Zillow Group (NASDAQ: ZG) and Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zillow Group -3.99% -0.25% -0.20%
Zillow Group -3.99% -0.25% -0.20%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Zillow Group and Zillow Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zillow Group 0 9 8 0 2.47
Zillow Group 0 3 5 0 2.63

Zillow Group presently has a consensus price target of $47.31, suggesting a potential upside of 14.27%. Zillow Group has a consensus price target of $47.44, suggesting a potential upside of 14.69%. Given Zillow Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Zillow Group is more favorable than Zillow Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Zillow Group and Zillow Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zillow Group $846.59 million 9.24 -$220.43 million $0.51 81.18
Zillow Group $846.59 million 9.23 -$220.43 million ($0.23) -179.83

Zillow Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Zillow Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Zillow Group has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zillow Group has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.1% of Zillow Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.1% of Zillow Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.9% of Zillow Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.7% of Zillow Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Zillow Group Company Profile

Zillow Group, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company offers a portfolio of brands and products to enable people find information about homes and connect with local professionals. Its brands focus on various stages of the home lifecycle, including renting, buying, selling, and financing. The company’s portfolio of consumer brands comprises real estate and rental marketplaces, such as Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, and Naked Apartments. It also owns and operates various brands comprising Mortech, dotloop, Bridge Interactive, and Retsly, as well as provides advertising services to real estate agents, and rental and mortgage professionals. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Zillow Group Company Profile

Zillow Group, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company offers a portfolio of brands and products to enable people find information about homes and connect with local professionals. Its brands focus on various stages of the home lifecycle, including renting, buying, selling, and financing. The company’s portfolio of consumer brands comprises real estate and rental marketplaces, such as Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, and Naked Apartments. It also owns and operates various brands comprising Mortech, dotloop, Bridge Interactive, and Retsly, as well as provides advertising services to real estate agents, and rental and mortgage professionals. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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