CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplaces to the commercial real estate industry in the United States and the United Kingdom.
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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: CSGP exceeded the US Professional Services industry which returned 8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CSGP exceeded the US Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.
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
3 days ago | Simply Wall StThe CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) Share Price Has Gained 249%, So Why Not Pay It Some Attention?
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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 ($722.03) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($440.22)
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 (86.8x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (18.3x).
PE vs Market: CSGP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (86.8x) compared to the US market (15.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CSGP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CSGP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.7x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (2.8x).
How is CoStar Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CSGP's forecast earnings growth (27.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: CSGP's earnings (27.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CSGP's revenue (13.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CSGP's revenue (13.9% 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 (10.4%).
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 (20.7%) are lower than last year (21.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CSGP's earnings have grown significantly by 49.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CSGP's earnings growth over the past year (11.5%) is below its 5-year average (49.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CSGP earnings growth over the past year (11.5%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 9.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CSGP's Return on Equity (8.7%) is considered low.
How is CoStar Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CSGP's short term assets ($2.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($236.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: CSGP's short term assets ($2.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($985.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CSGP's debt to equity ratio (21.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: CSGP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 25.1% to 21.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CSGP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (59.2%).
Interest Coverage: CSGP earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is CoStar Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CSGP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CSGP's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CSGP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CSGP's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CSGP's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Andy Florance (56yo)
Mr. Andrew C. Florance, also known as Andy, founded CoStar Group, Inc. in 1987. Mr. Florance serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director at CoStar Group, Inc. He is a frequent speaker on ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andy's total compensation ($USD19.32M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.51M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Andy's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||4.5yrs||US$6.77m||0.064% $17.9m|
|Executive Vice President of Sales||6.08yrs||US$3.34m||0.057% $16.0m|
|Senior Vice President of Global Analytics||no data||US$3.82m||0.044% $12.3m|
|Chief Technology Officer||5.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Information Officer||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|General Counsel & Secretary||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance Officer||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Communications Director||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CSGP's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||18.08yrs||US$248.14k||0.068% $19.0m|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||33.5yrs||US$316.34k||0.59% $167.1m|
|Independent Director||0.58yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||7.83yrs||US$255.32k||0.0087% $2.5m|
|Independent Director||12.08yrs||US$246.34k||0.023% $6.4m|
|Independent Director||0.58yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$231.38k||0.0043% $1.2m|
Experienced Board: CSGP's board of directors are considered experienced (10 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 6.8%.
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$28.171b
- Shares outstanding: 39.02m
- Website: https://www.costargroup.com
Number of Employees
- CoStar Group, Inc.
- 1331 L Street, NW
- District Of Columbia
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CSGP||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 1998|
|RLG||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 1998|
|CSGP *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jul 1998|
CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplaces to the commercial real estate industry in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company offers CoStar Property Professional service that offers inventory of office, industrial, retail, and multifamily, and student housing properties and land. It also provides CoStar COMPS Professional that covers comparable commercial real estate sales information; CoStar Market Analytics to view and report on aggregated market and submarket trends; CoStar Tenant, an online business-to-business prospecting and analytical tool; CoStar Lease Comps, a solution to capture, manage, and maintain lease data; CoStar Lease Analysis, a workflow tool; and CoStar Public Record, a searchable database of commercially-zoned parcels. In addition, the company offers CoStar Real Estate Manager, a real estate and asset management, and lease accounting software; CoStar Risk Analytics, a commercial real estate risk management tool; and CoStar Investment Analysis that provides market research, consulting and analysis, portfolio and debt analysis, and management and reporting services, as well as STAR Report that offers benchmarking and analytics for the hospitality industry. Further, it provides apartment marketing sites, such as Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com, ForRent.com, ApartmentHomeLiving.com, Apartamentos.com, WestsideRentals.com, AFTER55.com, CorporateHousing.com and ForRentUniversity.com; LoopNet Premium Lister and LoopNet Signature Ads for commercial real estate professionals; Realla, a commercial property listings and data management platform; LandsofAmerica, LandAndFarm, and LandWatch online marketplaces for rural land for sale; and BizBuySell, BizQuest, FindaFranchise online marketplaces for operating businesses for sale. CoStar Group, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/07/10 23:54|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/10 00:00|
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