CoStar Group Second Quarter 2022 Net New Bookings Grew 66% and Net Income Increased 37% Year-over-Year
July 26, 2022 at 16:05 PM EDT
CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), a leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information and analytics in the property markets, announced today that revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, was $536 million, an increase of 12% over revenue of $480 million for the second quarter of 2021.
Net income for the second quarter of 2022 was $83 million, an increase of 37% compared to net income of $61 million for the second quarter of 2021. EBITDA for the second quarter of 2022 was $140 million, an increase of 5% compared to EBITDA of $133 million for the second quarter of 2021.
“We delivered outstanding results in the second quarter of 2022,” said Andrew C. Florance, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CoStar Group. “With net new bookings of $84 million we easily surpassed the record sales results we set in the first quarter of this year. Our top three products, CoStar, Apartments.com and LoopNet, all achieved high double-digit sales increases over the second quarter of 2021. In addition, both revenue and profit in the second quarter of 2022 were ahead of forecast and we are raising our guidance for the year.”
“I am particularly encouraged by the strong sales growth in Apartments.com and LoopNet", continued Florance. "Net new bookings increased over 130% in Apartments.com and over 40% for LoopNet on a year-over-year basis. It is increasingly clear that Multifamily market conditions continue to be more favorable, and our work to build a dedicated LoopNet sales team is paying off. We are also making strong progress on our residential growth initiatives with the on-time launch of Citysnap in New York City at the end of June."
As of June 30, 2022, the Company had approximately $4.0 billion in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and outstanding debt of approximately $1.0 billion.
The Company is raising its revenue guidance to a range of $2.165 billion to $2.180 billion for the full year of 2022, an increase of $13 million at the midpoint of the range compared to the prior outlook. The Company expects revenue for the third quarter of 2022 in the range of $552 million to $557 million, representing revenue growth of approximately 11% over the third quarter of 2021 at the midpoint of the range.
The Company is raising its adjusted EBITDA guidance to a range of $610 million to $630 million for the full year of 2022, an increase of $20 million at the midpoint of the range compared to the prior outlook. For the third quarter of 2022, the Company expects adjusted EBITDA in a range of $130 million to $140 million.
The Company expects full year 2022 non-GAAP net income per diluted share in a range of $1.09 to $1.13 based on 395 million shares, an increase of $0.11 per diluted share compared to the prior outlook. For the third quarter of 2022, the Company expects non-GAAP net income per diluted share in a range of $0.23 to $0.25 based on 395 million shares. These ranges include an estimated non-GAAP tax rate of 26% for the full year and the third quarter of 2022.
The preceding forward-looking statements reflect CoStar Group’s expectations as of July 26, 2022, including forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures on a consolidated basis, based on current estimates, expectations, observations, and trends. Given the risk factors, rapidly evolving economic environment, and uncertainties and assumptions discussed in this release and in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and annual reports on Form 10-K, including uncertainties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and responses to it by, and the impact on, global economies and the real estate industry, actual results may differ materially. Other than in publicly available statements, the Company does not intend to update its forward-looking statements until its next quarterly results announcement.
Reconciliation of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share to their GAAP basis results are shown in detail below, along with definitions for those terms. A reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, net income, can be found within the tables included in this release.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
For information regarding the purpose for which management uses the non-GAAP financial measures disclosed in this release and why management believes they provide useful information to investors regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations, please refer to the Company’s latest periodic report.
EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents GAAP net income attributable to CoStar Group before interest (expense) income and other (expense) income, loss on debt extinguishment, income taxes, depreciation and amortization.
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents EBITDA before stock-based compensation expense, acquisition- and integration-related costs, restructuring costs, and settlements and impairments incurred outside the Company’s normal course of business. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents adjusted EBITDA divided by revenues for the period.
