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

Dividends

SanDisk pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Tintri does not pay a dividend. SanDisk pays out 14.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tintri and SanDisk’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tintri $86.01 million 1.86 -$125.91 million ($4.02) -1.27
SanDisk N/A N/A N/A $2.05 37.16

SanDisk has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tintri. Tintri is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SanDisk, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.3% of Tintri shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tintri N/A N/A -111.49%
SanDisk 5.74% 5.68% 3.35%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Tintri and SanDisk, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tintri 2 5 0 0 1.71
SanDisk 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tintri presently has a consensus price target of $7.92, indicating a potential upside of 55.23%. Given Tintri’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tintri is more favorable than SanDisk.

Summary

SanDisk beats Tintri on 6 of the 10 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 SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation offers flash storage solutions. The Company designs, develops and manufactures data storage solutions in a range of form factors using flash memory, controller, firmware and software technologies. The Company operates through flash memory storage products segment. Its solutions include a range of solid state drives (SSD), embedded products, removable cards, universal serial bus (USB), drives, wireless media drives, digital media players, and wafers and components. It offers SSDs for client computing applications, which encompass desktop computers, notebook computers, tablets and other computing devices. Its embedded products are used for embedded storage for mobile phones, tablets, notebooks and other portable and wearable devices, as well as in automotive and connected home applications. Its removable products include cards, USB flash drives, Wireless Drives and Digital Media Players at a range of storage capacities. It sells memory wafers and memory components.

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