Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) and Tintri (NASDAQ:TNTR) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Nimble Storage and Tintri’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nimble Storage -31.11% -130.73% -44.52%
Tintri N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.4% of Nimble Storage shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of Tintri shares are held by institutional investors. 20.9% of Nimble Storage shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Nimble Storage and Tintri, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nimble Storage 0 15 2 0 2.12
Tintri 0 4 3 0 2.43

Nimble Storage currently has a consensus target price of $12.86, indicating a potential upside of 2.99%. Tintri has a consensus target price of $7.83, indicating a potential upside of 72.16%. Given Tintri’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tintri is more favorable than Nimble Storage.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nimble Storage and Tintri’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nimble Storage N/A N/A N/A ($1.83) -6.83
Tintri N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Tintri beats Nimble Storage on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nimble Storage

Nimble Storage, Inc. (Nimble Storage) focuses on providing its end-customers with data. The Company’s Predictive Cloud Platform combines predictive analytics, flash storage and multicloud infrastructure to manage operations in on-premises data centers and in the cloud. Its products allow end-customers to deploy workloads flexibly on flash arrays, converged infrastructure and the public cloud. Its operating system includes NimbleOS. NimbleOS runs across all of its All Flash and Adaptive Flash (Hybrid) arrays and powers Nimble Cloud Volumes. The features of NimbleOS include Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL), Variable Block Inline Deduplication, Variable Block Inline Compression, Efficient All Flash Array Architecture, Dynamic Caching for Adaptive Flash Arrays, Efficient, Instant Snapshots and Replication, SmartSecure Encryption and Data Shredding and Scalability.

About Tintri

Tintri, Inc. is a United States-based company. The Company is engaged in the business of storage management solutions. The Company offers a range of products, including Tintri all-flash array, Tintri hybrid-flash array, Tintri Global Center (TGC), Tintri Analytics, Tintri Storage Software. The Company’s solutions include cloud, desktops, database system and servers, Data protection and disaster recovery and DevOps. Tintri all-flash array offers a set of rest application programming interface (API), as well as a PowerShell Toolkit and Python software development kit (SDK). The Tintri hybrid-flash array enables user top dive into individual VMs. Tintri Global Center (TGC) helps in storage management. It operates a one-person storage management center. Users can manage up to 32 VMstores as one with visibility into all individual VMs. Tintri Analytics helps to make better decisions with cloud-based predictive analytics.

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