Jiayuan.com International (NASDAQ: DATE) and Sina Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jiayuan.com International and Sina Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jiayuan.com International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sina Corporation $1.11 billion 5.99 $193.38 million $3.28 28.55

Sina Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Jiayuan.com International.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Jiayuan.com International and Sina Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jiayuan.com International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sina Corporation 0 1 7 0 2.88

Sina Corporation has a consensus price target of $91.81, indicating a potential downside of 1.95%. Given Sina Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sina Corporation is more favorable than Jiayuan.com International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.6% of Sina Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.4% of Sina Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Jiayuan.com International and Sina Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jiayuan.com International 5.04% 8.55% 4.08%
Sina Corporation 22.36% 6.19% 4.20%

Summary

Sina Corporation beats Jiayuan.com International on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jiayuan.com International

Jiayuan.com International Ltd. (Jiayuan) is an online dating platform in China. The Company operates through three business segments: online services, personalized matchmaking services, and events and other services. The online services segment includes Jiayuan.com, Izhenxin.com and Qiuai.com. The Jiayuan.com platform enables single adults to meet, interact and form a long-term relationship. The izhenxin.com platform provides marriage-minded singles a members-only platform to interact. Qiuai.com is a mobile dating platform for mobile browsers and WAP platforms. The personalized matchmaking services segment provides personalized matchmaking services to individual users. The events and other services segment is engaged in organizing and hosting events, including speed-dating, dance parties and other social events for its users.

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.

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