Top Image Systems (NASDAQ: TISA) and Asure Software (NASDAQ:ASUR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.8% of Top Image Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.3% of Asure Software shares are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of Asure Software shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Top Image Systems and Asure Software’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Top Image Systems $30.50 million 0.79 -$3.45 million ($0.34) -3.94
Asure Software $39.55 million 2.68 $5.99 million ($0.03) -408.67

Asure Software has higher revenue and earnings than Top Image Systems. Asure Software 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 Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Top Image Systems and Asure Software, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Top Image Systems 0 1 2 0 2.67
Asure Software 0 0 5 0 3.00

Top Image Systems presently has a consensus price target of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 86.57%. Asure Software has a consensus price target of $15.40, indicating a potential upside of 25.61%. Given Top Image Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Top Image Systems is more favorable than Asure Software.

Profitability

This table compares Top Image Systems and Asure Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Top Image Systems -19.75% -26.38% -14.45%
Asure Software -1.21% 19.31% 2.61%

Risk & Volatility

Top Image Systems has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Asure Software has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Asure Software beats Top Image Systems on 11 of the 13 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 Asure Software

Asure Software, Inc. is a global provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that help companies to bring people, time, space and assets together. The Company serves approximately 6,000 clients in over 80 countries. The Company offers a range of solutions to help its clients optimize and manage mobile workforces and global workspaces. Its SaaS-based offerings include asset management, mobile room scheduling, mobile time tracking, scheduling software, space utilization solutions, tablet-based time clocks, time clocks, touch panels for room scheduling and workplace business intelligence (BI) analytics. It offers approximately two product lines, including AsureSpace and AsureForce. Its AsureSpace provides workplace management solutions that enable organizations to manage their office environments and manage real estate utilization. Its AsureForce time and labor management solutions help organizations to manage labor and labor administration costs and activities.

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