Tidefall Capital: ‘Match (MTCH) Refused to be Beaten by Tinder’

Tidefall Capital Management LP, a concentrated, unconstrained investment fund, published its third-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of 25.40% was recorded by the fund for the 3rd Quarter of 2020, ahead of its S&P 500 benchmark that returned 8.9%. You can view the fund’s top 10 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Tidefall Capital Management in their Q3 2020 Investor Letter said that they were able to distinguish a value in  Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH). Match Group, Inc. is an online dating service company that currently has a $40 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, FB delivered a 34.44% return and settled at $150.85 per share at the closing of January 15th.

Here is what Tidefall Capital Management has to say about Match Group, Inc. in their Investor Letter:

“Hinge is quickly becoming an important driver of Match’s intrinsic value. Positioned as an anti-Tinder,
relationship app, it’s been consistently gaining share against its closest competitor, Bumble. Hinge
has now grown 10 fold since Match’s initial investment in the company in September 2017. Its high
income, urban millennial user base represents an attractive long term monetization opportunity. In the
second quarter, Hinge’s average revenue per user increased by 60% year over year to ~47 cents per
day. The most important premium feature in any dating app, “who likes you”, continues without a
paywall, dramatically understating Hinge’s potential profitability. Today, Hinge is estimated to have
0.6% paid subscriber penetration of 25-34 year old singles in the North American and Western
European market.”

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Last November 2020, we published an article telling that Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) was in 61 hedge funds’ portfolio, its all time high statistics. Match Group, Inc. delivered a -0.22% return YTD.

Our calculations showed that Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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