SLM Solutions share price and product portfolio

The his­to­ry of SLM Solu­tions AG goes back to 1863 with the found­ing of the Ara­mayo Bis­muth mines in Bolivia. The fol­low­ing years, the com­pa­ny expand­ed until it was list­ed on the Lon­don stock exchange in 1906.

After renam­ing the com­pa­ny to MCP in 2008, the company’s mines and chem­i­cals divi­sion was trans­formed into a sep­a­rate orga­ni­za­tion called MTT. It was based in Lübeck (Ger­many) and one in Stone (Unit­ed King­dom). In 2011, the Ger­man ver­sion MMT com­pa­ny changed its name to today’s SLM Solu­tions GmbH with the focus on met­al pro­cess­ing and addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing.

Since then, com­pa­nies like Gen­er­al Motors have been very inter­est­ed in SLM Solu­tions, and in 2013 the pri­vate equi­ty firm DPE in Munich bought large shares which led to a restruc­tur­ing. Accord­ing to Focus mag­a­zine, the com­pa­ny ranked 12th in 2015 among the fastest grow­ing medi­um-sized com­pa­nies in Ger­many.

Products

Com­pared to com­pa­nies such as 3D Sys­tems or Strata­sys, the prod­uct range of SLM Solu­tions GmbH is clear. In prin­ci­ple, it offers its patent­ed Selec­tive Laser Melt­ing process in 3 dif­fer­ent sizes.

In addi­tion to the size dif­fer­ences between the machines, each also offers spe­cial fea­tures which we will not dis­cuss in more detail at this point. You can find them on their prod­uct page, as well as oth­er prod­uct, mate­ri­als and ser­vices.

SLM Solutions share price and product portfolio machines

Oth­er sup­pli­ers have sim­i­lar machines in their assort­ment and, in addi­tion, a much wider range of choic­es. There­fore, the ques­tion aris­es, why choose the SLM Solu­tions or even invest in it? Ulti­mate­ly, this is a per­son­al choice, what do you get from a com­pa­ny with many choic­es, if all prod­ucts are of low qual­i­ty and lose mon­ey. Then you would rather look for a com­pa­ny that patent­ed 2 man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­niques and does them right. But let’s take a look at the val­ue and price per­for­mance of the stock to draw fur­ther con­clu­sions.

SLM Solutions shares

The stock price and his­to­ry are avail­able start­ing 2015, as you can see in the chart. You notice the extreme fluc­tu­a­tion from 2015 to today start­ing at over 15 € to a high of almost 50 and back below 15 €.

After a year of sta­ble per­for­mance, the peak in mid-2016 is par­tic­u­lar­ly notice­able. At that time rumors of GM’s acqui­si­tion of SLM cir­cu­lat­ed in the media. There­after, the share price rose to pla­to in the first half of 2017 until it reached just under € 50 at the end of 2017. When the num­bers were revealed at the end of 2018, the price of the stock plum­met­ed as sales and prof­its were below ana­lyst expec­ta­tions.

SLM Solutions share price and product portfolio stock chart 30.01.2019 5 year view

At this point, the immense price decline is incom­pre­hen­si­ble and there­fore price fore­casts hard­ly pos­si­ble. Pre­sum­ably, if you believe in the com­pa­ny, a sav­ings con­tract is even the smartest of options. This is pos­si­ble, for exam­ple, via Comdi­rect, with most oth­er providers SLM Solu­tions is not offered by sav­ings plan.

Summary

Com­pared to the big providers like Strata­sys, 3D Sys­tems and HP, SLM focus­es on a small spec­trum of patent­ed prod­ucts. As it turned out, this focus and qual­i­ty have already attract­ed greats like Gen­er­al Motors (GM). In terms of the cur­rent price decline, this inter­est has more of neg­a­tive con­se­quences.
We keep an eye on SLM Solu­tions and are very excit­ed about your opin­ion.

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