5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: 3D Systems
byJun 11th 2012 8:27AM
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 (NYS: DDD) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at 3D Systems' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
3D Systems facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Rock Hill, S.C. (1986)|
|Market Cap||$1.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$260.5 million|
|Management||CEO Abraham Reichental
Founder/Chief Technology Officer Dr. Charles Hull
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||12%|
|Cash / Debt||$60.0 million / $139.7 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 778 members who have rated 3D Systems believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Rapid prototyping is already a boon for industrial design. Long term, as machines become smaller and cheaper, 3-D printing has the potential to be a revolution as big as desktop publishing was in the '80s and '90s. 3-D Systems is in a good position to ride that wave.
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