Direct analysis of Markforged (MKFG) and its peers


Markforge (NYSE: MKFGGet a rating) is one of 29 publicly traded companies in the Computer Peripheral Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified sector, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Markforged to related companies based on its earnings strength, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Markforged and its peers.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Brandforged $91.22 million $3.86 million -26.63
Markforged Competitors $1.17 billion $31.46 million 31.13

Markforged peers have higher revenue and profit than Markforged. Markforged trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.1% of Markforged shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of the shares of all the “Peripheral computer equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.9% of the shares of all “computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommendations for Markforged and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Brandforged 0 1 5 0 2.83
Markforged Competitors 134 1025 2103 64 2.63

Markforged currently has a consensus target price of $8.25, indicating a potential upside of 287.32%. As a group, the “Computer Peripheral Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified” companies have an upside potential of 32.81%. Given Markforged’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, equity research analysts clearly believe that Markforged is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and risk

Markforged has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Markforged’s peers have a beta of -0.03, suggesting that their average stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Markforged and its peers.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Brandforged 21.87% -31.45% -18.89%
Markforged Competitors 5.79% -20.71% -2.38%


Markforged’s peers beat Markforged on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Markforged (Get a rating)

Markforged Holding Corporation produces and sells 3D printers, materials, software and other related services worldwide. The company offers desktop, industrial, and metal 3D printers; and composite, continuous fiber and metal parts, as well as advanced 3D printing software. It serves customers in the aerospace, military and defense, industrial automation, space exploration, healthcare and automotive industries. Markforged Holding Corporation was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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