Comparing Markforged (NYSE:MKFG) and Media 100 (OTCMKTS:MDEA)

Markforged (NYSE:MKFGGet Rating) and Media 100 (OTCMKTS:MDEAGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Markforged and Media 100, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Markforged 0 1 3 0 2.75
Media 100 0 0 0 0 N/A

Markforged currently has a consensus target price of $4.18, suggesting a potential upside of 85.56%. Given Markforged’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Markforged is more favorable than Media 100.


This table compares Markforged and Media 100’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Markforged 36.68% -25.50% -18.61%
Media 100 N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Markforged has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Media 100 has a beta of -0.77, meaning that its share price is 177% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.1% of Markforged shares are held by institutional investors. 44.1% of Markforged shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.0% of Media 100 shares 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Markforged and Media 100’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Markforged $91.22 million 4.65 $3.86 million $0.20 11.25
Media 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Markforged has higher revenue and earnings than Media 100.


Markforged beats Media 100 on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Markforged

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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.

About Media 100

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Media 100, Inc. engages in the manufacture of video editing software and non-linear editing systems designed for professional cutting and editing. The company was founded by Alfred A. Molinari, Jr. in December 1973 and is headquartered in Marlborough, MA.

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