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What to Expect from Dreamworks & IAC Earnings

Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 5:24 PM ET
Source: IAC

Two major media giants getting set to report earnings this week: DreamWorks & IAC/Interactive.

For DreamWorks Animation, the Street is expecting a 27 percent decline in quarterly revenue to $99 million, with the company posting a loss of 3 cents per share.

Vasily Karasyov, an analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group says that it is widely expected that earnings will come in light because of the media giant's current film schedule. Karasyov goes on to say that a movie named Turbo is coming out in July and that could likely be a catalyst for the stock. Shares of DreamWorks have had a nice run this year, up roughly 16 percent.

Dreamworks, IAC Earnings Preview
CNBC's Seema Mody previews earnings for two media giants, DreamWorks and IAC.

Media and internet firm IAC will report earnings on Tuesday after the market closes. Analysts on Wall Street are expecting earnings of 69 cents a share, while revenue is expected to increase 18 percent to $757 million.

IAC/Interactive has more than 150 brands and products, including Match.com which makes up a significant amount of the company's revenue. Match.com's growth rates have come under pressure recently partly due to competitive pressures from rivals like eHarmony.

(Read More: Earnings Preview: Media Giants in the Spotlight)

Victor Anthony, analyst at Topeka Capital Markets says Match.com has benefited from three specific trends: Social media, the tough economy, and more single people in the U.S.

Anthony goes on to explain that social media has made consumers more open to sharing personal information. And that the slowdown in the economy has pushed consumers to find a cost effective solution to dating. Finally, recent studies show that the unmarried population in the U.S. has increased over the last 20 years (from 40 percent to 47 percent) creating a larger audience for Match.com.

Topeka Capital Markets has a "buy" rating on shares of IAC with a $60 price target.

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