Document Security Systems Inc

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DSS : AMEX : Services
$0.76 up 0.02 | 3.30%
Today's Range: 0.71 - 0.92
Avg. Daily Volume: 22,800
08/29/16 - 9:59 AM ET

Financial Analysis

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.37 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 78.63% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4.343.43
EBITDA ($mil)-0.18-1.17
EBIT ($mil)-0.54-1.55
Net Income ($mil)-0.62-1.65

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1.331.93
Total Assets ($mil)14.9526.21
Total Debt ($mil)7.67.99
Equity ($mil)3.1114.56

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin39.8542.1
EBITDA Margin-4.17-33.96
Operating Margin-12.49-45.04
Sales Turnover1.230.69
Return on Assets-88.86-151.65
Return on Equity-427.06-273.03
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.531.35
Interest Expense0.080.08
Interest Coverage-7.04-19.81

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)51.8846.3
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.060.31
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume94442.0163637.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.01 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.52. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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DSS NM Peers 59.58   DSS NM Peers 23.28

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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DSS NA Peers 33.35   DSS NA Peers 0.85

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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  Earnings Growth
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DSS 3.01 Peers 7.52   DSS 70.53 Peers 27.93

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

DSS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

DSS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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DSS 0.51 Peers 5.94   DSS 1.79 Peers 5.44

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.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

DSS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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