High 3-D Printing Shares for Q1 2021

The 3D printing industry consists of companies that offer products and services that can be used to manufacture a range of products. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of creating physical objects from digital designs. During the printing process, thin layers of material in the form of liquid or powdered plastic, metal or cement are applied and the layers are then fused together. While it’s still too slow to be used in mass production, it’s a revolutionary technology that has the potential to disrupt the manufacturing logistics and inventory management industries. The 3D printing industry consists of only a handful of companies such as Proto Labs Inc. (PRLB) and Faro Technologies Inc. (FARO).

The industry is so young that it doesn’t have a meaningful benchmark index. However, the performance of these stocks can be compared to the broader market represented by the Russell 1000 Index. The Russell 1000 has a total return of 21.2% for the past 12 months ended December 11, 2020.If youAll statistics in the tables below refer to December 14th.

Here are the top three 3D printing materials with the best value, the lowest drop in sales, and the most dynamic.

Best Value 3-D Printing Materials

These are the 3D printing materials with the lowest trailing price to sales ratio (P / S) of 12 months. For startups that have not yet achieved profitability, this can give an idea of ​​how much business you will get for every dollar invested.

Best Value 3-D Printing Materials
Price ($) Market Capitalization ($ B) 12 month trailing P / S ratio
Stratasys Ltd. (SSYS) 18.26 1.0 1.9
3D Systems Corp. (DDD) 9.90 1.2 2.1
Proto Labs Inc. (PRLB) 148.78 4.0 9.1

Source: YCharts

  • Stratasys Ltd .: Stratasys makes 3D printers that are used in the design and manufacture of various products. Its products and services are used in the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, consumer products, education, dentistry and other fields. The company announced in the first half of December that it had agreed to acquire Origin Inc., a 3D printing startup for $ 100 million. The acquisition is expected to close in January 2021.If youIf you
  • 3D Systems Corp .: 3D Systems is a holding company that provides 3D printing solutions including 3D printers, printing materials, software, on-demand manufacturing services, and digital design tools. Its solutions are used in healthcare, aerospace, automotive and other industries. The company posted a 13.0% decline in revenue for the third quarter of 2020, which ended September 30, 2020. Net loss increased to $ 72.9 million from $ 16.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Despite the decline in sales, the company said its results reflect a recovery from the worst declines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.If youIf you
  • Proto Labs Inc .: Proto Labs offers rapid manufacturing of custom parts for prototyping and short-term, low-volume production. The company offers 3D printing, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, sheet metal working, and injection molding. Proto Labs recently elected Robert Bodor to succeed Vicki Holt as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from March 1, 2021. Bodor has been the company’s vice president and general manager for America for the past six years.If youIf you

3-D print inventory with the smallest drop in sales

These are the 3D printing materials with the smallest year-on-year decline in sales (YOY) in the last quarter. A company’s ability to maintain sales in a tough business environment can be a sign of good management and / or a strong business model.

3-D print inventory with the smallest drop in sales
Price ($) Market Capitalization ($ B) Sales growth (%)
Proto Labs Inc. (PRLB) 148.78 4.0 -8.5
3D Systems Corp. (DDD) 9.90 1.2 -13.0
Materialize NV (MTLS) 41.64 2.3 -15.0

Source: YCharts

  • Proto Labs Inc .: See above for the company description.
  • 3D Systems Corp .: See above for the company description.
  • Materialize NV: Materialize is a Belgium based company that provides rapid prototype design and manufacturing. With the help of 3D printing technology, products for the industrial, medical and dental industries are developed.

3-D printing materials with the greatest dynamism

These are the 3D printing materials that have seen the highest total return in the past 12 months.

3-D printing materials with the greatest dynamism
Price ($) Market Capitalization ($ B) 12 Month Total Trailing Return (%)
Materialize NV (MTLS) 41.64 2.3 129.7
Proto Labs Inc. (PRLB) 148.78 4.0 55.4
3D Systems Corp. (DDD) 9.90 1.2 13.4
Russell 1000 N / A N / A 21.2

Source: YCharts

  • Materialize NV: See above for the company description.
  • Proto Labs Inc .: See above for the company description.
  • 3D Systems Corp .: See above for the company description.

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