E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN) and Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.6% of Nutanix shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares E2open and Nutanix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
E2open -44.99% -74.59% -31.05%
Nutanix -61.32% -5,196.17% -47.92%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares E2open and Nutanix’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
E2open N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nutanix $680.55 million 4.91 -$351.39 million N/A N/A

E2open has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Nutanix.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for E2open and Nutanix, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
E2open 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nutanix 1 5 14 1 2.71

Nutanix has a consensus price target of $31.17, suggesting a potential upside of 41.28%. Given Nutanix’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Nutanix is more favorable than E2open.

Summary

Nutanix beats E2open on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About E2open

E2open, LLC is a United States-based provider of supply chain operating network. The Company’s suite of collaborative supply chain solutions include multi-enterprise cloud connectivity, visibility and collaboration, supply management, sensing and planning, replenishment and fulfillment, quality and traceability, supply chain finance, and analytics and visualization. Its multi-enterprise cloud connectivity solution is the network that connects all trading partners, allowing companies to exchange information and work collaboratively, securely and in real time. Its visibility and collaboration solutions provide end-to-end supply chain visibility. Its supply management solutions provide visibility, control and collaborative capabilities across all buy-side processes. Its sensing and planning solutions allow customers to respond to changes at any level of their multi-enterprise supply chain. Its replenishment and fulfillment solutions give customers the visibility and planning support.

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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