Analyzing Materialise NV (MTLS) & Its Peers

Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS) is one of 22 public companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Materialise NV to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Materialise NV and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materialise NV 0 0 3 0 3.00
Materialise NV Competitors 107 334 454 21 2.42

Materialise NV currently has a consensus target price of $14.17, indicating a potential downside of 1.00%. As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 27.48%. Given Materialise NV’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Materialise NV has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.9% of Materialise NV shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.5% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Materialise NV and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Materialise NV -0.99% -1.59% -0.76%
Materialise NV Competitors -46.37% -19.79% -8.96%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Materialise NV and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Materialise NV $150.43 million $12.02 million -477.00
Materialise NV Competitors $1.18 billion $50.74 million -42.58

Materialise NV’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Materialise NV. Materialise NV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Materialise NV has a beta of 1.8, indicating that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Materialise NV’s competitors have a beta of 0.91, indicating that their average share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Materialise NV

Materialise NV is a Belgium-based company engaged in the software industry. The Company is a provider of additive manufacturing software and of three dimensional (3D) printing services. Materialise NV incorporates of 3D printing experience into a range of software solution and 3D printing services, through which the Company seeks to form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Its solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build 3D printing applications. The Company operates in the domestic market and worldwide, including Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, China, Japan, Austria, Poland, Germany and France, among others.

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