Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Materialise NV to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Materialise NV and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Materialise NV $151.11 million $12.08 million -510.50
Materialise NV Competitors $1.21 billion $52.42 million -45.43

Materialise NV’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Materialise NV. Materialise NV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Materialise NV and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Materialise NV -0.99% -1.59% -0.76%
Materialise NV Competitors -41.15% -17.30% -7.73%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Materialise NV and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materialise NV 0 0 3 0 3.00
Materialise NV Competitors 49 248 424 13 2.55

Materialise NV currently has a consensus target price of $14.17, suggesting a potential downside of 7.50%. As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 17.13%. Given Materialise NV’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Materialise NV has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.9% of Materialise NV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.5% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies 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.

Volatility and Risk

Materialise NV has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Materialise NV’s rivals have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Materialise NV Company Profile

Materialise NV is a Belgium-based company engaged in the software industry. The Company is a provider of additive manufacturing software and of three dimensional (3D) printing services. Materialise NV incorporates of 3D printing experience into a range of software solution and 3D printing services, through which the Company seeks to form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Its solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build 3D printing applications. The Company operates in the domestic market and worldwide, including Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, China, Japan, Austria, Poland, Germany and France, among others. It operates through ACTech GmbH.

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