Head to Head Comparison: SWK (NASDAQ:SWKH) and TROOPS (NASDAQ:TROO)

SWK (NASDAQ:SWKHGet Free Report) and TROOPS (NASDAQ:TROOGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SWK and TROOPS, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SWK 0 0 0 0 N/A
TROOPS 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares SWK and TROOPS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SWK 30.19% 5.11% 4.50%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.3% of SWK shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of SWK shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of TROOPS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SWK and TROOPS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SWK $40.13 million 5.31 $15.89 million $0.97 17.60
TROOPS $3.57 million N/A -$1.72 million N/A N/A

SWK has higher revenue and earnings than TROOPS.

Volatility & Risk

SWK has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TROOPS has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.


SWK beats TROOPS on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SWK

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SWK Holdings Corporation, offers specialty finance and asset management services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Finance Receivables and Pharmaceutical Development. The Finance Receivables segment provides 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. This segment also offers non-discretionary investment advisory services to institutional clients in separately managed accounts to invest in life science finance. The Pharmaceutical Development segment provides customers pharmaceutical development, formulation, and manufacturing services, as well as formulation solutions built around its proprietary oral drug delivery technologies, the Peptelligence platform. It also offers intellectual property licensing business. The company was formerly known as Kana Software, Inc. and changed its name to SWK Holdings Corporation in December 2009. SWK Holdings Corporation was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


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TROOPS, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the money lending business in Hong Kong and Australia. The company provides mortgage, personal, and corporate loans; operates online financial marketplace through a platform for money lending, system integration, and consultation services; and invests in real estate properties in Hong Kong. It also offers fintech and IT support services, which includes artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain technology, machine learning, fingerprint ID, facial recognition, and cloud computing, and GFS strives; and engages in property leasing and management services. The company was formerly known as SGOCO Group, Ltd. and changed its name to TROOPS, Inc. in November 2021. TROOPS, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.

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