Comparing Markforged (MKFG) and Its Rivals

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Markforged 21.87% -31.45% -18.89%
Markforged Competitors 5.81% -20.55% -2.38%

Insider & Institutional 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. 18.0% of shares of all “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Markforged and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Markforged 0 1 4 0 2.80
Markforged Competitors 246 1313 2263 80 2.56

Markforged currently has a consensus target price of $8.25, indicating a potential upside of 226.09%. As a group, “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 31.61%. Given Markforged’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Markforged is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Markforged $91.22 million $3.86 million -31.63
Markforged Competitors $1.17 billion $31.46 million 28.38

Markforged’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Markforged. Markforged 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.

Volatility & Risk

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

Summary

Markforged peers beat Markforged on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Markforged Company Profile (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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