Reviewing Match Group Inc. (MTCH)’s and Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE:LEAF)’s results | #blackpeoplemeet

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

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Match Group Inc. 72 2.33 52.91M 1.71 43.93
Leaf Group Ltd. 4 -0.24 15.50M -1.09 0.00

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation of Match Group Inc. and Leaf Group Ltd.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Match Group Inc. 73,793,584.38% 136.2% 22.8%
Leaf Group Ltd. 431,923,312.71% -41.3% -29.1%

Volatility and Risk

A beta of 0.28 shows that Match Group Inc. is 72.00% less volatile than S&P 500. From a competition point of view, Leaf Group Ltd. has a 1.29 beta which is 29.00% more volatile compared to S&P 500.


1.1 and 1.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Match Group Inc. Its rival Leaf Group Ltd.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.4 and 1.4 respectively. Leaf Group Ltd. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Match Group Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Match Group Inc. and Leaf Group Ltd. Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Match Group Inc. 0 3 5 2.63
Leaf Group Ltd. 0 0 0 0.00

Match Group Inc.’s upside potential currently stands at 22.56% and an $86.38 average target price.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 90.2% of Match Group Inc. shares and 80.5% of Leaf Group Ltd. shares. Match Group Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 23.6%. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 6.4% of Leaf Group Ltd.’s shares.


In this table we provide 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%
Leaf Group Ltd. -8.41% -13.84% -27.38% -20.05% -46.26% -10.95%

For the past year Match Group Inc. had bullish trend while Leaf Group Ltd. had bearish trend.


Match Group Inc. beats Leaf Group Ltd. on 9 of the 12 factors.

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.

Leaf Group Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified consumer Internet company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Marketplaces and Media. The Marketplaces segment offers, which provides artists with an online commerce platform to feature and sell their original art and designs on consumer products in the home décor, accessories, and apparel categories; and Deny Designs, an artist-driven home décor brand. This segment also provides Saatchi Art, an online art gallery featuring a selection of original paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography that provides a global community of artists an environment to exhibit and sell their work directly to consumers. The Media segment offers, a healthy living destination with a library of health, fitness, lifestyle, and nutrition articles and videos; Hunker, an online destination for home and space inspiration, original home tours, practical do-it-yourself solutions, and design advice for people;, a community for pet owners and animal lovers; and eHow, an online resource providing inspiration and solutions for do-it-yourself projects and crafts. This segment also provides content creation services; traffic sources; mobile applications; and monetization solutions, as well as develops partner sites. Leaf Group Ltd. sells its products through wholesale channels to trade and hospitality clients, as well as through retail distribution partners. The company was formerly known as Demand Media, Inc. and changed its name to Leaf Group Ltd. in November 2016. Leaf Group Ltd. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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