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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
DST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. DST: 0.09 )
DST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09

Equity to Asset 0.38
DST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DST: 0.38 )
DST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.38

0.1
0.63
Interest Coverage 9.08
DST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. DST: 9.08 )
DST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 9999.99
Current: 9.08

3.62
9999.99
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 4.28
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.78
DST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. DST: 11.78 )
DST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 16.27
Current: 11.78

6.1
16.27
Net-margin (%) 13.26
DST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. DST: 13.26 )
DST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.72   Max: 37.99
Current: 13.26

5.72
37.99
ROE (%) 29.79
DST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.29 vs. DST: 29.79 )
DST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.14   Max: 101.97
Current: 29.79

6.14
101.97
ROA (%) 11.41
DST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. DST: 11.41 )
DST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 25.76
Current: 11.41

3.77
25.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 70.35
DST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. DST: 70.35 )
DST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 27.84   Max: 70.35
Current: 70.35

27.84
70.35
Revenue Growth (%) 7.00
DST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. DST: 7.00 )
DST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 29.2
Current: 7

4.9
29.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.60
DST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. DST: 5.60 )
DST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.7
Current: 5.6

0
52.7
EPS Growth (%) 5.90
DST's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. DST: 5.90 )
DST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.4   Max: 68.4
Current: 5.9

-18.4
68.4
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

DST Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Mario Gabelli 3,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,969 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,800 sh (+162.5%)
RS Investment Management 1,734,090 sh (+1.17%)
David Einhorn 2,245,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 561,829 sh (-1.08%)
David Dreman 487,586 sh (-24.72%)
Steven Cohen 9,121 sh (-81.32%)
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Q2 2013

DST Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 144,900 sh (New)
John Hussman 110,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 28,564 sh (+213.17%)
Mario Gabelli 11,600 sh (+197.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,200 sh (+32.14%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,293 sh (+19.42%)
Pioneer Investments 509,069 sh (-9.39%)
David Dreman 417,332 sh (-14.41%)
David Einhorn 1,656,369 sh (-26.22%)
RS Investment Management 840,103 sh (-51.55%)
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Q3 2013

DST Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Diamond Hill Capital 377,610 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,900 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 5,479 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 33,378 sh (+133.53%)
RS Investment Management 854,328 sh (+1.69%)
David Einhorn 1,656,369 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 110,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 11,600 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 501,984 sh (-1.39%)
Jim Simons 122,200 sh (-15.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,000 sh (-50.45%)
David Dreman 107,948 sh (-74.13%)
Steven Cohen 5,241 sh (-81.65%)
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Q4 2013

DST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 18,800 sh (+382.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 152,966 sh (+358.28%)
Steven Cohen 15,320 sh (+192.31%)
Jim Simons 348,300 sh (+185.02%)
Murray Stahl 6,912 sh (+26.15%)
Mario Gabelli 12,100 sh (+4.31%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 501,735 sh (-0.05%)
Diamond Hill Capital 375,770 sh (-0.49%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,603 sh (-3.61%)
David Dreman 96,100 sh (-10.98%)
David Einhorn 1,167,630 sh (-29.51%)
RS Investment Management 504,568 sh (-40.94%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DST

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.46%$74.96 - $91.04 $ 94.8912%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 358.28%0.26%$74.96 - $91.04 $ 94.8912%152966
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -74.13%0.67%$66.3 - $76.82 $ 94.8931%107948
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 133.53%0.05%$66.3 - $76.82 $ 94.8931%33378
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy0.33%$64.29 - $71.73 $ 94.8938%110000
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -14.41%0.13%$64.29 - $71.73 $ 94.8938%417332
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 197.44%$64.29 - $71.73 $ 94.8938%11600
David Dreman 2013-03-31 Reduce -24.72%0.27%$60.6 - $71.27 $ 94.8942%487586
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$60.6 - $71.27 $ 94.8942%11969
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 New Buy$60.6 - $71.27 $ 94.8942%3900
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.90
DST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. DST: 11.90 )
DST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 23.74
Current: 11.9

4.37
23.74
P/B 3.40
DST's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. DST: 3.40 )
DST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 10.25
Current: 3.4

2.15
10.25
P/S 1.57
DST's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. DST: 1.57 )
DST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.71
Current: 1.57

0.64
2.71
PFCF 14.40
DST's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. DST: 14.40 )
DST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.21   Max: 205.27
Current: 14.4

4.21
205.27
EV-to-EBIT 14.70
DST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. DST: 14.70 )
DST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 25.9
Current: 14.7

7.6
25.9
PEG 1.00
DST's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. DST: 1.00 )
DST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 41
Current: 1

0.13
41
Shiller P/E 15.70
DST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.49 vs. DST: 15.70 )
DST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.73   Max: 28.29
Current: 15.7

4.73
28.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.26
DST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. DST: 1.26 )
DST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.26

0.67
1.81
Dividend Payout 0.15
DST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. DST: 0.15 )
DST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.18
Current: 0.15

0.09
0.18
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
DST's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. DST: 26.00 )
DST' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 26

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
DST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. DST: 1.30 )
DST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.3

0.67
1.81
Share Buyback Rate 2.30
DST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. DST: 2.30 )
DST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.7   Max: -23.7
Current: 2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.40
DST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. DST: 6.40 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.44   Max: 21.34
Current: 6.4

2.44
21.34
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
DST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DST: 0.90 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.76
Current: 0.9

0.58
3.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
DST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. DST: 1.00 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.86
Current: 1

0.57
2.86
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
DST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DST: 1.00 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.02
Current: 1

0.26
2.02
Price/Graham Number 1.80
DST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. DST: 1.80 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 3.29
Current: 1.8

0.97
3.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
DST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. DST: 6.80 )
DST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 13.2
Current: 6.8

3.9
13.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.15
DST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. DST: 16.15 )
DST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 39.2
Current: 16.15

-1.7
39.2

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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DST Systems, Inc. was originally established in 1969. Through reorganization in August 1995, the Company is now a corporation organized in the State of Delaware. The Company's Financial Services Segment provides sophisticated information processing and computer software services and products primarily to mutual funds, investment managers, insurance companies, healthcare providers, banks, brokers, financial planners, health payers, third party administrators and medical practice groups. The Company's proprietary software systems include mutual fund shareowner and unit trust recordkeeping systems for U.S. and international mutual fund companies; a defined-contribution participant recordkeeping system for the U.S. retirement plan market; investment management systems offered to U.S. and international investment managers and fund accountants; a business process management and customer contact system offered to mutual funds, insurance companies, brokerage firms, banks, cable television operators, healthcare providers and mortgage servicing organizations; record-keeping systems to support managed account investment products; healthcare processing systems and services offered to health payers, third party administrators and medical practice groups; and recordkeeping systems to support consumer risk transfer programs. The Company's Output Solutions Segment provides single source, integrated print and electronic statement and billing output solutions. The Output Solutions Segment also offers a variety of related professional services, including statement design and formatting, customer segmentation, and personalized messaging tools. The Output Solutions Segment also provides electronic bill payment and presentment solutions and computer output archival solutions. The Output Solutions Segment also offers its services to the Canadian and U.K. markets. DST Output Canada offers customer communications and document automation solutions to the Canadian market. DST International Output provides personalized paper and electronic communications principally in the U.K. The Customer Management Segment served more than 37 million cable and satellite TV subscribers worldwide. The Investments and Other Segment holds investments in equity securities and certain financial interests and the Company's real estate subsidiaries and affiliates. The Company holds U.S. patents, U.S. copyrights, and various trademarks covering various aspects of the statement and mail processing services and technology provided by the Output Solutions Segment.

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