Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) is Jim Cramer’s “absolute favorite 3D company,” the CNBC host has revealed in one of his The Mad Dash segments on CNBC.
Cramer explained that Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) is a way better play than 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD).
“Stratasys is my absolute favorite 3D company. It is commercial 3D. It bought a company called MakerBot which is right here in Brooklyn [New York]. It does consumer 3D. I have said over and over again [that]I love the 3D space but I want to do it with Stratasys not with 3D Systems. This is why you have really good growth. They blew every single number out. 3D Systems disappointed [in]every number. I believe that if you believe 3D systems is real, meaning three-dimentional manufacturing, it’s Stratasys not DDD. I think [Stratasys] is going much higher,” he said.
Cramer’s partner in the discussion, Carl Quintanilla, then pointed out that the now Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS)-owned MakerBot has just got a distribution deal to have products sold at The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) stores. Quintanilla said that this may not mean a whole lot of stores will carry MakerBot products but the new deal is still a new opportunity.
Jim Cramer then went on to say that MakerBot and the whole 3D printing industry which Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) is a part of is very exciting for him. In fact, he revealed that he is trying to get his executive producer to do a show live from the MakerBot headquarters in Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, aside from Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) and 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD), the duo also talked about other companies like WhiteWave Foods Co (NYSE:WWAV) in the segment.