Yes true, SSYS p/e is lower than DDD. So is DDD a better buy?
With the kind of growth expectation for 3d printing, I don't value p/e very much. Look at AMZN look at LNKD, both growing like mad and their p/e is so insanely high it would never make sense if it mattered.
With both SSYS and DDD taking over companies at an insane pace, no wonder the p/e stays high as all their assest go into takeovers.
anyway my point is that it's dangerous staring at p/e too much in this business. I'd bet on both SSYS and DDD being winners in the future, no way one company alone will win the war.