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Before investing in the 3D Systems share price or buying it online, we suggest you learn a little more about this stock with information that could help you in your analysis. In this page, we will explain how to set up a good fundamental analysis of this stock, who is this company and what are its activities and the distribution of its revenues, as well as presenting you its main competitors on the market and its recent partners.

Elements to consider before selling or buying 3D Systems shares

Analysis N°1

First of all, and with regard to the technological activities of this group, it is of course necessary to focus on the innovations of this company and its investments in research and development.

Analysis N°2

3D Systems' materials business can also be impacted by the price of raw materials, so this market will also need to be monitored.

Analysis N°3

Of course, it will also be necessary to keep an eye on the company's main competitors, their news and their results in order to assess the evolution of market shares.

Analysis N°4

The various strategic operations carried out by 3D Systems, particularly with regard to partnerships, acquisitions or joint ventures, may also have a strong influence on the share price.

Analysis N°5

Finally, care should be taken to study carefully the group's financial results, which are published annually and quarterly, making sure to compare them with analysts' expectations and with the forecasts of strategic growth and development plans.

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General presentation of 3D Systems

Let's take a closer look at 3D Systems. A good understanding of the company's business and revenue streams will help you better understand its challenges and future growth capabilities.

3D Systems Corporation is an American company that operates in the field of additive manufacturing solutions. Specifically, the company's core business is to provide 3D printing and digital manufacturing solutions to businesses.

3D Systems' products and solutions therefore include 3D printers for plastics and metals, as well as materials, software, maintenance and training services, and on-demand solutions. These solutions can meet the application needs of two important industry verticals with :

  • The health sector: this includes dental and medical device services
  • The industry sector: this concerns aerospace and transport

The group offers a range of 3D printing technologies including SLA stereolithography, selective laser sintering or SLS, direct metal printing or DMP, MultiJet printing or MJP and ColorJet printing or CJP.

The company also offers 3D virtual reality simulators and simulator modules for medical applications. Its products are marketed through subsidiaries in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. 3D Systems currently employs over 1,995 people worldwide.

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The major competitors of 3D Systems

Although it is one of the leaders in its sector, the 3D Systems group faces strong competition from certain companies. Here are its main current opponents:

Stratasys

This American-Israeli company specialises in 3D printers and offers a wide range of thermoplastic materials. It manufactures prototyping systems for automotive, aerospace, industrial, electronic and medical equipment manufacturers.

Voxeljet

This German company is also a notable manufacturer of 3D printing systems for industry. It has been listed on the Nasdaq since 2020 and was previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange following its 2013 IPO. In addition to developing and distributing printing systems, the company also operates service centres for the on-demand manufacture of moulds and models for metal casting in Germany and the rest of the world.

Matérialise

This company is a Belgian company active in the field of 3D printing. It offers both software and part manufacturing and competes with 3D Systems in these segments.

Proto Labs

This other company specialises in the manufacture of custom prototypes and small series of production parts on demand and in a rapid manner. Its manufacturing sites are based in 5 different countries. The main objective of this company is to reduce the manufacturing time of injection moulded plastic prototype parts with an automation solution and 3D printing systems.

SLM Solutions Group

Based in Lübeck, Germany, this company specialises in the manufacture of 3D printers for metal parts and is also co-owner of the SLM word mark. It is also one of the world's largest manufacturers in terms of the number of installations sold.


The major partners of 3D Systems

While the 3D Systems group faces stiff and numerous competition from other companies in this sector, it can also count on the support of certain allies. Indeed, the company follows a strategy based on the implementation of strategic partnerships, as in the two examples that we are going to cite here and which will allow you to understand the interest of these operations.

Toyota Motorsport

the American group recently announced a partnership with the Japanese manufacturer Toyota's subsidiary specialising in motor sports in order to completely rethink automotive engineering. The main objective of this partnership is to change the way cars are designed and produced by integrating additive manufacturing solutions and adopting more efficient materials and software. Through their respective expertise, the two companies are expected to create innovative 3D printing processes tailored to the high-performance applications of the automotive industry.

GF Machining Solutions

Finally, another recent partnership has been launched with Georg Fischer's mechanical engineering division, which is strengthening its presence in the metal additive manufacturing market. The machine tool and additive manufacturing expertise of the two companies will enable them to offer a complete solution to all manufacturers who wish to adopt 3D metal printing technologies and design quality parts. Indeed, GF offers an optimised production chain with the aim of enabling metal parts manufacturers to rationally integrate additive technology into their factories and reduce the cost per part.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the main shareholders of 3D Systems today?

Currently, the main shareholders of 3D Systems Group are The Vanguard Group with 10.5% of the shares, Oppenheimer Funds with 6.29% of the shares, ArrowMark Colorado Holdings with 5.31%, ARK Investment Management with 4.35%, INvesco Advisers with 3.92%, SSgA Funds Management with 3.50%, Nikko Asset Management with 2.86%, BlackRock Fund Advisors with 2.48% and Daruma Capital Management with 2.39%. The rest of the group's capital is free-floating and therefore freely traded on the market.

How do you know if 3D Systems' share price will go up or down?

Although it is impossible to accurately predict the future trends of a share on the stock market, it is possible to carry out certain analyses in order to detect buy or sell signals on the 3D Systems share. To do this, it will be necessary to carry out a technical analysis based on the study of online charts, as well as a fundamental analysis based on the study of events and news likely to influence this stock.

Why doesn't 3D Systems pay a dividend?

3D Systems' shares are among those that do not pay a dividend. The group's redistribution policy is to use the cash flow from profits to finance new innovations and to boost its growth over the longer term. It is therefore more of a performance share than a yield share.

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