Reviewing Materialise NV (MTLS)’s and Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:TYPE)’s results

We are comparing Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS) and Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:TYPE) on their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and valuation. They both are Application Software companies, competing one another.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Materialise NV N/A 0.00 N/A 0.09 201.98
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. 241.41M 2.80 15.24M 0.29 69.76

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies. The business that Presently has a higher price-to-earnings ratio is considered the more expensive of the two businesses. Materialise NV’s shares have been trading at higher price-to-earnings ratio which means it is currently more expensive than Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.


Table 2 provides the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Materialise NV 0.00% 4.4% 1.6%
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. 6.31% 3.5% 2.3%

Volatility and Risk

A beta of 0.15 shows that Materialise NV is 85.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has a 1.12 beta and it is 12.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


Materialise NV’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 2.4 and 2.3 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. are 2.4 and 2.4 respectively. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to .


Meanwhile, Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.’s annual dividend is $0.46 per share and it also boasts of a 2.79% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out for Materialise NV.

Analyst Recommendations

The Ratings and Recommendations for Materialise NV and Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materialise NV 0 0 2 3.00
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

$19.5 is Materialise NV’s consensus price target while its potential upside is 28.29%. Competitively Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has an average price target of $17.5, with potential upside of 3.86%. The results from earlier shows that analysts opinion suggest that Materialise NV seems more appealing than Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Materialise NV and Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 21.3% and 92.9% respectively. 0.24% are Materialise NV’s share owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% are Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.’s share owned by insiders.


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 -4.12% 11.19% 29.44% 21.72% 53.81% -8.24%
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. 1.01% 20.18% 14.33% -5.45% -15.82% 28.54%

For the past year Materialise NV had bearish trend while Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. had bullish trend.


Monotype Imaging Holdings 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.

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. develops, markets, and licenses technologies and fonts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and rest of Asia. The company offers font products, including its own fonts from the Monotype Libraries, as well as fonts from third parties through its e-commerce Websites, including,,, and It also provides font scaling engine and font compression technologies that are compatible with virtually font formats and industry standards, including the PostScript and PCL printing languages; font solutions for consumer device manufacturers, including Edge and SmartHint technologies for precise pixel adjustments to enable fonts to display with optimal quality in suboptimal display environments; printer driver kits; and fonts for printer manufacturers. In addition, the company offers screen imaging technologies; a mobile engagement platform that enables brands and advertisers to create and distribute branded content; brand engagement and social endorsement technologies through mobile and digital channels; and various tools to enhance user experiences. Further, it provides expert consultation and custom type design services; and technology support and professional services. The company provides approximately 17,000 typeface designs, and supports approximately 250 Latin and non-Latin languages. Its solutions are used in various devices, including laser printers, digital copiers, mobile phones, automotive displays, navigation devices, e-book readers, tablets, digital cameras, digital televisions, set-top boxes, consumer appliances, and Internet of things devices, as well as in various software applications and operating systems. The company serves content creators, marketers, consumer device manufacturers, and independent software vendors and developers. Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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