Match Group Inc. (MTCH)’s Financial Results Comparing With Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) | #blackpeoplemeet

Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH) and Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), both competing one another are Internet Information Providers companies. We will compare their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Match Group Inc. 75 2.52 53.91M 1.71 43.93
Akamai Technologies Inc. 90 1.75 160.54M 2.13 41.36

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of Match Group Inc. and Akamai Technologies Inc. Akamai Technologies Inc. seems to has higher revenue and earnings compared to Match Group Inc. Business that presently has a higher P/E ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. Match Group Inc.’s shares have been trading at higher P/E ratio which means it is presently more expensive than Akamai Technologies Inc.


Table 2 shows us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Match Group Inc. 71,746,074.00% 136.2% 22.8%
Akamai Technologies Inc. 178,080,976.15% 10.8% 6.5%

Volatility & Risk

Match Group Inc. has a 0.28 beta, while its volatility is 72.00%, thus making it less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Akamai Technologies Inc.’s beta is 0.62 which is 38.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


Match Group Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1.1 while its Quick Ratio is 1.1. On the competitive side is, Akamai Technologies Inc. which has a 3.2 Current Ratio and a 3.2 Quick Ratio. Akamai Technologies Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Match Group Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Match Group Inc. and Akamai Technologies Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Match Group Inc. 0 2 4 2.67
Akamai Technologies Inc. 0 1 1 2.50

$86.86 is Match Group Inc.’s consensus price target while its potential upside is 17.47%. Akamai Technologies Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $88.5 consensus price target and a -0.73% potential downside. Based on the analysts belief we can conclude, Match Group Inc. is looking more favorable than Akamai Technologies Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Roughly 90.2% of Match Group Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 90.8% of Akamai Technologies Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held roughly 23.6% of Match Group Inc.’s shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.6% of Akamai Technologies Inc.’s shares.


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)
Match Group Inc. -3.51% 9.26% 24.57% 43.52% 124.54% 76.03%
Akamai Technologies Inc. 5.65% 9.64% 8.75% 36.23% 17.05% 44.29%

For the past year Match Group Inc. has stronger performance than Akamai Technologies Inc.

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.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides cloud services for delivering, optimizing, and securing content and business applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company offers Web and mobile performance solutions, such as Ion, a situational performance solution that consists of an integrated suite of Web delivery, acceleration, and optimization technologies; Dynamic Site Accelerator that helps in consistent Website performance; IP Application Accelerator to enable enterprises to deliver Internet Protocol-based applications; Global Traffic Management, a fault-tolerant solution; Image Manager that automatically optimizes online images; and Cloudlets, which provides self-serviceable controls and capabilities. It also provides cloud security solutions, including Kona Site Defender, Bot Manager, Fast Domain Name System, Prolexic Routed, and Client Reputation; enterprise solutions comprising Enterprise Application Access and Akamai Cloud Connect. In addition, the company offers media delivery solutions, such as adaptive delivery solutions, download delivery solutions, media delivery acceleration solutions, media services, media analytics, and NetStorage, a cloud storage solution. Further, it provides network operator solutions, including Aura Licensed CDN suite of solutions, Aura Managed CDN solutions, and Intelligent DNS Solutions; and professional services and solutions. It sells its solutions through direct sales and service organization; and through active channel partners. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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