DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2013 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.83 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.89% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
|Income Statement||Q1 FY13||Q1 FY12|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3.77||3.84|
|Net Income ($mil)||-1.13||-1.07|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY13||Q1 FY12|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1.2||2.77|
|Total Assets ($mil)||13.18||14.81|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2.32||3.48|
|Profitability||Q1 FY13||Q1 FY12|
|Gross Profit Margin||41.43||34.76|
|Return on Assets||-32.91||-26.31|
|Return on Equity||-54.84||-46.36|
|Debt||Q1 FY13||Q1 FY12|
|Share Data||Q1 FY13||Q1 FY12|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||21.71||20.71|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.36||0.41|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||212071.0||46725.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.71 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.38 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.25. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DSS NM||Peers 25.05||DSS NM||Peers 13.49|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
DSS's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
DSS's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|DSS NA||Peers 17.13||DSS NA||Peers 4.99|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|DSS 5.71||Peers 2.25||DSS 0.00||Peers 16.27|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
DSS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Neutral. Higher earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
The growth rate for DSS is not available.
|DSS 2.65||Peers 5.76||DSS 17.19||Peers 13.89|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
DSS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
DSS has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.
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