Comparing Match Group (MTCH) & Its Rivals

Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Match Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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22.1% of Match Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.2% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.1% of Match Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.4% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Match Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Match Group 0 7 9 0 2.56
Match Group Competitors 506 1896 4607 226 2.63

Match Group presently has a consensus price target of $39.00, indicating a potential downside of 10.86%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 9.58%. Given Match Group’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Match Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Match Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Match Group 26.31% 31.33% 8.05%
Match Group Competitors -16.11% -46.83% -1.83%

Risk & Volatility

Match Group has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Match Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.41, indicating that their average share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Match Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Match Group $1.33 billion $350.14 million 84.13
Match Group Competitors $6.96 billion $964.57 million 38.32

Match Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Match Group. Match Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Match Group rivals beat Match Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Match Group

Match Group, Inc., incorporated on February 13, 2009, is a provider of dating products. The Company operates in the Dating segment. The Dating segment consists of all of its dating businesses across the globe. As of March 31, 2017, the Company operated a portfolio of over 45 brands, including Match, Tinder, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OkCupid, Pairs, Twoo, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet and LoveScout24, each designed to manage its users’ likelihood of finding a romantic connection. As of March 31, 2017, the Company offered its dating products in 42 languages across more than 190 countries.

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