MeetMe (NASDAQ: MEET) and Jiayuan.com International (NASDAQ:DATE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitabiliy and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MeetMe and Jiayuan.com International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MeetMe $82.86 million 3.64 $26.44 million $0.24 18.08
Jiayuan.com International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

MeetMe has higher revenue and earnings than Jiayuan.com International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

52.7% of MeetMe shares are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of MeetMe shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for MeetMe and Jiayuan.com International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MeetMe 0 0 3 0 3.00
Jiayuan.com International 0 0 0 0 N/A

MeetMe presently has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 95.85%. Given MeetMe’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe MeetMe is more favorable than Jiayuan.com International.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MeetMe 15.95% 12.21% 11.58%
Jiayuan.com International 5.04% 8.55% 4.08%

Summary

MeetMe beats Jiayuan.com International on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

MeetMe Company Profile

The Meet Group, Inc., formerly MeetMe, Inc., offers a portfolio of mobile applications. The Company operates location-based social networks for meeting new people on mobile platforms, including on iPhone, Android, iPad and other tablets, and on the Web that facilitate interactions among users, and helps users to connect and chat with each other. The Company offers online marketing capabilities, which enable marketers to display their advertisements in different formats and in different locations. The Company holds interest in Skout, Inc. (Skout), which serves as a global mobile network for meeting new people. The Company’s social networking products include Chat, Profile and Friends. Its social discovery products facilitate interactions among members. The Company’s social discovery products include Meet, Discuss and Buzz, and Interested. The Company’s products also include Social Theater.

Jiayuan.com International Company Profile

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.

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