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: Property Management
  • Sub-Industry: Internet Software & Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CSGP
  • CUSIP: 22160N10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $8.46 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 32,748,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $229.00
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $205.89
  • 52 Week Range: $179.21 - $260.51
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 92.94
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 39.87
  • P/E Growth: 2.88
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $864.44 million
  • Price / Sales: 9.79
  • Book Value: $51.41 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.03
  • EBIDTA: $222.21 million
  • Net Margins: 9.66%
  • Return on Equity: 6.90%
  • Return on Assets: 5.16%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.20%
  • Current Ratio: 3.80%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.80%
  • Average Volume: 188,632 shs.
  • Beta: 1.44
  • Short Ratio: 5.52

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) released its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $227 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $224.69 million. CoStar Group had a return on equity of 6.90% and a net margin of 9.66%. The company's revenue was up 13.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.95 EPS. 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, July, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for CoStar Group.

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

CoStar Group issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.30-4.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.26. The company issued revenue guidance of $945-955 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $942.18 million.CoStar Group also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.58-0.64 EPS.

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

6 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for CoStar Group's shares. Their predictions range from $230.00 to $275.00. On average, they expect CoStar Group's share price to reach $257.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for CoStar Group.

What are analysts saying about CoStar Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CoStar Group stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "CoStar Group, Inc. provides information services to the commercial real estate industry. Their wide array of digital service offerings includes a leasing marketplace, a selling marketplace, sales comparable information, decision support, contact management, tenant information, property marketing, and industry news. They have three assets that provide a unique foundation for this marketplace: comprehensive national databases; large research department; and large number of participating organizations. " (5/19/2017)
  • 2. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "Following our recent investor meetings with CSGP in Southern California, we are reiterating our Buy rating and $235 target. As the leading provider of critical information services for the commercial real estate and apartment markets with a large TAM, high barriers to entry, and potential for low double-digit organic revenue growth and sustained EBITDA margin expansion, we see CSGP as a blue-chip holding. We believe the LoopNet integration with the CoStar Suite remains on track to be completed by 2Q, which should lead to a large multi-year up-sell opportunity. We see upside potential to estimates and we are confident that management is on track to deliver on its stated target of exceeding $B in revenue in FY18 and exiting the year with 40% EBITDA margins." (3/27/2017)

Who are some of CoStar Group's key competitors?

Who owns CoStar Group stock?

CoStar Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.80%), Janus Capital Management LLC (7.21%), Wellington Management Group LLP (5.68%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (4.95%), BlackRock Inc. (4.72%) and Winslow Capital Management LLC (3.35%). Company insiders that own CoStar Group stock include Andrew C Florance, Christopher J Nassetta, David Jay Steinberg, Francis Carchedi, John W Hill, Matthew Linnington, Michael J Glosserman 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., Janus Capital Management LLC, Winslow Capital Management LLC, Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA, Next Century Growth Investors LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P. and Ameriprise Financial 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 J Glosserman 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., ShearLink Capital LLC, Bares Capital Management Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. 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.

How much does a share of CoStar Group stock cost?

