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

Profitability

This table compares Tintri and Nimble 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
Nimble Storage -31.11% -130.73% -44.52%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tintri and Nimble Storage’s revenue, earnings per share 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
Nimble Storage N/A N/A N/A ($1.83) -6.83

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.2% of Tintri shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of Nimble Storage shares are held by institutional investors. 20.9% of Nimble Storage shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Tintri and Nimble Storage, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tintri 0 4 3 0 2.43
Nimble Storage 0 15 2 0 2.12

Tintri presently has a consensus price target of $7.83, suggesting a potential upside of 74.46%. Nimble Storage has a consensus price target of $12.86, suggesting a potential upside of 2.99%. Given Tintri’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Tintri is more favorable than Nimble Storage.

Summary

Tintri beats Nimble Storage on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tintri

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.

About Nimble Storage

Nimble Storage, Inc. (Nimble Storage) focuses on providing its end-customers with data. The Company’s Predictive Cloud Platform combines predictive analytics, flash storage and multicloud infrastructure to manage operations in on-premises data centers and in the cloud. Its products allow end-customers to deploy workloads flexibly on flash arrays, converged infrastructure and the public cloud. Its operating system includes NimbleOS. NimbleOS runs across all of its All Flash and Adaptive Flash (Hybrid) arrays and powers Nimble Cloud Volumes. The features of NimbleOS include Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL), Variable Block Inline Deduplication, Variable Block Inline Compression, Efficient All Flash Array Architecture, Dynamic Caching for Adaptive Flash Arrays, Efficient, Instant Snapshots and Replication, SmartSecure Encryption and Data Shredding and Scalability.

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