Thanks for your words of encouragement pfein2012
As far as your questions go, no I don't think Hardware and Software will be equal in earnings and profit margins. I actually believe that as system software developers, CIMT enjoys a 20% advantage over Hardware developers and even if interpreted as simply 'application developers" they enjoy a 7% advantage. So put those metrics to work. Right now the financial media has all eyes focused upon hardware as it has come down dramatically in price but in my opinion that isnt where the prize lies - which of course is why I recommend this stock. In short, we grow as DDD, SSYS, XONE and now VJET grow, only at a 10% to 20% premium. Try searching yardeni forwardprofitmargins to see the S&P 500 Sectors & Industries Profit Margins (yahoo wont let me post the link). System software ranks the 2nd to the highest in terms of margins at 30% just under Biotechs 32% margins, while application software appears to average 17% vs industrial machinery manufacturers at 9.6%. The real question is which exact category as defined by Yardeni, does Cimatron fall under? According to the industry experts quoted on the MotleyF00|, the 3D printer market is growing at an annual growth rate of 80%. So once again, put those metrics to work.