CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) vs. Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR) Critical Review

Qunar Cayman Islands (NASDAQ: QUNR) and CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Qunar Cayman Islands and CoStar Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qunar Cayman Islands N/A N/A N/A ($8.28) -3.67
CoStar Group $837.63 million 14.80 $85.07 million $3.31 103.63

CoStar Group has higher revenue and earnings than Qunar Cayman Islands. Qunar Cayman Islands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CoStar Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Qunar Cayman Islands and CoStar Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qunar Cayman Islands 0 0 0 0 N/A
CoStar Group 1 0 8 0 2.78

CoStar Group has a consensus price target of $363.89, suggesting a potential upside of 6.09%. Given CoStar Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CoStar Group is more favorable than Qunar Cayman Islands.

Profitability

This table compares Qunar Cayman Islands and CoStar Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qunar Cayman Islands -67.87% -291.65% -30.15%
CoStar Group 11.63% 7.63% 5.86%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.9% of Qunar Cayman Islands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.6% of CoStar Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of CoStar Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CoStar Group beats Qunar Cayman Islands on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qunar Cayman Islands Company Profile

Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (Qunar) is engaged in offering mobile and online commerce platform for travel in China. The Company offers a range of travel products, including flights, hotels, vacations packages, attraction tickets and other travel related offerings. The Company offers Qunar Travel, which is a mobile application that enables its users to search for and purchase travel products. The Company’s software as a service (SaaS) system provides an online presence for over 360,000 travel service providers. Its search engine provides real-time travel products information directly sourced from travel service providers and through its SaaS platform. The Company’s main lines of business include flight tickets, hotels, vacation packages and attraction tickets. It offers display advertising, train tickets, car services, tour guides and other services. Its system provides instant confirmation of booking, rescheduling and cancellation for its flight ticket transactions.

CoStar Group Company Profile

CoStar Group, Inc. (CoStar) is a provider of information, analytics and online marketplaces to the commercial real estate and related business community through its database of commercial real estate information covering the United States, the United Kingdom, and parts of Canada, Spain, Germany and France. The Company provides online marketplaces for commercial real estate, apartment rentals, lands for sale and businesses for sale. It manages its business geographically in two segments: North America, which includes the United States and Canada, and International, which includes the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and France. Its suite of information, analytics and online marketplaces is branded and marketed to its customers. Its services are primarily derived from a database of building-specific information and offer customers specialized tools for accessing, analyzing and using its information. It has five brands: CoStar, LoopNet, Apartments.com, BizBuySell and LandsofAmerica.

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