Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) and Jiayuan.com International (NASDAQ:DATE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Match Group and Jiayuan.com International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Match Group 0 2 11 0 2.85
Jiayuan.com International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Match Group currently has a consensus target price of $21.30, indicating a potential downside of 10.88%. Given Match Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Match Group is more favorable than Jiayuan.com International.

Profitability

This table compares Match Group and Jiayuan.com International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Match Group 16.21% 34.49% 8.71%
Jiayuan.com International 5.04% 8.55% 4.08%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.0% of Match Group shares are held by institutional investors. 18.1% of Match Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Match Group and Jiayuan.com International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Match Group $1.30 billion 4.82 $370.41 million $0.72 33.19
Jiayuan.com International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Match Group has higher revenue and earnings than Jiayuan.com International.

Summary

Match Group beats Jiayuan.com International on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Match Group Company Profile

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.

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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