Reviewing TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) & Datable Technology (NYSE:TTMZF)

TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) and Datable Technology (OTCMKTS:TTMZF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for TPG Specialty Lending and Datable Technology, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TPG Specialty Lending 0 1 5 0 2.83
Datable Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

TPG Specialty Lending currently has a consensus target price of $21.33, indicating a potential upside of 7.04%. Given TPG Specialty Lending’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe TPG Specialty Lending is more favorable than Datable Technology.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.6% of TPG Specialty Lending shares are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of TPG Specialty Lending shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

TPG Specialty Lending has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Datable Technology has a beta of -7.76, meaning that its share price is 876% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TPG Specialty Lending and Datable Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TPG Specialty Lending $261.91 million 5.02 $143.88 million $2.25 8.86
Datable Technology $920,000.00 3.40 N/A N/A N/A

TPG Specialty Lending has higher revenue and earnings than Datable Technology.


TPG Specialty Lending pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Datable Technology does not pay a dividend. TPG Specialty Lending pays out 69.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares TPG Specialty Lending and Datable Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TPG Specialty Lending 48.29% 13.05% 7.37%
Datable Technology N/A N/A N/A


TPG Specialty Lending beats Datable Technology on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TPG Specialty Lending

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. is a business development company. The fund provides senior secured loans (first-lien, second-lien, and unitranche), mezzanine debt, non-control structured equity, and common equity with a focus on co-investments for organic growth, acquisitions, market or product expansion, restructuring initiatives, recapitalizations, and refinancing. The fund invests in business services, software & technology, healthcare, energy, consumer & retail, manufacturing, industrials, royalty related businesses, education, and specialty finance. It seeks to finance middle market companies principally located in the United States. The fund invests in companies with enterprise value between $50 million and $1 billion or more and EBITDA between $10 million and $250 million. The transaction size is between $15 million and $350 million. The fund invests across the spectrum of the capital structure and can arrange syndicated transactions of up to $500 million and hold sizeable positions within its credits.

About Datable Technology

Datable Technology Corporation, a technology company, provides consumer digital and social media engagement, data mining, and loyalty solutions primarily in Canada and the United States. The company offers Platform³, a Software as a Service mobile shopper marketing and messaging platform for consumer packaged goods companies and consumer brands. The company was formerly known as 3TL Technologies Corp. and changed its name to Datable Technology Corporation in May 2018. Datable Technology Corporation was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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