Will These Numbers from 3D Systems Be Good Enough for You?

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3D Systems (NYS: DDD) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 25. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict 3D Systems's revenues will grow 51.7% and EPS will increase 50.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $87.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.


Revenue details
Last quarter, 3D Systems logged revenue of $83.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 52% higher than the prior-year quarter's $55.1 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.16. GAAP EPS of $0.16 for Q2 were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 51.4%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.5%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.0%, 1,430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $343.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.75.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on 3D Systems is hold, with an average price target of $31.50.

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