Financial Comparison: ANGI Homeservices (ANGI) vs. The Meet Group (MEET)

ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI) and The Meet Group (NASDAQ:MEET) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

ANGI Homeservices has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Meet Group has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.7% of ANGI Homeservices shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.5% of The Meet Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.2% of ANGI Homeservices shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.7% of The Meet Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for ANGI Homeservices and The Meet Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ANGI Homeservices 0 2 8 0 2.80
The Meet Group 0 2 1 0 2.33

ANGI Homeservices presently has a consensus target price of $14.25, suggesting a potential upside of 0.85%. The Meet Group has a consensus target price of $4.08, suggesting a potential upside of 25.64%. Given The Meet Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Meet Group is more favorable than ANGI Homeservices.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ANGI Homeservices and The Meet Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ANGI Homeservices $736.39 million 1.24 -$103.11 million ($0.22) -64.23
The Meet Group $123.75 million 1.90 -$64.59 million $0.31 10.48

The Meet Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ANGI Homeservices. ANGI Homeservices is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Meet Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares ANGI Homeservices and The Meet Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ANGI Homeservices -20.05% -17.42% -12.04%
The Meet Group -48.73% 9.49% 7.51%

Summary

The Meet Group beats ANGI Homeservices on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ANGI Homeservices

ANGI Homeservices Inc. owns and operates the HomeAdvisor digital marketplace service to connect consumers with service professionals for home repair, maintenance, and improvement projects. The company operates through two segments, North America and Europe. Its marketplace provides consumers with tools and resources to help them find local, pre-screened, and customer-rated service professionals, as well as book appointments with those professionals online or connect with them by telephone; and offers several home services-related resources. The company offers its services under the HomeAdvisor, Angie's List, HomeStars, Travaux.com, MyHammer, MyBuilder, Werkspot, and Instapro brand names. As of December 31, 2017, it generated approximately 18.1 million marketplace service requests from consumers. ANGI Homeservices Inc. was formerly known as Halo TopCo, Inc. and changed its name to ANGI Homeservices Inc. in May 2017. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Golden, Colorado. ANGI Homeservices Inc. is a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

About The Meet Group

The Meet Group, Inc. owns and operates a social network for meeting new people primarily on mobile platforms in the United States. The company owns and operates the MeetMe, Skout, Tagged, Hi5, and LOVOO mobile applications; and Websites, including meetme.com, skout.com, tagged.com, hi5.com, and lovoo.com, as well as Social Theater, a viral advertising platform. It also provides marketing capabilities, which enable marketers to display their advertisements in various formats and in various locations. The company was formerly known as MeetMe, Inc. and changed its name to The Meet Group, Inc. in April 2017. The Meet Group, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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