Angie’s List (NASDAQ: ANGI) and CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.7% of Angie’s List shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.9% of CoStar Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.2% of Angie’s List shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of CoStar Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Angie’s List and CoStar Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Angie’s List 1 4 5 0 2.40
CoStar Group 0 0 7 0 3.00

Angie’s List presently has a consensus price target of $11.91, indicating a potential upside of 3.44%. CoStar Group has a consensus price target of $335.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.92%. Given CoStar Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CoStar Group is more favorable than Angie’s List.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Angie’s List and CoStar Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Angie’s List $323.33 million 2.23 -$7.85 million ($0.12) -95.91
CoStar Group $837.63 million 13.03 $85.07 million $3.31 91.24

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

Risk & Volatility

Angie’s List has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CoStar Group has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Angie’s List and CoStar Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Angie’s List -17.04% -25.20% -14.67%
CoStar Group 11.63% 7.63% 5.86%

Summary

CoStar Group beats Angie’s List on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Angie’s List

ANGI Homeservices Inc. is focused on creating digital marketplace for home services, connecting homeowners across the globe with home service professionals. The Company operates 10 brands including Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, HomeStars, Instapro, MyBuilder, MyHammer, Travaux, Werkspot, CraftJack and mHelpDesk. The Company’s brand portfolio provides homeowners with tools and resources for home repair, maintenance and improvement projects. Angie’s List is America’s online review platform and provides services ranging from home repair, maintenance and improvement to auto service and health care. HomeAdvisor is the operator of the home services marketplace across the globe. HomeStars is online platform connecting homeowners with home renovators, repairmen and retailers throughout Canada. Instapro is Italy’s home services network connecting homeowners with service professionals for home renovation projects.

About CoStar Group

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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