IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare IAC/InterActiveCorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

IAC/InterActiveCorp has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IAC/InterActiveCorp’s peers have a beta of 1.65, suggesting that their average stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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 2.11% 44.27% 8.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for IAC/InterActiveCorp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IAC/InterActiveCorp 0 1 17 0 2.94
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors 413 1614 2727 90 2.51

IAC/InterActiveCorp presently has a consensus price target of $140.72, suggesting a potential upside of 7.48%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.82%. Given IAC/InterActiveCorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IAC/InterActiveCorp is more favorable than its peers.

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 33.06
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors $991.07 million $116.17 million 689.84

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.2% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


IAC/InterActiveCorp peers beat IAC/InterActiveCorp 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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