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Why is Tinder-Owner Match Group (MTCH) Stock Falling Today?

On Wednesday, shares of Tinder-owner Match Group Inc MTCH have fallen over 16.5% in late morning trading after the company reported disappointing financial results yesterday.

Profit declined a whopping 26% year-over-year despite earnings coming in at $0.24 per share, a beat of $0.04 above analyst expectations. Match Group said profits were impacted by an increase in spending on marketing and other administrative costs.

Revenue missed the $277 million forecast for the fourth quarter, coming in at $267.6 million.

This was Match Group's first earnings report as a publicly traded company; they recently split from their former parent company last fall, online media company IAC/InterActiveCpro IAC .

On a bright note, one of Match Group's premier dating service, Tinder, saw solid growth for the quarter. The company also owns OkCupid and Match.com, among other dating sites.

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