Analyzing Velo3D (NYSE:VLD) & Intevac (NASDAQ:IVAC)

Intevac (NASDAQ:IVACGet Rating) and Velo3D (NYSE:VLDGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

70.0% of Intevac shares are held by institutional investors. 7.7% of Intevac shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Intevac and Velo3D, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intevac 0 1 0 0 2.00
Velo3D 1 0 2 0 2.33

Velo3D has a consensus target price of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 151.72%. Given Velo3D’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Velo3D is more favorable than Intevac.


This table compares Intevac and Velo3D’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intevac 43.81% -23.08% -19.08%
Velo3D N/A -31.92% -5.77%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Intevac and Velo3D’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intevac $38.52 million 3.30 $26.62 million $1.08 4.72
Velo3D $27.44 million 29.23 -$107.09 million N/A N/A

Intevac has higher revenue and earnings than Velo3D.

Volatility and Risk

Intevac has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Velo3D has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Intevac (Get Rating)

Intevac, Inc. provides vacuum deposition equipment for various thin-film applications, and digital night-vision technologies and products to the defense industry in the United States, Asia, and Europe. It designs, develops, and markets thin-film processing systems for hard disk drive media, display cover panel, solar photovoltaic cell, and advanced semiconductor packaging industries. The company sells its products through direct sales force and distributors. Intevac, Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About Velo3D (Get Rating)

Velo3D, Inc. produces metal additive three dimensional printers in the United States and internationally. The company's printers enable the production of components for space rockets, jet engines, fuel delivery systems, and other high value metal parts, which it sells or leases to customers for use in their businesses. It offers Flow, a proprietary software platform, which scans part designs for geometrical features; Sapphire and Sapphire XC printers; Assure, a quality control system software platform that includes process metrologies; and Intelligent Fusion, an underlying manufacturing process that unifies and manages the information flow, sensor data from approximately 950 sensors, and the advanced printing technology for precision control of the entire print. The company also provides support services. Its customers range from small- and medium-sized enterprises to Fortune 500 companies in the space, aviation, defense, energy, and industrial markets. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Campbell, California.

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