Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos shares insights from the latest Wohler Report on the state of the 3-D printing industry. The current market shares of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD ) , Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS ) , and The ExOne Company (NASDAQ: XONE ) are discussed in the video below.
Blake explains why the rate of growth of the overall $2.2 billion 3-D printer market in 2012 is a key metric. Growth forecasts are provided to help investors understand and monitor stock valuations moving forward.
Lastly, Blake reveals the biggest misconception regarding 3-D printer sales figures to help investors focus on the market segments that will have the greatest impact on future earnings.
As Blake mentions in the video, despite years of earnings growth 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell the stock today. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.