Zillow Group Inc Class C (NASDAQ: Z) is one of 122 publicly-traded companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Zillow Group Inc Class C to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Zillow Group Inc Class C has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zillow Group Inc Class C’s competitors have a beta of 0.69, meaning that their average share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Zillow Group Inc Class C and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Zillow Group Inc Class C $1.08 billion -$94.42 million 419.47
Zillow Group Inc Class C Competitors $2.55 billion $352.42 million 11.66

Zillow Group Inc Class C’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Zillow Group Inc Class C. Zillow Group Inc Class C is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.1% of Zillow Group Inc Class C shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Zillow Group Inc Class C shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Zillow Group Inc Class C and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zillow Group Inc Class C -9.59% -0.40% -0.33%
Zillow Group Inc Class C Competitors 4.90% 3.81% 0.74%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Zillow Group Inc Class C and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zillow Group Inc Class C 0 5 4 0 2.44
Zillow Group Inc Class C Competitors 793 3831 7309 312 2.58

Zillow Group Inc Class C presently has a consensus target price of $56.22, indicating a potential downside of 10.65%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 1.78%. Given Zillow Group Inc Class C’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Zillow Group Inc Class C has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Zillow Group Inc Class C competitors beat Zillow Group Inc Class C on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About Zillow Group Inc Class C

Zillow Group, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company offers a portfolio of brands and products to enable consumers find information about homes and connect with local professionals. Its brands focus on various stages of the home lifecycle, including renting, buying, selling, and financing. The company's portfolio of consumer brands comprise real estate and rental marketplaces, such as Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, Naked Apartments, RealEstate.com, and OutEast.com. It also provides a suite of marketing software and technology solutions; and owns and operates various business brands for real estate, rental, and mortgage professionals comprising Mortech, dotloop, Bridge Interactive, and New Home Feed. In addition, the company offers advertising services. Zillow Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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