Exhibit 99.1

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CoStar Group Third Quarter 2018 Revenue Grows 23% and
Net Income Increases 72%Year-over-Year


WASHINGTON - October 23, 2018 - CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, announced today that revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2018
, was $306 million, an increase of 23% over revenue of $248 million for the third quarter of 2017.

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, increased $25 million to $59 million or $1.61 per diluted share compared to $34 million for the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 72%. Non-GAAP net income (defined below) for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, which excludes one-time costs associated with the acquisition of ForRent and other items, was $79 million or $2.16 per diluted share, an increase of $33 million or 70% versus the third quarter of 2017. Company-wide net new bookings were $40 million in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 16% year-over-year.

“We achieved another excellent quarter of revenue growth, with exceptionally strong margin expansion,” said Andrew C. Florance, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CoStar Group. “We surpassed $300 million in revenue in the third quarter and generated $110 million of adjusted EBITDA - both high water marks for the Company. We are confidently on our way to surpassing our goal of 40% adjusted EBITDA margin for the fourth quarter of 2018. I am particularly pleased with our strong sales growth given our team’s year-to-date focus on converting over 7,100 customers to the Apartments.com network.”

Florance continued, “Our Multifamily team has done an excellent job successfully integrating ForRent. We completed the combination of the ForRent.com website with the CoStar database in September, making ForRent the fastest ILS integration we have ever done. Our combined ForRent and Apartments.com sales team will now focus on expanding our Apartments.com customer base in the months ahead.”

Year 2017-2018 Quarterly Results - Unaudited
(in millions, except per share data)
 
2017
 
2018
 
 
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
 
Q1
Q2
Q3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$
227

$
237

$
248

$
254

 
$
274

$
297

$
306

Net income
22

22

34

44

 
52

44

59

Net income per share - diluted
0.68

0.68

1.04

1.22

 
1.44

1.20

1.61

Weighted average outstanding shares - diluted
32.6

32.7

32.8

36.1

 
36.4

36.5

36.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EBITDA
55

44

73

66

 
70

64

91

Adjusted EBITDA
64

54

84

78

 
84

85

110

Non-GAAP net income
34

28

46

45

 
60

60

79

Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted
1.05

0.86

1.41

1.25

 
1.65

1.66

2.16






The following information was filed by Costar Group Inc (CSGP) on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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