Head to Head Analysis: Desktop Metal (NYSE:DM) vs. SCVX (NYSE:SCVX)

Desktop Metal (NYSE:DMGet Rating) and SCVX (NYSE:SCVXGet Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.2% of Desktop Metal shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.1% of SCVX shares are held by institutional investors. 19.3% of Desktop Metal shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of SCVX 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 summary of current recommendations for Desktop Metal and SCVX, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Desktop Metal 0 3 3 0 2.50
SCVX 0 0 0 0 N/A

Desktop Metal currently has a consensus price target of $10.25, indicating a potential upside of 445.21%. Given Desktop Metal’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Desktop Metal is more favorable than SCVX.

Risk and Volatility

Desktop Metal has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SCVX has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Desktop Metal and SCVX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Desktop Metal -173.46% -15.09% -13.88%
SCVX N/A -377.51% 4.12%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Desktop Metal and SCVX’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Desktop Metal $112.41 million 5.23 -$240.33 million ($0.90) -2.09
SCVX N/A N/A -$13.12 million N/A N/A

SCVX has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Desktop Metal.

About Desktop Metal (Get Rating)

Desktop Metal, Inc. engages in manufacture and sale of additive manufacturing technologies for engineers, designers, and manufacturers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia- Pacific. The company offers Production System, an industrial manufacturing solution; Shop System, a mid-volume binder jetting platform; X-series platform for serial production binder jet 3D printed metal, ceramic, or composite parts, balancing speed, and quality; and Studio System, an office metal 3D printing system; and Fiber platform that offers a desktop 3D printer. In addition, it provides Xtreme 8K platform, designed for industrial, high-temperature production of end-use photopolymer parts, and uses high-powered light sources with a water-cooled DLP chip; Einstein series, designed for dental professionals which offers 3D printing; P4K platform offers series of advanced DLP printer models designed for volume production in precision applications; Envision One platform; which leverages patented CDLM technology for high-volume production of end-use photopolymer parts; D4K Pro platform, designed for jewelry and chairside settings; S-Max platform, which provides digital casting solution; and Robotic Additive Manufacturing, or RAM, platform that offers robotic 3D printing solutions. Further, the company offers S-Print, an entry-level solution for prototypes and small series production in digital casting applications; and 3D-Bioplotter platform which offers biofabrication solution. Additionally, the company provides binder jetting materials, DLP and CDLM photopolymer resins, BMD materials, micro-AFP materials, and bioprinting materials. It serves automotive, aerospace, healthcare and dental, consumer products, heavy industry, machine design, and research and development industries. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

About SCVX (Get Rating)

SCVX Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or related business combination with one or more businesses in the cybersecurity sector. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Washington, the District of Columbia.

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