In this article, Fabbaloo‘s founder Kerry Stevenson takes a look at the biggest in 3D printing in terms of market cap. It has been a tumultuous period for both the stock market and 3D printing stocks. Many companies have seen their market cap drop drastically, especially (but not limited to) the ones that went public in recent months via SPAC mergers. Nevertheless, as Kerry points out, it’s always interesting to understand who is going up and who is going down in terms of total company value, and there are always bound to be some interesting surprises.
Which company is the biggest in 3D printing by market cap?
Once again we take a look at the valuations of the major 3D printing companies over the past week.
Publicly traded companies are required to post their financial reports, as well as appear on stock markets. From there we can calculate the total value of the company by multiplying the current stock price by the number of outstanding shares. This number is the market capitalization and represents the current valuation of the company.
It’s a great number of compare companies, as the market capitalization can be leveraged to provide more capabilities for the company. Shares could, for example, be used as collateral for a loan. That and similar maneuvers could generate cash with which the company might undertake new projects.
In other words, “market cap”, as it is known, is quite important.
You might think it’s not important to monitor these companies each week, as their value is realized only when stocks are sold. However, events happen to companies occasionally that cause their value to rise and fall, and this weekly post is where we track such things.
Note that our list does not include all major 3D print companies. Not all 3D print companies are publicly traded, and thus we cannot officially know their true size, such as EOS. Others, like HP or Siemens, have very large 3D printing divisions but are part of much larger enterprises and we cannot know the true size of their 3D printing activities [editors note: this is what market studies such as 3dpbm’s are for, which count the machines that are known to be on the market and other industry insights in order to estimate the size of these companies or their 3D printing businesses].[…]
Our report from the first week of January 2022 had a leaderboard total of US$15.8B. This week it is only US$6.8B, a drop of 57% in value. Even worse, that January report had three fewer companies on it. 2022 was not a good year for investments in 3D printing. In fact, it may have been one of the worst in history.
To take a look at the 3D printing companies on this week’s list (and their specific market trend) read the rest of this article on Fabbaloo at this link.