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

Volatility and Risk

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


This table compares TROOPS and SWK’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%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TROOPS $3.57 million N/A -$1.72 million N/A N/A
SWK $37.76 million 5.63 $15.89 million $0.97 17.59

SWK has higher revenue and earnings than TROOPS.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for TROOPS and SWK, as reported by MarketBeat.

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


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


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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.

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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