UPDATE: Jefferies Initiates Coverage on Voxeljet on Good Market Position, Pricey Valuation
In a report published Wednesday, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek initiated coverage on Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) with a Hold rating and $40.00 price target.
In the report, Jefferies noted, “Named after a 3D pixel, a voxel, voxeljet is attempting to spearhead and accelerate the adoption of 3D printers in mass manufacturing. Making direct parts (or castings for casts as the casting is destroyed in the process) is the big long-term opportunity for 3D printing. Wohlers notes that the ratio of prototypes to production parts is often 1:1000 or much greater. While 3D printers will need further productivity gains to penetrate mass manufacturing, the TAM is orders of magnitude higher. ExOne and voxeljet are the two pure plays on powder bed binder printers (3D Systems also is a major player in the space is mainly in the low-end and mid-range vs. >$1M ASPs for ExOne and voxeljet). Powder bed binder printers have the advantages of speed, large build bed, and the ability to work with metal. voxeljet currently focuses more on plastics while ExOne focuses on sand castings; direct metal parts are still in ramp phase for both.”
Voxeljet AG closed on Tuesday at $39.11.
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