Looking for a Growth Stock? Why It is Time to Focus on Gigamon
"So if you are looking for a fast growing stock that is still seeing plenty of opportunities on the horizon, make sure to consider GIMO. Not only does it have double digit earnings growth prospect, but its impressive Zacks Rank suggests that analysts believe better days are ahead for GIMO as well."
In a report, William Blair analyst Jason Ader said, "We believe Gigamon can continue its top-line momentum in 2017 based on continued opportunities in security, acceleration in data center network upgrades the AWS public cloud visibility solution."
"We still think the stock has room to appreciate past $60 but we can reiterate our Buy and maintain our $58 Target Price. GIMO remains our Single Best Idea in Networking as it has for 2015 and 2016, and seems likely positioned to retain that role in 2017. We talked to over 35 clients including two that had done one-on-ones with the company at a recent conference. No one heard any negative comments from management or had a good explanation for the correction other than the fact it was up so much and ?risk off?. We talked to management and went over all the various business angles. Gigamon is as bullish as ever. We think the company has a good shot at 30%-40% growth in CY17 and again in CY18. In fact with a lot of things coming together the visibility into the out year is growing, in our opinion. We think Gigamon can push up GMs further and push up Operating Margins toward the 30% plus vicinity from the low 20?s currently."
Shares of Gigamon have declined by over 11 percent since October. Investors may have responded to management commentary on the partnership with AWS not generating revenue Gigamon until at least 2018, D.A. Davidson?s Mark Kelleher said in a report.
Analyst Kelleher upgraded the rating on the company from Neutral to Buy, while maintaining the price target at $60. He mentioned that the current share price provides meaningful upside to the price target.
However, the company?s year-over-year revenue and earnings comparisons for 2016 were encouraging.
We believe that Gigamon is well positioned to benefit from a rapidly growing network security solutions market, which is worth more than $18 billion. The ongoing transition to cloud and the fast adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology presents significant growth potential for the company.
We believe that product launches will continue to drive growth. The GigaSMART, GigaVUE-HC1 and GigaVUE-HC2 platforms continue to witness increased adoption. Moreover, the company is adding clients, which should bolster its financial results.
Bin jetzt mal mit 600 Stk. zu 31,00$ rein...sollte es weiter fallen werde ich auf 1000Stk. akkumulieren... Wie ist deine Einschätzung? So schlecht war die Guidance doch nicht oder gibt es weitere Gründe?
Mal wieder eine völlig übertriebene Reaktion der Computer, die scheinen nur noch 2 Zustände zu kennen:
1. Kaufen wenn Erwartungen übertroffen werden 2. Verkaufen wenn Erwartungen enttäuscht werden.
Und leider machen die das dann alle gleichzeitig :-(
Von der Spitze satte 50 Prozent verloren und das weil der Umsatz um 8% niedriger ausfallen wird, weil wohl einige Aufträge verschoben worden sind.
Bleibt abzuwarten ob es sich wirklich nur um eine "Umsatzverzögerung" handelt oder ob doch mehr dahinter steckt. Kein Unternehmen gibt gerne zu, wenn was nicht rund läuft, da wird dann versucht sich hinter kreativen Ausflüchten zu verstecken ... Der Markt ist bei solchen Wachstumswerten immer extrem Manisch-Depressiv ...
Now what Hooper's synopsis leaves room for a comeback in 2017 if he's right that customers were simply delaying orders. Until a couple of months ago, Gigamon had been a strong performer since its 2013 IPO as shares had more than doubled, and even with today's setback, revenue is still set to grow by 25%. For a stock that now has a modest P/E of just 25, that seems like an encouraging sign.
I'd expect Gigamon to bounce back from today's sell-off, but if this trend continues into the next quarter, there could be trouble.
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The firm said in the SEC filing that shares of Gigamon are "significantly undervalued and represent an attractive investment opportunity."
Further, Elliott seeks to engage in a dialogue with Gigamon's board to discuss opportunities that would maximize shareholder value, the filing said. This could entail Elliott making proposals with respect to potential changes in Gigamon's operations or management, the SEC filing said.
Gigamon has good products to sell, but it spends too much on direct selling to end users and paying third-party distributors to channel to end users, which squeezes margins.
While Gigamon's top line has been growing, the company may have to scale up its business soon if it wants continued growth, something its current level of internal capital cannot support.
Merging with a larger network equipment maker or security software company can address both its capital needs for expansion and its sales efficiency via product integration with the acquirer's offerings.
Firms featured on the Fast Tech 25 have demonstrated strong sales growth over the past three years and will lead their industry in projected earnings growth for the next three to five years, according to Forbes.
"We're honored to be recognized by Forbes and rank in the top ten of this year's Fast Tech 25," said Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon. "We credit our inclusion to our innovative technology, our leadership of the visibility market that we created, and our dedicated employees. Visibility is a fundamental requirement to deploy a meaningful security architecture to provide enterprises the insight they need to best protect their critical data assets. The loyalty and trust of our customers and partners around the world have resulted in the recognition by Forbes."
The Company's 2016 financial highlights include revenue of $310.9 million, a 40 percent increase over the prior year, and compound annual growth rate of 30 percent over the previous three years.
Evergreen secured financing from two investment banks and recently made a formal bid for the company, Reuters says. A successful bid would mark the first time Elliott's P-E group led an acquisition that the activist side had put into play.
The deal is for $38.50/share in cash; Gigamon closed today at $36.15, a 6.5% premium. It represents a 21% premium to the unaffected closing price on April 28, the day on which Elliott was required to file a Schedule 13D with respect to ownership interest in Gigamon.
Gigamon will go private in the deal, which is being led by Elliott's Evergreen Coast Capital.