SEEKING ALPHA - Feb 15 - The company is too expensive at the moment despite excellent business results. Bumble has the first-mover advantage in addressing a problem that women have in the dating space. In Wolfe's telling, women are taught to let men be the aggressors. The company's value proposition is very compelling to women and it shows in the demographics of the app: there are 30% more women than men on Bumble. In total, as of Sep 30, 2020, the company had 42M monthly active users: 40.7M MAUs coming from Bumble and Badoo (12.3M MAUs from Bumble and 28.4M MAUs from Badoo). Having grown 49% in 2019, to 855,600 in 2019, Bumble's paid users grew a further 30% YOY, for the first nine months of 2020 to 1.1M. Though the number of paid users in Badoo fell by 9% in 2019 to 1.2M, they grew 10% YOY for the first nine months of 2020 to 1.3M. Wolfe has been an excellent capital allocator, growing returns on invested capital (ROIC) from -39.2% in 2018, to 179.7% in 2019 and 178.8% for the trailing twelve months (TTM) period. Unfortunately, Bumble Inc’s P/E multiple is 51, based on our adjusted earnings per share, which is very unattractive.