The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), HomeAway beat slightly on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins dropped, net margins expanded.
HomeAway recorded revenue of $86.6 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see net sales of $85.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $71.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.06. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q2 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.03 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 84.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.7%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.3%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $88.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $340.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.26.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 107 members out of 148 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 56 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 41 give HomeAway a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on HomeAway is outperform, with an average price target of $32.92.
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