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Why 3D Systems Is Ready to Rebound

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:52PM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 4-Star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, three-dimensional printer maker 3D Systems (DDD -0.57%) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at 3D Systems, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

3D Systems facts



Headquarters (founded)

Rock Hill, S.C. (1986)

Market Cap

$3.3 billion


Computer hardware

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$353.6 billion


CEO Abraham Reichental

Founder/Chief Technology Officer Dr. Charles Hull

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$155.9 million / $88.2 million


Dassault Systemes



Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 2,116 members who have rated 3D Systems believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Earlier today, one of those Fools, monkeykat, succinctly summed up the 3D Systems bull case for our community:

Personal 3D printers will be one of the next 'must have' home items within the next 10 years. The tech is still new but the price for home versions are already falling as production increases making them more available. With some companies creating much cheaper cartridges to refill your 3D printer with, if DDD can match them they will really create for themselves a great niche.

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