The 3-D Printing Revolution Is Underway - 2 Companies With Dominant Market Share, Rapid Growth Potential

Jun. 01, 2012 2:45 PM ETDDD, ONVO, SSYS24 Comments
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3D printing is a rapidly growing technology sector that is still in its infancy. The ability to create highly detailed custom works at a fraction of the price is bringing waves of retail investors into these stocks. 3D printing is expected to replace many hands-on jobs as less human involvement is needed in manufacturing. Stratasys (SSYS) and 3D Systems (DDD) are at the forefront of monetizing their 3D printers; both companies have recently announced their new product line of affordable 3D printers for the general public.

What does Stratasys do?

Stratasys, Inc. is a manufacturer of three-dimensional 3D printers and 3D production systems for the office-based rapid prototyping (RP) and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells a product line of 3D printers and RP systems (and related consumable materials) that create physical parts from computer-aided design (CAD) designs. It also offers rapid prototyping and production part manufacturing services through its centers located in North America, Europe and Australia. The Company's products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business and industrial equipment, education, jewelry, architecture, dental, and consumer-products markets. In May 2011, the Company acquired Solidscape, Inc.

Stratasys recently jumped 50% to $52 a share as a result of their recent merger with another 3D printing company based out of Israel, Objet. The merger is estimated to increase the market cap of Stratasys to $1.4 Billion. Both companies boast increasing revenue growth for their products Y/Y. Stratasys currently has no debt, and will continue to remain so even after the new merger with Objet. The current 52 week high is $53 (which was obtained in early 2011) with a low of $17.88. The all-time high was attained before the merger was even calculated into the value of the company.

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Hi I am a Arizona State University business finance student currently working on my undergraduate degree. I work as a Leads Specialist for De Rito Partners Inc; the largest private commercial real estate company in AZ. I am currently in the process of getting my real estate license to become a retail broker. I am also CEO of which is a social network for Arizona students 18+ with the goal of bringing together the community through events, news, local business and of course, chat rooms. I invest in aggressive growth stocks with a value-investor mentality, focusing at entering my positions at a low enough level that my investments are protected by a margin of safety. I purchase stocks with dominant market share or high probable future gain with low downside. My primary sectors of focus are: Technology, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal, Energy,and Real Estate. My portfolio consists of positions long in ATVI, HAL, ONVO, SSYS, AAPL, NOK, MSFT, SLB, CJES, VIVHY, VNR. ================

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