As it pre-announced in early January, Top Image Systems’ 2012 fourth quarter numbers were somewhat disappointing. For the the three months ended Dec. 31, 2012, TIS reported just a 1% increase in revenue to $7.4 million. This brought its year-end total $31.3 million – still a 9% increase over its 2012 revenue.
TIS CEO Ido Schechter seemed optimistic about the capture ISV’s prospects for 2012. He is quoted in the financials press release, “For 2013, we are providing guidance of revenue growth between 13% and 20%, indicating revenues of between $35.3 million and $37.7 million. We expect non-GAAP operating income in the range of $4.6 million to $4.9 million.”
As we reported, earlier this month, TIS has re-organized its sales force to better sell its entire set of solutions on the global level. In addition to its document capture software, which is popular in digital mailroom, invoice capture, census, and other types of forms processing applications, TIS recently introduced a suite of capture products for mobile devices.
Part of the reason for TIS’ optimistic revenue projections certainly has to do with the potential of the market related to mobile transactions. From their financials press release, “Gartner estimated that the mobile transaction market was approximately $170 billion in 2012 with 200 million mobile payment users, and estimates it will grow on average 40% per year to approximately $600 billion in 2016 with 400 million users. The pipeline of deals, variety of viable, revenue-generating use cases and market potential we are seeing for mobile capture is enormous.”
Harvey Spencer Associates has also projected low double-digit growth for the document capture market annually through 2016. These two markets combined should put TIS in a good position to realize its 13-20% growth projections for 2013.