Rapid7 (RPD) and 3D Systems (DDD) Head to Head Contrast

Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.9% of Rapid7 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.2% of 3D Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 25.6% of Rapid7 shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of 3D Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Rapid7 and 3D Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rapid7 0 3 10 0 2.77
3D Systems 6 5 1 0 1.58

Rapid7 currently has a consensus target price of $34.85, indicating a potential upside of 7.12%. 3D Systems has a consensus target price of $12.39, indicating a potential downside of 25.42%. Given Rapid7’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Rapid7 is more favorable than 3D Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Rapid7 and 3D Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rapid7 -24.40% -105.43% -17.82%
3D Systems -11.54% -9.22% -6.36%

Volatility & Risk

Rapid7 has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 3D Systems has a beta of 1.69, meaning that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Rapid7 and 3D Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rapid7 $200.94 million 7.58 -$45.47 million ($1.05) -30.98
3D Systems $646.07 million 2.93 -$66.19 million ($0.57) -29.14

Rapid7 has higher earnings, but lower revenue than 3D Systems. Rapid7 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 3D Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Rapid7 Company Profile

Rapid7, Inc. provides analytics solutions for security and information (IT) operations. Its vulnerability management solutions include InsightVM and Nexpose, which enables customers to assess and remediate their overall exposure to cyber risk; InsightAppSec, an insight platform based solution; AppSpider, an application security testing solution; and Metasploit, a penetration testing software solution. The company's incident detection and response solutions comprise InsightIDR, an insight platform based solution; Managed Detection and Response, an outsourced service; and incident response services that offer customers with access to security experts and experience. In addition, it provides Logentries, a cloud-based solution for collecting, searching, visualizing, and analyzing log data, as well as enables organizations to store and search data; InsightOps, an IT operations solution to centralize machine data from organizations' IT environments for operational awareness and control; and Komand, a solution, which is designed to automatically identify risks, respond to incidents, and address issues. Further, the company provides security advisory services, such as cyber security maturity assessment, incident response program development, penetration testing, security program development, Virtual CISO, IoT security, and threat modeling services. It offers its products through a combination of perpetual and term software licenses, cloud-based subscriptions, and managed services. The company serves clients in technology, energy, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, retail, education, real estate, transportation, government, and professional services industries through sales teams, and indirect channel partner relationships, as well as directly in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Rapid7, Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

3D Systems Company Profile

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides three-dimensional (3D) printing products and services worldwide. The company offers 3D printers, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal printing, multi jet printing, and color jet printers that transform data input generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts under the Accura, DuraForm, LaserForm, CastForm, and VisiJet brand names. It also develops, blends, and markets various print materials, such as plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, polymeric dental, and Class IV bio-compatible materials. In addition, the company provides digital design tools, including software, scanners, and haptic devices, as well as products for product design, mold and die design, 3D scan-to-print, reverse engineering, production machining, metrology, and inspection. Further, it offers proprietary software and drivers that provide part review, part preparation, part placement, automated support building and placement, build platform management, and print queue management; and 3D virtual reality simulators and simulator modules for medical applications, as well as digitizing scanners for medical and mechanical applications. Additionally, the company provides warranty, maintenance, and training services; on-demand manufacturing solutions; and software and precision healthcare services. It primarily serves companies and small and midsize businesses in medical, dental, automotive, aerospace, durable good, government, defense, technology, jewelry, electronic, education, consumer good, energy, and other industries through direct sales force, as well as partner channels and distributors. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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