Head-To-Head Analysis: CSG International (CSGS) vs. Tintri (TNTR)

CSG International (NASDAQ: CSGS) and Tintri (NASDAQ:TNTR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.


CSG International pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Tintri does not pay a dividend. CSG International pays out 41.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for CSG International and Tintri, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSG International 0 0 1 0 3.00
Tintri 3 5 0 0 1.63

CSG International currently has a consensus price target of $52.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.07%. Tintri has a consensus price target of $7.92, indicating a potential upside of 991.50%. Given Tintri’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tintri is more favorable than CSG International.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CSG International and Tintri’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CSG International $789.58 million 1.82 $61.36 million $2.02 21.09
Tintri $125.90 million 0.19 -$157.65 million ($5.37) -0.14

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSG International 6.90% 21.46% 8.05%
Tintri -125.25% N/A -156.35%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.8% of CSG International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of Tintri shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of CSG International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


CSG International beats Tintri on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CSG International

CSG Systems International, Inc. provides business support solutions primarily to the communications industry in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company's services include Advanced Convergent Platform, a billing and customer care platform for cable and satellite providers; Ascendon, a software-as-a-service cloud-based platform that provides a trusted path to digital transformation; and Singleview solution to deliver real-time charging services. Its solutions also comprise customer communications management solutions, which process interactive voice, SMS/text, print, e-mail, Web, and fax messages on behalf of clients; managed services; Total Service Mediation (TSM) framework that supports offline and real-time mediation requirements; and Wholesale Business Management Solution (WBMS), a settlements system, which handles voice, data, and content services. The company also offers professional services to implement, configure, and maintain software products, as well as licenses software products, such as WBMS, TSM, and Singleview products. CSG Systems International, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

About Tintri

Tintri, Inc. develops and markets an enterprise cloud platform combining cloud management software technology and a range of all-flash storage systems for virtualized and cloud environments in the United States and internationally. Its platform provides large organizations and cloud service providers with public cloud capabilities inside their data centers and public cloud services. The company addresses a range of cases, including development operations, disaster recovery and data protection, server virtualization, and desktop virtualization. It also offers its products related support, installation, and training services. The company serves private and public sector organizations, and cloud service providers in education, financial services and insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology industries. Tintri, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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