Nutanix (NTNX) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Comparison

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


This table compares Nutanix and its competitors’ 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%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Nutanix and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Nutanix $766.87 million -$385.71 million -6.08
Nutanix Competitors $933.33 million $18.40 million -80.18

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Nutanix and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nutanix 1 6 15 1 2.70
Nutanix Competitors 75 452 1480 40 2.73

Nutanix presently has a consensus target price of $30.70, indicating a potential upside of 19.88%. As a group, “Cloud Computing Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.99%. Given Nutanix’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Nutanix is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.5% of Nutanix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.2% of shares of all “Cloud Computing Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Nutanix competitors 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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