Financial Review: Markforged (MKFG) and Its Competitors

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

Profitability

This table compares Markforged and its rivals’ 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% -20.70% -2.38%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Markforged and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Markforged 0 1 4 0 2.80
Markforged Competitors 246 1314 2263 82 2.56

Markforged presently has a consensus price target of $8.25, suggesting a potential upside of 251.06%. As a group, “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 28.75%. Given Markforged’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Markforged is more favorable than its rivals.

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. 17.9% of shares of all “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Markforged and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Markforged $91.22 million $3.86 million -29.75
Markforged Competitors $1.17 billion $31.46 million 32.18

Markforged’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Markforged. Markforged 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.

Volatility & Risk

Markforged has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Markforged’s rivals have a beta of -0.03, suggesting that their average share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

Markforged Company Profile (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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