LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and Jiayuan.com International (NASDAQ:DATE) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
64.0% of LinkedIn shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of LinkedIn shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
LinkedIn has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jiayuan.com International has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares LinkedIn and Jiayuan.com International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for LinkedIn and Jiayuan.com International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares LinkedIn and Jiayuan.com International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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LinkedIn is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Jiayuan.com International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Jiayuan.com International beats LinkedIn on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
LinkedIn Company Profile
LinkedIn Corporation (LinkedIn) is a professional network on the Internet with approximately 400 million members in over 200 countries and territories. The Company provides the majority of its products at no cost to its members. It offers approximately three product lines: Talent Solutions, which includes Hiring, and Learning and Development; Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions. Its products are sold through approximately two channels, an offline field sales organization, which engages with both large and small enterprise customers, as well as an online, self-serve channel, which includes enterprise customers and individual members purchasing subscriptions. Its solutions include Free Solutions and Monetized Solutions. Its Free Solutions include Stay Connected and Informed, and Advance My Career. The Company’s Monetized Solutions include Talent Solutions, which includes Hiring, and Learning and Development, Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions.
Jiayuan.com International Company Profile
Jiayuan.com International Ltd. (Jiayuan) is an online dating platform in China. The Company operates through three business segments: online services, personalized matchmaking services, and events and other services. The online services segment includes Jiayuan.com, Izhenxin.com and Qiuai.com. The Jiayuan.com platform enables single adults to meet, interact and form a long-term relationship. The izhenxin.com platform provides marriage-minded singles a members-only platform to interact. Qiuai.com is a mobile dating platform for mobile browsers and WAP platforms. The personalized matchmaking services segment provides personalized matchmaking services to individual users. The events and other services segment is engaged in organizing and hosting events, including speed-dating, dance parties and other social events for its users.
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