TCG BDC INC (NASDAQ: CGBD) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, (NYSE:BLX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for TCG BDC INC and Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior,, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TCG BDC INC 0 0 4 0 3.00
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, 1 2 0 0 1.67

TCG BDC INC presently has a consensus target price of $19.13, indicating a potential upside of 3.94%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, has a consensus target price of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 5.61%. Given Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior,’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, is more favorable than TCG BDC INC.

Dividends

TCG BDC INC pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.0%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, pays out 73.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares TCG BDC INC and Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TCG BDC INC N/A N/A N/A
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, 31.94% 8.09% 1.18%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.3% of TCG BDC INC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.3% of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of TCG BDC INC shares are held by company 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TCG BDC INC and Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior,’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TCG BDC INC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, $127.99 million 8.01 $82.26 million $2.09 12.46

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, has higher revenue and earnings than TCG BDC INC.

Summary

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, beats TCG BDC INC on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TCG BDC INC

TCG BDC, Inc., formerly Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc., is a managed and non-diversified closed-end investment company. The Company is focused on lending to middle market companies. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments in the United States and middle market companies. The Company seeks to achieve its investment objective primarily through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien senior secured loans and second lien senior secured loans. The Company’s first lien senior secured loans include stand-alone first lien loans, first lien/last out loans, and unitranche loans. Second lien senior secured loans (Middle Market Senior Loans), with the balance of its assets invested yielding in higher investments include unsecured debt, mezzanine debt and investments in equities. The Company’s investment adviser is Carlyle GMS Investment Management L.L.C.

About Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior,

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (the Bank) is a specialized multinational bank. The Bank is established to support the financing of trade and economic integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company operates in two segments: Commercial and Treasury. The Bank’s Commercial segment incorporates all of the Bank’s financial intermediation and fees generated by the commercial portfolio activities, such as origination of bilateral and syndicated credits, short- and medium-term loans, acceptances and contingent credits. The Bank’s Treasury segment incorporates deposits in banks and all of the Bank’s trading assets, securities available-for-sale and held-to-maturity, and the balance of the investment funds. The Bank serves a range of sectors, including oil and gas, agribusiness, food processing and manufacturing. Its products and services are categorized into three main areas: Financial Intermediation Business, Structuring and Syndications Business and Treasury.

Receive News & Ratings for TCG BDC INC Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for TCG BDC INC and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.