3D Systems Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings

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3D Systems (NYS: DDD) reported earnings on Feb. 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), 3D Systems missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.


Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
3D Systems logged revenue of $101.6 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $103.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $69.9 million.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.13. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.20 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q4 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were 73% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 per share.

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

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 51.7%, 470 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.9%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $98.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $445.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.81.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on 3D Systems is outperform, with an average price target of $33.52.

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