Kornit Digital (NASDAQ: KRNT) and The ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.5% of Kornit Digital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of The ExOne shares are held by institutional investors. 36.4% of The ExOne shares are held 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 recent ratings and target prices for Kornit Digital and The ExOne, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kornit Digital 0 0 6 0 3.00
The ExOne 0 2 1 0 2.33

Kornit Digital currently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.77%. The ExOne has a consensus target price of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 28.77%. Given The ExOne’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe The ExOne is more favorable than Kornit Digital.


This table compares Kornit Digital and The ExOne’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kornit Digital -0.60% 5.95% 4.74%
The ExOne -31.67% -17.71% -14.67%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kornit Digital and The ExOne’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kornit Digital $113.96 million 6.08 $6.97 million ($0.01) -2,117.88
The ExOne $50.24 million 3.62 -$8.85 million ($0.99) -11.37

Kornit Digital has higher revenue and earnings than The ExOne. Kornit Digital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The ExOne, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Kornit Digital has a beta of 0.04, suggesting that its share price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The ExOne has a beta of 3.28, suggesting that its share price is 228% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Kornit Digital beats The ExOne on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kornit Digital Company Profile

Kornit Digital Ltd. develops, designs and markets digital printing solutions for the global printed textile industry. The Company’s solutions include its digital printing systems, ink and other consumables, associated software and value added services. Its customers include custom decorators, online businesses, brand owners and contract printers. The Company categorizes its Direct to Garment (DTG) systems into two groups: entry level and high throughput. The Company’s entry-level systems consist of its Breeze and Thunder systems. Its high throughput systems consist of its Avalanche family of systems, Storm II and Paradigm II. Allegro is its Roll to Roll (R2R) printing system. Its ink and other consumables consist of NeoPigment PURE ink, binding agent, priming fluid, wiping fluid and flushing fluid. Its pigment-based inks are available in over seven colors and are formulated for use in its systems.

The ExOne Company Profile

The ExOne Company is a provider of three dimensional (3D) printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers. The Company’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its installed base of 3D printing machines. Its machines serve direct and indirect applications. It offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through over nine production service centers (PSCs), which are located in the United States, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Japan. It also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support. It produces a range of machines in order to enable designers and engineers to design and produce industrial prototypes and production parts. The models include Exerial, S-Max/S-Max+, S-Print/M-Print, M-Flex, Innovent and MWT Microwave.

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