Jiayuan.com International Ltd Stock Upgraded (DATE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Jiayuan.com International (Nasdaq: DATE) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 12.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 25.2%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • DATE has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.17, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • JIAYUAN.COM INTL LTD's earnings per share declined by 30.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, JIAYUAN.COM INTL LTD increased its bottom line by earning $0.31 versus $0.19 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.35 versus $0.31).
  • The gross profit margin for JIAYUAN.COM INTL LTD is rather high; currently it is at 62.79%. Regardless of DATE's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 10.95% trails the industry average.

Jiayuan.com International Ltd. operates an online dating platform in the People's Republic of China. It operates through three segments: Online Services, Events and VIP Services, and Other Services. Jiayuan.com International has a market cap of $217.6 million and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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