In the following video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a look at why there was so much confusion around 3D Systems' (NYSE: DDD ) earnings report. Whereas the press release stated EPS of $0.71 per share, this was prior to the split that the stock underwent Friday afternoon, and led to a lot of analyst and investor misinterpretation. The company's share count also increased by approximately 9 million shares, diluting shareholder returns. Blake tells us in the video what the actual earnings per share value is, and gives investors a much more meaningful way to calculate a company's earnings. He also tells us why diversification in 3-D printing investing is important.
3D Systems is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell, and receive a full year of analyst updates with the report. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.