Reviewing Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) and Livongo Health (NASDAQ:LVGO)

Livongo Health (NASDAQ:LVGO) and Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Livongo Health -43.59% -119.92% -21.82%
Match Group 26.41% 293.15% 23.26%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.4% of Livongo Health shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.9% of Match Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Match Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Livongo Health and Match Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Livongo Health 0 1 9 0 2.90
Match Group 0 6 12 0 2.67

Livongo Health presently has a consensus price target of $44.30, indicating a potential upside of 58.16%. Match Group has a consensus price target of $87.93, indicating a potential upside of 29.56%. Given Livongo Health’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Livongo Health is more favorable than Match Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Livongo Health and Match Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Livongo Health $68.43 million 38.67 -$33.38 million N/A N/A
Match Group $1.73 billion 11.03 $477.94 million $1.33 51.03

Match Group has higher revenue and earnings than Livongo Health.

Summary

Match Group beats Livongo Health on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Livongo Health Company Profile

Livongo Health, Inc. provides an integrated suite of solutions for the healthcare industry in North America. It solutions promote health behavior change based on real-time data capture supported by intuitive devices and insights driven by data science. The company offers a platform that provides cellular-connected devices, supplies, informed coaching, data science-enabled insights, and facilitates access to medications. Its products include Livongo for Diabetes, Livongo for Hypertension, Livongo for Prediabetes and Weight Management, and Livongo for Behavioral Health by myStrength. The company was formerly known as EosHealth, Inc. and changed its name to Livongo Health, Inc. in 2014. Livongo Health, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Match Group Company Profile

Match Group, Inc. provides dating products worldwide. It operates a portfolio of brands, including Tinder, Match, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OkCupid, OurTime, Pairs, and Hinge, as well as other brands. Match Group, Inc. offers its dating products through its applications and Websites in approximately 40 languages. 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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