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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.94
CSGP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CSGP: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.94
Equity to Asset 0.73
CSGP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CSGP: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.87 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.73
0.3
0.94
Interest Coverage 7.72
CSGP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. CSGP: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.68  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.72
5.68
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.42
M-Score: -2.48
WACC vs ROIC
11.95%
0.89%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.63
CSGP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. CSGP: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -84.14  Med: 7.84 Max: 18.73
Current: 3.63
-84.14
18.73
Net-margin (%) 0.91
CSGP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1439 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.33 vs. CSGP: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -84.88  Med: 5.32 Max: 22.29
Current: 0.91
-84.88
22.29
ROE (%) 0.39
CSGP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1435 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. CSGP: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -40.36  Med: 2.96 Max: 13.17
Current: 0.39
-40.36
13.17
ROA (%) 0.28
CSGP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1475 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. CSGP: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -35.12  Med: 2.46 Max: 11.99
Current: 0.28
-35.12
11.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.04
CSGP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. CSGP: 32.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -499.24  Med: 52.78 Max: 194.46
Current: 32.04
-499.24
194.46
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.70
CSGP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CSGP: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.5  Med: 13.30 Max: 41.6
Current: 20.7
-0.5
41.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 48.60
CSGP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CSGP: 48.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28.6  Med: 19.80 Max: 71
Current: 48.6
-28.6
71
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 33.00
CSGP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. CSGP: 33.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.1  Med: 15.50 Max: 302.1
Current: 33
-34.1
302.1
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CSGP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,676 sh (New)
Ron Baron 2,368,320 sh (+7.23%)
Murray Stahl 2,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 414,085 sh (-0.63%)
Pioneer Investments 57,985 sh (-4.58%)
Jim Simons 91,998 sh (-38.91%)
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Q3 2014

CSGP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Julian Robertson 5,300 sh (New)
Ron Baron 2,832,565 sh (+19.60%)
Pioneer Investments 56,314 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 2,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 411,845 sh (-0.54%)
Jim Simons 18,998 sh (-79.35%)
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Q4 2014

CSGP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Frank Sands 31,175 sh (New)
Frank Sands 31,175 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 85,043 sh (+51.02%)
Julian Robertson 5,700 sh (+7.55%)
Ron Baron 2,888,345 sh (+1.97%)
Murray Stahl 2,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 410,687 sh (-0.28%)
» More
Q1 2015

CSGP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Frank Sands 31,575 sh (+1.28%)
Ron Baron 2,918,228 sh (+1.03%)
Murray Stahl 2,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,888,345 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 84,564 sh (-0.56%)
Mariko Gordon 325,350 sh (-20.78%)
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Baron Funds Comments on CoStar Group Inc - Mar 23, 2015

Shares of CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP), the leading provider of information and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry, contributed to performance in the fourth quarter. We attribute this to continued robust financial performance, early synergy generation from the acquisition of Apartments.com, and better relative performance from higher multiple growth stocks over the ownership period. Ongoing investments in R&D and a doubling of the sales force will, in our view, help increase customer penetration, while the acquisition of Apartments.com extends CoStar’s reach into multi-family lead generation. (Neal Rosenberg)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s Baron Partners Fund Fourth Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Ron Baron Comments on CoStar Group Inc - Jul 28, 2014

After doubling in 2013, real estate information and marketing services provider CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) gave back gains in the second quarter. CoStar shares were negatively impacted by sudden and significant multiple compression in high growth, highly valued stocks, which sold off acutely early in the quarter. CoStar also completed an equity offering in the quarter, which we expect will be used to finance accretive M&A over the next six months. We continue to maintain our conviction in CoStar. (Neal Rosenberg)



The Fund added to its position in CoStar Group, Inc.,the leading provider of information and marketing services to the $50 trillion commercial real estate (CRE) industry. The company has spent 25 years building a proprietary CRE database, which has grown to include information on over four million properties and nine billion square feet of listings. The company monetizes its data through subscriptions to analytical tools, which are deeply integrated into clients’ workflows. Ongoing investments in R&D and a doubling of the sales force should allow CoStar to sell an expanded array of tools to new and existing customers. Additionally, the acquisitions of LoopNet and Apartments.com extend CoStar’s reach into marketing services and multi- family lead generation, creating vast new opportunities and offering the company dramatic revenue and cost synergies. Finally, the company’s high fixed cost base creates significant operating leverage, which we believe should help drive margins to above 40%. (Neal Rosenberg)



From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Funds Second Quarter 2014 Report.



