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 CoStar Group Grows Fourth Quarter Net Income 65% and Revenue 24% Year-Over-Year
   Wednesday, February 24, 2016 4:15:38 PM ET

CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP ), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, announced today that revenue for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $712 million, an increase of 24% over revenue of $576 million for the full year of 2014. Revenue for the fourth quarter also grew 24% year- over-year to $193 million. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 grew 65% year-over-year to $23 million or $0.71 per diluted share.

"In 2015 we focused on building the premier marketplace for renting an apartment in the United States," said Andrew C. Florance, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CoStar Group. "According to comScore, Apartments.com enjoyed more visitor traffic in 2015 than any other apartment rental website. Revenue from Apartments.com was up approximately 30% year-over-year in the fourth quarter. In 2015 we added $136 million of overall revenue and $100 million of net new annual subscriptions sales. In the fourth quarter of 2015 alone, CoStar Group generated $29 million of net new sales on annual subscriptions, a 69% year-over-year increase."

Florance continued, "We invested aggressively during 2015 to integrate CoStar, Apartments.com, and Apartment Finder in order to achieve sustainable long-term cost savings. EBITDA more than doubled from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2015 while EBITDA margin for the fourth quarter of 2015 expanded to 29%. We believe these strong results plainly demonstrate that we are on target to achieve our goal of $1 billion in revenue and 40% margin exiting 2018."

Year 2014-2015 Quarterly Results - Unaudited
(in millions, except per share data)
                                                2014                                 2015
                                              Q1       Q2       Q3       Q4        Q1        Q2        Q3        Q4
Revenues                                      $ 119.1  $ 147.7  $ 153.1  $ 156.1   $ 159.0   $ 170.7   $ 189.1   $ 193.0
EBITDA                                          27.0     37.6     43.7     43.0      14.3      (1.5  )   22.1      55.0
Net income (loss)                               9.7      8.2      13.0     13.9      (6.1  )   (15.0 )   (5.4  )   23.0
Net income (loss) per share - diluted           0.34     0.28     0.40     0.43      (0.19 )   (0.47 )   (0.17 )   0.71
Weighted average outstanding shares - diluted   28.8     29.5     32.1     32.1      31.8      31.9      32.0      32.3
Adjusted EBITDA                                 37.0     45.3     51.8     54.3      23.8      11.3      35.5      65.1
Non-GAAP Net Income                             19.8     23.5     27.9     29.8      10.8      2.4       17.2      35.5
Non-GAAP Net Income per share - diluted         0.69     0.80     0.87     0.93      0.34      0.08      0.53      1.10

EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased to $55 million compared to $43 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, which represents an increase of $12 million or 29% year-over-year.

Adjusted EBITDA (which excludes stock-based compensation and other items as defined below) was $65 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 versus $54 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, which is an increase of 20% year-over-year.

Non-GAAP net income (defined below) for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $66 million or $2.04 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $35 million or $1.10 per diluted share, compared to $30 million or $0.93 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2014.

As of December 31, 2015, the Company had approximately $437 million in cash, cash equivalents and long-term investments, which is an increase of $46 million since September 30, 2015. Short and long-term debt outstanding, net of debt issuance costs, totaled approximately $355 million as of December 31, 2015.

2016 Outlook

"We believe our investments in Apartments.com and Apartment Finder in 2015 provide a strong platform for future revenue growth, and are additive to the consistent double-digit revenue growth contribution from our core business," stated CoStar Group Chief Financial Officer Scott Wheeler. "We expect the success of our integration and cost management efforts will deliver continued profit improvements in 2016." The Company expects revenue of approximately $196 million to $198 million for the first quarter of 2016 and approximately $830 million to $840 million for the full year 2016.

For the first quarter of 2016, the Company expects non-GAAP net income per diluted share (defined below) of approximately $0.66 to $0.70. First quarter 2016 expenses include increased marketing for Apartments.com compared to fourth quarter 2015, in order to increase customer awareness and engagement ahead of the spring rental season. For the full year of 2016, the Company expects non-GAAP net income per diluted share in a range of approximately $3.62 to $3.72, an increase of approximately 80% at the mid-point over 2015.

