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It's Showtime for 3D Systems

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 25. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict 3D Systems's revenues will grow 48.7% and EPS will increase 93.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $103.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.

Revenue details
Last quarter, 3D Systems notched revenue of $90.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $57.5 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.24. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q3 were 71% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 51.8%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.6%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.9%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $353.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.83.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on 3D Systems is outperform, with an average price target of $35.20.

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  • Report this Comment On February 21, 2013, at 10:34 AM, marcepoo1 wrote:

    A price target of $35.20 ?!?....better double check that and make a least TRY report it correctly.

  • Report this Comment On February 21, 2013, at 11:49 AM, Louis2003b wrote:

    I agree even with stock split that seems a little low

  • Report this Comment On February 22, 2013, at 8:11 PM, 110254545yy wrote:

    All bubbles eventually burst. Pay attention and do not fall in love with any stock.

    Just like a woman, they will break your heart and Bank account.

  • Report this Comment On February 23, 2013, at 10:40 PM, andrewupandabout wrote:

    3D Systems may be in a bubble or not. 3D printing though is in forever. I'm under the idea that 3D Systems will have some success in 3D printing but the world will generate so many companies soon that no one company will dominate. The Open Source community is currently creating better 3D printers so all public companies in the next 5 years will need to compete at lower prices which probably means thinner margins.


    3D Printing YouTube Channel:

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