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Match Group: Swipe Right On The Industry Leader In Online Dating

Apr. 06, 2021 9:57 AM ETMatch Group, Inc. (MTCH)3 Comments


  • Match's well-made offerings and sound acquisition strategy have earned company dominant positioning in nearly all online dating verticals.
  • The company has demonstrated exceptional growth and profitability in recent years.
  • With secular growth in online dating likely, Match appears destined to reap outsized benefits as the industry leader.
  • Its high valuation, large debt loads, and structural issues with online dating are factors investors should remain cautious about.

Female using a dating app on smart phone
Photo by Luis Alvarez/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Having market dominance in a fast-growing industry is quite an enviable position. Match Group (NASDAQ: NASDAQ:MTCH), an online dating giant, is fortunate enough to be in this spot.

Investors have certainly begun to

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Comments (3)

Moat Investing profile picture
Nice Analysis. Check this video which focuses more on the valuation of the story https://youtu.be/pxrTwshs8hQ
klavsthor profile picture
Online dating is already a monster. And it's only gonna continue to grow from here. The future is looking bright for Match!
@klavsthor agreed. It's the network effect. The more people that use it, the more valuable it becomes.
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