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HomeAway Earnings: Will The Company Hit A Home Run?


HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY) is scheduled to announce its first quarter financial results after the market closes on Thursday.

According to Estimize, both the crowd and Wall Street analysts expect pretty much flat year-over-year earnings growth. The Street models EPS of $0.13 on revenue of $119.85 million and the crowd projects EPS of $0.15 on revenue of $120.95 million, compared to $0.14 reported in the first quarter of 2014.

The company did not provide earnings guidance, but did guide revenue of $119.75 million.

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The graph below illustrates HomeAway’s estimates versus actual earnings history:

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It's also possible to see how estimates have changed over time.

While the Street’s estimates fell more than 18 percent over the quarter, the crowd’s projections remained pretty much flat, although they experienced a tumble over April, from which they recently recuperated.

Wall Street Bulls

Major Wall Street research firms seem quite bullish on HomeAway.

Hilliard Lyons recently initiated coverage on the stock with a Long-term Buy rating, and Oppenheimer assumed coverage with an Outperform, as the analysts see the company “well positioned to benefit from a strong travel macro and a secular online shift in travel.”

Deutsche Bank also maintains a Buy rating, while JP Morgan rates it a Neutral.

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