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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.53
DSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. DSS: 0.53 )
DSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.53

Equity to Asset 0.80
DSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DSS: 0.80 )
DSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.8

0.25
0.89
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.78
M-Score: -1.54
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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Operating margin (%) -46.72
DSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. DSS: -46.72 )
DSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1750   Max: -14.56
Current: -46.72

-1750
-14.56
Net-margin (%) 14.86
DSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. DSS: 14.86 )
DSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1757.69   Max: 14.86
Current: 14.86

-1757.69
14.86
ROE (%) 4.81
DSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. DSS: 4.81 )
DSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -408.93   Max: 4.81
Current: 4.81

-408.93
4.81
ROA (%) 3.85
DSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. DSS: 3.85 )
DSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -484.07   Max: 3.85
Current: 3.85

-484.07
3.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -138.41
DSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.29 vs. DSS: -138.41 )
DSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -992.36   Max: -5.48
Current: -138.41

-992.36
-5.48
Revenue Growth (%) -9.80
DSS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. DSS: -9.80 )
DSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62.3
Current: -9.8

0
62.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.00
DSS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. DSS: -2.00 )
DSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 152
Current: -2

0
152
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Ratios

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P/B 1.10
DSS's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. DSS: 1.10 )
DSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 150
Current: 1.1

0.83
150
P/S 2.20
DSS's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. DSS: 2.20 )
DSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 95.86
Current: 2.2

1.36
95.86
EV-to-EBIT 500.00
DSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. DSS: 500.00 )
DSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 111.5   Max: 2643
Current: 500

111.5
2643

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 6.40
DSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. DSS: 6.40 )
DSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 255
Current: 6.4

3.1
255
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.90
DSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
80% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DSS: 4.90 )
DSS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 8.28   Max: 126.5
Current: 4.9

8.28
126.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
DSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. DSS: 0.30 )
DSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 11.4
Current: 0.3

0.37
11.4
Price/Graham Number 2.60
DSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
55% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. DSS: 2.60 )
DSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 4.4
Current: 2.6

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -17.07
DSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
54% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. DSS: -17.07 )
DSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 9   Max: 1092.3
Current: -17.07

9
1092.3

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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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 numerous 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 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, etc. 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 can include magnetic stripes, bar codes, holograms, signature panels, invisible ink, micro fine printing, guilloche patterns, Biometric, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and watermarks for printed plastic documents such as ID cards, event badges, and driver's licenses. The primary 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 is also developing proprietary digital data security technologies based on the Company's optical deterrent technologies. It has registered its 'AuthentiGuard' mark, as well as its 'Survivor 21' electronic check icon with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Its printing division competes with locally-based printing companies in the Rochester and Western New York markets.

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