Comparing of VeriSign Inc. (VRSN) and Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH)

This is therefore a contrasting of the risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation in VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) and Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH). The two are both Internet Information Providers companies that compete with one another.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VeriSign Inc. 198 18.42 N/A 7.14 29.58
Match Group Inc. 68 12.66 N/A 1.71 43.93

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation for VeriSign Inc. and Match Group Inc. Match Group Inc. has lower revenue and earnings than VeriSign Inc. The business with a lower price-to-earnings ratio is presently more affordable of the two stocks. VeriSign Inc. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Match Group Inc., indicating that it is presently more affordable of the two stocks.


Table 2 shows us VeriSign Inc. and Match Group Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VeriSign Inc. 0.00% -41.8% 30.5%
Match Group Inc. 0.00% 136.2% 22.8%

Risk & Volatility

VeriSign Inc. has a beta of 1.06 and its 6.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Match Group Inc. on the other hand, has 0.28 beta which makes it 72.00% less volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.


The current Quick Ratio of VeriSign Inc. is 1.4 while its Current Ratio is 1.4. Meanwhile, Match Group Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.1 while its Quick Ratio is 1.1. VeriSign Inc. is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Match Group Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The next table highlights the delivered recommendations and ratings for VeriSign Inc. and Match Group Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
VeriSign Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Match Group Inc. 0 3 1 2.25

VeriSign Inc.’s upside potential currently stands at 10.09% and an $210 average price target. On the other hand, Match Group Inc.’s potential upside is 10.92% and its average price target is $83. The results from earlier shows that analysts belief suggest that Match Group Inc. seems more appealing than VeriSign Inc.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both VeriSign Inc. and Match Group Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 94.8% and 90.2% respectively. 1% are VeriSign Inc.’s share held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 23.6% of Match Group Inc.’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)
VeriSign Inc. -2.65% -0.09% 8.56% 25.46% 45.15% 42.35%
Match Group Inc. -3.51% 9.26% 24.57% 43.52% 124.54% 76.03%

For the past year VeriSign Inc. was less bullish than Match Group Inc.


VeriSign Inc. beats on 7 of the 12 factors Match Group Inc.

VeriSign, Inc. provides domain name registry services and Internet security worldwide. The company offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domain names, as well as the back-end systems for .gov, .jobs, .edu, and other domain names. Its registry services allow individuals and organizations to establish their online identities. The company also provides infrastructure assurance services consisting of distributed denial of service protection services, Verisign iDefense security intelligence services, and managed domain name system services. It serves financial institutions, software-as-a-service providers, e-commerce providers, and media companies, as well as governmental and quasi-governmental organizations through direct sales and indirect channels. VeriSign, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

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.

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