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3D Systems Makes Another Forbes List For 2014

3D Systems Makes Another Forbes List For 2014

Being named to multiple Forbes lists in the same year has become habit-forming for several fast-growing small companies.

One of them, 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) just claimed the No. 43 spot in the prestigious magazine’s 2014 list of top 100 U.S. small companies.

That honor followed 3D Systems’ designation as the 13th-most innovative growth company for 2014, according to Forbes.

Related Link: Analyst Roundup After 3D Systems Q3 Results

America’s Best Small Companies

The Forbes list of top 100 small companies is closely watched for “up and comers” in the business world. The list features Forbes designated cream of the crop public companies with less than $1 billion in sales.

Forbes ranks firms over both one- and five-year periods on earnings growth, sales growth, return on equity and stock performance vis-à-vis an industry peer group, according to the magazine.

Most Innovative Growth Companies

The other list to which 3D belongs is Forbes’ 2014 edition of Most Innovative Growth Companies.

This list, made up of companies with less than $10 billion in market cap, ranked those companies by their innovation premium.

Forbes defined innovation premium as “the difference between their market capitalization and a net present value of cash flows from existing businesses (based on a proprietary formula from Credit Suisse HOLT). “

The Company A Company Keeps

Besides 3D, only three other corporations made both the “Best Small Companies” and “Most Innovative Growth” lists.

They were Boston Beer Company Inc (NYSE: SAM), CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVLT) and Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL).

It’s an eclectic list, to say the least.

3D Systems

3D Systems is a provider of 3D printers, materials and cloud-sourced custom parts, according to the company.

The company employs more than 1,300 people and has a market cap of $3.8 billion.

Boston Beer Company

A well-known U.S. brewer based in Massachusetts, Boston Beer Company employs more than 1,100 people and had a market cap of $3.4 billion.

The company ranked 82 on Forbes 2014 Most Innovative Growth Companies list and 21 on the magazine’s America’s Best Small Companies list.

Related Link:  5 Big Beer Companies That Could Own The Craft Beer Movement

CommVault Systems

CommVault Systems and its nearly 2,000 employees provide data and information management software applications and related services. Most of this has occurred in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

The company’s market cap was $2.2 billion, and its rank on the 2014 Most Innovative Growth Companies list was 29. CommVault came in at 47 out of 100 on the Best Small Companies list.

Tyler Technologies

Integrated information management solutions and services for the public sector is the business of Tyler Technologies.

The company, which employs more than 2,700 people and has a market cap of $3.6 billion, works primarily with local governments in the U.S. and worldwide.

Tyler ranked 49 on this year’s Best Small Companies list and 30 on the Most Innovative list.

At the time of this writing, Jim Probasco had no position in any mentioned securities.


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