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Baron Funds Comments on CoStar Group Inc. - Nov 22, 2013

Shares of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate data in the U.S. and U.K., contributed to performance in the third quarter, driven by outstanding financial results, accelerating business momentum, and growing synergies from its LoopNet acquisition. CoStar continued to generate record quarterly bookings, which we estimate grew by over 75% in the most recently reported period. We continue to be excited by the LoopNet acquisition, which represents a potential opportunity of more than $600 million of recurring, high-mar gin reve nue. (Neal Rosenberg)

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 letter.


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Baron Funds Comments on CoStar Group Inc. - Nov 21, 2013

Shares of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate data in the U.S. and U.K., contributed to performance during the third quarter, driven by outstanding financial results, accelerating business momentum, and growing synergies from its LoopNet acquisition. CoStar continued to generate record quarterly bookings, which we estimate grew by over 75% in the most recently reported period. We continue to be excited by the LoopNet acquisition, which represents a potential opportunity of more than $600 million of recurring, high-margin revenue. (Neal Rosenberg)

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Baron Funds Comments on CoStar Group Inc. - Nov 06, 2013

Shares of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate data in the U.S. and U.K., contributed to performance in the third quarter, driven by outstanding financial results, accelerating business momentum, and growing synergies from its LoopNet acquisition. CoStar continued to generate record quarterly bookings, which we estimate grew by over 75% in the most recently reported period. We continue to be excited by the LoopNet acquisition, which represents a potential opportunity of more than $600 million of recurring, high-margin revenue. (Neal Rosenberg)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 1163.50
CSGP's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. CSGP: 1163.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.28  Med: 88.98 Max: 1651
Current: 1163.5
19.28
1651
Forward P/E 43.86
CSGP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
92% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.19 vs. CSGP: 43.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 1184.10
CSGP's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. CSGP: 1184.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 19.33  Med: 88.95 Max: 1651
Current: 1184.1
19.33
1651
P/B 4.34
CSGP's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CSGP: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CSGP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 3.32 Max: 6.57
Current: 4.34
1.61
6.57
P/S 10.09
CSGP's P/S is ranked lower than
85% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. CSGP: 10.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CSGP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.34  Med: 6.20 Max: 13.21
Current: 10.09
2.34
13.21
PFCF 68.93
CSGP's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.84 vs. CSGP: 68.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CSGP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.44  Med: 48.37 Max: 149.33
Current: 68.93
12.44
149.33
POCF 50.58
CSGP's POCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.63 vs. CSGP: 50.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CSGP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10.34  Med: 32.66 Max: 73.17
Current: 50.58
10.34
73.17
EV-to-EBIT 265.75
CSGP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
93% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.28 vs. CSGP: 265.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CSGP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7  Med: 60.60 Max: 299.6
Current: 265.75
6.7
299.6
PEG 62.65
CSGP's PEG is ranked lower than
94% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. CSGP: 62.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CSGP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 3.26 Max: 506.71
Current: 62.65
0.66
506.71
Shiller P/E 297.93
CSGP's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. CSGP: 297.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 30.51  Med: 83.64 Max: 542
Current: 297.93
30.51
542
Current Ratio 3.19
CSGP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CSGP: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 4.98 Max: 13.65
Current: 3.19
0.6
13.65
Quick Ratio 3.19
CSGP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CSGP: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 4.98 Max: 13.65
Current: 3.19
0.6
13.65
Days Sales Outstanding 31.07
CSGP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.73 vs. CSGP: 31.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 12.77  Med: 21.76 Max: 46.2
Current: 31.07
12.77
46.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 25.19
CSGP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 1374 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CSGP: 25.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.38  Med: 5.88 Max: 158.41
Current: 25.19
2.38
158.41
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 134.19
CSGP's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
98% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CSGP: 134.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.40
CSGP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CSGP: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.60 Max: 14.9
Current: 0.4
0.3
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 29.38
CSGP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Real Estate Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. CSGP: 29.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CSGP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -10.2  Med: 13.70 Max: 36.1
Current: 29.38
-10.2
36.1

Business Description

Industry: Real Estate Services » Real Estate Services
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Traded in other countries:RLG.Germany,
CoStar Group Inc a Delaware corporation, founded in 1987, is a provider of information, analytics and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States ("U.S.") and United Kingdom ("U.K."). The Company manages its business geographically in two operating segments, with the primary areas of measurement and decision-making being the U.S. and International, which includes the U.K. and France. The Company's subscription-based information services consist primarily of CoStar SuiteTM and FOCUSTM services. CoStar Suite is sold as a platform of service offerings consisting of CoStar Property Professional, CoStar COMPS Professional and CoStar Tenant and through the Company's mobile application, CoStarGo. CoStar Suite is the Company's primary service offering in the U.S. operating segment. FOCUS is the Company's primary service offering in the International operating segment. The Company's registered trademarks include CoStar, CoStar Property, COMPS, CoStarGo, CoStar Showcase, and LoopNet, among many others.

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