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

Institutional and Insider 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, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nutanix and Veritone’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nutanix $845.90 million 2.09 -$310.01 million ($4.21) -5.23
Veritone $12.02 million 57.49 -$27.21 million N/A N/A

Veritone has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Nutanix.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Nutanix and Veritone, as reported by

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 $30.55, indicating a potential upside of 38.86%. Veritone has a consensus price target of $18.05, indicating a potential downside of 60.93%. Given Nutanix’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Nutanix is more favorable than Veritone.


Veritone beats Nutanix on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nutanix

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.

About Veritone

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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