Dot Hill Systems Corp. (HILL) versus Nimble Storage (NMBL) Head-To-Head Analysis

Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) and Dot Hill Systems Corp. (NASDAQ:HILL) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Nimble Storage and Dot Hill Systems Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nimble Storage -31.11% -130.73% -44.52%
Dot Hill Systems Corp. 1.11% 3.86% 2.27%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.4% of Nimble Storage shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.9% of Nimble Storage shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nimble Storage and Dot Hill Systems Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nimble Storage N/A N/A N/A ($1.83) -6.83
Dot Hill Systems Corp. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Nimble Storage and Dot Hill Systems Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nimble Storage 0 16 3 0 2.16
Dot Hill Systems Corp. 0 1 0 0 2.00

Nimble Storage presently has a consensus target price of $12.65, suggesting a potential upside of 1.31%. Given Nimble Storage’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Nimble Storage is more favorable than Dot Hill Systems Corp..

Summary

Nimble Storage beats Dot Hill Systems Corp. on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nimble Storage

Nimble Storage, Inc. (Nimble Storage) focuses on providing its end-customers with data. The Company’s Predictive Cloud Platform combines predictive analytics, flash storage and multicloud infrastructure to manage operations in on-premises data centers and in the cloud. Its products allow end-customers to deploy workloads flexibly on flash arrays, converged infrastructure and the public cloud. Its operating system includes NimbleOS. NimbleOS runs across all of its All Flash and Adaptive Flash (Hybrid) arrays and powers Nimble Cloud Volumes. The features of NimbleOS include Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL), Variable Block Inline Deduplication, Variable Block Inline Compression, Efficient All Flash Array Architecture, Dynamic Caching for Adaptive Flash Arrays, Efficient, Instant Snapshots and Replication, SmartSecure Encryption and Data Shredding and Scalability.

About Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Dot Hill) is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing a range of storage systems, including hybrid storage arrays, for the entry and mid-range storage markets. The Company operates through two business segments: Server OEM and Vertical Markets. The Server OEM segment consists of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) who purchases products from the Company to sell along with server products. The Company’s products are sold in server led sales into its end-user customers’ corporate information technology infrastructure. The Vertical Markets segment consists of selected Vertical Markets, which includes Media and Entertainment, Telecommunications Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Big Data Analytics and Digital Imaging, among others. The Company sells its products to customers through both Vertical Markets OEM partners or embedded solutions integrators, as well as through channel partners.

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