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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
IAC/InterActiveCorp $3.14 billion -$41.28 million 48.81
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors $1.03 billion $121.10 million 492.20

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

Risk and Volatility

IAC/InterActiveCorp has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IAC/InterActiveCorp’s competitors have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for IAC/InterActiveCorp and its competitors, 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 406 1598 2676 89 2.51

IAC/InterActiveCorp currently has a consensus price target of $132.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.66%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.39%. Given IAC/InterActiveCorp’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe IAC/InterActiveCorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares IAC/InterActiveCorp and its competitors’ 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%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.4% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held 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.

Summary

IAC/InterActiveCorp competitors beat IAC/InterActiveCorp on 8 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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