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, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • 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).

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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