One might think that it's not a good time to invest in 3D printing companies after their latest run up. However, according to a report by analysts at Piper Jaffray:
Based on conversations with industry sources and Q1 channel checks, we believe demand in the 3D printing market has improved and we believe Stratasys is likely to report results in line with or exceeding the consensus estimates. Sales of high-end Fortus systems appear to be pacing well ahead of plan in both Europe and the U.S., with multiple resellers recording their strongest ever Q1 sales of the line. Importantly, sales of high-end machines will lead to favorable operating leverage in the future, as sales of higher margin consumables increase.
Stratasys, is of course, one of the two publicly traded 3D printing companies, the other being industry giant 3D Systems. We strongly suspect that if this is true for Stratasys, it's also likely true for 3D Systems. Perhaps even moreso, as 3D Systems has a wider range of products than Stratasys.
So don't put your wallet away yet - it appears that, at least according to Piper Jaffray, 3D printing companies are pretty solid.
We're wondering, though, whether readers would consider invest in other 3D Printing companies, if their stock were publicly offered? How about some shares in Objet? ZCorp? Shapeways? Materialise? MakerBot?