Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) and Incontact (NASDAQ:SAAS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitabiliy, risk, earnings and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.4% of Nutanix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.5% of Incontact shares are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Incontact shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Nutanix and Incontact, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nutanix 1 6 15 0 2.64
Incontact 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nutanix currently has a consensus price target of $31.67, suggesting a potential upside of 69.89%. Given Nutanix’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Nutanix is more favorable than Incontact.

Profitability

This table compares Nutanix and Incontact’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nutanix -61.32% -5,196.17% -47.92%
Incontact -10.24% -22.75% -10.27%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nutanix and Incontact’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nutanix $680.55 million 4.15 -$351.39 million N/A N/A
Incontact N/A N/A N/A ($0.31) -45.13

Incontact has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Nutanix.

Summary

Incontact beats Nutanix on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nutanix Company Profile

Nutanix, Inc. is a United States-based company, which provides an enterprise cloud platform that converges silos of server, virtualization and storage into an integrated solution. The Company’s enterprise cloud platform connects to public cloud services. It has operations in the United States; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia-Pacific, and Other Americas. Its solution consists of software product families, including Acropolis and Prism. Its solution is delivered on commodity x86 servers. Acropolis includes its Distributed Storage Fabric that delivers enterprise-grade data management features. Acropolis also includes a built-in hypervisor, and its Application Mobility Fabric that enables application placement, conversion and migration across various hypervisors, and between public and private clouds. Prism delivers integrated virtualization and infrastructure management, operational analytics and a suite of one-click administration capabilities.

Incontact Company Profile

inContact, Inc. (inContact) is a provider of cloud contact center software solutions. The Company provides a range of cloud contact center call routing, self-service and agent optimization solutions. The Company operates through two business segments: Software and Network connectivity. inContact’s Software segment includes the services related to the delivery of its cloud contact center software solutions. Its Network connectivity segment includes the voice and data long distance services provided to customers. It offers its products and services to its customers in approximately five vertical markets, such as customer services and sales business process outsourcers (BPOs), retail and direct response, healthcare providers, utilities, and state and local Government. It provides software, which includes Automatic call distributing, Computer telephony integration, Interactive voice response with speech recognition, Outbound dialer, Screen recording and Interactive reporting tool.

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