The preceding forward-looking statements reflect CoStar Group’s expectations as of February 24, 2016, including forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures on a consolidated basis. We are not able to forecast with certainty whether or when certain events, such as acquisition-related costs, the exact amounts or timing of investments, transition, de-emphasis or discontinuation of services, restructuring, settlements or impairments will occur in any given quarter. Given the risk factors, uncertainties and assumptions discussed above, 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 and all of the disclosed non-GAAP financial measures to their GAAP basis results are shown in detail below, along with definitions for those terms.

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 (i) interest income (expense), (ii) provision for income taxes, and (iii) depreciation and amortization.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents EBITDA before (i) stock-based compensation expense, (ii) acquisition and integration related costs, (iii) restructuring charges and related costs, and (iv) settlements and impairments incurred outside the Company’s normal business operations.

Non-GAAP net income is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents GAAP net income attributable to CoStar Group before (i) purchase amortization and other related costs, (ii) stock-based compensation expense, (iii) acquisition and integration related costs, (iv) purchase accounting adjustments, (v) restructuring charges and related costs, and (vi) settlements and impairments. From this figure, we then subtract an assumed provision for income taxes to arrive at non-GAAP net income. The company assumes a 38% tax rate in order to approximate our long-term effective corporate tax rate.

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share (also referred to as non-GAAP EPS) is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents non-GAAP net income divided by the number of diluted shares outstanding for the period. 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.

Earnings Conference Call

Management will conduct a conference call at 11:00 AM ET on Thursday, February 25, 2016 to discuss earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the Company’s outlook. The audio portion of the conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet at www.costargroup.com/investors/events. To join the conference call by telephone, please dial (800) 230-1074 (from the United States and Canada) or (612) 288-0329 (from all other countries) and refer to conference code 385653. An audio recording of the conference call will be available for replay approximately one hour after the call’s completion and will remain available for a period of time following the call. To access the recorded conference call, please dial (800) 475-6701 (from the U.S. and Canada) or (320) 365-3844 (from all other countries) using access code 385653. The webcast replay will also be available in the Investors section of CoStar Group’s website for a period of time following the call.

