Monday, April 28, 2014

3D Printing of Heirloom Jewelry, 3D Printing Stocks

The latest item to be 3D printed is heirloom jewelry, and it can be printed from just a picture of the jewelry. So if, for example, you have a picture of a family bracelet that had been lost, a company called American Pearl can use the “Jewelry Replicator” to create that bracelet using a 3D printing.

3-D printers can print all kinds of items, such as toys, cookies, even houses and cars. Investors who are looking to print profits with 3D printing stocks, can review about ten 3D printing related stocks that are on the free list at

3D Systems (DDD) is a Rock Hill, South Carolina based company, founded in 1986, which produces 3D printers and related products. The stock trades at 110 times current earnings and 41 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest reported quarter rose 2.9% on a 52.4% increase in revenues. The company has $306 million in cash, with $18.88 million in debt.

One of the other large 3D printer stocks is Stratasys (SSYS), which produces three-dimensional printers, rapid prototyping systems, and related consumable materials. This Minnesota based company was founded in 1989. The company is debt free with $614 million in cash. The stock trades at 33 times forward earnings.  The latest reported quarterly revenues increased by 118%.

Organovo (ONVO), which trades on the New York Stock Exchange,  specializes in 3D bioprinting technology, the printing of body parts, and was founded in 2007. As of December 31, 2013, the company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $49.82 million, with debt of only $18 thousand. Quarterly revenues dropped by over 61% compared to last year.

For a  list of all the 3-D printing companies, go to

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.


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