Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS) and Diebold, (NYSE:DBD) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Materialise NV and Diebold,, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materialise NV 0 0 4 0 3.00
Diebold, 0 3 4 0 2.57

Materialise NV currently has a consensus price target of $13.13, suggesting a potential upside of 2.30%. Diebold, has a consensus price target of $31.75, suggesting a potential upside of 61.99%. Given Diebold,’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Diebold, is more favorable than Materialise NV.

Volatility & Risk

Materialise NV has a beta of 1.79, meaning that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diebold, has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Materialise NV and Diebold,’s 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%
Diebold, -6.04% 7.25% 1.12%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.5% of Materialise NV shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Diebold, shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Diebold, pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Materialise NV does not pay a dividend. Diebold, pays out -10.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Materialise NV and Diebold,’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Materialise NV $147.89 million N/A $11.82 million ($0.03) -427.67
Diebold, $4.46 billion 0.33 $243.00 million ($3.67) -5.34

Diebold, has higher revenue and earnings than Materialise NV. Materialise NV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Diebold,, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Diebold, beats Materialise NV on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Diebold,

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated provides connected commerce services, software and technology. The Company’s geographic segments include North America (NA), Asia Pacific (AP), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America (LA). These segments sell and service financial self-service (FSS), retail solutions and security systems. The Company is engaged in providing connected commerce solutions to financial institutions. These solutions are supported by a field service organization. The Company provides security solutions, which combine a services portfolio and products to help address its customers’ needs. The Company provides services for a portfolio of physical security offerings, in addition to serving as a national locksmith. The Company provides voting machines for official elections and the terminals for the governmental lottery and correspondent bank.

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