InterXion (NASDAQ: MTCH) and Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares InterXion and Match Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
InterXion $552.66 million 8.61 $44.15 million $0.69 96.49
Match Group $1.33 billion 12.32 $350.14 million $0.52 113.87

Match Group has higher revenue and earnings than InterXion. InterXion is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Match Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.7% of InterXion shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.6% of Match Group shares are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Match Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

InterXion has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Match Group has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for InterXion and Match Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InterXion 0 0 10 0 3.00
Match Group 0 8 9 0 2.53

InterXion currently has a consensus target price of $72.22, indicating a potential upside of 8.47%. Match Group has a consensus target price of $44.21, indicating a potential downside of 25.33%. Given InterXion’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe InterXion is more favorable than Match Group.

Profitability

This table compares InterXion and Match Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InterXion 6.32% 7.27% 2.47%
Match Group 32.94% 53.18% 13.03%

Summary

Match Group beats InterXion on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

InterXion Company Profile

InterXion Holding N.V. provides carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data center services in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. The company enables its customers to connect to a range of telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers, and other customers. Its data centers acts as content, cloud, and connectivity hubs that facilitate the processing, storage, sharing, and distribution of data between its customers. The company offers colocation services, including space and power to deploy IT infrastructure in its data centers; power backup services; connectivity services that enable its customers to connect their IT infrastructure to exchange traffic and access cloud platforms; and systems monitoring, systems management, and engineering support services, as well as installs and manages physical connections running from its customers' equipment to the equipment of its telecommunications carriers, Internet exchange customers, and other customers. It provides its services to telecom operators, Internet service providers, and content delivery networks; content and cloud providers; and enterprises through direct sales forces, as well as through tradeshows, networking events, and industry seminars. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 49 carrier and cloud neutral colocation data centers in 13 metropolitan areas in 11 countries. The company is also involved in real estate management/holding businesses. InterXion Holding N.V. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.

Match Group Company Profile

Match Group, Inc. provides dating products. It operates a portfolio of brands, including Tinder, Match, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OkCupid, OurTime, and Pairs. Match Group, Inc. offers its dating products through its Websites and applications in 42 languages approximately in 190 countries. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Match Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

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