Head-To-Head Analysis: TCG BDC (CGBD) vs. DATATEC Ltd/ADR (DTTLY)

TCG BDC (NASDAQ:CGBD) and DATATEC Ltd/ADR (OTCMKTS:DTTLY) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.5% of TCG BDC shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of TCG BDC shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for TCG BDC and DATATEC Ltd/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TCG BDC 0 1 2 0 2.67
DATATEC Ltd/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

TCG BDC currently has a consensus target price of $16.83, indicating a potential upside of 9.88%. Given TCG BDC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TCG BDC is more favorable than DATATEC Ltd/ADR.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TCG BDC and DATATEC Ltd/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TCG BDC $207.53 million 4.47 $39.12 million $1.73 8.86
DATATEC Ltd/ADR $3.92 billion 0.12 $44.35 million N/A N/A

DATATEC Ltd/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than TCG BDC.


TCG BDC pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. DATATEC Ltd/ADR does not pay a dividend. TCG BDC pays out 85.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


This table compares TCG BDC and DATATEC Ltd/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TCG BDC 24.05% 10.19% 5.23%

Risk & Volatility

TCG BDC has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DATATEC Ltd/ADR has a beta of -0.67, indicating that its share price is 167% less volatile than the S&P 500.


TCG BDC beats DATATEC Ltd/ADR on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.


TCG BDC, Inc. is a non-diversified closed-end investment company. The fund operates as a business development company. The company provides debt investments in the U.S. middle market companies. It also invests in first lien and second lien senior secured loans; middle market junior loans, such as corporate mezzanine loans, equity co-investments, syndicated first lien and second lien senior secured loans, high-yield bonds, structured finance obligations, and other opportunistic investments. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, New York.


Datatec Limited provides information and communication technology (ICT) solutions and services worldwide. The company operates through Westcon International; Logicalis; and Corporate, Consulting, and Financial Services segments. The Westcon International segment engages in the distribution of cyber security and network infrastructure solutions, unified communications products, data center and collaboration solutions, and channel services. It offers solutions through a network of service providers, systems integrators, and specialty resellers. This segment offers its solutions under the Westcon and Comstor brands. The Logicalis segment provides ICT infrastructure solutions and managed services with a focus on data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization. The Corporate, Consulting, and Financial Services segment provides strategic, trusted advisory, modeling, and market intelligence services to the telecoms, media, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Sandown, South Africa.

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