Contrasting Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KWHIY) & Tcg Bdc (CGBD)

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (OTCMKTS: KWHIY) and Tcg Bdc (NASDAQ:CGBD) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.


This table compares Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Tcg Bdc’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 1.85% 6.47% 1.64%
Tcg Bdc 49.96% 8.73% 5.04%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Tcg Bdc’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kawasaki Heavy Industries $14.53 billion 0.33 $266.89 million $0.64 18.08
Tcg Bdc $165.00 million 6.54 $84.20 million $1.74 9.91

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Tcg Bdc. Tcg Bdc is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kawasaki Heavy Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Tcg Bdc, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tcg Bdc 0 1 2 0 2.67

Tcg Bdc has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 13.11%. Given Tcg Bdc’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tcg Bdc is more favorable than Kawasaki Heavy Industries.


Kawasaki Heavy Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Tcg Bdc pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. Kawasaki Heavy Industries pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tcg Bdc pays out 85.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Kawasaki Heavy Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.2% of Tcg Bdc shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Tcg Bdc shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Tcg Bdc beats Kawasaki Heavy Industries on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ship and offshore structure, rolling stock, aerospace, gas turbine and machinery, plant and infrastructure, motorcycle and engine, and precision machinery businesses. The Ship & Offshore Structure segment offers liquid natural gas carriers, LPG carriers, bulk carriers, and submarines. The Rolling Stock segment provides electric train cars, including bullet trains; and electric and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, and bogies. The Aerospace segment offers aircrafts for the Japan Ministry of Defense; component parts for commercial aircraft; commercial helicopters; and missiles/space equipment. The Gas Turbine & Machinery segment provides jet engines, industrial-use gas turbines/cogeneration systems, gas engines, diesel engines, steam turbines for marine and land, and aerodynamic machineries/marine propulsion systems. The Plant & Infrastructure segment offers cement, fertilizer, and other industrial plants; and power plants, liquid natural gas tanks, municipal waste incineration plants, tunnel boring machines, and crushing machines. The Motorcycle & Engine segment provides motorcycles, utility vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercrafts, and general-purpose gasoline engines. The Precision Machinery segment offers hydraulic components for construction machineries; hydraulic components and systems for industrial machineries; marine steering gears; hydraulic deck machineries; industrial robots; and medical and pharmaceutical robots. The company sells its products in Japan, the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Tcg Bdc

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.

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