Financial Contrast: WISeKey International (NASDAQ:WKEY) and HeartCore Enterprises (NASDAQ:HTCR)

HeartCore Enterprises (NASDAQ:HTCRGet Rating) and WISeKey International (NASDAQ:WKEYGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares HeartCore Enterprises and WISeKey International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HeartCore Enterprises -65.20% -88.52% -39.77%
WISeKey International N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for HeartCore Enterprises and WISeKey International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HeartCore Enterprises 0 0 0 0 N/A
WISeKey International 0 0 0 0 N/A

WISeKey International has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 233.33%. Given WISeKey International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe WISeKey International is more favorable than HeartCore Enterprises.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of HeartCore Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of WISeKey International shares are held by institutional investors. 59.0% of HeartCore Enterprises shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 33.5% of WISeKey International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HeartCore Enterprises and WISeKey International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HeartCore Enterprises $10.82 million 1.87 -$340,000.00 N/A N/A
WISeKey International $22.26 million 1.28 -$20.34 million N/A N/A

HeartCore Enterprises has higher earnings, but lower revenue than WISeKey International.

Summary

WISeKey International beats HeartCore Enterprises on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HeartCore Enterprises

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HeartCore Enterprises, Inc., a software development company, provides Software as a Service solutions to enterprise customers in Japan and internationally. Its customer experience management platform includes marketing, sales, service, and content management systems, as well as other tools and integrations, which enable companies to enhance the customer experience and drive engagement. The company also provides data analytics services that allow enterprise businesses to create web experiences for their clients. In addition, it operates a digital transformation business that provides customers with robotics process automation, process mining, and task mining to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About WISeKey International

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WISeKey International Holding AG, a cybersecurity company, provides integrated security solutions for the internet of things (IoT) and digital identity ecosystems in Switzerland, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates through three segments: IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Managed Public Key Infrastructure (mPKI). It offers microcontrollers that provides identity to various connected devices; and mPKI, which include digital identity, certificate management and signing solutions, and trust services, as well as offers digital certificates; software as a service, including cloud-based certificate life-cycle-management and signing and authentication solutions; software licenses; post-contract customer support for cybersecurity applications; and infrastructure hosting and monitoring services. The company also develops, markets, hosts, and supports a range of solutions that enable secure digital identification of people, content, and objects by generating digital identities through its products and services in cybersecurity services, IoT, digital brand management, and mobile security, which enable clients to monetize their existing user bases, as well as expand its eco-system. In addition, the company operates ISTANA platform to manage components in an intelligent car by providing digital identities based on PKI technology.; and engages in financing, sales, and distribution activities. Further, it provides AI solutions through knowledge automation. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

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