China Lending (NASDAQ:CLDC) and SWK (OTCMKTS:SWKH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for China Lending and SWK, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares China Lending and SWK’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Lending||$16.53 million||1.37||-$54.78 million||N/A||N/A|
|SWK||$37.49 million||3.31||$3.04 million||N/A||N/A|
SWK has higher revenue and earnings than China Lending.
This table compares China Lending and SWK’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of China Lending shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of China Lending shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of SWK shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
China Lending has a beta of -1.24, indicating that its share price is 224% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SWK has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.
SWK beats China Lending on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About China Lending
China Lending Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides direct lending services in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It offers loans to micro, small, and medium sized enterprises; and sole proprietors. The company also provides financial consulting services. It serves customers in commerce and service, energy and mining, real estate, agriculture and husbandry, supply chain financing, manufacturing, consumer credit, and other industries. China Lending Corporation was founded in 2009 and is based in Urumqi, the People's Republic of China.
SWK Holdings Corporation, a specialized finance company, focuses on the healthcare sector. It intends to provide customized financing solutions to a range of life science companies, including companies in the biotechnology, medical device, medical diagnostics and related tools, animal health, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as institutions and inventors. The company, through its subsidiary, SWK Advisors LLC, offers non-discretionary investment advisory services to institutional clients in separately managed accounts to invest in life science finance. The company was formerly known as Kana Software, Inc. and changed its name to SWK Holdings Corporation in December 2009. SWK Holdings Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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