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CoStar Group (NAS:CSGP) PE Ratio

: 95.52 (As of Today)
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The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2022-12-05), CoStar Group's share price is USD82.15. CoStar Group's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was USD0.86. Therefore, CoStar Group's PE Ratio for today is 95.52.

Warning Sign:

CoStar Group Inc stock PE Ratio (=97.05) is close to 1-year high of 106.59


The historical rank and industry rank for CoStar Group's PE Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

CSGP' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.99   Med: 102.04   Max: 1651
Current: 95.64


During the past 13 years, the highest PE Ratio of CoStar Group was 1651.00. The lowest was 48.99. And the median was 102.04.


CSGP's PE Ratio is ranked worse than
93.89% of 1276 companies
in the Real Estate industry
Industry Median: 9.82 vs CSGP: 95.64

CoStar Group's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Sep. 2022 was USD0.18. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was USD0.86.

As of today (2022-12-05), CoStar Group's share price is USD82.15. CoStar Group's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was USD0.86. Therefore, CoStar Group's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 95.52.

During the past 13 years, CoStar Group's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 1651.00. The lowest was 48.99. And the median was 102.04.

CoStar Group's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Sep. 2022 was USD0.18. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was USD0.86.

During the past 12 months, CoStar Group's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 43.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 4.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 21.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, CoStar Group's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 302.10% per year. The lowest was -79.20% per year. And the median was 17.30% per year.

CoStar Group's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Sep. 2022 was USD0.18. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was USD0.86.


CoStar Group (NAS:CSGP) PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for CoStar Group's PE Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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CoStar Group Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
PE Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 81.13 51.58 69.57 156.66 106.80

CoStar Group Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
PE Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 143.19 106.80 84.32 71.92 80.99

CoStar Group (NAS:CSGP) PE Ratio Competitive Comparison

For the Real Estate Services subindustry, CoStar Group's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

CoStar Group (NAS:CSGP) PE Ratio Distribution

For the Real Estate industry and Real Estate sector, CoStar Group's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where CoStar Group's PE Ratio falls into.



CoStar Group PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

CoStar Group's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=82.15/0.860
=95.52

CoStar Group's Share Price of today is USD82.15.
CoStar Group's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was USD0.86.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio or PE Ratio (TTM), Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


CoStar Group  (NAS:CSGP) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio .

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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CoStar Group (NAS:CSGP) Business Description

CoStar Group logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1331 L Street, Northwest, WA, USA, 20005
CoStar Group is a leading provider of commercial real estate data and marketplace listing platforms. Its data offering contains in-depth analytical information on over 5 million commercial real estate properties related to various subsectors including office, retail, multifamily, healthcare, industrial, self-storage, and data centers. It operates many flagship brands such as CoStar Suite, LoopNet, Apartments.com, BizBuySell, LandsofAmerica, and so on with more than 75% of its revenue classified as subscription-based. The company has also recently expanded its presence in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, and France.
Executives
Boxer Gene officer: General Counsel and Secretary 14 WESLEY STREET HAMILTON D0 HM11
Simuro Frank officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Desmarais Michael J officer: Chief Human Resources Officer C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Saint Frederick G. officer: President, Marketplaces LOOPNET, INC. 181 W. HUNTINGTON DRIVE, SUITE 208 MONROVIA CA 91016
Musslewhite Robert W director 2445 M STREET, NW WASHINGTON DC 20037
Sams Louise S director C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Ruggles Lisa officer: Senior VP, Global Research C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Kaplan Laura Cox director C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Wheeler Scott T officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Yinger Scott L officer: Interim CFO C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Linnington Matthew officer: Executive Vice President Sales C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Hill John W director 1997 ANNAPOLIS EXCHANGE PARKWAY SUITE 410 ANNAPOLIS MD 21401
Steinberg David Jay director C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET, NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Stanfill John L officer: Sr. VP-Sales, Customer Service C/O COSTAR GROUP, INC. 1331 L STREET, NW WASHINGTON DC 20005
Glosserman Michael J director THE JBG COMPANIES 4445 WILLARD AVENUE, 4TH FLOOR CHEVY CHASE MD 20815

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