Markforged (MKFG) versus The Competition Head-To-Head Survey

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

Volatility and Risk

Markforged has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Markforged’s competitors have a beta of -0.03, meaning that their average stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Markforged $91.22 million $3.86 million -29.25
Markforged Competitors $1.17 billion $31.46 million 33.00

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Markforged and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Markforged 0 1 4 0 2.80
Markforged Competitors 247 1314 2264 83 2.56

Markforged presently has a consensus target price of $8.25, suggesting a potential upside of 252.56%. As a group, “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 28.12%. Given Markforged’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Markforged is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Markforged and its competitors’ 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%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.1% of Markforged shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.0% of shares of all “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held 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.


Markforged competitors beat Markforged on 7 of the 12 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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