CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplace services to the commercial real estate, hospitality, residential, and related professionals industries in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has CoStar Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CSGP is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CSGP's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: CSGP underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 41.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CSGP underperformed the US Market which returned 51.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CoStar Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StThe CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) Share Price Has Soared 355%, Delighting Many Shareholders
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Is CoStar Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CSGP ($820.61) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($668.55)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CSGP is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CSGP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (139.1x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (28x).
PE vs Market: CSGP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (139.1x) compared to the US market (20.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CSGP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CSGP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.9x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3.2x).
How is CoStar Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CSGP's forecast earnings growth (27.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: CSGP's earnings (27.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CSGP's revenue (14.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CSGP's revenue (14.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CSGP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.3%).
How has CoStar Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CSGP has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CSGP's current net profit margins (13.3%) are lower than last year (20.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CSGP's earnings have grown significantly by 29.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CSGP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CSGP had negative earnings growth (-24.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (11%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CSGP's Return on Equity (4.2%) is considered low.
How is CoStar Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CSGP's short term assets ($3.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($290.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: CSGP's short term assets ($3.8B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CSGP's debt to equity ratio (18.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: CSGP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 22.4% to 18.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CSGP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (44.8%).
Interest Coverage: CSGP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.7x coverage).
What is CoStar Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CSGP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CSGP's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CSGP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CSGP's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CSGP's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Andy Florance (56 yo)
Mr. Andrew C. Florance, also known as Andy, founded CoStar Group, Inc. in 1987. Mr. Florance serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director at CoStar Group, Inc. He is a frequent speaker on ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andy's total compensation ($USD21.30M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Andy's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CSGP's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CSGP's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CSGP insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 7.5%.
CoStar Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CoStar Group, Inc.
- Ticker: CSGP
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1987
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$32.937b
- Shares outstanding: 39.49m
- Website: https://www.costargroup.com
Number of Employees
- CoStar Group, Inc.
- 1331 L Street, NW
- District Of Columbia
- United States
CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplace services to the commercial real estate, hospitality, residential, and related professionals industries in the United States, Canad...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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