Head-To-Head Analysis: Zillow Group (Z) and Zillow Group (ZG)

Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) and Zillow Group (NASDAQ:ZG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Zillow Group and Zillow Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zillow Group -3.99% -0.25% -0.20%
Zillow Group -3.99% -0.25% -0.20%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zillow Group $846.59 million 9.10 -$220.43 million ($0.22) -185.50
Zillow Group $846.59 million 9.07 -$220.43 million ($0.23) -176.74

Zillow Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Zillow Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Zillow Group and Zillow Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zillow Group 0 3 5 0 2.63
Zillow Group 0 9 8 0 2.47

Zillow Group currently has a consensus target price of $47.44, indicating a potential upside of 16.24%. Zillow Group has a consensus target price of $47.31, indicating a potential upside of 16.38%. Given Zillow Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Zillow Group is more favorable than Zillow Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.1% of Zillow Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.4% of Zillow Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.7% of Zillow Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.9% of Zillow Group shares are owned 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.

Summary

Zillow Group beats Zillow Group on 5 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Zillow Group Company Profile

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 people 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 comprises real estate and rental marketplaces, such as Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, and Naked Apartments. It also owns and operates various brands comprising Mortech, dotloop, Bridge Interactive, and Retsly, as well as provides advertising services to real estate agents, and rental and mortgage professionals. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Zillow Group Company Profile

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 people 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 comprises real estate and rental marketplaces, such as Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, and Naked Apartments. It also owns and operates various brands comprising Mortech, dotloop, Bridge Interactive, and Retsly, as well as provides advertising services to real estate agents, and rental and mortgage professionals. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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