Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Cloud Computing Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Nutanix to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Nutanix and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nutanix -59.72% -295.56% -47.81%
Nutanix Competitors -57.49% -45.40% -16.58%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Nutanix and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nutanix 1 6 15 1 2.70
Nutanix Competitors 76 453 1481 40 2.72

Nutanix presently has a consensus price target of $30.70, suggesting a potential upside of 18.95%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential downside of 0.34%. Given Nutanix’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nutanix is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

31.5% of Nutanix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.0% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nutanix and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Nutanix $766.87 million -$385.71 million -6.13
Nutanix Competitors $933.33 million $18.40 million -80.90

Nutanix’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Nutanix. Nutanix is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Nutanix rivals beat Nutanix on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

About Nutanix

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.

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