3D Systems (DDD +0.9%) is up slightly following its Q1 report.  The 3D printer maker has...

|About: 3D Systems Corp. (DDD)|By:, SA News Editor

3D Systems (DDD +0.9%) is up slightly following its Q1 report.  The 3D printer maker has reiterated its 2013 guidance on its CC; one analyst is apparently unhappy over how Q1 EPS was lifted by a tax benefit. Gross margin was 52.4% in Q1, +70 bps Q/Q and +250 bps Y/Y. 3D printer sales +61% Y/Y on the back of 81% unit growth; print materials +17%, services +18%. Opex +25% Y/Y vs. rev. growth of 31%; R&D +33%, but still only 6.4% of revenue. Stratasys (SSYS +0.3%) and ExOne (XONE -0.3%) are close to breakeven. (PR)