CoStar Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:CSGP)

About CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)

CoStar Group logoCoStar 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,, BizBuySell and LandsofAmerica.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Internet Services - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Internet Software & Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CSGP
  • CUSIP: 22160N10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $9.22 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 32,820,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $274.68
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $238.79
  • 52 Week Range: $179.21 - $286.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 95.10
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 43.41
  • P/E Growth: 3.14
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $894.73 million
  • Price / Sales: 10.30
  • Book Value: $52.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.37
  • EBIDTA: $220.39 million
  • Net Margins: 10.85%
  • Return on Equity: 7.19%
  • Return on Assets: 5.49%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.16%
  • Current Ratio: 4.21%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.21%
  • Average Volume: 201,561 shs.
  • Beta: 1.51
  • Short Ratio: 3.94
Frequently Asked Questions for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)

What is CoStar Group's stock symbol?

CoStar Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CSGP."

How were CoStar Group's earnings last quarter?

CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.23. The firm had revenue of $237.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $234.38 million. CoStar Group had a net margin of 10.85% and a return on equity of 7.19%. The business's revenue was up 14.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.91 earnings per share. View CoStar Group's Earnings History.

When will CoStar Group make its next earnings announcement?

CoStar Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for CoStar Group.

What guidance has CoStar Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

CoStar Group updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.42-$4.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.37. The company issued revenue guidance of $954-$960 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $951.80 million.CoStar Group also updated its Q3 guidance to $1.09-$1.15 EPS.

Where is CoStar Group's stock going? Where will CoStar Group's stock price be in 2017?

5 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for CoStar Group's stock. Their predictions range from $275.00 to $335.00. On average, they anticipate CoStar Group's share price to reach $313.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for CoStar Group.

Are investors shorting CoStar Group?

CoStar Group saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,119,693 shares, an increase of 39.6% from the June 30th total of 802,164 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 243,807 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.6 days. Currently, 3.5% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Who are some of CoStar Group's key competitors?

Who are CoStar Group's key executives?

CoStar Group's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Michael R. Klein, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Andrew C. Florance, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Scott T. Wheeler, Chief Financial Officer
  • Frederick G. Saint, President of Apartments
  • Cameron C. Stewart, President of LoopNet
  • Matthew F. W. Linnington, Executive Vice President - Sales
  • Francis A. Carchedi, Executive Vice President - Corporate Development
  • Lisa C. Ruggles, Senior Vice President, Global Research
  • Frank A. Simuro, Chief Technology Officer
  • Rebecca Carr, Chief Marketing Officer

Who owns CoStar Group stock?

CoStar Group's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bamco Inc. NY (8.86%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.02%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (7.97%), BlackRock Inc. (4.74%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (4.42%) and Winslow Capital Management LLC (2.79%). Company insiders that own CoStar Group stock include Andrew C Florance, Christopher J Nassetta, Francis Carchedi, John W Hill, Matthew Linnington, Michael J Glosserman, Michael R Klein and Scott T Wheeler. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CoStar Group.

Who sold CoStar Group stock? Who is selling CoStar Group stock?

CoStar Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Winslow Capital Management LLC, William Blair Investment Management LLC, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Franklin Resources Inc. and American Century Companies Inc.. Company insiders that have sold CoStar Group stock in the last year include Andrew C Florance, Christopher J Nassetta, Francis Carchedi, John W Hill, Matthew Linnington, Michael R Klein and Scott T Wheeler. View Insider Buying and Selling for CoStar Group.

Who bought CoStar Group stock? Who is buying CoStar Group stock?

CoStar Group's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Independence Advisors LLC, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Columbus Circle Investors, Quantitative Investment Management LLC and Stifel Financial Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for CoStar Group.

How do I buy CoStar Group stock?

Shares of CoStar Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is CoStar Group's stock price today?

One share of CoStar Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $280.87.

