Reviewing IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Its Rivals

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare IAC/InterActiveCorp to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.4% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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 0.51% 26.77% 6.28%

Risk & Volatility

IAC/InterActiveCorp has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IAC/InterActiveCorp’s competitors have a beta of 1.35, suggesting that their average share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for IAC/InterActiveCorp and its competitors, 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 405 1575 2650 86 2.51

IAC/InterActiveCorp currently has a consensus price target of $132.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.68%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.42%. Given IAC/InterActiveCorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe IAC/InterActiveCorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
IAC/InterActiveCorp $3.10 billion $448.71 million 47.41
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors $956.92 million $128.04 million 43.49

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


IAC/InterActiveCorp beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About IAC/InterActiveCorp

IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) is a media and Internet company. The Company’s brands include HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, 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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