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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.91
DSS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. DSS: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DSS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.25 Max: N/A
Current: 0.91
Equity-to-Asset 0.18
DSS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. DSS: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DSS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.18
0.18
0.89
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: -6.05
Beneish M-Score: -4.28
WACC vs ROIC
13.39%
-7.81%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -3.44
DSS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
83% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. DSS: -3.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DSS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -254.16  Med: -42.09 Max: -3.44
Current: -3.44
-254.16
-3.44
Net Margin % -4.95
DSS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
83% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. DSS: -4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DSS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -225.06  Med: -33.07 Max: 14.86
Current: -4.95
-225.06
14.86
ROE % -30.32
DSS's ROE % is ranked lower than
93% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. DSS: -30.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DSS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -187.19  Med: -88.42 Max: 8.29
Current: -30.32
-187.19
8.29
ROA % -6.17
DSS's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. DSS: -6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DSS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -86.56  Med: -42.8 Max: 6.36
Current: -6.17
-86.56
6.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -13.77
DSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.74 vs. DSS: -13.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DSS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -767.66  Med: -242.15 Max: -13.78
Current: -13.77
-767.66
-13.78
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -12.50
DSS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
88% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. DSS: -12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DSS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.1 Max: 65
Current: -12.5
0
65
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 541512    SIC: 7373
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Headquarter Location:USA
Document Security Systems Inc is engaged in fraud and counterfeit protection for printed documents and digital information. It holds patents for optical deterrent technologies that provide protection of printed information.

Document Security Systems Inc was formed in New York in 1984. It is engaged in fraud and counterfeit protection for all forms of printed documents and digital information. The Company holds patents for optical deterrent technologies that provide protection of printed information from unauthorized scanning and copying. It operates three production facilities, a security and commercial printing facility, a packaging facility and a plastic card facility; where it produces secure and non-secure documents for its customers. It licenses its anti-counterfeiting technologies to printers and brand-owners. In addition, it has a digital division which provides cloud computing services for its customers, including disaster recovery, back-up and data security services. Its segments include: DSS Packaging Group, DSS Printing Group, DSS Plastics Group, DSS Digital Group, and DSS Technology Management. DSS Printing Group provides secure and commercial printing services for end-user customers along with technical support for the Company's technology licensees. The division produces printed materials such as security paper, vital records, prescription paper, birth certificates, receipts, manuals, identification materials, entertainment tickets, secure coupons, parts tracking forms, brochures, direct mailing pieces, catalogs, business cards et cetera. The division also provides the basis of research and development for its security printing technologies. DSS Plastics Group manufactures laminated and surface printed cards which include magnetic stripes, bar codes, holograms, signature panels, invisible ink, micro fine printing, guilloche patterns, Biometric, Radio Frequency Identification and watermarks for printed plastic documents such as ID cards, event badges, and driver's licenses. The raw materials the company uses in its businesses are paper corrugated paperboard, plastic sheets, and ink. DSS Packaging Group produces custom paperboard packaging serving clients in the pharmaceutical, beverage, photo packaging, toy, specialty foods and direct marketing industries, among others. The division incorporates its security technologies into printed packaging to help companies prevent or deter brand and product counterfeiting. DSS Digital Group provides data center centric solutions to businesses and governments delivered via the cloud. This division developed the Company's iPhone based application that integrates some of the Company's traditional optical deterrent technologies into digital data security based solutions for brand protection and product diversion prevention. DSS Technology Management acquires or internally develops patented technology or intellectual property assets, or interests therein, with the purpose of monetizing these assets through a variety of value-enhancing initiatives, including, but not limited to, investments in the development and commercialization of patented technologies, licensing, strategic partnerships and commercial

Ratios

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Price-to-Owner-Earnings 4.01
DSS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
93% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.84 vs. DSS: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
DSS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.35  Med: 4.03 Max: 5.51
Current: 4.01
2.35
5.51
PB Ratio 4.41
DSS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. DSS: 4.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
DSS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 9.74 Max: 127.66
Current: 4.41
0.48
127.66
PS Ratio 0.74
DSS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. DSS: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DSS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 3.72 Max: 57.03
Current: 0.74
0.32
57.03
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 6.90
DSS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
85% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.27 vs. DSS: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
DSS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.05  Med: 8.29 Max: 45
Current: 6.9
4.05
45
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 2.60
DSS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
95% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. DSS: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
DSS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 3.13 Max: 19.57
Current: 2.6
1.53
19.57
EV-to-EBIT -23.46
DSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. DSS: -23.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DSS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.9  Med: -11.6 Max: -0.3
Current: -23.46
-36.9
-0.3
EV-to-EBITDA 21.15
DSS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
84% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.32 vs. DSS: 21.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DSS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.7  Med: -14.4 Max: 27.6
Current: 21.15
-52.7
27.6
Current Ratio 1.23
DSS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. DSS: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DSS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.36 Max: 10.45
Current: 1.23
0.54
10.45
Quick Ratio 1.08
DSS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DSS: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DSS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.17 Max: 10.3
Current: 1.08
0.44
10.3
Days Inventory 36.01
DSS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.69 vs. DSS: 36.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DSS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.78  Med: 28.14 Max: 37.24
Current: 36.01
14.78
37.24
Days Sales Outstanding 35.99
DSS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.50 vs. DSS: 35.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DSS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.99  Med: 43.63 Max: 70.55
Current: 35.99
35.99
70.55
Days Payable 72.64
DSS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
67% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.89 vs. DSS: 72.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DSS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.38  Med: 67.69 Max: 228.76
Current: 72.64
32.38
228.76

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.40
DSS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. DSS: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DSS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -124.6  Med: -11.1 Max: 0
Current: -2.4
-124.6
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.20
DSS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. DSS: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DSS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.03 Max: 31.63
Current: 0.2
0.12
31.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -4.26
DSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. DSS: -4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DSS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -321.47  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: -4.26
-321.47
0

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $19.18
EPS (TTM) $ -0.97
Beta2.60
Short Percentage of Float1.59%
52-Week Range $0.42 - 1.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)13.65
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