Why ExOne Is Poised to Pull Back


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, three-dimensional printer maker ExOne has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ExOne and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.


Headquarters (Founded)

Irwin, Pa. (2005)

Market Cap

$347.9 million


Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$18.6 million


Chairman/CEO Kent Rockwell
President/COO David Burns

Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin



$3.5 million / $24.4 million


3D Systems

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 22% of the 81 members who have rated ExOne believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just this past week, one of those Fools, All-Star 4Foolz, touched on the stock's seemingly unsustainable price run:

The stock just IPO'd and the 3D printing euphoria took it away! I think this is a great short here. ExOne is a small company based in PA that just went public, surely trying to ride the 3D printing craze. ... At the IPO price, they were selling at 10+ times sales. At the current price 80% higher, that number is at 20x sales. The company is not profitable. In fact, their losses keep growing year over year. ... Lots of red flags here. I am certain there will be a lot more equity dilution coming down the road at much lower prices.

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