Market Cap: $590 million
YTD Performance: +16% (since October IPO)
Voxeljet (VJET) is similar to ExOne in that it’s a much more speculative play on the 3D printing surge, and that it is a smaller company than DDD or Stratasys that caters mainly to industrial clients.
The company is even more untested, however, seeing as it only went public a few months ago and there’s not that much data about operations.
But while VJET stock isn’t well known just yet by investors or consumers, the company does have a big tailwind at its back in the form of R&D plans. Voxeljet has invested heavily in its research and development budget, with a portfolio of 170 U.S. and international patents and applications. The company raised $84 million in its 2013 IPO, and that will go a long way toward putting those patents into action and seizing the opportunity in the fast-growing 3D printing space.