Motley Fool Questions Stratasys

By on August 14th, 2008 in blog


Motely Fool, a popular financial analysis site, recently examined Stratasys’s quarterly results, which showed a drop in the number of units shipped from the previous year – but also showed higher revenue.

Stratasys explains this by suggesting they are moving to a higher-end model, where the 3D printers offer more features – at a higher price. Thus fewer sales, but more revenue.

Motley Fool counters by suggesting that a large component of Stratasys’s revenue is in fact due to sales of consumable media. They feel that by having fewer units in play, Stratasys may compromise their consumable business.

What do we think? We don’t know – because it depends entirely on the volume of printing done on those high-end units. They may print a lot more per unit than the low-end devices. On the other hand, if you need a lot of consumables, you probably will want to receive a volume discount. There are too many unknowns in this equation for us to comment. Nevertheless, we are certain that Stratasys is well aware of this situation and is analyzing it carefully.

Via Motley Fool

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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