IAC et al: Sorting Through Barry Diller's New Offspring

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Includes: HSNIV, IAC, IACIV, IILGV, TKTM, TREEV
by: Eric Savitz

Trading began yesterday on a when-issued basis on the four IAC/Interactive (IACI) spin-off companies, as well as the new post reverse-split, post-spin shares of IAC. With relatively thin dealings, volatility in the shares is high. In a research note this morning, Lehman analyst Douglas Lehman asserts that most of the pieces are trading significantly below their fair value:

  • HSN (HSNIV) today is up $1.10, or 10.1%, to $12.00. Anmuth puts the value of the company at $15.45 a share. Implied market cap at current price based on 57.2 million shares out is $677.8 million.
  • Interval Leisure Group (IILGV) is down 20 cents, or 1.5%, to $13. He thinks it is worth $12.28 a share. Implied market cap based on 57.2 million shares out is $743.6 million.
  • Ticketmaster (TKTMV) is down 71 cents, or 3%, to $23.00. Anmuth puts its fair value at $33.12 a share. Implied market cap based on 57.2 million shares out is $1.33 billion.
  • Tree.com (TREEV) is up $1.33, or 18.2%, to $8.65; Anmuth calculates the company’s value at $24.25 a share. Implied market cap based on 9.3 million shares out is $80.4 million.
  • New IAC (IACIV) is up 81 cents, or 4.45%, to $19. The analyst think it is worth $22.18. Implied market cap based on 146.4 million shares out is $2.74 billion.

Meanwhile, old IACI (IACI) is up 54 cents, or 2.9%, to $19.21.

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