Financial Comparison: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Its Peers

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is one of 50 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare IAC/InterActiveCorp to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IAC/InterActiveCorp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
IAC/InterActiveCorp $3.14 billion -$41.28 million 31.32
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors $1.03 billion $121.10 million 549.78

IAC/InterActiveCorp has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. IAC/InterActiveCorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

IAC/InterActiveCorp has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IAC/InterActiveCorp’s peers have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.4% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.3% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares IAC/InterActiveCorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IAC/InterActiveCorp 11.81% 4.26% 1.98%
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors -0.36% 34.69% 5.99%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for IAC/InterActiveCorp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IAC/InterActiveCorp 0 1 17 0 2.94
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors 405 1599 2688 89 2.51

IAC/InterActiveCorp currently has a consensus target price of $140.72, indicating a potential upside of 13.48%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.66%. Given IAC/InterActiveCorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe IAC/InterActiveCorp is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

IAC/InterActiveCorp beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

IAC/InterActiveCorp Company Profile

IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) is a media and Internet company. The Company’s brands include HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, Dictionary.com and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Tinder, PlentyOfFish and OkCupid. Its segments include Match Group, HomeAdvisor, Video, Applications and Publishing. Match Group includes the dating and non-dating businesses of Match Group, Inc. HomeAdvisor is a home services digital marketplace that helps connect consumers with home professionals in North America, as well as in France, the Netherlands and Italy under various brands. Its Video consists of Vimeo, Electus, CollegeHumor, Notional, IAC Films and Daily Burn. Applications consists of Consumer, which include its direct-to-consumer downloadable desktop applications, Apalon, which houses its mobile applications and SlimWare, and Partnerships, which includes its business-to-business partnership operations. Publishing consists of Premium Brands business, and Ask & Other business.

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