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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.3% of Netflix shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of Netflix shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

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

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 breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Netflix and HomeAway, as provided by

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

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


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

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.

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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