Head-To-Head Comparison: Markforged (MKFG) vs. Its Rivals

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

Volatility and Risk

Markforged has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Markforged’s peers have a beta of -0.03, suggesting that their average share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Markforged and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Markforged $91.22 million $3.86 million -29.75
Markforged Competitors $1.17 billion $31.46 million 32.18

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.

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% -20.70% -2.38%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Markforged and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Markforged 0 1 4 0 2.80
Markforged Competitors 246 1314 2263 82 2.56

Markforged currently has a consensus target price of $8.25, suggesting a potential upside of 251.06%. As a group, “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 28.75%. Given Markforged’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Markforged is more favorable than its peers.

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. 17.9% of shares of all “Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Markforged peers beat Markforged on 8 of the 13 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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