Analyzing Match Group (MTCH) and Its Peers

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 weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Match Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Match Group 0 8 9 0 2.53
Match Group Competitors 506 1907 4625 229 2.63

Match Group presently has a consensus price target of $38.71, suggesting a potential downside of 19.50%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 5.58%. Given Match Group’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Match Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.1% of Match Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.3% 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Match Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Match Group $1.33 billion $350.14 million 92.48
Match Group Competitors $6.96 billion $964.57 million 40.50

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

Profitability

This table compares Match Group and its competitors’ 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% -45.92% -1.15%

Summary

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

About Match Group

Match Group, Inc. provides dating products. It operates a portfolio of brands, including Tinder, Match, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OkCupid, OurTime, and Pairs. Match Group, Inc. offers its dating products through its Websites and applications in 42 languages approximately in 190 countries. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Match Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

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