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)
Type
Public
HQ
Washington, US
Founded
1987
Size (employees)
3,064 (est)
Website
costar.com
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

CoStar Data and Metrics

CoStar Financial Metrics

CoStar's revenue was reported to be $226.6 m in Q1, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

226.6 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

175.2 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %

77%

Net income (Q1, 2017)

22.1 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

37.7 m

Market capitalization (17-Aug-2017)

9.2 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

572.5 m
CoStar's current market capitalization is $9.2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

440.9 m575.9 m711.8 m837.6 m

Revenue growth, %

26%31%24%18%

Cost of goods sold

129.2 m157 m188.9 m173.8 m

Gross profit

311.8 m419 m522.9 m663.8 m

Gross profit Margin, %

71%73%73%79%

General and administrative expense

123.3 m

Operating expense total

257.6 m338.1 m511.4 m518.9 m

EBIT

54.2 m80.9 m11.5 m144.9 m

EBIT margin, %

12%14%2%17%

Interest expense

6.9 m10.5 m9.4 m

Pre tax profit

47.5 m70.9 m2.6 m136.7 m

Income tax expense

17.8 m26 m6 m

Net Income

29.7 m44.9 m(3.5 m)85.1 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Revenue

147.7 m153.1 m159 m170.7 m189.1 m199.7 m206.9 m212.7 m226.6 m

Cost of goods sold

39.5 m40.9 m45.4 m44.6 m53.7 m42.9 m42.7 m42.2 m51.3 m

Gross profit

108.2 m112.1 m113.6 m126 m135.4 m156.8 m164.2 m170.5 m175.2 m

Gross profit Margin, %

73%73%71%74%72%79%79%80%77%

General and administrative expense

26.3 m25.4 m25.4 m29.9 m31.1 m27.5 m30.2 m30.6 m34 m

Operating expense total

26.3 m25.4 m25.4 m29.9 m31.1 m27.5 m30.2 m30.6 m34 m

EBIT

16.9 m23.5 m(3.5 m)(20.1 m)(431 k)30.3 m28.1 m39.6 m37.7 m

EBIT margin, %

11%15%(2%)(12%)(0%)15%14%19%17%

Pre tax profit

13.2 m20.8 m(5.6 m)(22.3 m)(2.8 m)27.9 m25.8 m37.4 m35.4 m

Income tax expense

13.3 m

Net Income

8.2 m13 m(6.1 m)(15 m)(5.4 m)16.7 m15.6 m23.2 m22.1 m
USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

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

Accounts Receivable

22.8 m

Inventories

6.6 m9.7 m10.2 m11.6 m

Current Assets

308.5 m599.8 m472.7 m627.5 m

PP&E

57.7 m73.8 m88.3 m87.6 m

Goodwill

718.6 m1.1 b1.3 b1.3 b

Total Assets

1.3 b2.1 b2.1 b2.2 b

Accounts Payable

4.9 m8.6 m9.7 m11.5 m

Total Debt

31.9 m

Current Liabilities

111.6 m119.3 m135.3 m154.9 m

Total Liabilities

530.9 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

863.8 m1.4 b1.4 b1.5 b

Retained Earnings

69.3 m114.2 m110.7 m195.8 m

Total Equity

1.5 b1.7 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0 x

Financial Leverage

1.3 x1.3 x
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

444.9 m486.2 m541.8 m351.8 m375.5 m461.7 m464.2 m522.1 m572.5 m

Current Assets

531 m562.8 m627.7 m450.3 m476.5 m519.9 m524.2 m583.4 m634.2 m

PP&E

64.6 m70.7 m79.1 m85.4 m87.6 m86 m86.5 m85.4 m85.5 m

Goodwill

1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b

Total Assets

2 b2.1 b2.1 b2.1 b2.1 b2.1 b2.1 b2.2 b2.2 b

Accounts Payable

7.5 m7.6 m6.6 m6.8 m14.2 m6.7 m14 m9.9 m16.9 m

Current Liabilities

117.3 m120.2 m135.9 m141.3 m162.9 m143.3 m132.8 m153.5 m144.1 m

Total Equity

1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b

Financial Leverage

1.4 x1.4 x1.3 x1.3 x1.3 x1.3 x
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)

Inventories

2.9 m(2.8 m)367 k(1.2 m)

Accounts Payable

(3.9 m)6.1 m9.9 m(1.5 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

108.3 m143.9 m131.2 m195.9 m

Cash From Investing Activities

(19 m)(606 m)(215.5 m)(23.3 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(17.5 m)(318.1 m)(20 m)(20 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

10.4 m733.5 m(20.5 m)(25.9 m)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

8.2 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

Revenue/Employee

73.9 k

Financial Leverage

1.3 x

CoStar Operating Metrics

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

Patents (US)

677

Patents (foreign)

111

Registered LoopNet Members

10 m

Active LoopNet Members

130 k

Unique LoopNet Visitors per Month

5 m

Monthly Visitors

24 m

CoStar Market Value History

CoStar Revenue Breakdown

CoStar Median Salaries

Source: 14 public H-1B filings from CoStar

Traffic Overview of CoStar

CoStar Online and Social Media Presence

CoStar Company Life and Culture

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