AC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) : Q315 Earnings Preview

IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) is set to announce its Q315 earnings after the market close on Monday, October 26. Analysts expect the media and Internet company to report earnings per share of $0.78 and revenue of $806.24 million. That would be $0.07 lower the $0.85 per share posted last quarter, and $0.14 lower the $0.92 posted in the Q314. Revenue is projected to be $24.04 million higher than the $782.2 million posted in the same period a year earlier.

As a quick reminder, IACI reported Q215 EPS of $0.85, $0.26 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.59. Revs increased 1.96% year-over-year to $771.1 million versus the $776.03 million consensus.

On valuation measures, IAC/InterActiveCorp. shares are priced at 12.59x this year’s forecasted earnings, compared to the industry’s 30.76x earnings multiple. The company’s current year and next year EPS growth estimates stand at 21.60% and 32.60%, compared to the industry growth rates of 26.20% and 24.80%, respectively. IACI has a t-12 price-to-sales ratio of 1.78. EPS for the same period registers at $5.46.

IACI shares have advanced 1.25% in the last 4 weeks while declining 13.76% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has lost 3.74%. The New York-based company, currently valued at $6.09 billion, has a median Wall Street price target of $86 with a high target of $100.

IAC/InterActiveCorp. is up 12.55% year-over-year, compared with a 5.79% gain in the S&P 500.

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