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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tintri N/A N/A N/A
Pure Storage -29.55% -45.43% -24.58%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tintri and Pure Storage’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tintri N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pure Storage $831.91 million 1.66 -$161.76 million ($1.20) -12.23

Tintri has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Pure Storage.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.2% of Tintri shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of Pure Storage shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.5% of Pure Storage shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Tintri and Pure Storage, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tintri 0 2 5 0 2.71
Pure Storage 0 8 14 0 2.64

Tintri presently has a consensus price target of $10.58, indicating a potential upside of 74.93%. Pure Storage has a consensus price target of $15.68, indicating a potential upside of 6.78%. Given Tintri’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Tintri is more favorable than Pure Storage.

Summary

Tintri beats Pure Storage on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tintri Company Profile

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.

Pure Storage Company Profile

Pure Storage, Inc. provides a data platform. The Company is focused on delivering software-defined all-flash solutions that are fast and cloud-capable for customers, enabling customers to put data to work for their businesses. Its data platform replaces storage systems designed for mechanical disk with all-flash systems optimized end-to-end for solid-state memory. Its business model replaces the forklift upgrade cycle with an Evergreen Storage model. Its primary offerings include its FlashArray and FlashBlade products, inclusive of its Purity Operating Environment (Purity OE) software, its Pure1 cloud-based software, and FlashStack, its joint converged infrastructure solution with Cisco. Its customers include large and mid-size organizations across a diverse set of industry verticals, including cloud-based software and service providers, consumer Web, education, energy, financial services, governments, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications.

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