Document Security Systems Inc

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DSS : AMEX : Services
$0.64 up 0.01 | 1.6%
Today's Range: 0.6301 - 0.6799
Avg. Daily Volume: 46800.0
08/18/17 - 3:58 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.69 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.17% 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.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)4.774.34
EBITDA ($mil)0.26-0.18
EBIT ($mil)-0.09-0.54
Net Income ($mil)-0.18-0.62

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)5.291.33
Total Assets ($mil)17.5914.95
Total Debt ($mil)6.37.6
Equity ($mil)3.243.11

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin41.5639.96
EBITDA Margin5.38-4.05
Operating Margin-1.8-12.38
Sales Turnover1.111.23
Return on Assets-2.89-88.86
Return on Equity-15.73-427.06
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.840.53
Interest Expense0.090.08
Interest Coverage-0.92-6.55

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)13.6512.97
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.240.24
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume56264.049980.0


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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.78 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.42. 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 57.91   DSS 1.85 Peers 36.42

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.


Discount. 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 is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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DSS NA Peers 38.13   DSS NA Peers 1.10

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 2.78 Peers 8.42   DSS 95.54 Peers 87.98

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.


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

DSS is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.

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  Sales Growth
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DSS 0.46 Peers 6.83   DSS 6.48 Peers 11.94

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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