SEEKING ALPHA - Mar 15 - Momo is a mobile platform in China. It consists of the main Momo app, which combines live video streaming, chatting, gaming and TanTan, the Tinder of China. On Tuesday, March 12, Momo jumped 12% after it had released its Q4 and FY 2018 earnings before the market opened. Momo has beaten expectations every single time since its IPO in 2015. Momo is hugely profitable. And without Tantan's financial impact, the profitability would even have been higher. Momo invested heavily in 2018. With an extra 57% spending, a lot of companies would see their bottom line wither. But not Momo. Tang Yan, Momo's founder-CEO, was righteously very proud of the bottom line margins, which grew despite the very heavy investments. Because of that huge profitability, Momo is able to give a present to its shareholders: a special dividend. The special cash dividend is $0.62 per ADS, a 1.64% one-time yield at the current price ($37.76 at the moment of writing). The total amount of cash dividends the company will have to pay will be ~$128M. Tantan has still less users than Tinder. The dating app started the monetization only in Q1 2018: in January it started its VIP service. Then later, in July, it added two extra paying services: A See Who Likes Me stream and Super Exposure. With these three services, TanTan already has 3.9M paying subscribers which is already 90% of Tinder's number of subscribers. In Q4, TanTan's total revenue was $33M up 36% QoQ. While this is only a small number, I think the Chinese dating market could still be in its infancy and I expect it to grow for at least a decade.