Critical Survey: Swvl (NASDAQ:SWVL) and Paltalk (NASDAQ:PALT)

Swvl (NASDAQ:SWVLGet Free Report) and Paltalk (NASDAQ:PALTGet Free Report) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.0% of Swvl shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.9% of Paltalk shares are held by institutional investors. 29.9% of Swvl shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of Paltalk shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Swvl and Paltalk’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Swvl $22.85 million 3.27 $3.06 million N/A N/A
Paltalk $10.98 million 2.76 -$1.07 million ($0.09) -36.53

Swvl has higher revenue and earnings than Paltalk.

Volatility and Risk

Swvl has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paltalk has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Swvl and Paltalk’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Swvl N/A N/A N/A
Paltalk -7.45% -4.07% -3.45%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Swvl and Paltalk, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Swvl 0 0 0 0 N/A
Paltalk 0 0 1 0 3.00

Paltalk has a consensus price target of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 36.89%. Given Paltalk’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Paltalk is more favorable than Swvl.

Summary

Swvl beats Paltalk on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Swvl

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Swvl Holdings Corp. provides mass transit ridesharing services. It offers B2C Swvl Retail, which provides riders with a network of minibuses and other vehicles running on fixed or semi-fixed routes within cities; Swvl Travel that allows riders to book rides on long-distance intercity routes on vehicle available through the Swvl platform or through third-party services; and Swvl Business, a transport as a service enterprise product for businesses, schools, municipal transit agencies, and other customers. Swvl Holdings Corp. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

About Paltalk

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Paltalk, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops communications software and multimedia social applications worldwide. It offers consumer applications, which include Paltalk, Camfrog, and Tinychat for live video chat; and owns and operates Vumber, a telecommunications services provider that enables users to have multiple phone numbers in any area code through which calls can be forwarded to a user's existing cell phone or land line telephone number. The company provides ManyCam, a live streaming software and virtual camera that allows users to deliver professional live videos on streaming platforms, video conferencing applications, and distance learning tools; and product payment options, where users can pay by credit card, PayPal, western union, check, local e-wallet providers, or complete an in-app purchase through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for Android users. The company was formerly known as PeerStream, Inc. and changed its name to Paltalk, Inc. in May 2020. Paltalk, Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Jericho, New York.

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