What to Expect When Match Reports After the Close

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Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) is scheduled to release its second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.40 in earnings per share (EPS) and $488.96 million in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had $0.41 in EPS and $421.2 million in revenue.

In the first quarter, average subscribers increased 16% to 8.6 million, up from 7.4 million in the prior-year quarter. At the same time, Tinder average subscribers were 4.7 million, increasing 384,000 sequentially and 1.3 million year over year.

Also at that time, average revenue per user was flat over the prior-year quarter. However, excluding foreign exchange effects, that average was $0.60, an increase of 4% over the same period of the previous year.

Excluding Tuesday’s move, Match had outperformed the broad markets, with its stock up about 67% year to date. In the past 52 weeks, the stock was up closer to 97%.

A few analysts weighed in on Match ahead of the report:

  • SunTrust Banks has a Buy rating.
  • Cowen has a Buy rating with an $84 price target.
  • BMO Capital Markets has a Market Perform rating and a $74 target.
  • Barclays has an Equal Weight rating with a $66 target price.
  • Goldman Sachs rates it as Neutral with a $66 price target.

Shares of Match traded up about 2% Tuesday, at $73.07 in a 52-week range of $33.30 to $79.30. The consensus price target is $69.65.


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