Materialise NV (MTLS) and Nano Dimension (NNDM) Head-To-Head Contrast

Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS) and Nano Dimension (NASDAQ:NNDM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.


This table compares Materialise NV and Nano Dimension’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Materialise NV -0.99% -1.59% -0.76%
Nano Dimension N/A -72.47% -62.63%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Materialise NV and Nano Dimension’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Materialise NV $151.11 million N/A $12.08 million ($0.03) -510.50
Nano Dimension $320,916.00 188.83 -$14.46 million ($1.58) -3.62

Materialise NV has higher revenue and earnings than Nano Dimension. Materialise NV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nano Dimension, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Materialise NV and Nano Dimension, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materialise NV 0 0 3 0 3.00
Nano Dimension 0 0 1 0 3.00

Materialise NV presently has a consensus price target of $14.17, suggesting a potential downside of 7.50%. Nano Dimension has a consensus price target of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 127.27%. Given Nano Dimension’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Nano Dimension is more favorable than Materialise NV.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.9% of Materialise NV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of Nano Dimension shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Materialise NV has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nano Dimension has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Materialise NV beats Nano Dimension on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Materialise NV Company Profile

Materialise NV is a Belgium-based company engaged in the software industry. The Company is a provider of additive manufacturing software and of three dimensional (3D) printing services. Materialise NV incorporates of 3D printing experience into a range of software solution and 3D printing services, through which the Company seeks to form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Its solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build 3D printing applications. The Company operates in the domestic market and worldwide, including Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, China, Japan, Austria, Poland, Germany and France, among others. It operates through ACTech GmbH.

Nano Dimension Company Profile

Nano Dimension Ltd is an Israel-based holding company active in the high technology sector. The Company has a full holding in Nano Dimension Technologies, a company that develops three dimensional (3D) printers for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), that is electronic circuits, and nano-technology inks. The inks are conductive nano-silver particle inks and insulating nano-polymer inks. Nano Dimension Technologies’ PCB Jet printer system is an inkjet deposition tool for printing multi-layer circuit boards at home or office. Nano Dimension Technologies uses hardware, software, print-head management and nano-chemistry for Research and Development (R&D), prototyping and custom manufacturing projects.

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