Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp (NASDAQ: NINE) and Gigamon (NYSE:GIMO) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp and Gigamon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp and Gigamon, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp||0||3||6||0||2.67|
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp currently has a consensus price target of $30.61, indicating a potential upside of 17.24%. Gigamon has a consensus price target of $40.94, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Given Gigamon’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Gigamon is more favorable than Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp and Gigamon’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.11||237.36|
|Gigamon||$310.86 million||0.00||$49.43 million||($0.04)||N/A|
Gigamon has higher revenue and earnings than Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp. Gigamon is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Gigamon beats Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ninetowns Internet Technlgy Grp Company Profile
Ninetowns Internet Technology Group Company Limited is a software company that enables enterprises and trade-related People’s Republic of China Government agencies to streamline the import/export process in China. It operates in four segments: enterprise software and related maintenance services , software development services segment, B2C e-commerce and, and real estate development. The enterprise software and related maintenance services segment is engaged in the development, distribution and sale of software products, the provision of customer maintenance services to end users, and the research and development of new enterprise software. The software development services segment is responsible for the development and integration of software in accordance with the customers’ specifications and requirements. The B2C e-commerce consists of food and grocery sales and services and targets Chinese consumers. Real estate development segment includes real estate development operations.
Gigamon Company Profile
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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