Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, Episode 4

Who’s The Biggest, Episode 4
Which 3D print company is the biggest? [Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay]

This week we once again take a look at the publicly tradable 3D print companies to determine their rank.

We’ve been doing this for several weeks now, and it’s an interesting exercise where we review the current market capitalization for the publicly traded stock companies.

Of course, these are not all of the 3D print companies; the vast majority are privately held and no one but them really knows their sizes. Meanwhile, the increasing number of publicly-traded major 3D print companies continues to increase, and regulatory agencies dictate they make public their financials.

This was a down week, with our leaderboard losing well over US$1.2B in market value. Here is this week’s chart of the major 3D print players:

RANKCOMPANYMARKET CAP (US$M)CHANGE
1Desktop Metal3,073-349
2Protolabs2,982-178
33D Systems2,659-308
4Nano Dimension1,782-164
5Materialise1,751-94
6Stratasys1,442-69
7ExOne556-85
TOTAL14,224-1,247
[Source: Fabbaloo]

In the chart we can see an overall drop of around 8% from last week, with the bigger companies tending to be higher. Desktop Metal and 3D Systems both lost around 10% of their value, while Materialise and Stratasys dipped only 5%.

This is very curious, because the major stock indexes generally rose this week, approximately 2%. In normal weeks these stocks, barring other news, would track the indices. One suspicion being passed around is that the stocks are taking a dip because of the anticipation of a new entrant to the market: VELO3D.

The California-based metal 3D printer manufacturer has previously indicated it intends to go public this year, and that date draws closer. It may be that investors feel the cash devoted to the 3D printing market may be diffused over more options when VELO3D appears.

It’s expected that VELO3D will be valued at US$1.6B or more upon opening trading, and that is a lot of money. Some of it would otherwise be applied to the currently available stocks in the space, thus depressing their prices somewhat.

It also suggests that VELO3D will be quite attractive, if indeed investors are holding back their money for its entrance. That might mean VELO3D could have more demand than anticipated, and thus a higher stock price.

But who knows, we’ll have to see what happens when VELO3D appears.

On the Smaller Players chart most of the companies were flat this week, with the exception of voxeljet, which dropped a similarly amount as the large players. It’s likely their stock has caught the same disease as the others.

RANKCOMPANYMARKET CAP (US$M)CHANGE
1voxeljet85-9
2ARC Group WW22-2
3Aurora Labs130
4Tinkerine30
5Robo20
6MassivitTBDTBD
TOTAL126-10
[Source: Fabbaloo]

If VELO3D is the culprit here, things will likely stay the same until they enter the market.

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