CoStar Group, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations-Unaudited
(in thousands, except per share data)
                                              For the Three Months              For the Twelve Months
                                              Ended December 31,                Ended December 31,
                                                  2015             2014             2015             2014
Revenues                                      $   193,009      $   156,096      $   711,764      $   575,936
Cost of revenues                                  45,127           42,923           188,885          156,979
Gross margin                                      147,882          113,173          522,879          418,957
Operating expenses:
Selling and marketing                             59,808           41,003           302,226          150,305
Software development                              16,720           13,705           65,760           55,426
General and administrative                        29,161           27,381           115,507          103,916
Purchase amortization                             6,671            7,736            27,931           28,432
                                                  112,360          89,825           511,424          338,079
Income from operations                            35,522           23,348           11,455           80,878
Interest and other income                         64               271              537              516
Interest and other expense                        (2,351  )        (2,415  )        (9,411  )        (10,481 )
Income before income taxes                        33,235           21,204           2,581            70,913
Income tax expense, net                           10,245           7,281            6,046            26,044
Net income (loss)                             $   22,990       $   13,923       $   (3,465  )    $   44,869
Net income (loss) per share - basic           $   0.72         $   0.44         $   (0.11   )    $   1.48
Net income (loss) per share - diluted         $   0.71         $   0.43         $   (0.11   )    $   1.46
Weighted average outstanding shares - basic       31,999           31,761           31,950           30,215
Weighted average outstanding shares - diluted     32,284           32,142           31,950           30,641
CoStar Group, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures-Unaudited
(in thousands, except per share data)
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income
                                                 For the Three Months                                          For The Twelve Months
                                                 Ended December 31,                                            Ended December 31,
                                                                   2015                   2014                                   2015                   2014
Net income (loss)                                $                 22,990               $ 13,923               $                 (3,465            )  $ 44,869
Income tax expense, net                                            10,245                 7,281                                  6,046                  26,044
Income before income taxes                                         33,235                 21,204                                 2,581                  70,913
Purchase amortization and other related costs                      13,861                 15,479                                 58,008                 54,722
Stock-based compensation expense                                   9,368                  7,361                                  34,537                 28,267
Acquisition and integration related costs                          1,023                  624                                    6,370                  3,802
Restructuring and related costs                                    (311              )    1,976                                  1,968                  1,976
Settlements and impairments                                        -                      1,374                                  2,778                  3,173
Non-GAAP income before income taxes                                57,176                 48,018                                 106,242                162,853
Assumed rate for income tax expense, net*                          38                %    38                %                    38                %    38                %
Assumed provision for income tax expense, net                      (21,727           )    (18,247           )                    (40,372           )    (61,885           )
Non-GAAP net income                              $                 35,449               $ 29,771               $                 65,870               $ 100,968
Net income (loss) per share - diluted            $                 0.71                 $ 0.43                 $                 (0.11             )  $ 1.46
Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted          $                 1.10                 $ 0.93                 $                 2.04                 $ 3.30
Weighted average outstanding  shares - basic**                     31,999                 31,761                                 31,950                 30,215
Weighted average outstanding  shares - diluted**                   32,284                 32,142                                 32,243                 30,641
* A 38% tax rate is assumed in order to approximate the Company’s long-term effective corporate tax rate.
** 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.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
                                                 For the Three Months                                          For The Twelve Months
                                                 Ended December 31,                                            Ended December 31,
                                                                   2015                   2014                                   2015                   2014
Net income (loss)                                $                 22,990               $ 13,923               $                 (3,465            )  $ 44,869
Purchase amortization in cost of revenues                          7,190                  7,743                                  30,077                 26,290
Purchase amortization in operating expenses                        6,671                  7,736                                  27,931                 28,432
Depreciation and other amortization                                5,664                  4,160                                  20,524                 15,650
Interest income                                                    (64               )    (271              )                    (537              )    (516              )
Interest expense                                                   2,351                  2,415                                  9,411                  10,481
Income tax expense, net                                            10,245                 7,281                                  6,046                  26,044
EBITDA                                           $                 55,047               $ 42,987               $                 89,987               $ 151,250
Stock-based compensation expense                                   9,368                  7,361                                  34,537                 28,267
Acquisition and integration related costs                          1,023                  624                                    6,370                  3,802
Restructuring and related costs                                    (311              )    1,976                                  1,968                  1,976
Settlements and impairments                                        -                      1,374                                  2,778                  3,173
Adjusted EBITDA                                  $                 65,127               $ 54,322               $                 135,640              $ 188,468
CoStar Group, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited
(in thousands)
                                            December 31,      December 31,
                                                  2015              2014
                                            (Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                   $     421,818     $     527,012
Accounts receivable, net                          40,276            38,694
Deferred and other income taxes, net              -                 20,007
Income tax receivable                             430               1,027
Prepaid expenses and other current assets         10,209            9,736
Total current assets                              472,733           596,476
Long-term investments                             15,507            17,151
Deferred income taxes, net                        9,107             -
Property and equipment, net                       88,311            73,753
Goodwill                                          1,252,945         1,138,805
Intangible assets, net                            238,318           241,622
Deposits and other assets                         2,650             2,676
Total assets                                $     2,079,571   $     2,070,483
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses       $     76,397      $     61,287
Current portion of long-term debt                 16,746            16,665
Deferred revenue                                  42,138            38,003
Total current liabilities                         135,281           115,955
Long-term debt, less current portion              338,366           355,136
Deferred gain on sale of building                 21,239            23,762
Deferred rent                                     29,628            27,032
Deferred income taxes, net                        4,585             30,349
Income taxes payable                              6,692             4,703
Stockholders’ equity                              1,543,780         1,513,546
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $     2,079,571   $     2,070,483
CoStar Group, Inc.
Results of Segments-Unaudited
(in thousands)
                              For the Three Months                                                                        For the Twelve Months
                              Ended December 31,                                                                          Ended December 31,
                                                          2015                             2014                                                       2015                             2014
Revenues
North America                 $                           186,514                        $ 150,067                        $                           686,573                        $ 552,141
International
External customers                                        6,495                            6,029                                                      25,191                           23,795
Intersegment revenue *                                    16                               16                                                         41                               57
Total International revenue                               6,511                            6,045                                                      25,232                           23,852
Intersegment eliminations                                 (16                         )    (16                         )                              (41                         )    (57                         )
