Critical Survey: Viant Technology (NASDAQ:DSP) versus IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC)


IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACGet Rating) and Viant Technology (NASDAQ:DSPGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

IAC/InterActiveCorp has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viant Technology has a beta of -0.24, indicating that its share price is 124% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IAC/InterActiveCorp and Viant Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IAC/InterActiveCorp $3.70 billion 1.75 $597.55 million $6.33 12.19
Viant Technology $224.13 million 1.49 -$7.74 million ($0.64) -8.56

IAC/InterActiveCorp has higher revenue and earnings than Viant Technology. Viant Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IAC/InterActiveCorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.4% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.5% of Viant Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 11.5% of IAC/InterActiveCorp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares IAC/InterActiveCorp and Viant Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IAC/InterActiveCorp 15.92% -0.06% -0.04%
Viant Technology -3.46% -14.04% -10.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for IAC/InterActiveCorp and Viant Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IAC/InterActiveCorp 0 1 11 0 2.92
Viant Technology 0 0 5 0 3.00

IAC/InterActiveCorp presently has a consensus target price of $167.92, indicating a potential upside of 117.62%. Viant Technology has a consensus target price of $16.80, indicating a potential upside of 206.57%. Given Viant Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Viant Technology is more favorable than IAC/InterActiveCorp.

Summary

IAC/InterActiveCorp beats Viant Technology on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IAC/InterActiveCorp (Get Rating)

IAC/InterActiveCorp operates as a media and internet company worldwide. The company publishes original and engaging digital content in the form of articles, illustrations, and videos and images across entertainment, food, home, beauty, travel, health, family, luxury, and fashion areas; and magazines related to women and lifestyle. It also operates a digital marketplace that connects home service professionals with consumers for repairing, remodeling, cleaning, landscaping, maintenance, and enhancement services under the Angi Ads, Angi Leads, and Angi Services brands. In addition, the company operates websites that offer general search services and information, including Ask.com, a search site with a variety of fresh and contemporary content; Reference.com that offers content across select vertical categories; Consumersearch.com, which offers content designed to simplify the product research process; and Shopping.net, a vertical shopping search site that contains a mix of search services and/or content targeted to various user or segment demographics, as well as offers direct-to-consumer downloadable desktop applications. Further, it offers Care.com, an online destination for families to connect with caregivers for their children, aging parents, pets, and homes; develops and provides subscription mobile applications across the communication, language, weather, business, health, and lifestyle verticals; a technology driven staffing platform for flexible W-2 work under the Bluecrew name; a platform to connect healthcare professionals with job opportunities under the Vivian Health name; The Daily Beast, a website dedicated to news, commentary, culture, and entertainment that publishes original reporting and opinion; and production and producer services for feature films for sale and distribution through theatrical releases and video-on-demand services. The company was formerly known as IAC HOLDINGS, INC. IAC/InterActiveCorp is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Viant Technology (Get Rating)

Viant Technology Inc. operates as an advertising software company. It provides Adelphic, an enterprise software platform that enables marketers and their advertising agencies to plan, buy, and measure advertising across channels, including desktop, mobile, connected and linear TV, in-game, streaming audio, and digital billboards. The company also offers Holistic, an omnichannel demand side platform for marketers and their agencies to manage omnichannel campaigns and access metrics from each channel to inform decisions in other channels; Viant Household ID, a household profile, which provides household insights for optimized bid decisions and touchpoint collection across consumer pathways, as well as offers holistic targeting and measurement across channels; World Without Cookies software to manage reach and frequency at the household level; and Viant Identity Graph, which reduces or eliminates the need for cookies by enabling matching of people-based identifiers that anchor digital identifiers that allows marketers to reach targeted consumers in a privacy-conscious manner. In addition, it provides Data lake, a software and self-service enables customers with differentiated insights, including conversion lift, multi-touch attribution, foot-traffic data reports, digital-out-of-home lift, sales reporting, and ROAS analytics; onboarding data integrations provides marketers with high match rates to audience insights for segmentation, targeting, and measuring outcomes; and self-service interface that provides customers with transparency and control over their advertising campaigns and underlying data infrastructure. The company sells its platform through a direct sales team focused on business development in various markets. It serves purchasers of programmatic advertising inventory; and large, independent, and mid-market advertising agencies. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.



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