ExOne's guidance misses estimates; 3D Systems, Stratasys tick lower

|About: ExOne (XONE)|By:, SA News Editor

In addition to reporting Q4 revenue that missed the revised guidance range the company set in January, ExOne (XONE) is guiding for 2014 revenue of $55M-$60M, below a $61.6M consensus.

Gross margin is expected to rise to 43%-46% from a 2013 level of 39.4%. SG&A spend is expected to grow to $19M-$21M from $16.1M, R&D spend to $6M-$7M from $5.1M, and capex to $31M-$34M from $19.3M.

Q4 gross margin was 30.9%, down from an adjusted year-ago level of $40.6%. R&D spend rose 128% Y/Y to $1.7M, and SG&A 43% to $4.9M.

12 printers were sold in Q4, up from 8 in Q3 and a year earlier. Only three high-end S-Max printers were sold (down from 5 in Q3) due to international sale delays (disclosed in January).

XONE -9.7% AH. 3D Systems (DDD) -1%, Stratasys (SSYS) -1.5%.

Q4 results, PR