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

Volatility and Risk

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

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 0.01% 26.25% 6.06%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

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 $3,139.88 -$41.28 48.68
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors $1,027.64 $121.10 30.20

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for IAC/InterActiveCorp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IAC/InterActiveCorp 0 1 17 0 2.94
IAC/InterActiveCorp Competitors 406 1589 2669 89 2.51

IAC/InterActiveCorp presently has a consensus target price of $132.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.93%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.36%. Given IAC/InterActiveCorp’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe IAC/InterActiveCorp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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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