Nimble Storage (NYSE:NMBL) vs. Glassbridge Enterprises (GLA) Head-To-Head Analysis

Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) and Glassbridge Enterprises (NYSE:GLA) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.4% of Nimble Storage shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.0% of Glassbridge Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 20.9% of Nimble Storage shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Glassbridge Enterprises shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Nimble Storage and Glassbridge Enterprises, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nimble Storage 0 16 3 0 2.16
Glassbridge Enterprises 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nimble Storage presently has a consensus price target of $12.65, suggesting a potential upside of 1.31%. Given Nimble Storage’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Nimble Storage is more favorable than Glassbridge Enterprises.

Risk & Volatility

Nimble Storage has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glassbridge Enterprises has a beta of 3.66, suggesting that its stock price is 266% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Nimble Storage and Glassbridge Enterprises’ 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%
Glassbridge Enterprises -76.04% N/A -39.25%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nimble Storage and Glassbridge Enterprises’ top-line 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
Glassbridge Enterprises N/A N/A N/A ($11.33) -0.17

Nimble Storage is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Glassbridge Enterprises, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Nimble Storage beats Glassbridge Enterprises on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nimble Storage Company Profile

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.

Glassbridge Enterprises Company Profile

GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc., formerly Imation Corp., is a holding company. The Company is a data storage and data security company. It operates through Nexsan segment. The Nexsan segment operates as its own product line. Its storage systems portfolio ranges from storage products to unified hybrid storage solutions for small and medium commercial businesses, enterprise and government customers. It consists of Imation Nexsan and Connected Data products. Its Nexsan portfolio features solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage systems, secure automated archive solutions and high-density enterprise storage arrays. Nexsan systems are delivered through a network of cloud service providers, value-added resellers (VARs) and solutions integrators. It offers global customers four main solution sets: the NST hybrid storage line, the Nexsan E-Series disk arrays, the Assureon line and the Transporter line. Its subsidiaries include GlassBridge Asset Management, LLC and Nexsan Corporation.

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