3D printing, a solid investment

As you might know already, some big players within the 3D printing industry have gone public. The biggest two are 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS).

3D Systems

3D Systems is rapidly growing from $112.8 million in 2009 to $159.8 million in 2010 to $230.4 million in 2011. Profit has grown from $1.06 million to $19.5 million to $35.4 million respectively. DDD is trading at a market cap of around $1.40 billion and has been in a healthy uptrend moving from under $15.00 late last year to $27.42 now.

Stratasys

Stratasys has been growing both revenue and profit over the past three years, just like 3D Systems. They have grown revenue from $98.9 million in 2009 to $117.8 million in 2010 to $155.8 million in 2011. Stratasys’ profit has grown from $4.11 million to $9.37 million to $20.6 million respectively. Who knows what their profit will be in 2012 now they have merged with Objet Ltd. becoming the biggest player within the 3D printing industry.

Stratasys is trading at a market cap of $1.05 billion. SSYS has climbed from under $15 to over $49 in the last year.

If you haven’t already invested a little of your money in one of these two companies after reading the Let’s go invest in 3D printing! article, you might consider doing it now.

 

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