IACI-IAC/InterActive Stock Research, Ratings, and Analysis

IAC/InterActive (iaci) Stock Research

Last Updated by Anonymous | Update This Page Now

►Summary | Profile | News | Chart | SWOT | Cash Flow | Comps | Buffett | WACC

Company Description: IAC/InterActiveCorp, previously known as HSN, is an interactive commerce company which markets and sells third party and private label merchandise through television home shopping programs, catalogs, and websites in the US, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The company also has minority interests in home shopping businesses in Japan and China. In addition to selling merchandise like home goodsand apparel, jewelry, electronics, health and beauty products, coupon books, and more, it also provides lending services, event ticketing services, a time-share exchange, an online marketplace established to help consumers to connect with US-based real estate agents and brokerages, online networking and matchmaking services, several City-Guide websites, and an online marketplace that connects consumers with pre-screened home service professionals. The company, formerly known as Silver King Broadcasting Company, Inc., changed its name to HSN, Inc. in 1996; to USA Networks, Inc. in 1998; to USA Interactive in 2002, to InterActiveCorp in 2003, and finally, to IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2004. Update

Market Research Update

Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

Industry Sub Sector: . IAC/InterActive is a dominant industry leader due to its personnel, experience and financial strengths. Industry leaders are difficult to compete against, which decreases business and investor risks.

Market Challenges: Opportunities: Solutions:

Strategy Analysis Update

Strategy: IAC/InterActive has a narrow focus that serves a particular customer niche with either a unique product or with a low cost advantage over competitors. (read more). Competitive Advantages:

Financial Analysis Update

Current Revenue Sources: Future Revenue Sources: