Financial Review: Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) versus 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD)

Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCIGet Free Report) and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDDGet Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.1% of Super Micro Computer shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of 3D Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 17.6% of Super Micro Computer shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of 3D Systems shares are held by 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Super Micro Computer and 3D Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Super Micro Computer 1 3 9 0 2.62
3D Systems 1 0 1 0 2.00

Super Micro Computer currently has a consensus price target of $865.23, indicating a potential downside of 14.33%. 3D Systems has a consensus price target of $7.25, indicating a potential upside of 74.49%. Given 3D Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe 3D Systems is more favorable than Super Micro Computer.

Profitability

This table compares Super Micro Computer and 3D Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Super Micro Computer 7.92% 32.34% 17.75%
3D Systems -75.90% -9.34% -4.56%

Risk and Volatility

Super Micro Computer has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 3D Systems has a beta of 1.75, meaning that its share price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Super Micro Computer and 3D Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Super Micro Computer $7.12 billion 7.93 $640.00 million $12.81 78.84
3D Systems $488.07 million 1.14 -$370.43 million ($2.84) -1.46

Super Micro Computer has higher revenue and earnings than 3D Systems. 3D Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Super Micro Computer, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Super Micro Computer beats 3D Systems on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Super Micro Computer

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Super Micro Computer, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures high performance server and storage solutions based on modular and open architecture in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Its solutions range from complete server, storage systems, modular blade servers, blades, workstations, full racks, networking devices, server sub-systems, server management software, and security software. The company provides application-optimized server solutions, rackmount and blade servers, storage, and subsystems and accessories; and server software management solutions, such as Server Management Suite, including Supermicro Server Manager, Supermicro Power Management software, Supermicro Update Manager, SuperCloud Composer, and SuperDoctor 5. In addition, it offers server subsystems and accessories comprising server boards, chassis, power supplies, and other accessories. Further, the company provides server and storage system integration, configuration, and software upgrade and update services; and technical documentation services, as well as identifies service requirements, creates and executes project plans, and conducts verification testing and technical documentation, and training services. Additionally, it offers help desk and on-site product support services for its server and storage systems; and customer support services, including ongoing maintenance and technical support for its products. The company provides its products to enterprise data centers, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and 5G and edge computing markets. It sells its products through direct and indirect sales force, distributors, value-added resellers, system integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About 3D Systems

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3D Systems Corporation provides 3D printing and digital manufacturing solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company offers 3D printers technologies, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal printing, multi jet printing, color jet printing, polymer extrusion, and extrusion and SLA based bioprinting that transform digital data input generated by 3D design software, computer aided design (CAD) software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts. It also develops, blends, and markets various print materials, such as plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, polymeric dental materials, and biocompatible materials. In addition, the company provides digital design tools, including software, scanners, and haptic devices, as well as solutions for product design, simulation, mold and die design, 3D scan-to-print, reverse engineering, production machining, metrology, and inspection and manufacturing workflows under the Geomagic brand. Further, it offers 3D Sprint and 3DXpert, a proprietary software to prepare and optimize CAD data and manage the additive manufacturing processes, which provides automated support building and placement, build platform management, print simulation, and print queue management; and Bioprint Pro, a software solution that allows researchers to design and bioprint repeatable experiments. Additionally, the company provides maintenance and training services; manufacturing services; and software and precision healthcare services. It primarily serves companies and small and midsize businesses in medical, dental, automotive, aerospace, durable goods, government, defense, technology, jewelry, electronic, education, consumer goods, energy, biotechnology, and other industries through direct sales force, channel partners, and appointed distributors. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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