You have been considering investing in CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP). You have
decided to do a more thorough analysis of it.
Provide an industry and company analysis for CSGP (see supplementary
resources on Blackboard). You should consider the factors which influence
CSGP’s share price (e.g. key competitors, peers, industry influences, company
business, key financial ratios).
Identify and discuss at least one benchmark that you have chosen to compare
CSGP against. What considerations did you make in your choice of benchmark?
Chart your choice of benchmark against CSGP’s share price over the same period
in Question 1 and compare the two graphically.
Valuation multiples are often used to compare companies quickly. Identify an
appropriate valuation multiple/ratio and evaluate if CSGP is over, under or fairly
valued. Explain the reasoning behind your choice of multiple that you utilised for
your analysis. Are there any limitations of utilising multiples that you might need