SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Expedia Group Inc.
|(Name of Issuer)|
Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share
|(Title of Class of Securities)|
|March 4, 2020|
|(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)|
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
o Rule 13d-1(b)
x Rule 13d-1(c)
o Rule 13d-1(d)
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
|CUSIP No. 30212P303||SCHEDULE 13G||Page 2 of 6 Pages|
NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
Melvin Capital Management LP
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
SEC USE ONLY
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
SOLE VOTING POWER
SHARED VOTING POWER
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
*See Item 4 for additional information.
|CUSIP No. 30212P303||SCHEDULE 13G||Page 3 of 6 Pages|
|Item 1.||(a) Name of Issuer|
Expedia Group Inc. (the “Issuer”)
|Item 1.||(b) Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices|
1111 Expedia Group Way W., Seattle, WA 98119
|Item 2.||(a, b, c) Names of Person Filing, Address of Principal Business Office, Citizenship:|
This report on Schedule 13G is being filed by Melvin Capital Management LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Firm”). The address for the Firm is: 535 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10022.
|Item 2.||(d) Title of Class of Securities|
Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”)
|Item 2.||(e) CUSIP No.:|
Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), Check Whether the Person filing is a:
(a) ☐ Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o);
(b) ☐ Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
(c) ☐ Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
(d) ☐ Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8);
(e) ☐ An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
(f) ☐ An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
(g) ☐ A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
(h) ☐ A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);
(i) ☐ A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
(j) ☐ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
(k) ☐ A group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution: _______________
|CUSIP No. 30212P303||SCHEDULE 13G||Page 4 of 6 Pages|
Item 4. Ownership
Information with respect to the Firm’s ownership of securities of the issuer is incorporated by reference to items (5) - (9) and (11) of the respective cover page of the Firm.
As reported in the cover pages to this report, the ownership information with respect to the Firm is as follows:
(a) Amount Beneficially Owned: 6,835,486*
(b) Percent of Class: 5.1%*
(c) Number of Shares as to which such person has:
(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 0
(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 6,835,486*
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 0
(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 6,835,486*
*The Firm is the investment manager to Melvin Capital Master Fund Ltd, a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Melvin Master”), Melvin Capital Onshore LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Melvin Onshore”), Melvin Capital II Ltd, a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Melvin Master II”), and one or more managed accounts (the “Managed Accounts” and together with Melvin Master, Melvin Capital II and Melvin Onshore, the “Melvin Funds and Accounts”). As of March 4, 2020, the Firm may be deemed to beneficially own an aggregate of 6,835,486 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer consisting of (i) 2,091,253 shares of Common Stock and call options to purchase up to 1,463,900 shares of Common Stock held by Melvin Master, (ii) 304,378 shares of Common Stock and call options to purchase up to 213,100 shares of Common Stock held by Melvin Onshore, (iii) 856,525 shares of Common Stock and call options to purchase up to 607,300 shares of Common Stock held by Melvin Master II and (iv) 763,330 shares of Common Stock and call options to purchase up to 535,700 shares of Common Stock held by the Managed Accounts. The Firm, as the investment manager to the Melvin Funds and Accounts, may be deemed to beneficially own these securities. Gabriel Plotkin is the managing member of the general partner of the Firm and exercises investment discretion with respect to these securities. Ownership percentages are based on 134,465,673 shares of Common Stock reported as issued and outstanding in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 14, 2020.
Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following [ ].
Item 6. Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person
Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person
Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group
Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group
Item 10. Certification
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.
|CUSIP No. 30212P303||SCHEDULE 13G||Page 6 of 6 Pages|
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated: March 6, 2020
Melvin Capital Management LP
By: /s/ Evan Cohen
Evan Cohen, Chief Compliance Officer