PRLB Stock Overview
Proto Labs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce driven digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts in the worldwide.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$49.35|
|52 Week High||US$286.57|
|52 Week Low||US$47.57|
|1 Month Change||-5.15%|
|3 Month Change||-30.94%|
|1 Year Change||-74.42%|
|3 Year Change||-59.01%|
|5 Year Change||-5.46%|
|Change since IPO||70.17%|
Recent News & Updates
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Proto Labs: A Play On Additive Manufacturing
Proto Labs has successfully transformed itself into an integrated provider of manufacturing solutions centered around injection molding and 3D printing. The company has experienced some pain as of late, including pain that began prior to the pandemic. Even so, the company is on solid footing fundamentally and while 2021 will likely be tough, the future for the business is bright. Stock appears to be more or less fairly valued, all things considered at this time.
|PRLB||US Machinery||US Market|
Return vs Industry: PRLB underperformed the US Machinery industry which returned 5.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PRLB underperformed the US Market which returned 6.6% over the past year.
|PRLB Average Weekly Movement||9.1%|
|Machinery Industry Average Movement||5.0%|
|Market Average Movement||6.7%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: PRLB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: PRLB's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Proto Labs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce driven digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts in the worldwide. The company offers injection molding; computer numerical control machining; three-dimensional (3D) printing, which include stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, multi jet fusion, polyjet, and carbon DLS processes; and sheet metal fabrication products, including quick-turn and e-commerce-enabled custom sheet metal parts. It serves developers and engineers, who use 3D computer-aided design software to design products across a range of end markets.
Proto Labs Fundamentals Summary
|PRLB fundamental statistics|
Is PRLB overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|PRLB income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$249.82m|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Feb 11, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.13|
|Net Profit Margin||6.61%|
How did PRLB perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Proto Labs undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: PRLB ($49.35) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($134.56)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PRLB is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PRLB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.9x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (27.8x).
PE vs Market: PRLB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.9x) compared to the US market (16.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: PRLB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PRLB is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (2.7x).
How is Proto Labs forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: PRLB's forecast earnings growth (24.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: PRLB's earnings (24.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: PRLB's revenue (9.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PRLB's revenue (9.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if PRLB's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Proto Labs performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PRLB has a large one-off gain of $8.1M impacting its September 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: PRLB's current net profit margins (6.6%) are lower than last year (12.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PRLB's earnings have declined by 0.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: PRLB's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: PRLB had negative earnings growth (-45%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (34.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PRLB's Return on Equity (3.8%) is considered low.
How is Proto Labs's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PRLB's short term assets ($172.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($56.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: PRLB's short term assets ($172.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($49.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PRLB is debt free.
Reducing Debt: PRLB had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: PRLB has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: PRLB has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Proto Labs's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRLB's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PRLB's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PRLB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PRLB's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PRLB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rob Bodor (48 yo)
Dr. Robert Bodor, also known as Rob, is a Co-Founder at Inveni, LLC and serves as its Chief Technical Officer. Dr. Bodor has been President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Proto Labs, Inc. sinc...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rob's total compensation ($USD1.00M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.73M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rob's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: PRLB's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: PRLB's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: PRLB insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3%.
Proto Labs, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Proto Labs, Inc.
- Ticker: PRLB
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Industrial Machinery
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.362b
- Shares outstanding: 27.59m
- Website: https://www.protolabs.com
Number of Employees
- Proto Labs, Inc.
- 5540 Pioneer Creek Drive
- Maple Plain
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/21 23:43|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/21 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.