Critical Comparison: Zadar Ventures (ZADDF) versus TCG BDC (CGBD)

Zadar Ventures (OTCMKTS:ZADDF) and TCG BDC (NASDAQ:CGBD) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.


This table compares Zadar Ventures and TCG BDC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zadar Ventures N/A -108.71% -93.31%
TCG BDC 33.51% 9.41% 5.15%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Zadar Ventures and TCG BDC, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zadar Ventures 0 0 0 0 N/A
TCG BDC 0 2 2 0 2.50

TCG BDC has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.13%. Given TCG BDC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TCG BDC is more favorable than Zadar Ventures.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.3% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Zadar Ventures and TCG BDC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zadar Ventures N/A N/A -$1.11 million N/A N/A
TCG BDC $165.00 million 5.88 $84.20 million $1.74 8.91

TCG BDC has higher revenue and earnings than Zadar Ventures.


TCG BDC pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.5%. Zadar Ventures does not pay 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.

Volatility and Risk

Zadar Ventures has a beta of 6.16, indicating that its stock price is 516% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TCG BDC has a beta of -0.07, indicating that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.


TCG BDC beats Zadar Ventures on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Zadar Ventures

Zadar Ventures Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Canada and the United States. The company explores for lithium and uranium deposits. Its flagship property is the Clayton Valley project located in Nevada, the United States. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.


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.

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