3D Systems Corporation (DDD)’s Financial Results Comparing With AstroNova Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT)

This is therefore a comparing of the risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership in 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) and AstroNova Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT). The two are both Computer Peripherals companies that compete with one another.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
3D Systems Corporation 10 1.28 N/A -0.43 0.00
AstroNova Inc. 23 1.09 N/A 0.93 25.94

Table 1 highlights 3D Systems Corporation and AstroNova Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 provides the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
3D Systems Corporation 0.00% -8.5% -5.7%
AstroNova Inc. 0.00% 9.6% 5.6%

Volatility and Risk

3D Systems Corporation has a 1.92 beta, while its volatility is 92.00% which is more volatile than S&P 500. AstroNova Inc. on the other hand, has 0.24 beta which makes it 76.00% less volatile compared to S&P 500.


The current Quick Ratio of 3D Systems Corporation is 1.8 while its Current Ratio is 2.6. Meanwhile, AstroNova Inc. has a Current Ratio of 2.7 while its Quick Ratio is 1.3. AstroNova Inc. is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than 3D Systems Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

Ratings and Recommendations for 3D Systems Corporation and AstroNova Inc. can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
3D Systems Corporation 1 4 1 2.17
AstroNova Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

The upside potential is 52.74% for 3D Systems Corporation with consensus price target of $10.86.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 74.7% of 3D Systems Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors while 59.9% of AstroNova Inc. are owned by institutional investors. 3D Systems Corporation’s share owned by insiders are 1.7%. Comparatively, AstroNova Inc. has 3.5% of it’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
3D Systems Corporation -0.99% -0.77% -15.15% -26.96% -27.72% -11.31%
AstroNova Inc. 0.17% -7% -4.35% 21.02% 31.77% 28.96%

For the past year 3D Systems Corporation has -11.31% weaker performance while AstroNova Inc. has 28.96% stronger performance.


AstroNova Inc. beats on 7 of the 9 factors 3D Systems Corporation.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides 3D printing products and services worldwide. The companyÂ’s 3D printers transform data input generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts using a range of print materials, including plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, polymeric dental materials, and Class IV bio-compatible materials. It offers various 3D printing technologies, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal printing, multijet printing, and colorjet printing. The company also develops, blends, and markets various print materials, such as plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, polymeric dental materials, and Class IV bio-compatible materials. It offers its printers under the Accura, DuraForm, LaserForm, CastForm, and VisiJet brand names. In addition, the company provides digital design tools, including software, scanners, and haptic devices, as well as products for product design, mold and die design, 3D scan-to-print, reverse engineering, and production machining and inspection. Further, it offers proprietary software and drivers that provide part preparation, part placement, support placement, build platform management, and print queue management; and 3D virtual reality simulators and simulator modules for medical applications, as well as digitizing scanners for medical and mechanical applications. Additionally, the company provides warranty, maintenance, and training services; on-demand solutions; and software and healthcare services. It primarily serves companies and small and midsize businesses in a range of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, government, defense, technology, electronics, education, consumer goods, and energy. The company sells its products and services through direct sales force, partner channels, and distributors. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

AstroNova, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. The company operates in two segments, Product Identification and Test & Measurement. The Product Identification segment offers digital color label printers and specialty OEM printing systems; and consumables, such as labels, tags, inks, toner, and thermal transfer ribbons, as well as software used to design and print labels under the QuickLabel brand. It serves the chemicals, cosmetics, food and beverage, medical products, and pharmaceuticals, and other industries. The Test & Measurement segment provides Daxus portable data acquisition systems; TMX high-speed data acquisition systems; DDX100 SmartCorder portable data acquisition systems; EVX multi-channel chart recording systems; ToughWriter, Miltope, and RITEC branded airborne printers; and ToughSwitch ruggedized Ethernet switches. The companyÂ’s AstroNova airborne printers are used in flight decks, as well as military, commercial, and business aircraft cabins; ToughSwitch Ethernet switches are used in military aircraft and vehicles; ToughWriter airborne printers are used in aircraft made by Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Lockheed, Gulfstream, and others; and portable data recorders are used in research and development, and maintenance applications in aerospace and defense, energy discovery and production, rail, automotive, and transportation and other industrial applications. Its TMX data acquisition systems are used for data capture in long-term testing; and Daxus and DDX 100 SmartCorder instruments are used for portability and ease of use in facilities maintenance, field work, test cells, and transportation applications. The company was formerly known as Astro-Med, Inc. and changed its name to AstroNova, Inc. in May 2016. AstroNova, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

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