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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.1% of Zillow Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.1% of Zillow Group shares are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Zillow Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.9% of Zillow Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Zillow Group and Zillow Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zillow Group $846.59 million 8.45 -$220.43 million ($0.23) -171.91
Zillow Group $846.59 million 8.78 -$220.43 million $0.51 77.92

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 summary of current recommendations and price targets for Zillow Group and Zillow Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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 price target of $47.44, indicating a potential upside of 19.97%. Zillow Group has a consensus price target of $47.31, indicating a potential upside of 19.04%. Given Zillow Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Zillow Group is more favorable than Zillow Group.

Risk & Volatility

Zillow Group has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zillow Group has a beta of 1.53, suggesting that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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%

About Zillow Group

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.

About Zillow Group

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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