IZEA (NASDAQ: IZEA) and Jiayuan.com International (NASDAQ:DATE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IZEA and Jiayuan.com International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IZEA $27.31 million 0.88 -$7.56 million ($1.18) -3.55
Jiayuan.com International N/A N/A N/A $0.18 41.61

Jiayuan.com International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than IZEA. IZEA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Jiayuan.com International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.8% of IZEA shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.5% of IZEA shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

IZEA has a beta of -0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 143% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jiayuan.com International has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares IZEA and Jiayuan.com International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IZEA -22.78% -92.32% -42.10%
Jiayuan.com International 5.04% 8.55% 4.08%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for IZEA and Jiayuan.com International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IZEA 0 0 1 0 3.00
Jiayuan.com International 0 0 0 0 N/A


Jiayuan.com International beats IZEA on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IZEA

IZEA, Inc. (IZEA) operates online marketplaces that facilitate transactions between brands and influential content creators. These creators produce and distribute text, videos and photos on behalf of brands through Websites, blogs and social media channels. Its technology enables transactions to be completed at scale through the management of content workflow, creator search and targeting, bidding, analytics and payment processing. Brands and Publishers engage IZEA in order to gain access to its technology and network of creators. These companies use its technology for various purposes, such as the engagement of online influencers for sponsored social campaigns, or the creation of standalone content for distribution through their owned channels. The Company provides services to customers in multiple industry segments, including consumer products, retail/eTail, technology and travel. Its platforms include IZEA.com and The IZEA Exchange (IZEAx), and Ebyline.

About Jiayuan.com International

Jiayuan.com International Ltd. (Jiayuan) is an online dating platform in China. The Company operates through three business segments: online services, personalized matchmaking services, and events and other services. The online services segment includes Jiayuan.com, Izhenxin.com and Qiuai.com. The Jiayuan.com platform enables single adults to meet, interact and form a long-term relationship. The izhenxin.com platform provides marriage-minded singles a members-only platform to interact. Qiuai.com is a mobile dating platform for mobile browsers and WAP platforms. The personalized matchmaking services segment provides personalized matchmaking services to individual users. The events and other services segment is engaged in organizing and hosting events, including speed-dating, dance parties and other social events for its users.

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