Shapeways (NYSE:SHPW) vs. Global Consumer Acquisition (NASDAQ:GACQ) Critical Survey

Global Consumer Acquisition (NASDAQ:GACQGet Rating) and Shapeways (NYSE:SHPWGet Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Global Consumer Acquisition and Shapeways’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Consumer Acquisition N/A N/A $1.14 million N/A N/A
Shapeways $33.62 million 1.10 $1.76 million ($0.60) -1.25

Shapeways has higher revenue and earnings than Global Consumer Acquisition.


This table compares Global Consumer Acquisition and Shapeways’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Consumer Acquisition N/A -29.25% 1.87%
Shapeways -26.66% -19.88% -17.76%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Global Consumer Acquisition and Shapeways, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Consumer Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
Shapeways 0 0 1 0 3.00

Shapeways has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 433.33%. Given Shapeways’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Shapeways is more favorable than Global Consumer Acquisition.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.8% of Global Consumer Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.3% of Shapeways shares are held by institutional investors. 29.3% of Shapeways shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Shapeways beats Global Consumer Acquisition on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global Consumer Acquisition

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Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. The company focuses on effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. It intends to focus on businesses in the consumer products and services sectors. Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Marietta, Georgia.

About Shapeways

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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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