURO VALUE/ADR pays out 20.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Absolute Software pays out 300.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Volatility and Risk

B&M EURO VALUE/ADR has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Absolute Software has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares B&M EURO VALUE/ADR and Absolute Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
B&M EURO VALUE/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Absolute Software 6.90% -11.75% 7.18%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares B&M EURO VALUE/ADR and Absolute Software’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
B&M EURO VALUE/ADR $4.02 billion 1.30 $246.61 million $0.95 21.89
Absolute Software $93.62 million 2.96 $3.11 million $0.08 83.25

B&M EURO VALUE/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Absolute Software. B&M EURO VALUE/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Absolute Software, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of B&M EURO VALUE/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Absolute Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for B&M EURO VALUE/ADR and Absolute Software, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
B&M EURO VALUE/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Absolute Software 0 0 0 0 N/A

B&M EURO VALUE/ADR Company Profile

B&M European Value Retail SA is a general merchandise discount retailer. It offers FMCG brands and a variety of non-grocery products at range of categories and price points. The company’s product range is spreaded over a number of non-grocery merchandise categories, including housewares, DIY, electrical, toys and pet products. B&M European Value Retail was founded on May 19, 2014 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

Absolute Software Company Profile

Absolute Software Corporation develops, markets, and supports endpoint management and data security solutions for endpoint computing devices in Canada, the United States, and internationally. Its software-as-a-service solutions enable customers to secure endpoints, assess risk, and respond to security threats. The company offers the Absolute platform, which provides reporting and analytic, geotechnology, risk assessment and response, custom query and remediation, application persistence, data awareness, and endpoint investigation to manage and secure endpoints. It also provides endpoint security and IT asset management, risk and compliance, and general data protection regulation solutions. The company markets its products and services through device original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and value added resellers, as well as directly to corporations, government entities, educational institutions, financial services, healthcare sectors, and consumers. Absolute Software Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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