4 Companies Stratasys Ltd. Could Buy for Metal 3-D Printing

Source: Stratasys.

The possibility of another 3-D printing company acquisition by Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) seems to be increasing by the day. In a conference call, the company says it is exploring options for entering the metals printing marketplace and recently established a $250 million credit facility. 

These two factors combined could mean further consolidation in the 3-D printing industry, but just who could Stratasys go after? 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) already purchased Phenix Systems and it doesn't appear Stratasys could afford some of the other larger metal 3-D printing companies like ExOne and EOS. Unless the company produces its own technology, this leaves the company with four viable alternatives: ReaLizer, Layerwise, SLM Solutions, and Concept Laser. 

In the video below, Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos discusses all of the major metal 3-D printing companies in operation today and which ones Stratasys could possibly be looking at. He also tells investors how they should watch out for any deal that could further dilute shareholders.

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  • Report this Comment On November 14, 2013, at 12:31 PM, hldboo wrote:

    Why wouldn't Arcam AB be considered?

  • Report this Comment On November 14, 2013, at 1:02 PM, TMFBos wrote:

    It's possible, but at $716M it seems like quite the stretch to purchase,especially considering they'd likely have to pay a premium to market price. For instance, DDD payed around $20M for Phenix systems. It'd be extremely surprising to see them go after any publicly traded companies at current valuations. They bought makerbot for around 10x sales and arcam trades at over double that.

    I find it far more probable the develop tech on their own or go after a smaller privately held player mentioned above.

    Cheers,

    Blake

  • Report this Comment On November 14, 2013, at 2:06 PM, Risky88 wrote:

    Love your take on 3D sector Blake

    Would like to see more bear arguments other than just valuation.

    keep it up!

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