CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) and Yext (NYSE:YEXT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CoStar Group and Yext’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CoStar Group $864.44 million 10.49 $222.21 million $2.79 99.28
Yext $134.22 million 9.20 -$44.90 million N/A N/A

CoStar Group has higher revenue and earnings than Yext.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for CoStar Group and Yext, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CoStar Group 0 0 7 0 3.00
Yext 0 2 2 0 2.50

CoStar Group presently has a consensus target price of $277.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.18%. Yext has a consensus target price of $16.25, suggesting a potential upside of 18.53%. Given Yext’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Yext is more favorable than CoStar Group.

Profitability

This table compares CoStar Group and Yext’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CoStar Group 10.47% 7.23% 5.48%
Yext N/A N/A N/A

Summary

CoStar Group beats Yext on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CoStar Group

CoStar Group, Inc. (CoStar) is a provider of information, analytics and online marketplaces to the commercial real estate and related business community through its database of commercial real estate information covering the United States, the United Kingdom, and parts of Canada, Spain, Germany and France. The Company provides online marketplaces for commercial real estate, apartment rentals, lands for sale and businesses for sale. It manages its business geographically in two segments: North America, which includes the United States and Canada, and International, which includes the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and France. Its suite of information, analytics and online marketplaces is branded and marketed to its customers. Its services are primarily derived from a database of building-specific information and offer customers specialized tools for accessing, analyzing and using its information. It has five brands: CoStar, LoopNet, Apartments.com, BizBuySell and LandsofAmerica.

About Yext

Yext Inc. is a knowledge engine provider. Yext puts business on the map. The Yext Knowledge Engine enables companies to manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings Network, including Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Maps, Instagram, Siri and Yelp. Yext Listings, Pages and Reviews help businesses around the globe and facilitate face-to-face digital interactions. Yext Knowledge Engine enables businesses to control and manage their digital knowledge and makes it available through the PowerListings Network of over 100 third-party maps, apps, search engines, intelligent GPS systems, digital assistants, vertical directories and social networks in a complete, up to date and accurate manner.

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