Total revenues                $                           193,009                        $ 156,096                        $                           711,764                        $ 575,936
EBITDA
North America **              $                           54,276                         $ 42,526                         $                           87,092                         $ 148,913
International ***                                         771                              461                                                        2,895                            2,337
Total EBITDA                  $                           55,047                         $ 42,987                         $                           89,987                         $ 151,250
*Intersegment revenue recorded during 2015 was attributable to services performed for the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, CoStar Portfolio Strategy by Grecam S.A.S. ("Grecam"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CoStar Limited, the Company’s wholly owned U.K. holding company.
**North America EBITDA includes an allocation of approximately $191,000 and $170,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. North America EBITDA includes an allocation of approximately $954,000 and $1.1 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This allocation represents costs incurred for International employees involved in development activities of the Company’s North America operating segment.
***International EBITDA includes a corporate allocation of approximately $56,000 and $64,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  International EBITDA includes a corporate allocation of approximately $256,000 and $261,000 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This corporate allocation represents costs incurred for North America employees involved in management and expansion activities of the Company’s International operating segment.
CoStar Group, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures with 2014-2015 Quarterly Results - Unaudited
(in millions, except per share data)
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income
                                                     2014                                                             2015
                                                  Q1              Q2              Q3              Q4               Q1              Q2              Q3              Q4
Net income (loss)                                 $  9.7          $  8.2          $  13.0         $  13.9          $  (6.1       ) $  (15.0      ) $  (5.4       ) $  23.0
Income tax expense (benefit), net                    5.9             5.0             7.8             7.3              0.6             (7.4       )    2.6             10.2
Income (loss) before income taxes                    15.6            13.2            20.8            21.2             (5.5       )    (22.4      )    (2.8       )    33.2
Purchase amortization and other related costs        6.2             17.0            16.1            15.5             13.5            13.5            17.1            13.9
Stock-based compensation expense                     7.9             6.3             6.7             7.4              7.4             8.4             9.3             9.4
Acquisition and integration related costs            1.1             1.4             0.7             0.6              0.6             2.9             1.8             1.0
Restructuring and related costs                      -               -               -               2.0              -               -               2.3             (0.3       )
Settlements and impairments                          1.0             -               0.7             1.3              1.4             1.4             -               -
Non-GAAP income before income taxes                  31.8            37.9            45.0            48.0             17.4            3.9             27.7            57.2
Assumed rate for income tax expense, net *           38         %    38         %    38         %    38         %     38         %    38         %    38         %    38         %
Assumed provision for income tax expense, net        (12.0      )    (14.4      )    (17.1      )    (18.2      )     (6.6       )    (1.5       )    (10.5      )    (21.7      )
Non-GAAP net income                               $  19.8         $  23.5         $  27.9         $  29.8          $  10.8         $  2.4          $  17.2         $  35.5
Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted           $  0.69         $  0.80         $  0.87         $  0.93          $  0.34         $  0.08         $  0.53         $  1.10
Weighted average outstanding  shares - basic**       28.3            29.1            31.7            31.8             31.8            32.0            32.0            32.0
Weighted average outstanding  shares - diluted**     28.8            29.5            32.1            32.1             32.2            32.3            32.2            32.3
* A 38% tax rate is assumed in order to approximate the Company’s long-term effective corporate tax rate.
** 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.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
                                                     2014                                                             2015
                                                  Q1              Q2              Q3              Q4               Q1              Q2              Q3              Q4
Net income (loss)                                 $  9.7          $  8.2          $  13.0         $  13.9          $  (6.1       ) $  (15.0      ) $  (5.4       ) $  23.0
Purchase amortization                                6.2             17.0            16.1            15.5             13.5            13.5            17.1            13.9
Depreciation and other amortization                  3.7             3.7             4.1             4.2              4.3             5.1             5.4             5.7
Interest income                                      (0.1       )    (0.1       )    (0.0       )    (0.3       )     (0.3       )    (0.1       )    (0.0       )    (0.1       )
Interest expense                                     1.6             3.8             2.7             2.4              2.3             2.4             2.4             2.3
Income tax expense (benefit), net                    5.9             5.0             7.8             7.3              0.6             (7.4       )    2.6             10.2
EBITDA                                            $  27.0         $  37.6         $  43.7         $  43.0          $  14.3         $  (1.5       ) $  22.1         $  55.0
Stock-based compensation expense                     7.9             6.3             6.7             7.4              7.4             8.4             9.3             9.4
Acquisition and integration related costs            1.1             1.4             0.7             0.6              0.6             2.9             1.8             1.0
Restructuring and related costs                      -               -               -               2.0              -               -               2.3             (0.3       )
Settlements and impairments                          1.0             -               0.7             1.3              1.4             1.4             -               -
Adjusted EBITDA                                   $  37.0         $  45.3         $  51.8         $  54.3          $  23.7         $  11.2         $  35.5         $  65.1
CoStar Group, Inc.
Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Guidance-Unaudited
(in thousands, except per share data)
Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Guidance, Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income
                                                Guidance Range                                            Guidance Range
                                                For the Three Months                                      For the Twelve Months
                                                Ended March 31, 2016                                      Ended December 31, 2016
                                                Low                      High                             Low              High
Net income                                      $          6,200         $          9,000                 $     62,400     $   68,600
Income tax expense, net                                    4,100                    6,000                       41,600         45,700
Income before income taxes                                 10,300                   15,000                      104,000        114,300
Purchase amortization and other related costs              12,000                   12,000                      43,000         43,000
Stock-based compensation expense                           11,000                   9,000                       42,000         38,000
Acquisition and integration related costs                  1,500                    1,000                       2,500          1,500
Non-GAAP income before income taxes                        34,800                   37,000                      191,500        196,800
Assumed rate for income tax expense, net *                 38         %             38         %                38      %      38      %
Assumed provision for income tax expense, net              (13,200    )             (14,100    )                (72,800 )      (74,800 )
Non-GAAP net income                             $          21,600        $          22,900                $     118,700    $   122,000
Net income per share - diluted                  $          0.19          $          0.28                  $     1.90       $   2.09
Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted         $          0.66          $          0.70                  $     3.62       $   3.72
Weighted average outstanding  shares - diluted             32,700                   32,700                      32,800         32,800
* A 38% tax rate is assumed in order to approximate the Company’s long-term effective corporate tax rate.
Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Guidance, Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA
                                                Guidance Range                                            Guidance Range
                                                For the Three Months                                      For the Twelve Months
                                                Ended March 31, 2016                                      Ended December 31, 2016
                                                Low                      High                             Low              High
Net income                                      $          6,200         $          9,000                 $     62,400     $   68,600
Purchase amortization and other related costs              12,000                   12,000                      43,000         43,000
Depreciation and other amortization                        6,000                    6,000                       25,500         25,500
Interest and other expense (income), net                   2,500                    2,500                       10,200         10,200
Income tax expense, net                                    4,100                    6,000                       41,600         45,700
Stock-based compensation expense                           11,000                   9,000                       42,000         38,000
Acquisition and integration related costs                  1,500                    1,000                       2,500          1,500
Adjusted EBITDA                                 $          43,300        $          45,500                $     227,200    $   232,500

