Carillion (OTCMKTS:CIOIF) and Absolute Software (ALSWF) Critical Review

Absolute Software (OTCMKTS:ALSWF) and Carillion (OTCMKTS:CIOIF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.


Absolute Software pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Carillion does not pay a dividend.


This table compares Absolute Software and Carillion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Absolute Software 8.28% -14.43% 8.71%
Carillion N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Absolute Software and Carillion’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Absolute Software $93.62 million 2.95 $3.11 million N/A N/A
Carillion $6.69 billion N/A N/A N/A N/A

Absolute Software has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Carillion.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Absolute Software shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Absolute Software has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carillion has a beta of -0.63, indicating that its share price is 163% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Absolute Software and Carillion, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Absolute Software N/A
Carillion N/A


Absolute Software beats Carillion on 5 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Absolute Software

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.

About Carillion

Carillion plc operates as an integrated support services company in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and North Africa, Canada, and the rest of the world. The company operates through four segments: Support Services, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects, Middle East Construction Services, and Construction Services (Excluding the Middle East). It provides maintenance, facilities management, and energy services to buildings and large property estates, and public and private sectors; infrastructure services for roads, railways, and utility networks, primarily telecommunications and power transmission and distribution sectors; and remote site accommodation and consultancy services. The company also offers project finance, support, and construction services for public private partnership projects to deliver public sector buildings and infrastructure; and construction, civil engineering and development, and consultancy services to a range of buildings and infrastructure focusing on contracts for long-term public and private sector customers. It serves aviation, corporate, financial services, oil and gas, central and local government, defense, healthcare, transport, education, commercial and retail, and residential and leisure sectors. Carillion plc was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Wolverhampton, the United Kingdom.

Receive News & Ratings for Absolute Software Daily – Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts’ ratings for Absolute Software and related companies with’s FREE daily email newsletter.


READ  Just Cause 4 Review – Workmanlike Revolution


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here