Head-To-Head Analysis: Shapeways (SHPW) vs. The Competition

Shapeways (NYSE:SHPWGet Rating) is one of 31 public companies in the “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Shapeways to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Shapeways has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shapeways’ peers have a beta of -0.53, suggesting that their average share price is 153% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Shapeways and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Shapeways $33.62 million $1.76 million -1.39
Shapeways Competitors $1.60 billion $104.56 million 21.74

Shapeways’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Shapeways. Shapeways is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.3% of Shapeways shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by institutional investors. 29.3% of Shapeways shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Shapeways and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shapeways 0 0 1 0 3.00
Shapeways Competitors 49 160 382 6 2.58

Shapeways presently has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 378.93%. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies have a potential upside of 37.51%. Given Shapeways’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Shapeways is more favorable than its peers.


This table compares Shapeways and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shapeways -26.66% -20.23% -17.91%
Shapeways Competitors -119.14% -15.22% -10.50%


Shapeways peers beat Shapeways on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Shapeways Company Profile

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Shapeways Holdings, Inc. facilitates the design, manufacture, and sale of 3D printed products in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company offers an end-to-end digital manufacturing platform on which the users can transform digital designs into physical products under the Otto brand. It provides additive manufacturing services, such as 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and design services; and traditional manufacturing services, including injection molding, sheet metal, urethane and vacuum casting, CNC machining, and machine tooling. It also offers selective laser sintering materials, which include nylon 12, thermoplastic polyurethane, nylon 11, nylon 6 mineral filled, and polypropylene; binder jetting materials consisting of stainless steel and sandstone; multi-jet fusion materials; stereolithography materials, such as accura 60, accura xtreme, and accura xtreme white 200; selective laser melting material, including aluminum; material jetting materials, such as fine detail plastic, multi-color polyjet, and high definition full color; and wax casting materials comprising copper, platinum, gold, silver, bronze, brass, rhodium plated brass, and gold plated brass. The company serves the medical, consumer, robotics, architecture, aerospace, gaming, drones, education, and jewelry industries. Shapeways Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Long Island City, New York.

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