Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) and Tintri (NASDAQ:TNTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.4% of Western Digital Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of Tintri shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Western Digital Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Western Digital Corporation and Tintri’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Western Digital Corporation $19.09 billion 1.35 $4.40 billion $1.28 69.16
Tintri N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Western Digital Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Tintri.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Western Digital Corporation and Tintri, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western Digital Corporation 0 6 25 1 2.84
Tintri 0 4 3 0 2.43

Western Digital Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $113.02, suggesting a potential upside of 27.68%. Tintri has a consensus price target of $7.83, suggesting a potential upside of 82.60%. Given Tintri’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Tintri is more favorable than Western Digital Corporation.

Dividends

Western Digital Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Tintri does not pay a dividend. Western Digital Corporation pays out 156.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Western Digital Corporation and Tintri’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western Digital Corporation 2.08% 21.23% 7.96%
Tintri N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Western Digital Corporation beats Tintri on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Western Digital Corporation

Western Digital Corporation (Western Digital) is a developer, manufacturer and provider of data storage devices and solutions that address the needs of the information technology (IT) industry and the infrastructure that enables the proliferation of data in virtually every industry. The Company’s portfolio of offerings addresses three categories: Datacenter Devices and Solutions (capacity and performance enterprise hard disk drives (HDDs), enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), datacenter software and system solutions); Client Devices (mobile, desktop, gaming and digital video hard drives, client SSDs, embedded products and wafers), and Client Solutions (removable products, hard drive content solutions and flash content solutions). The Company develops and manufactures a portion of the recording heads and magnetic media used in its hard drive products.

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.

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