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CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. CoStar Group Inc provides commercial real estate data covering over 4 million properties from various subsectors from commercial areas. It operates five flagship brands: CoStar, LoopNet, Apartments.com, BizBuySell, and LandsofAmerica. CoStar Group Inc has a market cap of $16.82 billion; its shares were traded at around $461.96 with a P/E ratio of 70.65 and P/S ratio of 14.14. CoStar Group Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 16.40% over the past ten years.


For the last quarter CoStar Group Inc reported a revenue of $315.6 million, compared with the revenue of $254.0 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $1.2 billion, an increase of 23.5% from last year. For the last five years CoStar Group Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 21% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $6.54 for the year, an increase of 78.7% from previous year. The CoStar Group Inc enjoyed an operating margin of 22.95%, compared with the operating margin of 18.01% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of CoStar Group Inc is 15.45%. The profitability rank of the company is 8 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, CoStar Group Inc has the cash and cash equivalents of $1.1 billion, compared with $1.2 billion in the previous year. The company had no long term debt. The interest coverage to the debt is at a comfortable level of 96.7. CoStar Group Inc has a financial strength rank of 10 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $461.96, CoStar Group Inc is traded at 81.8% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $254.06. The P/S ratio of the stock is 14.14, while the historical median P/S ratio is 7.77. The stock gained 32.07% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of CSGP, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.