CoStar Group is a provider of information, analytics and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain. The Company’s suite of online service offerings includes information about space available for lease, comparable sales information, tenant information, information about properties for sale, Internet marketing services, analytical capabilities, information for clients' Websites, information about industry professionals and their business relationships, data integration and industry news. Its service offerings span all commercial property types, including office, industrial, retail, land, mixed-use, hospitality, and multifamily.

Company Growth (employees)
Washington, US
Size (employees)
3,064 (est)
CoStar was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, US

CoStar Office Locations

CoStar has an office in Washington
Washington, US (HQ)
1331 L St NW
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CoStar Financials and Metrics

CoStar Financials

CoStar's revenue was reported to be $837.6 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

247.5 m

Gross profit (Q3, 2017)

192.1 m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2017), %


Net income (Q3, 2017)

34.2 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

57.5 m

Market capitalization (16-Feb-2018)

11.5 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

623 m


10.9 b
CoStar's current market capitalization is $11.5 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


440.9 m575.9 m711.8 m837.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

129.2 m157 m188.9 m173.8 m

Gross profit

311.8 m419 m522.9 m663.8 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


112.3 m119.1 m147.7 m153.1 m159 m170.7 m189.1 m199.7 m206.9 m212.7 m226.6 m237.2 m247.5 m

Cost of goods sold

31.7 m33.6 m39.5 m40.9 m45.4 m44.6 m53.7 m42.9 m42.7 m42.2 m51.3 m55.3 m55.5 m

Gross profit

80.6 m85.4 m108.2 m112.1 m113.6 m126 m135.4 m156.8 m164.2 m170.5 m175.2 m181.9 m192.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


205.8 m206.4 m545.3 m156 m256 m527 m421.8 m567.2 m

Accounts Receivable

22.8 m


6.6 m9.7 m10.2 m11.6 m

Current Assets

308.5 m599.8 m472.7 m627.5 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


222.9 m223.4 m444.9 m486.2 m541.8 m351.8 m375.5 m461.7 m464.2 m522.1 m572.5 m564.6 m623 m

Current Assets

277.6 m303.8 m531 m562.8 m627.7 m450.3 m476.5 m519.9 m524.2 m583.4 m634.2 m636 m700.1 m


55.7 m57.3 m64.6 m70.7 m79.1 m85.4 m87.6 m86 m86.5 m85.4 m85.5 m85.8 m84.3 m


718 m718.8 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

29.7 m44.9 m(3.5 m)85.1 m

Depreciation and Amortization

12.5 m15.1 m20 m70.2 m

Accounts Receivable

(6.6 m)(12 m)(4 m)(16 m)


2.9 m(2.8 m)367 k(1.2 m)
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

11.1 m9.7 m8.2 m13 m(6.1 m)(15 m)(5.4 m)16.7 m15.6 m23.2 m22.1 m

Accounts Payable

6.8 m14.2 m6.7 m14 m9.9 m16.9 m
USDY, 2017


189.6 x


80.8 k

Financial Leverage

1.3 x
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CoStar Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015Feb, 2016Q1, 2016FY, 2016

Patents (US)


Patents (foreign)


Registered LoopNet Members

10 m

Active LoopNet Members

130 k
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CoStar Market Value History

CoStar Revenue Breakdown

CoStar Median Salaries

Source: 14 public H-1B filings from CoStar

CoStar's Web-traffic and Trends

CoStar Online and Social Media Presence

CoStar Company Life and Culture

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