IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC)’s Financial Results Comparing With Synacor Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNC)

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC) and Synacor Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNC) compete with each other in the Internet Information Providers sector. We will analyze and contrast their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IAC/InterActiveCorp 4.26B 4.12 626.96M 6.82 30.91
Synacor Inc. 143.88M 0.42 7.55M -0.19 0.00

Demonstrates IAC/InterActiveCorp and Synacor Inc. earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation.


Table 2 shows us IAC/InterActiveCorp and Synacor Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IAC/InterActiveCorp 14.72% 19.9% 8.2%
Synacor Inc. -5.25% -13.7% -7.6%

Volatility and Risk

IAC/InterActiveCorp’s current beta is 1.09 and it happens to be 9.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, Synacor Inc.’s 52.00% volatility makes it less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 0.48 beta.


The current Quick Ratio of IAC/InterActiveCorp is 2.8 while its Current Ratio is 2.8. Meanwhile, Synacor Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.2 while its Quick Ratio is 1.2. IAC/InterActiveCorp is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Synacor Inc.


IAC/InterActiveCorp pays out an annual dividend of $0.34 per share while its dividend yield is 0.16%. No dividend is paid out by Synacor Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The next table highlights the shown recommendations and ratings for IAC/InterActiveCorp and Synacor Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
IAC/InterActiveCorp 0 0 0 0.00
Synacor Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

Meanwhile, Synacor Inc.’s consensus target price is $1.93, while its potential upside is 25.32%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both IAC/InterActiveCorp and Synacor Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 98.5% and 44.3% respectively. IAC/InterActiveCorp’s share owned by insiders are 0.9%. On the other hand, insiders owned about 6.5% of Synacor Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
IAC/InterActiveCorp -2.23% -0.16% 19.33% 6.3% 41.68% 15.24%
Synacor Inc. 0% -4.86% 0% -20% -12% 18.92%

For the past year IAC/InterActiveCorp has weaker performance than Synacor Inc.


On 11 of the 13 factors IAC/InterActiveCorp beats Synacor Inc.

IAC/InterActiveCorp, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media and Internet company in the United States and internationally. It operates through six segments: Match Group, HomeAdvisor, Video, Applications, Publishing, and Other. The Match Group segment provides dating products, which enables a user to establish a profile and review other peopleÂ’s profiles in 42 languages; and non-dating services, including educational test preparation, academic tutoring, and college counseling services. The HomeAdvisor segment offers consumer services, such as matching and on-demand services in categories ranging from simple home repairs to larger home remodeling projects; online True CostGuide that provides project cost information; an online library, which comprise articles about home improvement, repair, and maintenance; and tools that assist consumers with the research, planning, and management of their projects. The Video segment operates a video sharing platform and tools to share, manage, distribute, and monetize content online; Websites and properties; and YouTube channels. This segment also provides production and producer services for unscripted and scripted television, feature film, and digital content; and fitness and workout videos through various platforms. The Applications segment develops, markets, and distributes various desktop applications that offer users the ability to access search services and engage in various other activities online; and customized browser-based search applications. The Publishing segment publishes digital content and/or offers search services. This segment provides About.com, Dictionary.com, Investopedia, The Daily Beast, Ask.com, CityGrid, and ASKfm. The Other segment operates ShoeBuy, an Internet retailer of footwear and related apparel and accessories. The company was formerly known as InterActiveCorp. IAC/InterActiveCorp was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York City, New York.

Synacor, Inc. operates as a technology development, multiplatform services, and revenue partner for video, Internet, and communications providers; and device manufacturers, governments, and enterprises. It enables its customers to provide their consumers engaging, multiscreen experiences with products that require scale, and actionable data and implementation. The company, through its managed portals and advertising solutions, enables its customers to earn revenue by monetizing media among their consumers. It also offers recurring and fee-based revenue solutions, including End-to-End Advanced Video Services that enable customers to provide their consumers with TV everywhere and multiscreen over the top services; Cloud ID Authentication that offers home-based auto-authentication and social login, which enhances the consumer experience by reducing login failures; Search & Discovery Metadata Platform, which helps consumers find their desired content; and Email/Collaboration Services that include white-label hosting, security, and migration. The company was formerly known as CKMP, Inc. and changed its name to Synacor, Inc. in July 2001. Synacor, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

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