Stratasys lowers guidance below Street estimates, shares -3.8%

Stratasys (SSYS) -3.8% premarket after guiding FY 2014 earnings below Wall Street estimates, as it warned expenses would rise significantly.

Forecasts FY 2014 (Dec.) adjusted EPS of $2.15-$2.25 vs. $2.35 analyst consensus estimate and revenue of $660M-$680M vs. ~$655M consensus.

Says higher operating expenses will be driven by investments in sales and marketing programs to drive future market adoption, as well as by higher R&D investments to fund technology innovation and new product development.

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  • Izzy1
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    Obviously the market will not be thrilled with lower earnings. I believe that the key number for all the 3D type stocks is revenue growth. As long as they continue to grow somewhere around 30% I will continue to invest in the industry. This is avery R&D intensive industry and will remain intensive for a few years.
    14 Jan 2014, 07:55 AM Reply Like
  • Esekla
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    I'd warned about such volatility, and have commented further on its (lack of) significance:

    14 Jan 2014, 08:00 AM Reply Like
  • dieter esch
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    Great news, volume higher than expected, earnings not that relevant at this time...
    14 Jan 2014, 09:53 AM Reply Like
  • 3D Printing Investor
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    2014 will not be like 2013 in 3D Printing Stocks.


    The best performing stocks will be of companies with more modest fundamentals (especially if they're using GAAP) that have a legitimate plan to enter the industry.


    CIMTATON (CIMT) is just that kind of stock. 67% EPS growth in the mrq, a ttm PE of 22, industry expert Terry Wohlers on board,now adding 3D printing software sales in 2014 to further accelerate revenue and income.

    14 Jan 2014, 09:54 AM Reply Like
  • Oldeman
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    Ignore the noise, it's the big picture that counts.
    14 Jan 2014, 10:07 AM Reply Like
  • investdeep
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    Wise longs load up SSYS, DDD, VJET, XONE now, when everyone's panicked.
    14 Jan 2014, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • kbsslayer
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    Still looks good as a long term investment. The lower guidance is due to increased expenses in R&D and technology which is a must for this type of company. I will continue to add shares on weakness and trade around this core investment.
    14 Jan 2014, 11:00 AM Reply Like
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