Head-To-Head Survey: Top Image Systems (TISA) vs. Gigamon (GIMO)

Top Image Systems (NASDAQ: TISA) and Gigamon (NYSE:GIMO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Top Image Systems and Gigamon’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Top Image Systems $31.64 million 0.63 -$6.61 million ($0.49) -2.29
Gigamon $310.86 million 4.62 $49.43 million ($0.04) -962.50

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Top Image Systems and Gigamon, 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 0 9 1 0 2.10

Top Image Systems presently has a consensus price target of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 123.21%. Gigamon has a consensus price target of $45.35, indicating a potential upside of 17.79%. Given Top Image Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Top Image Systems is more favorable than Gigamon.


This table compares Top Image Systems and Gigamon’s 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%
Gigamon -0.32% -0.55% -0.38%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.4% of Top Image Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.9% of Gigamon shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Gigamon shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds 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.

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.

About Gigamon

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.

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