HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) are both internet services – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.3% of Netflix shares are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of Netflix shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares HomeAway and Netflix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HomeAway 7.54% 4.38% 2.46%
Netflix 4.04% 14.56% 2.87%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HomeAway and Netflix’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HomeAway N/A N/A N/A $0.06 N/A
Netflix $8.83 billion 10.26 $186.67 million $0.99 211.42

Netflix has higher revenue and earnings than HomeAway. HomeAway is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Netflix, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for HomeAway and Netflix, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HomeAway 0 0 0 0 N/A
Netflix 1 15 32 0 2.65

Netflix has a consensus price target of $210.11, indicating a potential upside of 0.38%.

Summary

Netflix beats HomeAway on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HomeAway

HomeAway, Inc. (HomeAway) operates an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry. The Company has vacation rentals, with sites representing over one million paid listings of vacation rental homes in approximately 190 countries. In addition to its online marketplace, the Company offers software solutions to property managers through its HomeAway Software for Professionals and Glad to Have You products. The Company’s portfolio includes the vacation rental Websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States, HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom, HomeAway.de in Germany, Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France, HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain, AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil, HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.au in Australia, Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand and Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com. HomeAway offers Carefree Rental Guarantee, Insurance Products and Tax Filing Services to travelers.

About Netflix

Netflix, Inc. is a provider an Internet television network. The Company operates through three segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic streaming segment includes services that streams content to its members in the United States. The International streaming segment includes services that streams content to its members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment includes services, such as digital optical disc (DVD)-by-mail. The Company’s members can watch original series, documentaries, feature films, as well as television shows and movies directly on their Internet-connected screen, televisions, computers and mobile devices. It offers its streaming services both domestically and internationally. In the United States, its members can receive DVDs delivered to their homes. The Company had members streaming in over 190 countries, as of December 31, 2016.

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