Homeaway: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Homeaway (NASDAQ:AWAY) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. HomeAway Inc. provides online vacation rental accommodations. The Company offers apartments, castles, condos, estates, hotels, homes, studios, town homes, and villas. HomeAway provides services worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Homeaway Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.14 per share on revenues of $85.72 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 149.48.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.18 to a profit $0.17. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.61, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Homeaway has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 120 168 230 280
Diluted EPS ($) NA -0.48 -0.31 0.18

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 71.62 73.13 71.56 79.46
Diluted EPS ($) 0.03 0.06 0.05 0.06

Past Performance:
Homeaway has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)