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


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

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pure Storage $831.91 million 3.73 -$161.76 million ($1.20) -12.36
Tintri N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.8% of Pure Storage shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of Tintri shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.5% of Pure Storage shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Pure Storage and Tintri, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Pure Storage presently has a consensus target price of $15.68, suggesting a potential upside of 5.70%. Tintri has a consensus target price of $10.58, suggesting a potential upside of 66.93%. Given Tintri’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tintri is more favorable than Pure Storage.


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

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.

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.

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