Absolute Software (NASDAQ:ABST) vs. GN Store Nord A/S (OTCMKTS:GNNDY) Head-to-Head Review
Absolute software (NASDAQ: ABST – Get a rating) and GN Store Nord A/S (OTCMKTS: GNNDY – Get a rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
Valuation and benefits
This table compares gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Absolute Software and GN Store Nord A/S.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|absolute software||$120.78 million||3.91||$3.73 million||($0.44)||-21.00|
|GN Store North A/S||$2.51 billion||1.99||$279.38 million||$6.49||16.81|
GN Store Nord A/S has higher revenue and profit than Absolute Software. Absolute Software is trading at a lower P/E ratio than GN Store Nord A/S, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Absolute Software pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. GN Store Nord A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Absolute Software distributes -56.8% of its profits as a dividend. GN Store Nord A/S distributes 6.9% of its profits as a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings over the next few years. Absolute Software is clearly the best dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Absolute Software and GN Store Nord A/S.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|absolute software||-12.55%||N / A||N / A|
|GN Store North A/S||11.13%||29.56%||9.27%|
This is a breakdown of recent valuations and price targets for Absolute Software and GN Store Nord A/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|GN Store North A/S||0||3||2||0||2.40|
Absolute Software currently has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 62.34%. GN Store Nord A/S has a consensus target price of $299.00, indicating a potential upside of 174.06%. Given the likely higher upside of GN Store Nord A/S, analysts clearly believe that GN Store Nord A/S is more favorable than Absolute Software.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
65.1% of Absolute Software shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large fund managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and risk
Absolute Software has a beta of 0.9, which means its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, GN Store Nord A/S has a beta of 0.74, which means its price is 26% less volatile than the S&P. 500.
GN Store Nord A/S beats Absolute Software on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation develops, markets and delivers a cloud-based endpoint visibility and control platform for managing and securing computing devices, applications and data for enterprises and public sector organizations. The company offers the Absolute platform to provide connectivity, visibility and control of operating system data and devices; to automatically return to a safe operational state without user intervention; to support various other security controls and productivity tools against degradation and vulnerabilities; and to enable measurement of the health, compliance and degraded state of endpoint security controls and self-healing of productivity tools if the app is uninstalled or broken. It also provides customer support, professional services, investigation services, support and training, and customer programs. The company markets its solutions through original equipment manufacturers, distributors and value-added resellers, as well as directly to enterprises, government agencies, educational institutions, financial services , the health sector and consumers. It operates in North America, Europe and Africa, as well as the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions. Absolute Software Corporation was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
About GN Store Nord A/S
GN Store Nord A/S develops, manufactures and markets audio and video communication solutions for medical, professional and consumer technology solutions in Denmark, the rest of Europe, North America and internationally. It operates in two segments, GN Hearing and GN Audio. The GN Hearing segment produces and sells hearing aids and hearing products. The GN Audio segment provides headphones, video cameras and speakers for professional use and consumer products. It offers its products under the ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra, BlueParrott, FalCom and Audigy brands. GN Store Nord A/S was founded in 1869 and is based in Ballerup, Denmark.
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