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

Dividends

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. TCG BDC INC pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, pays out 73.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, and TCG BDC INC, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, currently has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.48%. TCG BDC INC has a consensus target price of $19.13, suggesting a potential upside of 4.51%. Given TCG BDC INC’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TCG BDC INC is more favorable than Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior,.

Profitability

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

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, $127.99 million 8.09 $82.26 million $2.09 12.59
TCG BDC INC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Summary

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

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.

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.

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