Match Group, Inc. provides dating products worldwide.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$157.14|
|52 Week High||US$100.61|
|52 Week Low||US$174.68|
|1 Month Change||17.66%|
|3 Month Change||2.09%|
|1 Year Change||44.95%|
|3 Year Change||n/a|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||48.71%|
Recent News & Updates
Low-Interest Rates Could Help Match Group Fly
Match Group, Inc. offers dating products all over the globe. The numbers delivered by MTCH are quite impressive. The company shows double-digit sales growth, an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 37%-41%, and an EBITDA margin growth of 15%. Like most market analysts, I expect sales growth from 2021 to 2025 and FCF generation. From 2021 to 2023, I used market expectations, which included sales of $3.03-$3.3 billion. If we use a 7% discount and an EV/ 2026 FCF of 55x, the implied price is equal to $214. MTCH currently trades at $130-$150, so the upside potential under this case scenario is quite significant. Match also distributes its apps through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It means that the company may suffer significantly if these big tech companies decide to change the amount of information that Match receives.
Match: A Pandemic Recovery Play In The 'Summer Of Love'
The pandemic initially affected online dating and Match Group in a very negative fashion, as the dating scene was interrupted when bars, restaurants, and movie theaters closed. Exiting the first quarter, Match Group's management has seen well-vaccinated areas of the world like the U.S., Israel, U.K. begin to normalize. Within the USA and some other select countries in Europe, Match believes this will be the "Summer of Love" with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Match Group made a recent acquisition of Korean-based Hyperconnect that should help increase Match's TAM, increase video & AI capabilities, as well as increasing the company's presence in Asia. Match Group is a buy at current prices for both short-term and long-term reasons.
|MTCH||US Interactive Media and Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: MTCH underperformed the US Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 70.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MTCH exceeded the US Market which returned 33.8% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: MTCH is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MTCH's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Match Group, Inc. provides dating products worldwide. The company’s portfolio of brands includes Tinder, Match, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, Pairs, PlentyOfFish, and OurTime, as well as a various other brands. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
Match Group Fundamentals Summary
|MTCH fundamental statistics|
Is MTCH overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|MTCH income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$712.11m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.14|
|Net Profit Margin||21.40%|
How did MTCH perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Match Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MTCH ($157.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($165.2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MTCH is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MTCH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (76.2x) compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average (50.7x).
PE vs Market: MTCH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (76.2x) compared to the US market (17.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MTCH is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MTCH has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.
How is Match Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MTCH's forecast earnings growth (25.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: MTCH's earnings (25.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MTCH's revenue (18.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MTCH's revenue (18.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MTCH's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (79.9%).
How has Match Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MTCH has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MTCH's current net profit margins (21.4%) are higher than last year (20.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MTCH has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 32.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: MTCH's earnings growth over the past year (29.3%) is below its 5-year average (32.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: MTCH earnings growth over the past year (29.3%) exceeded the Interactive Media and Services industry 9.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: MTCH's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is Match Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MTCH has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: MTCH has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MTCH has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: MTCH's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Debt Coverage: MTCH's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.3%).
Interest Coverage: MTCH's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.8x coverage).
What is Match Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate MTCH's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate MTCH's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MTCH's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MTCH's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MTCH's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Shar Dubey (50 yo)
Ms. Sharmistha Dubey, also known as Shar, has been Chief Executive Officer of Match Group Holdings II, LLC since March 1, 2020. Ms. Dubey serves as Director of Match Group Holdings II, LLC since September...
Experienced Management: MTCH's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MTCH's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.5%.
Match Group, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Match Group, Inc.
- Ticker: MTCH
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1986
- Industry: Interactive Media and Services
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$43.498b
- Shares outstanding: 276.81m
- Website: https://www.mtch.com
Number of Employees
- Match Group, Inc.
- 8750 North Central Expressway
- Suite 1400
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/18 22:17|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/17 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.