Sina Corporation (SINA) versus Match Group (MTCH) Financial Review

Sina Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) and Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Sina Corporation and Match Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sina Corporation 18.64% 6.58% 4.55%
Match Group 16.21% 34.49% 8.71%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sina Corporation and Match Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sina Corporation $1.23 billion 5.70 $265.15 million $3.00 32.80
Match Group $1.30 billion 0.76 $370.41 million $0.72 26.11

Match Group has higher revenue and earnings than Sina Corporation. Match Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sina Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Sina Corporation has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Match Group has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.0% of Sina Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.6% of Match Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.4% of Sina Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of Match Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Sina Corporation and Match Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sina Corporation 0 1 8 0 2.89
Match Group 0 2 13 0 2.87

Sina Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $104.08, suggesting a potential upside of 5.78%. Match Group has a consensus target price of $20.73, suggesting a potential upside of 10.25%. Given Match Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Match Group is more favorable than Sina Corporation.

About Sina Corporation

Sina Corporation is an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities. The Company’s digital media network of SINA.com (portal), SINA mobile (mobile portal and mobile applications) and Weibo (social media) enables Internet users to access professional media and user generated content (UGCs) in multi-media formats from personal computers and mobile devices, and share their interests with friends and acquaintances. The Company’s segments include Portal advertising, Weibo Corporation (Weibo) and Others. SINA.com is an online media property, which provides professional digital contents to users and offers online brand advertising and marketing solutions to customers. Weibo is a social media platform for people to create, distribute and discover Chinese-language content. It offers eReading, a shop for book reviews, as well as complimentary and fee-based online book reading. It offers SINA Blog, a Website in China for bloggers to publish and read original writings.

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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