SWK (SWKH) vs. China Lending (CLDC) Financial Contrast

SWK (OTCMKTS:SWKH) and China Lending (NASDAQ:CLDC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SWK and China Lending, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of China Lending shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of SWK shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of China Lending 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SWK and China Lending’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SWK $37.49 million 3.30 $3.04 million N/A N/A
China Lending $16.53 million 1.38 -$54.78 million N/A N/A

SWK has higher revenue and earnings than China Lending.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SWK 5.69% 7.31% 7.24%
China Lending N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

SWK has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Lending has a beta of -1.24, indicating that its stock price is 224% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SWK beats China Lending on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SWK

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.

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.

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