MarketBeat Community Rating for CoStar Group (NASDAQ CSGP)
Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  240 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  108 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  348
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about CoStar Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $313.00 (11.44% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/17/2017Needham & Company LLCBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$300.00 -> $325.00LowView Rating Details
8/2/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$335.00LowView Rating Details
7/28/2017Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetHold -> Buy$320.00LowView Rating Details
7/5/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$275.00 -> $310.00MediumView Rating Details
6/19/2017StephensReiterated RatingOverweight$260.00 -> $275.00LowView Rating Details
7/29/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweight$229.00 -> $250.00N/AView Rating Details
7/28/2016JMP SecuritiesBoost Price TargetMarket Outperform$215.00 -> $230.00N/AView Rating Details
6/7/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
Earnings by Quarter for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
Earnings History by Quarter for CoStar Group (NASDAQ CSGP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2017$1.20N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.63$0.86$234.38 million$237.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2017Q1 2017$0.94$1.05$224.69 million$227.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2017Q416$1.26$1.29$217.49 million$218.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$1.03$1.11$44.83 million$213.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q2$0.83$0.91$205.66 million$207.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.69$0.95$197.33 million$200.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q4$0.82$1.10$192.58 million$193.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.25$0.31$189.03 million$189.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215($0.14)$0.08$169.71 million$170.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.21$0.34$158.11 million$159.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.73$0.77$154.11 million$156.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.64$0.73$150.90 million$153.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$0.54$0.66$144.07 million$147.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q114$0.64$0.69$117.41 million$119.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.74$0.78$113.73 million$115.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$0.63$0.71$111.71 million$112.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.52$0.61$106.36 million$109.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.44$0.47$102.55 million$104.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q4 2012$0.44$0.46$98.17 million$100.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.39$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.34$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2012$0.30$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.29$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.17$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2011$0.17$0.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.04
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.89$0.89$0.89
Q2 20172$0.44$0.94$0.69
Q3 20172$0.96$1.20$1.08
Q4 20173$1.26$1.60$1.38
Q2 20181$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q4 20181$1.77$1.77$1.77
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.98%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 99.66%
Insider Trades by Quarter for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
Insider Trades by Quarter for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/31/2017Matthew LinningtonVPSell1,767$273.15$482,656.05View SEC Filing  
6/26/2017Michael R. KleinDirectorSell20,000$265.01$5,300,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017Andrew C. FloranceinsiderSell43,536$244.46$10,642,810.56View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017Andrew C. FloranceCEOSell21,768$244.19$5,315,527.92View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017Andrew C. FloranceCEOSell21,768$244.73$5,327,282.64View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017Francis CarchediVPSell5,500$245.04$1,347,720.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017John W. HillDirectorSell440$244.52$107,588.80View SEC Filing  
5/1/2017Matthew LinningtonVPSell1,037$240.00$248,880.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2017Scott T. WheelerCFOSell757$240.00$181,680.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017Francis CarchediVPSell2,448$205.30$502,574.40View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Andrew C. FloranceInsiderSell26,271$205.31$5,393,699.01View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Francis CarchediVPSell4,500$204.98$922,410.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Christopher J. NassettaDirectorSell575$187.67$107,910.25View SEC Filing  
10/31/2016Matthew LinningtonVPSell1,060$188.31$199,608.60View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016Michael J. GlossermanDirectorSell5,000$206.33$1,031,650.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2015Francis CarchediVPSell3,414$201.65$688,433.10View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Andrew C. FloranceCEOSell17,612$205.10$3,612,221.20View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015David Jay SteinbergDirectorSell1,225$204.82$250,904.50View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Brian J RadeckiCFOSell4,500$192.53$866,385.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Francis CarchediVPSell5,910$191.05$1,129,105.50View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Andrew C FloranceCEOSell33,187$197.90$6,567,707.30View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Brian J RadeckiCFOSell14,634$197.14$2,884,946.76View SEC Filing  
8/26/2014Christopher J NassettaDirectorSell3,242$148.11$480,172.62View SEC Filing  
3/11/2014John StanfillVPSell25,915$208.55$5,404,573.25View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Brian RadeckiCFOSell8,500$180.10$1,530,850.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Francis CarchediVPSell10,000$180.00$1,800,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Andrew C FloranceCEOSell54,400$179.08$9,741,952.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2013Jennifer KitchenVPSell2,750$160.85$442,337.50View SEC Filing  
