Susquehanna Raises Price Target on Zillow Group, Inc. (ZG) Following 2Q Beat

August 5, 2016 8:23 AM EDT
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Price: $32.35 +1.99%

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    Up: 30 | Down: 48 | New: 20
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Susquehanna reiterated a Neutral rating on Zillow Group (NASDAQ: ZG), and raised the price target to $35.00 (from $30.00), following the company's 2Q earnings report. following the company's 2Q earnings report. Zillow reported revenue ~$2.9m above consensus, driven by higher rental and other revenue. Upside catalysts include ARPA growth and traffic trends.

Analyst Shyam Patil commented, "While we like the company’s longterm ability to capture a growing portion of agent marketing spend, we are maintaining our Neutral due to: 1) the valuation (~8x EV/sales, which is the third highest in our group); 2) large step up in implied 2H spending without any expected benefit for revenue or lead growth…or said another way, the implied 2H EBITDA guide down is ~18%, while revenue expectations are unchanged; and 3) the sudden change in the company’s auditor. Upcoming catalysts include third-party traffic data for Zillow/Trulia and quarterly results."

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Shares of Zillow Group closed at $39.35 yesterday.

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