Head to Head Analysis: 3DX Industries (OTCMKTS:DDDX) and Issuer Direct (NYSE:ISDR)

3DX Industries (OTCMKTS:DDDXGet Rating) and Issuer Direct (NYSE:ISDRGet Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for 3DX Industries and Issuer Direct, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
3DX Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Issuer Direct 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.9% of Issuer Direct shares are held by institutional investors. 32.1% of Issuer Direct shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares 3DX Industries and Issuer Direct’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
3DX Industries N/A N/A N/A
Issuer Direct 14.70% 10.98% 8.83%

Volatility and Risk

3DX Industries has a beta of 3.42, suggesting that its share price is 242% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Issuer Direct has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares 3DX Industries and Issuer Direct’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
3DX Industries $410,000.00 10.30 N/A N/A N/A
Issuer Direct $21.88 million 3.68 $3.29 million $0.85 25.04

Issuer Direct has higher revenue and earnings than 3DX Industries.


Issuer Direct beats 3DX Industries on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

3DX Industries Company Profile (Get Rating)

3DX Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells consumer and corporate products using an additive manufacturing method through 3D metal printing technology, and conventional precision manufacturing processes. The company was formerly known as Amarok Resources, Inc. and changed its name to 3DX Industries, Inc. in November 2013. 3DX Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Ferndale, Washington.

Issuer Direct Company Profile (Get Rating)

Issuer Direct Corporation provides shareholder communications and compliance platforms, technologies, and services in the United States and internationally. The company provides Platform id., a platform that manages the events of customers to distribute their messages to constituents, investors, markets, and regulatory systems; whistleblower hotline, which delivers secure notifications and basic incident workflow management processes that align with a company's corporate governance whistleblower policy; proxy module, a real-time voting platform for customers and their shareholders of record; and stock transfer module, a cloud-based platform, which provides access to real-time information about their shareholders, stock ledgers, and reports, as well as issues new shares. It also offers ACCESSWIRE, a news dissemination and media outreach service; and VisualWebcaster Platform, a cloud-based webcast, webinar, and virtual meeting platform that delivers live and on-demand streaming of events to audiences of various sizes, as well as allows customers to create, produce, and deliver events. In addition, the company provides investor relations content network, a series of data feeds, which include news feeds, stock feeds, fundamentals, regulatory filings, corporate governance, and other components; and professional conference and events software, a mobile app that offers organizers, issuers, and investors to register, request, and approve one-on-one meetings, as well as manage schedules, perform event promotion and sponsorship, print attendee badges, and manage lodging. It serves individuals, corporate issuers, public and private companies, law firms, brokerage firms, investment banks, and mutual funds; and professional firms, such as investor relations and public relations firms, as well as the accounting and legal communities. Issuer Direct Corporation was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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