Could 3D printing be the next big thing?
There are, of course, many investors who think so.
Interest in 3D printing
has surged over the past year.
3D printing has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing and disrupt every industry it enters.
The 3D printer has printed sculptures, bones, guns, lights and almost all the other objects you can think.
Technology looks incredible.
But 3D printing has been proven and there are now many 3D printing companies operating with real revenue.
Many of these stocks have risen sharply recently and are likely to gain more in the coming years.
With exciting new developments in 3D printing technology, it is no surprise that the industry has attracted attention.
According to Google Trends, search for \"3D printing\" has increased more than 5 times since the beginning of 2011: The article will not focus on the science behind 3D printing and how it works;
Those who are interested can read it by themselves.
Instead, I will briefly introduce some interesting 3D printing related stocks that offer a variety of different products and I believe it is worth studying for anyone interested in the industry.
I believe that the three most exciting stocks to be listed in the 3D printing industry are organholdings Inc . (NASDAQ:ONVO), Cimatron Ltd. (NASDAQ:CIMT)
And perception Machine Company(NASDAQ:PRCP).
Between them, these companies have a range of different products related to 3D printing.
ONVO uses 3D printing technology for the development of human tissue, CIMT develops 3D printing assistance software, and PRCP provides 3D scanning technology.
Compared with 3D Systems Corporation, the 3D printing industry leader, ONVO, CIMT, and PRCP also offer more variable, risky, and potentially larger returns (NYSE:DDD)
And Stratasys Limited(NASDAQ:SSYS).
Industry leader 3D Systems & Stratasys limited overview
DDD and SSYS are the two largest companies in the 3D printing industry.
The market value of the two companies is similar (
Over $3 billion per piece)
Major changes have been made in the past month.
The two companies are in direct competition and the decision to invest in one or the other must be made after a broad expiration date
Conduct due diligence and review of the financial statements and products of the two companies.
Although the valuation of DDD and SSYS is similar, their financial and income are very different.
In September 30, 2012, DDD had more cash in the latest 10 qs ($183,931,000)
Total assets ($660,518,000)than SSYS (
$27,899,789 in cash and $244,899,287 in total assets)
But too much debt.
Total liabilities for DDD are $244,028,000, while total liabilities for ssys are $41,019,227).
For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the income and net income of DDD was also higher than that of SSYS.
I believe both DDD and SSYS are worth choosing for investors who want to invest in the 3D printing industry for a long time.
For those looking for 3D printing related games, the market cap is much lower, the risk is greater, the return may be greater, and the following three stocks are worth investigating.
Speculative 3D printing related Game 1: organholdings IncONVO has gone through impressive operation in the past few weeks.
The stock was alerted by pennsykes, who, in the case of a $2 low, was more
Prices have risen nearly $4 a day, and many other traders are also expected to rise
In the near future.
This was sent to Tim\'s subscribers in December 24: organholdings Holdings focuses on using 3D printing to produce human tissues that can be used for research purposes or treatment.
According to their investment Page, ONVO is the first stock to have 3D organization technology.
Their most recent 10Q was in November 14, 2012, with revenues of $848,213 in the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and operating losses of $6,396,501.
As of September 30, 2012, the company had a cumulative deficit of about $40,679,200.
While no one believes that the financial situation of ONVO lacks traction, it must be remembered that ONVO is still a company in the development phase, and most of their expenses are related to R & D.
Most importantly, this is a very exciting area for their share price.
I believe in the powerful running of ONVO.
The growth over the past few weeks has not been due to any material development in the company, but to the hype surrounding 3D printing and the fact that ONVO has 3D printing --
Related products with great potential.
Despite its poor financial situation, there has also been a significant increase recently --
From the low of $2 to $4, I am not surprised to see that ONVO will have a stronger trend this month or next.
It is important not to underestimate the power of hype and speculation in an exciting new industry.
The second big move by ONVO may require a decent press release or some news from the company.
I will not short ONVO for this reason.
However, at this point, I certainly would suggest not to go for a long time on ONVO.
This time is clearly at a low of $2.
Speculative 3D printing related games 2: Cimatron Co. , Ltd.
CIMT has a very low market value and low volume compared to other 3D printed stocks, which makes it very easy to move.
CIMT did not start trading until the January 10, when it soared to a high of $5.
In terms of reasonable volume, there is $40 at a high of $4.
Since then, it has been traced back to $4 and sales have fallen again.
CIMT develops software to help 3D printing through the CimatronE and Gibs CAM software for both product lines.
While CIMT is not an attractive stock for intraday traders or scalpers due to lack of volume, I believe this stock may represent an attractive long-term investment.
In the third quarter of 2012, cmt earned $9.
5 million, net profit of about $500,000 (
Net profit for the first nine months of 2012 was $2. 4 million).
The company also has a history of more than 30 years and has installed more than 40,000 software.
The CIMT stock is currently at a high point in trading over the past few years and I think there is a good chance that the stock will continue to climb, especially if 3D printing continues to grow.
Although there is always a risk in investing, I think the risk of investing in cmt is (relatively)
As the company has a mature history, it is lower than many other speculative 3D printing games.
Special 3D printing related games 3: Perceptron, Inc.
The PRCP has been rising recently and has broken through $8 after a steady rise in the past few trading days.
Many traders bought PRCP shares for $6 and $7, and it is expected that PRCP will get attention together with many other stocks related to 3D printing, which is exactly what happened.
It seems that this article (
\"Why is the perception machine likely to be the next three times the stock of 3D technology \")
Written by a popular trader, responsible for bringing some quantity to the PRCP.
The author of that article, through the online handle of \"Superman\", has a history of low-key reminders
Floating stocks before they take action (
Superman offers great service here to remind stocks).
The article, citing strong fundamentals and sustained growth of the company, strongly demonstrates why PRCP is worth buying.
While PRCP may be worth investing in, it is important that 3D printing is not the main focus of PRCP.
Perceptron offers some 3D scanning solutions on their website, but this is only a small part of their business and certainly not their main source of revenue.
Therefore, those who believe that the 3D printing industry is about to break out are advised to consider investing in other stocks, most of which come from 3D printing products and services, so, benefit more from the growing 3D printing industry.
For more information, if you would like me to investigate the stock for you, or if you have comments, feedback or corrections regarding any information provided in this article, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Disclosure: I do not have a position in any of the stocks mentioned, nor do I have a plan to start any position in the next 72 hours.
This article was written by myself and expressed my views.
I received no compensation (
In addition to Seeking Alpha).
I have no business relationship with any stock company mentioned in this article.