8/27/2013Christopher NassettaDirectorSell1,015$147.89$150,108.35View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Warren HaberDirectorSell1,396$153.53$214,327.88View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Christopher NassettaDirectorSell1,800$158.71$285,678.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Andrew C FloranceCEOSell72,128$156.42$11,282,261.76View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Brian J RadeckiCFOSell10,267$157.00$1,611,919.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Francis CarchediVPSell10,325$157.00$1,621,025.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2013Jennifer KitchenVPSell16,066$100.01$1,606,760.66View SEC Filing  
3/12/2013John L StanfillVPSell14,599$101.10$1,475,958.90View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Brian J RadeckiCFOSell20,599$103.45$2,130,966.55View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Francis CarchediVPSell9,675$102.74$994,009.50View SEC Filing  
3/4/2013Andrew C FloranceCEOSell32,330$102.85$3,325,140.50View SEC Filing  
9/6/2012John L StanfillVPSell34,530$81.84$2,825,935.20View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
Latest Headlines for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
DateHeadline logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Price Target Raised to $325.00 - August 17 at 10:06 AM logoLiberty TripAdvisor Holdings (LTRPA) vs. CoStar Group (CSGP) Head to Head Analysis - August 16 at 9:58 AM logoFeatured Company News - HFF Procures $339 Million Financing for Five Point Gateway Office in Irvine, California - August 15 at 6:14 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) Lifted to "Strong-Buy" at BidaskClub - August 12 at 3:28 PM logoFinancial Contrast: Autohome (ATHM) and CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) - August 12 at 11:50 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Costar Group Inc. - August 10 at 6:49 PM logoTesla rally pushes funds, ETFs into big bets on shares - August 7 at 5:58 PM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Shutterstock (SSTK) versus CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) - August 6 at 10:18 PM logoAnalyzing CoStar Group (CSGP) and Netflix (NFLX) - August 5 at 10:46 PM logoSperry Commercial Global Affiliates Builds on Market Advantage with New CoStar National License Agreement - August 3 at 6:56 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Earns "Buy" Rating from B. Riley - August 2 at 8:56 PM logo$0.94 EPS Expected for CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) This Quarter - August 2 at 12:14 AM logoMatthew Linnington Sells 1,767 Shares of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) Stock - August 1 at 7:48 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Strong-Buy - August 1 at 5:56 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. :CSGP-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 31, 2017 - July 31 at 5:25 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.87 Per Share - July 31 at 8:56 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Reduced by SunTrust Banks - July 31 at 7:50 AM logoCoStar Group, Inc. Lifts Its Full-Year Outlook - July 30 at 9:46 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Price Target Raised to $300.00 - July 30 at 2:08 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) PT Set at $320.00 by Citigroup Inc. - July 30 at 2:08 PM logoShort Interest in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) Increases By 39.6% - July 29 at 7:01 AM logoCoStar Group A Misunderstood And Overvalued Growth Stock - July 28 at 7:25 PM logoCoStar Composite Price Indices Hold Steady As Property Prices Continue Upward Climb In Second Quarter - July 28 at 7:25 PM logoB. Riley Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) - July 28 at 12:58 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - July 28 at 8:29 AM logoEdited Transcript of CSGP earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 3:00pm GMT - July 28 at 4:01 AM logoCoStar Group Announces Second Quarter Revenue Growth of 15% and Sales Booking ... - July 27 at 2:32 AM logoCoStar beats Street 2Q forecasts - July 27 at 2:32 AM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.23 EPS - July 26 at 9:14 PM logoCoStar Group Announces Second Quarter Revenue Growth of 15% and Sales Booking Growth of 39% Year-over-Year, Raises Full Year Earnings and Revenue Guidance - July 26 at 6:10 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) Releases Q3 Earnings Guidance - July 26 at 5:55 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - July 26 at 5:55 PM logoCoStar Group (CSGP) & Yext (YEXT) Financial Contrast - July 24 at 4:06 PM logoCoStar Group's (CSGP) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at B. Riley - July 24 at 12:28 AM logo Brokerages Expect CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $234.66 Million - July 12 at 9:40 AM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.43 Per Share - July 10 at 6:16 PM logoComparing CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) & NIC (EGOV) - July 9 at 10:24 PM logoSunTrust Banks, Inc. Boosts CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) Price Target to $310.00 - July 9 at 8:28 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. Forecasted to Post FY2017 Earnings of $3.62 Per Share (CSGP) - July 7 at 11:48 AM logoCoStar Group to Report Financial Results for Second Quarter 2017 on July 26, 2017 - July 6 at 6:49 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - July 3 at 9:18 AM logoForbes Names CoStar Group One of the World's Most Innovative Growth Companies for the Fourth Consecutive Year - June 28 at 5:27 PM logoInsider Selling: CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Director Sells 20,000 Shares of Stock - June 27 at 7:28 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - June 27 at 5:50 PM logoCoStar Group Reaches Analyst Target Price - June 26 at 5:19 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Stephens - June 19 at 3:58 PM logoFinancial Analysis: CoStar Group (CSGP) versus Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (KW) - June 18 at 8:24 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - June 16 at 5:34 PM logo$234.66 Million in Sales Expected for CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) This Quarter - June 16 at 1:56 PM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) to Hold - June 15 at 6:20 PM



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