Tal Davidson
Long only, deep value, contrarian, small-cap

Spark Networks: Now Is A Great Time To Take JDate For A Date

Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LOV) is in an inflection point - it is shifting from growing its subscriber base and revenues, on account of profitability, to focusing on its bottom line. While its public image is all about love and faith, behind the scenes, one finds a different story: a nasty proxy fight and skeletons in the coffin in the form of poor corporate governance practices. The story gets even more intriguing, as a high-profile value investor is pitching the shares, while the largest shareholder recently liquidated their entire position.

The Business

Spark Networks is the operator of the internet match-making services JDate and ChristianMingle, as well as several other international niche dating websites. Users of those services pay...

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