NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- ExOne Co. (XONE) shares had coverage initiated coverage with a "hold" rating by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus (SF) who made a valuation call on the 3-D printing company.
"Positives on ExOne include: significant revenue growth potential, with ExOne demonstrating above industry growth rates, margins poised for expansion, an increasing number of material offerings, exposure to the fast growing industrial market, a growing service business, and our view that the industrial market is on the verge of accelerating scale of orders (from 1-2 per customer to 10 plus)," said analysts.
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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates EXONE CO as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate EXONE CO (XONE) a SELL. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows: