Analyzing CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) and Kingold Jewelry (OTCMKTS:KGJI)

CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGPGet Free Report) and Kingold Jewelry (OTCMKTS:KGJIGet Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

Risk & Volatility

CoStar Group has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kingold Jewelry has a beta of -0.43, meaning that its share price is 143% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CoStar Group 16.86% 6.49% 5.31%
Kingold Jewelry N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for CoStar Group and Kingold Jewelry, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CoStar Group 0 1 8 0 2.89
Kingold Jewelry 0 0 0 0 N/A

CoStar Group presently has a consensus price target of $90.09, indicating a potential upside of 8.54%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.5% of CoStar Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of CoStar Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 27.3% of Kingold Jewelry shares are held by 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CoStar Group and Kingold Jewelry’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CoStar Group $2.18 billion 15.53 $369.45 million $0.99 83.84
Kingold Jewelry N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

CoStar Group has higher revenue and earnings than Kingold Jewelry.


CoStar Group beats Kingold Jewelry on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CoStar Group

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CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplace services to the commercial real estate, hospitality, residential, and related professionals industries in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company offers CoStar Property that provides inventory of office, industrial, retail, multifamily, hospitality, and student housing properties and land; CoStar Sales, a robust database of comparable commercial real estate sales transactions; CoStar Market Analytics to view and report on aggregated market and submarket trends; and CoStar Tenant, an online business-to-business prospecting and analytical tool that provides tenant information. It also provides Leasing, a tool to capture, manage, and maintain lease data; CoStar Lease Analysis; Public Record, a searchable database of commercially zoned parcels; CoStar Real Estate Manager, a real estate lease administration, portfolio management, and lease accounting compliance software solution; and CoStar Risk Analytics and CoStar Investment. In addition, it offers apartment marketing sites, such as,,,,,,,, and Off Campus Partners; LoopNet Premium Lister; LoopNet Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Ads;,, and for rural land for-sale;,, and for operating businesses and franchises for-sale; Ten-X, an online auction platform for commercial real estate; and HomeSnap, an online and mobile software platform, as well as, a homes for sale listings site. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.

About Kingold Jewelry

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Kingold Jewelry, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells 24-karat gold jewelry and Chinese ornaments in the People's Republic of China. The company offers a range of in-house designed products, including gold necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, gold bars, and pendants. It also invests in gold. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, and retailers under the Kingold brand. Kingold Jewelry, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Wuhan, the People's Republic of China.

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