3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) and eGain (NASDAQ:EGAN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for 3D Systems and eGain, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
3D Systems 1 5 1 0 2.00
eGain 0 0 3 0 3.00

3D Systems presently has a consensus price target of $12.83, indicating a potential upside of 17.74%. eGain has a consensus price target of $14.67, indicating a potential upside of 36.56%. Given eGain’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe eGain is more favorable than 3D Systems.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.9% of 3D Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.5% of eGain shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of 3D Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 38.6% of eGain shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares 3D Systems and eGain’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
3D Systems -6.62% -3.83% -2.64%
eGain 3.04% -57.09% 7.51%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares 3D Systems and eGain’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
3D Systems $687.66 million 1.81 -$45.51 million ($0.37) -29.46
eGain $61.31 million 4.89 -$1.99 million N/A N/A

eGain has lower revenue, but higher earnings than 3D Systems.

Risk & Volatility

3D Systems has a beta of 1.99, indicating that its share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eGain has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

eGain beats 3D Systems on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

3D Systems Company Profile

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides three-dimensional (3D) printing products and services worldwide. The company offers 3D printers, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal printing, multi jet printing, and color jet printers that transform data input generated by 3D design software, CAD software, or other 3D design tools into printed parts under the Accura, DuraForm, LaserForm, CastForm, and VisiJet brand names. It also develops, blends, and markets various print materials, such as plastic, nylon, metal, composite, elastomeric, wax, polymeric dental, and Class IV bio-compatible materials. In addition, the company provides digital design tools, including software, scanners, and haptic devices, as well as products for product design, mold and die design, 3D scan-to-print, reverse engineering, production machining, metrology, and inspection. Further, it offers 3D Sprint and 3DXpert, a proprietary software to prepare and optimize CAD data and manage the additive manufacturing processes, which provides automated support building and placement, build platform management, and print queue management; and 3D virtual reality simulators and simulator modules for medical applications, as well as digitizing scanners for medical and mechanical applications. Additionally, the company provides warranty, maintenance, and training services; on-demand manufacturing solutions; and software and precision healthcare services. It primarily serves companies and small and midsize businesses in medical, dental, automotive, aerospace, durable good, government, defense, technology, jewelry, electronic, education, consumer good, energy, and other industries through direct sales force, as well as partner channels and distributors. 3D Systems Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

eGain Company Profile

eGain Corporation operates as a software-as-a service provider of customer engagement solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and internationally. It provides eGain solution, a unified cloud software solution to automate, augment, and orchestrate customer engagement, including digital-first, Omni channel desktop, artificial intelligence (AI) and knowledge, and analytics and machine learning applications, as well as platform APIs and pre-built third-party connectors. The company's suite includes various applications for digital interaction, knowledge management, and AI-based process guidance. It also provides integrated analytics for contact centers and digital properties to measure, manage, and optimize resources. In addition, the company offers subscription services and customer support services; consulting services, including implementation, custom solution development, and systems integration services; and education services, such as training programs, as well as online tutorial modules. It serves customers in various industry sectors, including the healthcare, retail, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, outsourced services, technology, utilities, government, manufacturing, and consumer electronics industries. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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