One share of CoStar Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $258.36.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $257.50 (0.33% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/3/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$275.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Needham & Company LLCBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$235.00 -> $275.00HighView Rating Details
12/20/2016Citigroup IncInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost 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 & CoReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/18/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$250.00 -> $265.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 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
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: $4.08
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.89$0.89$0.89
Q2 20172$0.44$0.94$0.69
Q3 20172$1.00$1.20$1.10
Q4 20173$1.29$1.60$1.40
(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: 98.84%
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
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) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - May 19 at 6:36 PM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) to Hold - May 18 at 7:38 AM logoThis Fund’s Picks Returned 52% in Q1 And You’ve Never Heard of It - May 15 at 4:24 PM logoCoStar makes another buy as it looks to the next frontier: rural land - May 12 at 5:03 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - May 12 at 8:50 AM logoCoStar Group Acquires Rural Listing Site - May 10 at 4:44 PM logoInsider Selling: CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) CEO Sells 21,768 Shares of Stock - May 4 at 1:03 AM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Insider Sells $10,642,810.56 in Stock - May 4 at 1:03 AM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Director Sells $107,588.80 in Stock - May 3 at 11:14 PM logoInsider Selling: CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) VP Sells 1,037 Shares of Stock - May 3 at 11:10 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) CFO Scott T. Wheeler Sells 757 Shares - May 3 at 11:10 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) VP Francis Carchedi Sells 5,500 Shares - May 3 at 10:04 PM logoCoStar Group (CSGP) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows - May 3 at 12:10 AM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Raised to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - May 2 at 8:30 PM logoETFs with exposure to CoStar Group, Inc. : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 8:02 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. :CSGP-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 4:28 PM logoLatest CoStar Composite Price Indices: Pricing Trends at High and Low End of CRE Market Continue to Diverge Through First Quarter 2017 - May 1 at 4:28 PM logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Boosted by Analyst - May 1 at 12:06 PM logoCoStar Group Inc to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.44 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts (CSGP) - May 1 at 8:23 AM logoCoStar Group's (CSGP) CEO Andrew Florance on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - April 29 at 5:09 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $231.98 Million - April 29 at 10:19 AM logoVery Positive News Coverage Likely to Impact CoStar Group (CSGP) Share Price - April 29 at 8:11 AM logoCoStar Group (CSGP) Shows Strength: Stock Moves 7.9% Higher - April 28 at 5:33 PM logoCoStar Group (CSGP) Shows Strength: Stock Moves 7.9% Higher - April 28 at 5:33 PM logoChildren's National and CoStar Group Partner to Open Bunny Mellon Healing Garden for Patients and Families - April 28 at 5:33 PM logoChildren's National and CoStar Group Partner to Open Bunny Mellon Healing Garden for Patients and Families - April 28 at 5:33 PM logoNeedham & Company LLC Boosts CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Price Target to $275.00 - April 28 at 10:00 AM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Rating Reiterated by B. Riley - April 28 at 7:34 AM logoEdited Transcript of CSGP earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 3:00pm GMT - April 28 at 3:07 AM logoInvestor Network: CoStar Group, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - April 27 at 5:04 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Will Announce Earnings of $0.77 Per Share - April 27 at 8:50 AM logoCoStar Group Grows First Quarter Net Income 32% Year-over-Year; First Quarter Sales Bookings Accelerate to Record $35 Million; Raises Full-Year Earnings and Revenue Guidance - April 27 at 2:09 AM logoCoStar beats Street 1Q forecasts - April 27 at 2:09 AM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.11 EPS - April 27 at 12:24 AM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.11 EPS - April 26 at 10:26 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - April 26 at 9:46 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Issues Q2 Earnings Guidance - April 26 at 9:44 PM logoCoStar Group (CSGP) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.53 - April 26 at 3:38 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold" - April 25 at 7:56 PM logoVideo: See Houston from a plane that films real estate - April 25 at 12:01 PM logoCoStar Group (CSGP) Receiving Very Favorable Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 23 at 8:06 AM logoPositive Media Coverage Very Likely to Impact CoStar Group (CSGP) Stock Price - April 20 at 2:00 PM logoCharlotte area sees small-business sales jump in Q1 - April 19 at 12:41 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - April 17 at 9:59 AM logoCoStar Group (CSGP) Receiving Positive News Coverage, Report Shows - April 17 at 9:38 AM logoCoStar Group (CSGP) Receiving Very Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows - April 14 at 11:22 AM logoCoStar Group, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:CSGP) : April 13, 2017 - April 13 at 4:32 PM logoCoStar Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CSGP-US : April 12, 2017 - April 12 at 4:31 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - April 11 at 9:03 PM logoCoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $224.19 Million - April 7 at 8:51 PM


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