Non-GAAP net income is a non-GAAP financial measure determined by adjusting GAAP net income attributable to CoStar Group for stock-based compensation expense, acquisition- and integration-related costs, restructuring costs, settlement and impairment costs incurred outside the Company's normal course of business and loss on debt extinguishment, as well as amortization of acquired intangible assets and other related costs, and then subtracting an assumed provision for income taxes. In 2022, the Company is assuming a 26% tax rate in order to approximate its statutory corporate tax rate excluding the impact of discrete items.
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents non-GAAP net income divided by the number of diluted shares outstanding for the period used in the calculation of GAAP net income per diluted share. For periods with GAAP net losses and non-GAAP net income, the weighted average outstanding shares used to calculate non-GAAP net income per share includes potentially dilutive securities that were excluded from the calculation of GAAP net income per share as the effect was anti-dilutive.
Net new bookings is calculated based on the annualized amount of change in the Company's sales bookings resulting from new subscription-based contracts and changes to existing subscription-based contracts for the period reported. Information regarding net new bookings is not comparable to, nor should it be substituted for, an analysis of the Company's revenues over time.
Earnings Conference Call
Management will conduct a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2022 results and the Company’s outlook at 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. A live audio webcast of the conference will be available in listen-only mode through the Investors section of the CoStar Group website: https://investors.costargroup.com. A replay of the webcast audio will also be available in the Investors section of our website for a period of time following the call.
About CoStar Group, Inc.
CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information and analytics. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for the global hospitality industry. Ten-X provides a leading platform for conducting commercial real estate online auctions and negotiated bids. LoopNet is the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online. Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com, ForRent.com, ApartmentHomeLiving.com, Westside Rentals, AFTER55.com, CorporateHousing.com, ForRentUniversity.com and Apartamentos.com form the premier online apartment resource for renters seeking great apartment homes and provide property managers and owners a proven platform for marketing their properties. Homesnap is an industry-leading online and mobile software platform that provides user-friendly applications to optimize residential real estate agent workflow and reinforce the agent-client relationship. Homes.com offers real estate professionals advertising and marketing services for residential properties. Realla is the UK’s most comprehensive commercial property digital marketplace. BureauxLocaux is one of the largest specialized property portals for buying and leasing commercial real estate in France. CoStar Group’s websites attract tens of millions of unique monthly visitors. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. From time to time we plan to utilize our corporate website, www.costargroup.com, as a channel of distribution for material company information.
This news release and the Company’s earnings conference call contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about CoStar Group's plans, objectives, expectations, beliefs and intentions and other statements including words such as “hope,” “anticipate,” “may,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “estimate,” “predict,” “continue” and “potential” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of management of CoStar Group and are subject to many risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions and estimates used as a basis for the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause or contribute to such differences: the risk that the trends stated or implied by this release or in the earnings conference call cannot or will not be sustained at the current pace or may increase or decrease, including trends and expectations related to revenue, revenue growth, net income, non-GAAP net income, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, sales, net new bookings, site traffic and visitors, leads, and renewal rates; the risk that the Company is unable to sustain current Company-wide, CoStar, Apartments or LoopNet net new bookings and that Multifamily market conditions remain favorable; the risk that revenues for the third quarter and full year 2022 will not be as stated in this press release; the risk that net income for the third quarter and full year 2022 will not be as stated in this press release; the risk that EBITDA for the third quarter and full year 2022 will not be as stated in this press release; the risk that adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter and full year 2022 will not be as stated in this press release; the risk that non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the third quarter and full year 2022 will not be as stated in this press release; the risk that the tax rate estimates stated in this press release may change; and potential declines in our revenues, revenue growth rates and profitability due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the commercial real estate industry and economic conditions on the real estate industry and our core customer base. More information about potential factors that could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those stated in CoStar Group’s filings from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in CoStar Group’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, each of which is filed with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” section of those filings, as well as CoStar Group’s other filings with the SEC (including Current Reports on Form 8-K) available at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements are based on information available to CoStar Group on the date hereof, and CoStar Group assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.