Contrasting Markforged (MKFG) and Its Peers

Markforged (NYSE:MKFGGet Rating) is one of 29 public companies in the “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Markforged to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

54.1% of Markforged shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.0% of shares of all “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Markforged and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Markforged $91.22 million $3.86 million -34.00
Markforged Competitors $1.17 billion $31.46 million 28.58

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

Volatility and Risk

Markforged has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Markforged’s peers have a beta of -0.04, suggesting that their average stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Markforged and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Markforged 0 1 4 0 2.80
Markforged Competitors 246 1313 2262 80 2.56

Markforged currently has a consensus target price of $8.25, indicating a potential upside of 203.31%. As a group, “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 32.50%. Given Markforged’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Markforged is more favorable than its peers.


This table compares Markforged and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Markforged 21.87% -31.45% -18.89%
Markforged Competitors 5.81% -20.55% -2.38%


Markforged peers beat Markforged on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Markforged (Get Rating)

Markforged Holding Corporation produces and sells 3D printers, materials, software, and other related services worldwide. The company offers desktop, industrial, and metal 3D printers; and composite, continuous fiber, and metal parts, as well as advanced 3D printing software. It serves customers in aerospace, military and defense, industrial automation, space exploration, healthcare, and automotive industries. Markforged Holding Corporation was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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