IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is one of 52 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare IAC/InterActiveCorp to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for IAC/InterActiveCorp and its peers, as provided 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 406 1593 2674 89 2.51

IAC/InterActiveCorp currently has a consensus target price of $132.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.21%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.04%. Given IAC/InterActiveCorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe IAC/InterActiveCorp is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.4% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.3% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IAC/InterActiveCorp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
IAC/InterActiveCorp $3.14 billion -$41.28 million 48.55
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors $1.03 billion $121.10 million 484.20

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.

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 7.66% 9.16% 4.00%
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors -0.25% 26.45% 6.09%

Volatility & Risk

IAC/InterActiveCorp has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IAC/InterActiveCorp’s peers have a beta of 1.32, suggesting that their average share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

About IAC/InterActiveCorp

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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