Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS) and Nano Dimension Ltd – (NASDAQ:NNDM) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.9% of Materialise NV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of Nano Dimension Ltd – shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Materialise NV has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nano Dimension Ltd – has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Materialise NV and Nano Dimension Ltd -‘s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Materialise NV N/A N/A N/A ($0.03) -522.33
Nano Dimension Ltd – $320,916.00 176.61 -$14.46 million ($1.58) -3.39

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

Profitability

This table compares Materialise NV and Nano Dimension Ltd -‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Materialise NV -2.84% -4.91% -2.20%
Nano Dimension Ltd – N/A -72.47% -62.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Materialise NV and Nano Dimension Ltd -, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materialise NV 0 0 3 0 3.00
Nano Dimension Ltd – 0 0 1 0 3.00

Materialise NV presently has a consensus target price of $14.17, suggesting a potential downside of 9.59%. Nano Dimension Ltd – has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 142.99%. Given Nano Dimension Ltd -‘s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nano Dimension Ltd – is more favorable than Materialise NV.

Summary

Materialise NV beats Nano Dimension Ltd – on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Materialise NV Company Profile

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. It operates through ACTech GmbH.

Nano Dimension Ltd – Company Profile

Nano Dimension Ltd is an Israel-based holding company active in the high technology sector. The Company has a full holding in Nano Dimension Technologies, a company that develops three dimensional (3D) printers for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), that is electronic circuits, and nano-technology inks. The inks are conductive nano-silver particle inks and insulating nano-polymer inks. Nano Dimension Technologies’ PCB Jet printer system is an inkjet deposition tool for printing multi-layer circuit boards at home or office. Nano Dimension Technologies uses hardware, software, print-head management and nano-chemistry for Research and Development (R&D), prototyping and custom manufacturing projects.

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