Zillow Group, Inc. (Z) Faces Challenges Ahead Of Q3 Earnings Report

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Zillow Group, Inc (NASDAQ:ZG) Information Technology – Internet, Software & Services | Reports November 1,  After Market Closes

Zillow Group 3Q Earnings – Key Takeaways

  • The Estimize consensus is calling for earnings per share of 14 cents on $221.14 million in revenue, 1 cent higher than the Street on the bottom line and right in line on the top
  • A focus on mobile, the acquisition of Trulia, and new product launches are expected to keep Zillow profitable moving forward
  • Zillow Real Estate and Diggs apps are predictably the biggest drivers of traffic and user engagement
  • What are you expecting for ZG? Get your estimate in here!

Zillow Group is scheduled to report second quarter earnings tomorrow after the market closes. The online real estate database is coming off a mixed second quarter in which earnings topped expectations by a wide margin while revenue was right in line with analysts’ forecasts. This is a sharp turnaround from previous quarters that recorded triple digit earnings declines with sales growth over 50%. The upcoming quarter’s results are looking to tack onto Q2 success and spruce up the top line.

Analysts at Estimize are calling for earnings per share of 14 cents, 245% higher than the same period last year. That estimate has ticked up considerably in the past 3 months after the company raised its full year guidance. Revenue is expected to jump 25% in the quarter to $221.14 million, reflecting a slight step up from the second quarter. That said, the stock has been hammered since Zillow’s last report with shares down 17% in the past 3 months. Historically the stock tends to jump about 3% in the 30 days following an earnings report.

The biggest initiatives coming out of the Zillow camp have been expanding its mobile presence. Mobile is not only one of the fastest growing segment but it also creates a new layer of potential revenue. The app now enables users to more easily find important information about prospective homes. These efforts, plus frequent product launches, are driving strong traffic growth and user engagement. Zillow recently launched Zillow Diggs which provides new and potential homeowners a hub for all design and improvement ideas.

Meanwhile the acquisition of Trulia makes Zillow the largest online real estate agent in the United states, allowing it to better compete against Move. Partnerships with traditional brokers have also helped enhance its product portfolio. If the housing market can continue to gain steam then it’s reasonable to believe that Zillow can remain profitable for future quarters.

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