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Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 541512    SIC: 7373
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Document Security Systems Inc is engaged in fraud and counterfeit protection for all forms of 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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history
P/B 6.87
DSS's P/B is ranked lower than
86% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. DSS: 6.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DSS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 10.27 Max: 127.66
Current: 6.87
0.48
127.66
P/S 0.99
DSS's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. DSS: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DSS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 3.86 Max: 98.86
Current: 0.99
0.32
98.86
PFCF 73.50
DSS's PFCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.48 vs. DSS: 73.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DSS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24  Med: 34 Max: 75
Current: 73.5
24
75
POCF 31.96
DSS's POCF is ranked lower than
86% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.97 vs. DSS: 31.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DSS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.43  Med: 14.78 Max: 32.61
Current: 31.96
10.43
32.61
Current Ratio 0.52
DSS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. DSS: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DSS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.35 Max: 18.75
Current: 0.52
0.32
18.75
Quick Ratio 0.38
DSS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. DSS: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DSS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.09 Max: 18.54
Current: 0.38
0.28
18.54
Days Inventory 35.73
DSS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. DSS: 35.73 )
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: 35.73
14.78
37.24
Days Sales Outstanding 40.24
DSS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.79 vs. DSS: 40.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DSS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.59  Med: 44.34 Max: 70.55
Current: 40.24
37.59
70.55
Days Payable 68.44
DSS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
67% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.89 vs. DSS: 68.44 )
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: 68.44
32.38
228.76

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -33.70
DSS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. DSS: -33.70 )
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: -11.8 Max: 0
Current: -33.7
-124.6
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 0.26
DSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. DSS: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DSS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.37 Max: 30.48
Current: 0.26
0.11
30.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -44.89
DSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DSS: -44.89 )
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: -44.89
-321.47
0

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $18.85
EPS (TTM) $ -0.97
Beta2.60
Short Percentage of Float1.48%
52-Week Range $0.42 - 1.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)13.28

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.04
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.04
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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