Analyzing Velo3D (VLD) & The Competition

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.4% of Velo3D shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Velo3D and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Velo3D $27.44 million -$107.09 million -0.45
Velo3D Competitors $2.83 billion $454.73 million 13.60

Velo3D’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Velo3D. Velo3D 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.

Volatility and Risk

Velo3D has a beta of 2.76, meaning that its share price is 176% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Velo3D’s rivals have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Velo3D and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Velo3D 1 0 2 0 2.33
Velo3D Competitors 163 673 1419 10 2.56

Velo3D presently has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 253.26%. As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 65.92%. Given Velo3D’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Velo3D is more favorable than its rivals.


This table compares Velo3D and its rivals’ 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 9.07% 0.96% 3.37%


Velo3D rivals 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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