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Baron Funds Comments on HomeAway

November 06, 2013 | About:

HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWAY) is the leading website for vacation home rentals. Homeowners generally pay an annual subscription fee to HomeAway to showcase their rental properties to the site's users. We believe this business model has classic 'network effects,' whereby more listings attract more renters and vice versa. Shares fell in the quarter over concerns about a slowdown in new property listings on the site. We believe that listings growth will reaccelerate as the company introduces new pricing plans, which should also allow the compan y to capture higher reven ues per listing. We believe that HomeAway is in the early stages of consolidating a large, fragmented market, which should allow it to capture significantly higher revenues and profits.

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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