Financial Analysis: Kornit Digital (KRNT) & The ExOne (XONE)

The ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) and Kornit Digital (NASDAQ:KRNT) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for The ExOne and Kornit Digital, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The ExOne 0 1 2 0 2.67
Kornit Digital 0 0 7 0 3.00

The ExOne currently has a consensus target price of $12.25, indicating a potential upside of 77.54%. Kornit Digital has a consensus target price of $22.33, indicating a potential upside of 49.89%. Given The ExOne’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe The ExOne is more favorable than Kornit Digital.

Risk and Volatility

The ExOne has a beta of 3.27, meaning that its stock price is 227% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kornit Digital has a beta of 0.07, meaning that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares The ExOne and Kornit Digital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The ExOne -39.31% -22.66% -18.50%
Kornit Digital -0.29% 7.05% 5.66%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The ExOne and Kornit Digital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The ExOne $49.29 million 2.26 -$11.32 million ($1.21) -5.70
Kornit Digital $118.60 million 4.24 $7.40 million N/A N/A

Kornit Digital has higher revenue and earnings than The ExOne.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.6% of The ExOne shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of Kornit Digital shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.4% of The ExOne shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Kornit Digital beats The ExOne on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About The ExOne

The ExOne Company is a provider of three dimensional (3D) printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers. The Company’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its installed base of 3D printing machines. Its machines serve direct and indirect applications. It offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through over nine production service centers (PSCs), which are located in the United States, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Japan. It also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support. It produces a range of machines in order to enable designers and engineers to design and produce industrial prototypes and production parts. The models include Exerial, S-Max/S-Max+, S-Print/M-Print, M-Flex, Innovent and MWT Microwave.

About Kornit Digital

Kornit Digital Ltd. develops, designs and markets digital printing solutions for the global printed textile industry. The Company’s solutions include its digital printing systems, ink and other consumables, associated software and value added services. Its customers include custom decorators, online businesses, brand owners and contract printers. The Company categorizes its Direct to Garment (DTG) systems into two groups: entry level and high throughput. The Company’s entry-level systems consist of its Breeze and Thunder systems. Its high throughput systems consist of its Avalanche family of systems, Storm II and Paradigm II. Allegro is its Roll to Roll (R2R) printing system. Its ink and other consumables consist of NeoPigment PURE ink, binding agent, priming fluid, wiping fluid and flushing fluid. Its pigment-based inks are available in over seven colors and are formulated for use in its systems.

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