Ex One (NASDAQ: XONE) and Voxeljet (NYSE:VJET) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Ex One and Voxeljet’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ex One||$57.74 million||1.98||-$20.01 million||($1.25)||-5.63|
|Voxeljet||$27.30 million||2.30||-$10.02 million||($0.54)||-6.26|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Ex One and Voxeljet, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Ex One presently has a consensus target price of $13.67, suggesting a potential upside of 94.13%. Voxeljet has a consensus target price of $6.33, suggesting a potential upside of 87.38%. Given Ex One’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ex One is more favorable than Voxeljet.
Volatility & Risk
Ex One has a beta of 3.33, suggesting that its stock price is 233% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Voxeljet has a beta of 2.79, suggesting that its stock price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
26.8% of Ex One shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.6% of Voxeljet shares are held by institutional investors. 31.6% of Ex One shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 24.5% of Voxeljet shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Ex One and Voxeljet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Ex One beats Voxeljet on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ex One
The ExOne Company is a provider of three dimensional (3D) printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers. The Company’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its installed base of 3D printing machines. Its machines serve direct and indirect applications. It offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through over nine production service centers (PSCs), which are located in the United States, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Japan. It also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support. It produces a range of machines in order to enable designers and engineers to design and produce industrial prototypes and production parts. The models include Exerial, S-Max/S-Max+, S-Print/M-Print, M-Flex, Innovent and MWT Microwave.
Voxeljet AG is a Germany-based company engaged in manufacture and sales of three-dimensional (3D) printers. The Company’s offer is aimed at industrial companies active in fields such as aerospace, automotive, engineering, architecture, science, medicine, art, film and entertainment. The Company is divided in two business areas: voxeljet SYSTEMS and voxeljet SERVICES. Voxeljet SYSTEMS offers development, production and distribution of five printing systems: VX200, VX500, VXC800, VX1000 and VX4000. 3D models are created by layered application of a particle material that is selectively bonded. Voxeljet SERVICES operates a 3D printing service centre for on-demand production of metal-casting moulds and models. The centre offers 3D printers with a print volume of 200,000 liters per month. Additionally, the Company offers mould design, casting services and post-processing of models, and sales used equipment. Voxeljet AG operates one production plant in Augsburg, Germany.
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