Velo3D (VLD) vs. Its Peers Head to Head Review

Velo3D (NYSE:VLDGet Rating) is one of 38 public companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Velo3D to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Velo3D and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Velo3D 1 0 2 0 2.33
Velo3D Competitors 343 1119 1633 44 2.44

Velo3D presently has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 164.23%. As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 62.49%. Given Velo3D’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Velo3D is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Velo3D has a beta of 2.7, indicating that its stock price is 170% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Velo3D’s peers have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Velo3D and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Velo3D $27.44 million -$107.09 million -0.60
Velo3D Competitors $2.83 billion $454.74 million 13.71

Velo3D’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Velo3D. Velo3D is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Velo3D and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Velo3D N/A -81.59% -18.26%
Velo3D Competitors 9.04% 0.98% 3.37%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.4% of Velo3D shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.7% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.2% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Velo3D peers beat Velo3D on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Velo3D Company Profile (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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