This is a contrast between Limelight Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) and Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH) based on their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Internet Information Providers and they also compete with each other.
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Limelight Networks Inc.||3||-14.27||111.62M||-0.20||0.00|
|Match Group Inc.||75||2.52||53.91M||1.71||43.93|
We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation of Limelight Networks Inc. and Match Group Inc.
Table 2 has Limelight Networks Inc. and Match Group Inc.’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Limelight Networks Inc.||3,454,551,081.67%||-13.1%||-10.7%|
|Match Group Inc.||71,536,624.20%||136.2%||22.8%|
Risk and Volatility
A 2.01 beta indicates that Limelight Networks Inc. is 101.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500. From a competition point of view, Match Group Inc. has a 0.28 beta which is 72.00% less volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.
2.1 and 2.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Limelight Networks Inc. Its rival Match Group Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.1 and 1.1 respectively. Limelight Networks Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Match Group Inc.
Limelight Networks Inc. and Match Group Inc. Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Limelight Networks Inc.||0||0||3||3.00|
|Match Group Inc.||0||2||4||2.67|
Limelight Networks Inc. has a 0.69% upside potential and an average target price of $4.4. Match Group Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $86.86 consensus target price and a 17.47% potential upside. The information presented earlier suggests that Match Group Inc. looks more robust than Limelight Networks Inc. as far as analyst belief.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
Institutional investors owned 71.2% of Limelight Networks Inc. shares and 90.2% of Match Group Inc. shares. 5.3% are Limelight Networks Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Competitively, 23.6% are Match Group Inc.’s share owned by insiders.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|Limelight Networks Inc.||15.81%||-3.9%||-11.44%||-9.67%||-38.55%||15.81%|
|Match Group Inc.||-3.51%||9.26%||24.57%||43.52%||124.54%||76.03%|
For the past year Limelight Networks Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than Match Group Inc.
Match Group Inc. beats Limelight Networks Inc. on 8 of the 13 factors.
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides content delivery network services to deliver digital content over the Internet in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers the Orchestrate Platform, a suite of integrated services, which include content delivery services, mobile delivery services, video content management services, performance services for Website and Web application acceleration and security, cloud storage services for various devices, and cloud-based content security services. It also offers professional services and other infrastructure services, such as transit and rack space services. The company serves traditional and emerging media companies operating in the television, music, radio, newspaper, magazine, movie, game, software, and social media industries, as well as enterprises, technology companies, and government entities conducting business online. Limelight Networks, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.
Match Group, Inc. provides dating products. The company operates in two segments, Dating and Non-dating. It operates a portfolio of approximately 45 brands, including Match, Tinder, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OkCupid, Pairs, Twoo, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet, and LoveScout24. The company offers its dating products through its Websites and applications in 42 languages approximately in 190 countries. It also provides various test preparation, academic tutoring, and college counseling services. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Match Group, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp.
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