ROCK HILL, SC, May 12, 2021 – 3D Systems Corp. announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. For the first quarter of 2021, the company reported GAAP revenue of $146.1M, compared to $172.7M in the fourth quarter of 2020. Net profit was $45.2M.
Commenting on the results, president and chief executive officer, Dr. Jeffrey Graves said, “During my first year at 3D Systems, we established a clear strategic purpose that is driving our work every day: To be leaders in enabling additive manufacturing solutions for applications in growing markets that demand high-reliability products. We laid out a four-stage plan to reach that goal and I am pleased that these efforts have contributed to impressive Q1 results. We delivered almost 8% year-over-year revenue growth despite divestments of non-core businesses in 2020 and 2021. When we exclude the revenue from these divested businesses, organic revenue grew nearly 17%. Our Healthcare business continues to deliver exceptional growth, posting a 39% year-over-year increase, with strength in both dental and medical applications. Industrial sales continue to stabilize as global economies gradually open up from the pandemic. We believe the exciting growth our company is now delivering is the result of two factors. One is the ongoing opportunity for additive manufacturing to enhance the design and manufacturing processes of our customers, and the second is our ability to leverage our exceptional technology portfolio, solutions strategy, and intense focus on execution.
In conjunction with our topline growth, we have also maintained a tight focus on our cost structure, generating gross margins of 44%, an almost two-point improvement year-over-year, and double-digit adjusted-EBITDA margins. This combination of strong top line growth, profitability, and cash generation distinguishes us in our industry. We attribute this performance to the breadth of our technology portfolio, which includes industrial metal and polymer systems, leading edge software solutions, and a rapidly increasing range of materials for both human and industrial application. This technology base, brought to an intense focus through high value customer applications, creates an exciting environment for sustained value creation for all our stakeholders.”
Dr. Graves continued, “With our solid progress on the initial stages of our transformation plan, we have now increased our focus on the fourth stage of our plan, which is to invest for accelerated growth and profitability in support of our long-term financial goals of sustained double-digit revenue growth, 50% gross profit margins and 20% adjusted-EBITDA margins. Our recently announced acquisitions of Allevi, a developer of bioprinting solutions, comprising bioprinters, biomaterials, and specialized laboratory software, and Additive Works, a software company focused on optimization and automation of AM print setup and workflow generation, are key steps to reaching our long term goals. In addition to these two exciting acquisitions, last week we announced an investment to expand our operations in Colorado, which will allow us to meet the increasing demand for our industry-leading Healthcare solutions that target patient-specific applications, while also expanding our industrial application development capabilities, spearheaded by our Application Innovation Group, adding expertise and technology to address new, more complex industrial applications.”
Dr. Graves summarized, “I’m very proud of our teams’ performance in the first quarter of the year and am excited about our trajectory and the long-term potential of our company. More than ever, I believe that additive manufacturing will play a key role in transforming the way components can be designed and manufactured for critical applications ranging from complex aerospace systems, to electric vehicles, to even the human body. Our strong financial performance and balance sheet, combined with industry leading technology and application expertise, will allow us to lead that transformation.”
A complete chart of the financial results is available here.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, virtual surgical planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.