Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) and Veritone (NASDAQ:VERI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Nutanix and Veritone, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nutanix 1 5 15 1 2.73
Veritone 0 0 4 0 3.00

Nutanix currently has a consensus price target of $30.15, indicating a potential upside of 39.52%. Veritone has a consensus price target of $18.05, indicating a potential downside of 37.00%. Given Nutanix’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nutanix is more favorable than Veritone.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

32.2% of Nutanix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.7% of Veritone shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nutanix -59.72% -248.46% -48.63%
Veritone N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nutanix $845.90 million 3.90 -$310.01 million ($4.21) -5.13
Veritone $12.02 million 35.65 -$27.21 million N/A N/A

Veritone has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Nutanix.

Summary

Veritone beats Nutanix on 6 of the 11 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.

Veritone Company Profile

Veritone, Inc. is a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The Company’s platform unlocks the power of cognitive computing to transform unstructured audio and video data and analyze it in conjunction with structured data in a seamless, automated manner to generate actionable intelligence. Its cloud-based artificial intelligence operating system (aiOS) integrates and orchestrates an open ecosystem of cognitive engines, together with the Company’s suite of applications, to reveal valuable multivariate insights from vast amounts of audio, video and structured data. The Company’s technology enables users to run comprehensive, multivariate queries, correlations and analyses in near real-time using multiple cognitive engines and data sets, integrating and refining the outputs. The Company’s services and target markets include Media Agency Services, software as a service (Saas) Solutions, and Other Vertical Markets and Applications.

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