Head to Head Comparison: Match Group (MTCH) vs. 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 compare to its competitors? We will compare Match Group to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current recommendations for Match Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Match Group 0 7 9 0 2.56
Match Group Competitors 506 1896 4605 226 2.63

Match Group currently has a consensus price target of $39.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.39%. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 12.44%. 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.

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 -15.70% -46.65% -1.75%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.9% of Match Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.1% of Match Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Match Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Match Group $1.33 billion $350.14 million 80.98
Match Group Competitors $6.96 billion $966.00 million 37.81

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.

Volatility & Risk

Match Group has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Match Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.41, suggesting that their average share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Match Group competitors 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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