REA Group Q3 2024 Financial Results: 24% YoY Revenue Growth for Portal Giant

May 9, 2024
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Portal giant REA Group posted typically strong performance in its Q3 2024 financial results posted this week.

Highlights include:

  • Group revenue of A$334 million rose 24% Year-on-Year
  • Operating EBITDA was A$177 million, up 30% YoY
  • Revenue from core operations for the nine months to 31 March 2024 surpasses A$1.6 billion
  • REA India achieved revenue growth of 31% YoY

REA Group operates, the clear market leader in Australia and one of the biggest portals in the world. Traffic to the site reached 130 million visits per month in Q3, with the Group claiming that 52% of users exclusively used during their property search.

The Group's financial statements rarely surprise, and strong revenue and EBITDA growth YoY make for typical reading.

Owen Wilson, Group CEO, said:

"The Australian property market maintained its strong momentum during the quarter with seller confidence and healthy buyer demand driving activity. Australian consumers’ preference for our premium products and our focus on customer value delivered an exceptional result in this strong market."

The Australian Residential business had a strong quarter with revenue up 27%.

Mr Wilson said:

"Our comprehensive brand strategy covers the full property experience. We have continued to enhance consumer experiences across all platforms and this is delivering strong results with, and each
achieving new audience highs in the quarter under Ipsos metrics.

"Our membership strategy, centred on the delivery of highly personalised experiences, continues to further strengthen the quality of our audience while driving exceptional value for our customers with strong growth both in seller leads and buyer enquiries across the quarter."

Meanwhile, REA India achieved revenue growth of 31% YoY, driven by Indian market leader's property advertising business and growth in adjacency services on the Housing Edge platform.

The Group recently found itself on the receiving end of a review from The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for entering a proposed acquisition—of digital forms platform Dynamic Methods—without disclosing it to the market.

For a closer look at REA Group's performance through the prism of Australia's vendor-paid advertising model, read this excellent analysis by Edmund.


May 9, 2024
Harvey is an experienced property journalist and copywriter. He has written about the property industry since 2015, starting at The Property Franchise Group in the UK, before moving to Spain to work for Spotahome. He has blogged for the private rented sector, ghostwritten for UK property experts and written case studies for franchise owners around the UK. Harvey joined Online Marketplaces as a News Editor in 2022.

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