Contrasting Markforged (MKFG) and Its Competitors

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

Profitability

This table compares Markforged and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Markforged 21.87% -36.03% -19.37%
Markforged Competitors 5.69% -20.33% -2.44%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Markforged and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Markforged $91.22 million $3.86 million -36.50
Markforged Competitors $1.17 billion $31.46 million 29.58

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Markforged and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Markforged 0 1 4 0 2.80
Markforged Competitors 242 1311 2252 79 2.56

Markforged currently has a consensus price target of $8.25, suggesting a potential upside of 182.53%. As a group, “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 35.49%. Given Markforged’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Markforged is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Markforged has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Markforged’s rivals have a beta of -0.04, indicating that their average share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider 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. 18.2% of shares of all “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Markforged rivals 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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