From Baron Funds' first quarter letter: RealPage, Inc. (RP
), the residential property software company, reported disappointing results and its stock declined 24%. RealPage explained that rental apartment move-outs were less than expected, which resulted in lower sales of transactional based offerings, which makes sense to us. But since the company trades at a high multiple of current cash flow, any shortfall can cause the stock to be punished. We are non-plussed. We believe that the company is very special, that it can grow its cash flow at about 30% per year going forward, and its shares can increase many-fold if this develops as we expect.