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CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017

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CoStar Group Inc (CSGP) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. 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 $12.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $354.91 with a P/E ratio of 98.04 and P/S ratio of 12.34. CoStar Group Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 13.30% over the past ten years.

For the last quarter CoStar Group Inc reported a revenue of $254.0 million, compared with the revenue of $218.3 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $965.2 million, an increase of 15.2% from last year. For the last five years CoStar Group Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 22.9% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $3.66 for the year. The CoStar Group Inc had a decent operating margin of 18.01%, compared with the operating margin of 17.3% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of CoStar Group Inc is 13.16%. The profitability rank of the company is 9 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, CoStar Group Inc has the cash and cash equivalents of $1.2 billion, compared with $567.2 million in the previous year. The company had no long term debt, compared with $306.5 million in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is at a comfortable level of 19.3. CoStar Group Inc has a financial strength rank of 7 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $354.91, CoStar Group Inc is traded at 78.4% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $198.99. The P/S ratio of the stock is 12.34, while the historical median P/S ratio is 6.92. The stock gained 67.40% during the past 12 months.

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

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.