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IAC/INTERACTIVECORP Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 29, 2012 | About:
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IAC/INTERACTIVECORP (IACI) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.

Iac/interactiv has a market cap of $3.71 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.6 with a P/E ratio of 26.9 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of Iac/interactiv stocks is 1.1%.

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Selling and marketing expense in 2010 increased from 2009 primarily due to increases of $21.0 million from ServiceMagic, $15.1 million from Match and $7.0 million from Media & Other, partially offset by a decrease of $13.4 million from Search. The increase from ServiceMagic is due to increases of $14.0 million and $7.0 million in marketing and compensation and other employee-related costs, respectively. The increase in compensation and other employee-related costs from ServiceMagic is primarily due to the expansion of its sales force. The increase from Match is primarily due to an increase of $13.3 million in advertising and promotional expenditures related primarily to an advertising agreement entered into during the second quarter of 2010 with Yahoo as well as the impact of the acquisitions of People Media and Singlesnet and the formation of the Latin America venture, partially offset by the sale of Match Europe to Meetic. Selling and marketing expense from Media & Other increased primarily due to higher online marketing costs at Pronto and advertising and promotional expenditures related to Vimeo's 2010 video festival. Partially offsetting these factors is a decrease from Search primarily due to lower advertising and promotional expenditures of $7.2 million, as 2009 included expenditures associated with the NASCAR partnership and an ad campaign to rebrand the Ask Jeeves UK website, as well as a decrease in compensation and other employee-related costs at CityGrid Media, due in part, to a decrease in average headcount.

In connection with the Company's annual impairment assessment in the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company identified and recorded impairment charges at the Media & Other segment related to the write-down of the goodwill and intangible assets of Shoebuy of $28.0 million and $4.5 million, respectively, and at the Search segment related to the write-down of an indefinite-lived intangible asset of IAC Search & Media of $11.0 million. The goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charges at Shoebuy reflected expectations of lower revenue and profit performance in future years due to Shoebuy's 2010 fourth quarter revenue and profit performance, which is its seasonally strongest quarter. The indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charge at IAC Search & Media is primarily due to lower future revenue projections associated with a trade name and trademark based largely upon the impact of 2010's full year results. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company identified and recorded impairment charges at the Search segment related to the write-down of the goodwill and intangible assets of IAC Search & Media of $916.9 million and $128.3 million, respectively. The impairments reflected lower projections for revenue and profits at IAC Search & Media in future years that reflected the Company's consideration of industry growth rates, competitive dynamics and IAC Search & Media's operating strategies and the impact of these factors on the fair value of IAC Search & Media and its goodwill and intangible assets.

Operating income increased $1.1 billion to $112.9 million, primarily due to the inclusion in 2009 of goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges totaling $1.045 billion related to IAC Search & Media. In 2010 the Company identified and recorded an indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charge of $11.0 million. The charge is due to lower future revenue projections associated with a trade name and trademark based largely upon the impact of 2010's full year results. In 2009 the Company identified and recorded a goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charge of $916.9 million and $128.3 million, respectively. The impairment charges reflected lower projections for revenue and profits at IAC Search & Media in future years that reflected the Company's consideration of industry growth rates, competitive dynamics and IAC Search & Media's operating strategies and the impact of these factors on the fair value of IAC Search & Media and its goodwill and intangible assets. Further contributing to the increase in operating income in the current year is an increase in Operating Income Before Amortization described above and decreases of $18.3 million in amortization of intangibles, exclusive of the impairment charges, and $6.5 million in amortization of non-cash marketing.

Operating Income Before Amortization decreased 15% to $18.2 million despite the increase in revenue described above, primarily due to increases of $21.0 million in selling and marketing expense and $5.6 million in general and administrative expense. The increase in selling and marketing expense is primarily driven by increases of $14.0 million and $7.0 million in marketing and compensation and other employee-related costs, respectively. The increase in compensation and other employee-related costs is due, in part, to the expansion of ServiceMagic's sales force. The increase in general and administrative expense is primarily due to an increase in compensation and other employee-related costs driven by growth in international headcount. Operating Income Before Amortization reflects the reversal in 2010 of a $2.5 million provision for contingent consideration related to the 2009 acquisition of Market Hardware, which was not earned.

product launches at Mindspark's B2C operations since the year ago period. The increase in accrued employee compensation and benefits is primarily due to the increase in the 2011 discretionary cash bonus accrual to be paid entirely in the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the 2010 discretionary cash bonus accrual which was paid in December of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011. The increase in accrued revenue share expense is primarily due to an increase in traffic acquisition costs at Search related to the increase in revenue from customized browser-based applications at Mindspark's B2B operations and other arrangements with third parties who direct traffic to our websites. The increase in deferred revenue is primarily due to the growth in subscription revenue at Match, which includes an increase of $29.5 million in deferred revenue at Meetic, as well as growth at Electus, Vimeo and Notional. The increase in accounts receivable is primarily due to the growth in revenue earned from our paid listing supply agreement with Google; the related receivable from Google was $105.7 million and $70.5 million at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. While our Match, Media & Other and ServiceMagic businesses experienced strong growth, the accounts receivable at these businesses are principally credit card receivables and, accordingly, are not significant in relation to the revenue of these businesses. The decrease in income taxes payable is primarily attributable to excess tax benefits of $22.2 million from stock-based awards that were recorded in 2011 related to the income tax benefit realized from the exercise of stock options and the vesting of restricted stock units. To the extent such deductions reduce income taxes payable, they are reported as financing activities in the consolidated statement of cash flows. In addition, current year income tax payments in 2011 were in excess of current year income tax accruals.

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