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DailyFinance  Mar 31  Comment 
In the latest industry research from the “HomeAway Vacation Rental Report: Owner Edition,” HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), the world’s leading online marketplace for vacation rentals, highlights the strong performance of...
SeekingAlpha  Mar 27  Comment 
ByAbba's Aces: HomeAway, Inc. (AWAY) is an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry. On February 19, 2014, the company reported fourth quarter earnings of $0.08 per share, which missed the consensus analysts' estimates by $0.06. In the...
StreetInsider.com  Mar 24  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/HomeAway+%28AWAY%29+to+Offer+%24350M+Convertible+Senior+Notes/9311284.html for the full story.
Forbes  Feb 25  Comment 
Sites like Airbnb and HomeAway allow homeowners to rent part or all of their homes as travel accommodations, turning anyone with an extra room or second residence into a mini hotelier of sorts. Travelers love it, but cities are grappling with...
TheStreet.com  Feb 20  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- HomeAway  is soaring after reporting earnings after the bell Wednesday. Fourth-quarter revenue came in above consensus and current-quarter sales guidance exceeded expectations. By midmorning, shares had added 12.3% to...
Benzinga  Feb 20  Comment 
In a report published Thursday, Credit Suisse analyst Dean Prissman reiterated a Neutral rating on HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY), and raised the price target from $35.00 to $45.00. In the report, Credit Suisse noted, “We maintain our Neutral rating...
Benzinga  Feb 20  Comment 
HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY) reported its fourth quarter earnings on February 19. The stock skyrocketed up a staggering $3.54 or 8.24 percent. It was at $46.50 per share in after-hours trading, to a market capitalization of 3.69 billion. HomeAway...
SeekingAlpha  Feb 20  Comment 
Priceline.com Inc. (PCLN) is set to report FQ4 2013 earnings after the market closes on Thursday, February 20th. Priceline.com is a website that allows users to bid on and purchase discounted travel items such as hotel stays and airfare. Recently...
SeekingAlpha  Feb 20  Comment 
HomeAway, Inc. (AWAY) Q4 2013 Earnings Conference Call February 19, 2014 04:30 PM ET Executives Jen Ford – Director-Investor Relations Brian H. Sharples – President and Chief Executive Officer Lynn Atchison – Secretary...
StreetInsider.com  Feb 19  Comment 
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HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) is an online vacation rental company that provides a virtual market space where users can post their privately-owned homes for rent. The company has funished villas, resort homes, cabins, secondary vacation living spaces from all over the world with over 9.5 million unique viewers per month. The company's business model allows viewers to browse the website freely at no charge while the property managers and owners pay an annual listings fee. Additional tools and software add-ins are also available for a fee in order to facilitate postings and updates. [1]

Business Overview

For the full year 2010, KiOR posted $168M in revenue and $16.9M in net income. This was a 40% increase in revenue and 120% increase in net income as compared to the previous year.[2]

New Updates

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NASDAQ occurred on June 28, 2011. The company offered 8M shares each for $27 at the high end of the the $24-$27 initial price range. The offering raised only a total of $216M. The lead managers of the IPO were Morgan Stanley (MS), Deutsche Bank AG (DB), Goldman Sachs Group (GS) and J P Morgan Chase (JPM). [3]

Trends & Forces

Opportunity to Improve Inefficient Vacation Rental Market

The vacation rental market is a highly fractionated and inefficient market space with significant opportunity for online advertising. In the past, vacationers have not had very many consolidated locations to compare offers or explore new travel locations. Historically many property managers have also had issues being to maximize revenues by renting locations during low periods. These inherent market inefficiencies have largely been reduced with online marketing services similar to the ones that HomeAway provides. Similar to EBay (EBAY) and other e-commerce companies, the sellers rely on customer feedback ratings and reviews to develop credibility with potential renters. [4]

  1. HomeAway S-1/A 2011 SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-2
  2. HomeAway S-1/A 2011 SUMMARY "SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA" pg 8
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "HomeAway prices IPO at $27, at high end of the range" 28 June 2011
  4. HomeAway S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "The Vacation Rental Industry" pg1-3
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