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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kayak Software Corp and Top Image Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kayak Software Corp N/A N/A N/A $0.43 93.19
Top Image Systems $31.64 million 0.58 -$6.61 million ($0.49) -2.10

Kayak Software Corp has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Top Image Systems. Top Image Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kayak Software Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kayak Software Corp 2.58% 2.19% 1.98%
Top Image Systems -30.77% -50.20% -24.46%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Kayak Software Corp and Top Image Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kayak Software Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Top Image Systems 0 1 2 0 2.67

Top Image Systems has a consensus price target of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 142.72%. Given Top Image Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Top Image Systems is more favorable than Kayak Software Corp.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.4% of Top Image Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Kayak Software Corp Company Profile

Centralizing online travel deals is smooth sailing for Kayak Software. Through its websites (KAYAK.com, swoodoo.com, and SideStep.com) in about 15 countries, the company displays rates on airfare, hotels, rental cars, and cruises from more than 500 other travel websites. Kayak Software offers fare information from Continental Airlines and American Airlines, as well as prices from Funjet Vacations, Marriott International, and InterContinental Hotel Group, among others. In addition to booking, the firm’s websites and mobile applications provide destination information, travel tips, member discounts, and hotel descriptions. Founded in 2004, Kayak Software filed to go public in late 2010.

Top Image Systems Company Profile

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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