Financial Survey: YY (YY) and HomeAway (AWAY)

YY (NASDAQ: YY) and HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares YY and HomeAway’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
YY $1.18 billion 6.88 $219.49 million $6.22 20.73
HomeAway N/A N/A N/A $0.06 N/A

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YY 20.38% 31.96% 22.97%
HomeAway 7.54% 4.38% 2.46%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.4% of YY shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for YY and HomeAway, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YY 1 1 11 0 2.77
HomeAway 0 0 0 0 N/A

YY currently has a consensus target price of $95.82, suggesting a potential downside of 25.68%.


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

About YY

YY Inc. (YY) is a social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, video and text on personal computers and mobile devices. The Company’s segments include YY IVAS and others, Huya broadcasting, and 100 Education. YY enables users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a range of online activities, including music shows, online games, dating shows, live game broadcasting and e-learning. YY offers users an entertainment experience through its social community. It owns the domain names of,,,, and The Company’s YY platform, including, is jointly operated by personnel from Guangzhou Huaduo and Zhuhai Duowan. Its product, YY Client, enables users to engage in live interactions online. Its Web-based YY enables users to conduct real-time interactions through Web browsers without requiring any downloads or installations.

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, and in the United States, and in the United Kingdom, in Germany, and in France, and in Spain, in Brazil, and in Australia, in New Zealand and Asia Pacific short-term rental site, HomeAway offers Carefree Rental Guarantee, Insurance Products and Tax Filing Services to travelers.

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