About CoStar Group, Inc.

CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP ) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. 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. LoopNet is the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with more than 10 million registered members. Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com and ApartmentHomeLiving.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. Through an exclusive partnership with Move, a subsidiary of News Corporation, Apartments.com is the exclusive provider of apartment community listings across Move’s family of websites, which include realtor.com(R), doorsteps.com and move.com. CoStar Group’s websites attracted an average of more than 22 million unique monthly visitors in aggregate throughout 2015. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Toronto with a staff of approximately 2,600 worldwide, including the industry’s largest professional research organization. For more information, visit www.costargroup.com.

This news release contains "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 financial expectations, the Company’s plans, objectives, expectations 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 significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in 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 cannot or will not be sustained at the current pace, including trends related to sales, earnings, and revenue; the risk that the Company is unable to sustain current growth rates or increase them; the risk that the Company’s investments and marketing do not produce the expected results, including sustainable long term cost savings and a platform for future revenue growth; the risk that the Company’s integration and cost management efforts do not deliver continued profit improvements in 2016; the risk that synergies from the acquisitions of Apartments.com and Apartment Finder will not be as expected, may not be fully realized, may take longer to realize than expected or may not drive revenue and earnings growth as expected; the risk that the businesses of Apartments.com, Apartment Finder and CoStar may not be combined successfully or in a timely and cost-efficient manner; the risk that revenues for the first quarter and full year 2016 will not be as stated in this press release; the risk that net income for the first quarter and full year 2016 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 first quarter and full year 2016 will not be as stated in this press release; the risk that Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter and full year 2016 will not be as stated in this press release; and the risk that the Company is unable to achieve the revenue and margin goals stated in this press release. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements can be found in CoStar’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, each of which is filed with the SEC, including in the "Risk Factors" section of those filings, and the Company’s other filings with the SEC available at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). CoStar assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

All Contacts
Scott Wheeler
Chief Financial Officer
(202) 336-6920
swheeler@costar.com

Richard Simonelli
Vice President, Investor Relations
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