Ominto (NASDAQ:OMNT) and CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Ominto and CoStar Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CoStar Group||$965.23 million||14.86||$122.69 million||$3.87||101.77|
This table compares Ominto and CoStar Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Ominto and CoStar Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
CoStar Group has a consensus price target of $457.75, indicating a potential upside of 16.06%. Given CoStar Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CoStar Group is more favorable than Ominto.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
9.5% of Ominto shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.5% of CoStar Group shares are held by institutional investors. 22.4% of Ominto shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of CoStar Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
CoStar Group beats Ominto on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ominto, Inc., a global e-commerce leader, provides online Cash Back shopping and travel deals through its primary shopping platform and affiliated partner program Websites. The company at DubLi.com or at partner sites powered by Ominto.com, enables consumers to shop at their favorite stores, save with the best coupons and deals, and earn Cash Back with each purchase. The Ominto.com platform features various brand name stores and travel companies, providing Cash Back savings to consumers in approximately 120 countries. Its partner programs offer a white label version of the Ominto.com shopping and travel platform to businesses and non-profits, providing them with a professional, reliable Web presence that builds brand loyalty with their members, customers, or constituents. The company was formerly known as DubLi, Inc. and changed its name to Ominto, Inc. in June 2015. Ominto, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.
About CoStar Group
CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplace to the commercial real estate industry in North America and internationally. The company offers CoStar Property Professional service that provides inventory of office, industrial, retail, and multifamily properties and land. It also provides CoStar COMPS Professional, which covers comparable commercial real estate sales information; CoStar Tenant, an online business-to-business prospecting and analytical tool; CoStarGo, an iPad and Android application; CoStar Lease Comps, an integrated solution that captures, manages, maintains, and analyzes lease data; CoStar Advertising to market a space for lease or a property for sale; and CoStar Portfolio Strategy to meet the research needs of commercial real estate owners, investors, lenders, and government regulators. In addition, the company offers CoStar Investment Analysis Portfolio Maximizer, CoStar Investment Analysis Request, CoStar Real Estate Manager Corporate Edition, and CoStar Real Estate Manager Retail Edition that are real estate management software solutions; CoStar Private Sale Network, which provides clients with custom-designed and branded Websites; and CoStar Brokerage Applications. Further, it offers LoopNet Premium Lister and LoopNet Power Listings for commercial real estate professionals and other customers to market their listings; LoopNet Premium Searcher for members searching for commercial real estate; LoopLink, an online real estate marketing and database services suite; apartment marketing sites, including Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com, ForRent.com, ApartmentHomeLiving.com, Apartamentos.com, WestsideRentals.com, and The Screening Pros; LandsofAmerica, LandAndFarm, and LandWatch that are online marketplaces for rural land for sale; and BizBuySell and BizQuest that are online marketplaces for operating businesses for sale. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.
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