Top 3D Printing Stocks – ExOne (XONE)
Market Cap: $771 million
YTD Performance: 101%
ExOne (XONE) is the smallest of the larger 3D printing stocks. Indeed, it is indisputably a small cap — and not that far removed from having been a microcap. But after doubling so far in 2013, XONE stock is gunning for midcap status in the not-too-distant future.
ExOne specializes in 3D printers that allow designers and engineers to produce both prototypes and production parts, and has found a place in everything from the automotive to energy industries.
In a blow to the 3D printing stocks sector, XONE stock recently sold off after reporting a tough third quarter. ExOne posted a surprise loss of 2 cents a share when Wall Street was looking for a profit of a penny per share of XONE stock. Additionally, revenue of $11.6 million missed analysts’ average forecast by $600,000.
On a more positive note, XONE did report its first-ever operating profit. And although revenue missed projections, it still grew nearly 37% year-over year. XONE stock analysts haven’t put a long-term growth forecast on ExOne.
But it still joins DDD stock and SSYS stock as one of the best 3D printing stocks to consider.
As of this writing, Dan Burrows did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.