Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) and support.com (NASDAQ:SPRT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.2% of Nutanix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.1% of support.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of support.com shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Nutanix and support.com, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nutanix 1 5 14 1 2.71
support.com 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nutanix presently has a consensus target price of $31.17, suggesting a potential upside of 45.10%. Given Nutanix’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Nutanix is more favorable than support.com.

Profitability

This table compares Nutanix and support.com’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%
support.com -11.99% -9.74% -8.42%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nutanix and support.com’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nutanix $680.55 million 4.78 -$351.39 million N/A N/A
support.com $59.35 million 0.75 -$10.46 million ($0.39) -6.10

support.com has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Nutanix.

Summary

support.com 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.

support.com Company Profile

Support.com, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based software and services for technology support. The Company offers outsourced support services for service providers, retailers, Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers and technology companies. It offers technology support services programs for both the consumer and small business markets, and includes computer and mobile device set-up, security and support, virus and malware removal, wireless network set-up, and home security and automation system support. Its cloud-based offering, Nexus, is a software-as-a-service solution for companies to support interactions with their customers. Its end user software products are designed to maintain, optimize and secure computers and mobile devices. Its principal software products include products designed for malware protection and removal (SUPERAntiSpyware); personal computer (PC), smartphone and tablet maintenance and optimization (Cosmos), and PC registry cleaning and repair (ARO).

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