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Zillow Group (ZG) Posts Earnings Beat, Stock Slides on Sluggish Guidance

The Zillow Group (ZG)(Z) just released its second-quarter financial results, posting a loss of 12 cents per share and revenues of $266.9 million. Currently, ZG is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) and is down 7% to $44.40 per share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released.

Zillow:

Beat earnings estimates. The company posted earnings of -$0.12, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of -$0.15.

Beat revenue estimates. The company saw revenue figures of $266.9 million, beating our consensus estimate of $265 million.

Total revenue was up 28% year-over-year. Marketplace revenue increased 30% to $248.6 million. Display revenue increased 9% to $18.3 million. More than 178 million average monthly unique users visited Zillow Group brands' mobile apps and websites, an increase of 6% year-over-year.

For the third quarter, Zillow expects revenue in the range of $273 to $278 million. This is on the lower end of our current consensus estimate, which calls for revenue of $284 million.

“Zillow Group finished the first half of 2017 with another quarter of record revenue and traffic, further solidifying our foundation for long-term growth,” said Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff.

Here’s a graph that looks at Zillow’s earnings performance history:

Zillow Group, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Zillow Group, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | Zillow Group, Inc. Quote

Zillow Group, Inc. provides real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. The company focuses on home lifecycle which include renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement. Its portfolio of consumer brands consists of Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy and HotPads. The company's business brands includes ActiveRain, Diverse Solutions, Market Leader, Mortech, Postlets and Retsly.

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