Materialise NV (MTLS) and AppFolio Inc. (NASDAQ:APPF) Comparison side by side

Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS) and AppFolio Inc. (NASDAQ:APPF) have been rivals in the Application Software for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Materialise NV N/A 0.00 N/A 0.06 241.27
AppFolio Inc. 204.82M 16.20 19.37M 0.55 170.81

In table 1 we can see Materialise NV and AppFolio Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. The company with a higher P/E ratio is currently more expensive of the two stocks. Materialise NV is thus currently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher P/E ratio.


Table 2 provides us the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Materialise NV 0.00% 3.4% 1.3%
AppFolio Inc. 9.46% 19.6% 12.2%

Risk & Volatility

Materialise NV is 83.00% less volatile than S&P 500 due to its 0.17 beta. AppFolio Inc.’s 31.00% more volatile than S&P 500 volatility due to the stock’s 1.31 beta.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Materialise NV are 2.3 and 2.2. Competitively, AppFolio Inc. has 1.5 and 1.5 for Current and Quick Ratio. Materialise NV’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than AppFolio Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Materialise NV and AppFolio Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materialise NV 0 0 2 3.00
AppFolio Inc. 1 1 0 2.50

Materialise NV’s upside potential is 22.80% at a $19.5 average price target. Competitively the average price target of AppFolio Inc. is $61.33, which is potential -37.14% downside. The data provided earlier shows that Materialise NV appears more favorable than AppFolio Inc., based on analyst opinion.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 20.7% of Materialise NV shares and 66.5% of AppFolio Inc. shares. About 0.24% of Materialise NV’s share are owned by insiders. Insiders Competitively, owned 8.34% of AppFolio Inc. shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Materialise NV -5.3% -9.52% -13.04% 7.42% 25.31% -24.11%
AppFolio Inc. -3.9% 9.68% 43.34% 56.77% 66.68% 57.48%

For the past year Materialise NV had bearish trend while AppFolio Inc. had bullish trend.


AppFolio Inc. beats on 8 of the 13 factors Materialise NV.

Materialise NV provides additive manufacturing software and 3D printing services in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The companyÂ’s Materialise Software segment offers proprietary software worldwide through programs and platforms that enable and enhance the functionality of 3D printers and of 3D printing operations. Its software interfaces between various types of 3D printers, and various software applications and capturing technologies, including computer-aided design packages and 3D scanners. This segment serves 3D printing machine original equipment manufacturers; manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, and hearing aid industries; and 3D printing service bureaus through its sales force, Website, and third-party distributors. Its Materialise Medical segment provides medical software that allows medical-image based analysis and engineering, as well as patient-specific design of surgical devices and implants to research institutes, renowned hospitals, and medical device companies; and clinical services. This segment has collaboration agreements with Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.; Encore Medical, L.P.; and DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, as well as with Global Orthopaedic Technology Pty Ltd, Limacorporate Spa, Mathys AG, Howmedica Osteonics Corp., Stryker, and Corin Ltd. It serves medical device companies, hospitals, universities, and industrial companies through its direct sales force, Website, and picture archiving and communication system partners. The companyÂ’s Materialise Manufacturing segment primarily offers 3D printing services to industrial and commercial customers. It provides design and engineering services, and rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing of production parts; and engineers and 3D prints fixtures that allow automobile manufacturers and their suppliers to enhance the quality control and efficiency of their manufacturing processes. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

AppFolio, Inc. provides industry-specific cloud-based software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in property management and legal industries. It offers AppFolio Property Manager, a solution for the operational requirements of small and medium-sized property managers, including posting and tracking tenant vacancies, handling the leasing process electronically, administering maintenance and repairs with their vendor networks, and managing accounting and reporting to property owners, as well as for communicating with tenants and owners. The company also provides MyCase, a practice and case management solution that provides time tracking, billing, calendaring, client communication, and coordination with other lawyers and support staff, and legal document management and assembly for practitioners and small law firms. In addition, it offers Value+ services, such as its Website design and electronic payment services for property manager and law firm customers, as well as resident screening, background and credit checks, tenant liability insurance, maintenance contact center services, lead generation services, and debt collection services for property manager customers. As of December 31, 2016, it served 10,038 property manager customers; and 8,135 law firm customers. AppFolio, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Goleta, California.

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