Federal Agricultural Mortgage (AGM.A) & TCG BDC (CGBD) Head-To-Head Survey

Federal Agricultural Mortgage (NYSE: AGM.A) and TCG BDC (NASDAQ:CGBD) are both small-cap corporate financial services – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Federal Agricultural Mortgage and TCG BDC’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Federal Agricultural Mortgage N/A N/A N/A $7.43 9.42
TCG BDC $110.97 million 10.42 $69.80 million N/A N/A

TCG BDC has higher revenue and earnings than Federal Agricultural Mortgage.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Federal Agricultural Mortgage and TCG BDC, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federal Agricultural Mortgage 0 0 0 0 N/A
TCG BDC 0 0 4 0 3.00

TCG BDC has a consensus price target of $19.13, suggesting a potential upside of 2.88%. Given TCG BDC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TCG BDC is more favorable than Federal Agricultural Mortgage.


This table compares Federal Agricultural Mortgage and TCG BDC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federal Agricultural Mortgage 21.05% 14.97% 0.50%
TCG BDC 50.18% 8.82% 4.94%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.8% 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 is poised for long-term growth.


TCG BDC pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.0%. Federal Agricultural Mortgage does not pay a dividend.


TCG BDC beats Federal Agricultural Mortgage on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Company Profile

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) provides a secondary market for a range of loans made to borrowers in rural America. The Company’s segments include Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, Institutional Credit and Corporate. Its secondary market activities are purchasing eligible loans directly from lenders; providing advances against eligible loans by purchasing obligations secured by those loans; securitizing assets and guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on the resulting securities that represent interests in, or obligations secured by, pools of eligible loans; and issuing long-term standby purchase commitments (LTSPCs) for eligible loans. The loans eligible for the secondary market provided by Farmer Mac include mortgage loans secured by first liens on agricultural real estate, including part-time farms and rural housing (comprising the assets eligible for the Farm & Ranch line of business).

TCG BDC Company Profile

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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