Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) and Top Image Systems (NASDAQ:TISA) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Gigamon and Top Image Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gigamon||$310.86 million||4.62||$49.43 million||($0.04)||-962.50|
|Top Image Systems||$31.64 million||0.63||-$6.61 million||($0.49)||-2.29|
Gigamon has higher revenue and earnings than Top Image Systems. Gigamon is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Top Image Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Gigamon and Top Image Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Top Image Systems||0||1||2||0||2.67|
Gigamon currently has a consensus price target of $45.35, indicating a potential upside of 17.79%. Top Image Systems has a consensus price target of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 123.21%. Given Top Image Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Top Image Systems is more favorable than Gigamon.
This table compares Gigamon and Top Image Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Top Image Systems||-30.77%||-50.20%||-24.46%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
97.9% of Gigamon shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.4% of Top Image Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Gigamon shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Gigamon beats Top Image Systems on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Gigamon Inc. offers a solution that delivers visibility and control of data-in-motion traversing enterprise, federal and service provider networks. The Company’s Visibility Platform consists of a distributed system of nodes (that in combination establish a Visibility Fabric). The Visibility Platform includes physical appliances and virtual nodes that can be deployed in data centers, central offices, virtualized/private cloud/public cloud environments, and small form-factor remote site appliances, which in combination enable pervasive visibility of network infrastructures. Its GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform enables security teams and information technology (IT) personnel to gain visibility into their IT infrastructure by forwarding selected traffic of interest from network, server and remote location infrastructure to security, management, analysis and compliance tools in a manner that is optimized for specific uses or functions.
About Top Image Systems
Top Image Systems Ltd. (TIS) is a developer and marketer of intelligent content capture and workflow automation solutions for managing and validating incoming content in any format from any source. The Company’s solutions deliver digital content to the people and applications that drive an enterprise by using advanced network, mobile and cloud technologies. Its products integrate information regardless of the source and format of the data, whether structured, as in the case of application forms or surveys, or semi-structured, such as invoices, purchase orders, checks, freight and shipping bills, and others or unstructured. Its software minimizes the need for manual data entry by automatically capturing, reading, understanding, identifying, processing, classifying and routing the information contained in documents. Its mobiFLOW software development kit (SDK) is a multi-purpose mobile capture and processing platform that enables capture of any document of any size using a mobile device.
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