CoStar Stock Analysis (NASDAQ:CSGP)

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CoStar
Updated on : Mar 24, 2017
previous close
CSGP 207.7 (0%)
NASDAQ 5828.7 (0%)
Closing Price On: Mar 24, 2017
stock rating
RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Industry :
IT Services
Sector :
Computer and Technology
5 Quarter Revenue
Revenue Growth
2016-Q4
$million
%
YOY GROWTH
Compared to the industry
Operating Profit
Operating Margin:
20%
Sector Average:
2.7%
5 Quarter Net Profit
Net Margins
2016-Q4
%
LTM Margin
Compared to the industry
Debt/Equity Ratio
Debt:
338.3M
Debt/Equity Ratio:
 0.21
Compared to the industry
Cash Flow
Operating cash flow:
$52.2M
Net Income:
$29.6M
PROS      CONS
Recent Growth
Operating Margins
Net Margins
Cash Flow
FCF Margin
High Debt Burden
PE Valuation
PS Valuation
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Relative Valuation
CSGP PS :
8
Industry PS :
2.6
Sector:   Computer and Technology.   *PE adjusted for one time items.
Other Metrics
Return on Invested Capital:
7.2%
Return on Equity:
5.3%
Free Cash Flow Margin:
20.7%
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View CoStar stock analysis video. This is our CSGP analyst opinion covering the buy and sell arguments for CSGP stock.

CoStar Group Inc Stock Rating (3.1/5)

Our CoStar stock opinion is based on fundamentals of the company. This CoStar stock analysis is based on latest Q4 earnings for 2016. The stock price analysis takes into account a company's valuation metrics.

Should you buy CSGP stock?

  • CoStar sales grew by 13.1% year on year in 2016 Q4.
  • CoStar had a healthy average operating margin of 20% over the last 4 quarters.
  • Net margins stood at a healthy 10.2% (average) for CoStar in the Trailing Twelve Months.
  • The operating cash flow looks good at 1.8 times the net income.
  • The company has a healthy free cash flow margin of 20.7%.

Should you sell CSGP stock?

  • CoStar is debt laden and has a high debt/equity ratio of  0.21.
  • The CSGP stock currently trades at a PE of 58.2, which is expensive, compared to the industry average of 25.7.
  • The company is trading at a price to sales multiple of 8, which is higher in comparison to the IT Services industry average of 2.6, making CSGP stock expensive.

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