Is IAC/InterActiveCorp. (NASDAQ:IAC) worth your money?


IAC/InterActiveCorp. (NASDAQ:IAC), whose market cap now stands at $7.99B, reported EPS of $-0.53 in the last financial year. That implies the stock has price-to-earnings ratio or P/E ratio of – at the prevailing stock price. This year;s EPS is expected to grow -138.30% over the previous year. With that, P/E for the current year is expected to be 23.47.

For perspective on the forward P/E metric, analysts on the average have a 12-month price target of $93.39 on the stock of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

Over the last five years, IAC/InterActiveCorp has posted EPS improvement of -17.90%. That compared sales growth of 8.80% over the same five-year period. For the next five years, analysts on the average expect the company to post EPS growth of 12.75%.

Let?s look into the charts of the stock

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend. The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

The company generated free cash flow of $115.5M, leading to price/ free cash flow (P/free cash flow) ratio of 30.38.

IAC/InterActiveCorp also reported return assets of -0.50%, return on of -1.30% and return on investments of 0.60%.

Analysts are expecting the stock of IAC/InterActiveCorp to be trading at $93.39 in the next 12 months, but far has it come and what been the quality of its performance?

The stock jumped/declined 5.65% in the past week, and for the past month it is up/down 38.35%. For the quarter and for the year so far, the stock is risen/decline 34.51% and 59.48%, respectively. From a year-ago, the stock has moved 87.74%.

What about the volatility of the stock? First, the stock’s better is beta, a measure of volatility is 1.08. Investors would do well to remember that beta of less than one implies that the underlying security is less volatile compared with the market, but beta greater than one indicates that a security is more volatile than the market.

In terms of weekly or monthly volatility, IAC/InterActiveCorp has a weekly volatility of 2.02% and monthly volatility of 2.16%.