Financial Analysis: Materialise NV (MTLS) versus Its Competitors

Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS) is one of 22 public companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Materialise NV to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Materialise NV has a beta of 1.8, indicating that its stock price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Materialise NV’s rivals have a beta of 0.91, indicating that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Materialise NV and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Materialise NV $150.43 million $12.02 million -446.00
Materialise NV Competitors $1.18 billion $50.73 million -40.30

Materialise NV’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Materialise NV. Materialise NV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.9% of Materialise NV shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.6% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Materialise NV and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materialise NV 0 0 3 0 3.00
Materialise NV Competitors 107 332 453 21 2.42

Materialise NV currently has a consensus price target of $14.17, suggesting a potential upside of 5.88%. As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 26.72%. Given Materialise NV’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Materialise NV has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Materialise NV and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Materialise NV -0.99% -1.59% -0.76%
Materialise NV Competitors -46.45% -19.80% -8.97%

About Materialise NV

Materialise NV is a Belgium-based company engaged in the software industry. The Company is a provider of additive manufacturing software and of three dimensional (3D) printing services. Materialise NV incorporates of 3D printing experience into a range of software solution and 3D printing services, through which the Company seeks to form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Its solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build 3D printing applications. The Company operates in the domestic market and worldwide, including Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, China, Japan, Austria, Poland, Germany and France, among others.

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