Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Nutanix to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Nutanix and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Nutanix $766.87 million -$385.71 million -5.50
Nutanix Competitors $933.33 million $18.40 million -82.26

Nutanix’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Nutanix. Nutanix is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Nutanix and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nutanix -59.72% -295.56% -47.81%
Nutanix Competitors -57.49% -45.40% -16.58%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.5% of Nutanix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Nutanix and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nutanix 1 6 15 1 2.70
Nutanix Competitors 73 448 1479 40 2.73

Nutanix presently has a consensus price target of $30.70, suggesting a potential upside of 32.61%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.27%. Given Nutanix’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Nutanix is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Nutanix peers beat Nutanix on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

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.

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