Monday, September 28, 2015

SA article IAC Interactive Has Gone On Sale With Catalysts Looming

  • Shares of IAC have fallen 20% while the company is in the midst of monetizing its greatest asset, Tinder, in anticipation of an IPO later this year.
  • The PlentyofFish acquisition bolsters the company's Match Group business with a complementary user base that can also be eventually monetized using its freemium ad-supported model.
  • Search revenue is being impacted by the AdSense changes made recently at Google, depressing search revenue. Negotiations could be completed by the year end.

but ...
Moody's says IAC/InterActiveCorp's possible debt raise at Match for PlentyofFish acquisition could lead to ratings downgrade

The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.
They Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, FriendScout24, OurTime, HowAboutWe and many more. Even Tinder will not monetize as expected.
The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.
Please see also:
U.S.A. Mobile App Report / 2015 (comScore Report)  Tinder has less than 2 million active average daily users (and perhaps Tinder annual revenue is less than USD10 Million).
PlentyOfFish (POF), Zoosk, Badoo, OKCupid and others are not even mentioned. It seems they do not exist in the mobile space.

SNAP Interactive (STVI)

SPARK Networks (LOV)

MeetMe (MEET)

Also (MOMO)

ZOOSK failed its IPO (ZSK)

Here more info
from eHarmony Inc.

about Online Dating Industry

The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations.

Innovations are not adding more bells and whistles to actual online dating sites.

The innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.

Only 3 major discoveries can help to revolutionize the online dating industry.

Please see: 800+ online dating startups at Angel List ?

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