Head-To-Head Analysis: CoStar Group (CSGP) and Its Peers
CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CoStar Group to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.
Risk and Volatility
CoStar Group has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CoStar Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.35, indicating that their average stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares CoStar Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CoStar Group||$894.73 million||$220.39 million||90.85|
|CoStar Group Competitors||$942.22 million||$116.70 million||54.90|
CoStar Group’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than CoStar Group. CoStar Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
99.8% of CoStar Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of CoStar Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.5% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares CoStar Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CoStar Group Competitors||0.15%||27.05%||6.37%|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for CoStar Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CoStar Group Competitors||445||1706||2657||106||2.49|
CoStar Group presently has a consensus target price of $313.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.23%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 0.92%. Given CoStar Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CoStar Group is more favorable than its competitors.
CoStar Group beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
CoStar Group Company Profile
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.
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