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Document Security Systems Inc
DSS : AMEX : Services
$0.22 up0.00 | 2.14%
Today's Range: 0.21 - 0.22
Avg. Daily Volume: 154,900
11/24/15 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

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 ($mil)3.773.84
EBITDA ($mil)-0.74-0.58
EBIT ($mil)-0.96-0.77
Net Income ($mil)-1.13-1.07

Balance Sheet Q1 FY13 Q1 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1.22.77
Total Assets ($mil)13.1814.81
Total Debt ($mil)2.323.48
Equity ($mil)7.918.41

Profitability Q1 FY13 Q1 FY12
Gross Profit Margin41.4334.76
EBITDA Margin-19.6-15.04
Operating Margin-25.57-20.06
Sales Turnover1.290.98
Return on Assets-32.91-26.31
Return on Equity-54.84-46.36
Debt Q1 FY13 Q1 FY12
Current Ratio1.181.36
Interest Expense0.060.08
Interest Coverage-17.53-9.4

Share Data Q1 FY13 Q1 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)21.7120.71
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.360.41
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume212071.046725.0


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.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
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.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
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.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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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