3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) and eGain (NASDAQ:EGAN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
70.4% of 3D Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.5% of eGain shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of 3D Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 38.6% of eGain shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for 3D Systems and eGain, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
3D Systems currently has a consensus price target of $12.83, suggesting a potential upside of 15.62%. eGain has a consensus price target of $14.67, suggesting a potential upside of 41.43%. Given eGain’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe eGain is more favorable than 3D Systems.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares 3D Systems and eGain’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|3D Systems||$687.66 million||1.88||-$45.51 million||($0.37)||-30.00|
|eGain||$61.31 million||4.72||-$1.99 million||N/A||N/A|
eGain has lower revenue, but higher earnings than 3D Systems.
This table compares 3D Systems and eGain’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
3D Systems has a beta of 1.94, indicating that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eGain has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.
eGain beats 3D Systems on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About 3D Systems
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 3D Sprint and 3DXpert, a proprietary software to prepare and optimize CAD data and manage the additive manufacturing processes, which provides 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. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
eGain Corporation operates as a software-as-a service provider of customer engagement solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and internationally. It provides eGain solution, a unified cloud software solution to automate, augment, and orchestrate customer engagement, including digital-first, Omni channel desktop, artificial intelligence (AI) and knowledge, and analytics and machine learning applications, as well as platform APIs and pre-built third-party connectors. The company’s suite includes various applications for digital interaction, knowledge management, and AI-based process guidance. It also provides integrated analytics for contact centers and digital properties to measure, manage, and optimize resources. In addition, the company offers subscription services and customer support services; consulting services, including implementation, custom solution development, and systems integration services; and education services, such as training programs, as well as online tutorial modules. It serves customers in various industry sectors, including the healthcare, retail, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, outsourced services, technology, utilities, government, manufacturing, and consumer electronics industries. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
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