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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
DST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. DST: 0.12 )
DST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12

Equity to Asset 0.39
DST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. DST: 0.39 )
DST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.39

0.1
0.64
Interest Coverage 9.08
DST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.23 vs. DST: 9.08 )
DST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 47.25
Current: 9.08

3.62
47.25
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.50
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.78
DST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. DST: 11.78 )
DST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 19.43
Current: 11.78

6.1
19.43
Net-margin (%) 13.26
DST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. DST: 13.26 )
DST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.53   Max: 37.99
Current: 13.26

6.53
37.99
ROE (%) 29.79
DST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.89 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
92% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 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 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. DST: 70.35 )
DST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.43   Max: 70.35
Current: 70.35

17.43
70.35
Revenue Growth (%) 7.00
DST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. DST: 7.00 )
DST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 28.9
Current: 7

4.9
28.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.60
DST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. DST: 5.60 )
DST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 53.6
Current: 5.6

-15.1
53.6
EPS Growth (%) 5.90
DST's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. DST: 5.90 )
DST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.4   Max: 68.4
Current: 5.9

-18.4
68.4
» DST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

DST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 469,000 sh (+34.65%)
Murray Stahl 8,984 sh (+29.98%)
Chuck Royce 19,800 sh (+5.32%)
David Dreman 96,540 sh (+0.46%)
Mario Gabelli 12,100 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 375,115 sh (-0.17%)
Pioneer Investments 498,884 sh (-0.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,830 sh (-16.72%)
Steven Cohen 7,883 sh (-48.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 15,934 sh (-89.58%)
» More
Q2 2014

DST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 307,060 sh (+1827.07%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,549 sh (+121.39%)
Jim Simons 716,700 sh (+52.81%)
Diamond Hill Capital 375,705 sh (+0.16%)
Mario Gabelli 12,100 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 495,486 sh (-0.68%)
David Dreman 95,156 sh (-1.43%)
Chuck Royce 600 sh (-96.97%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DST

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 1827.07%0.33%$85.59 - $96.63 $ 92.551%307060
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -89.58%0.3%$86.92 - $99.16 $ 92.55-1%15934
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.46%$74.96 - $91.04 $ 92.559%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 358.28%0.26%$74.96 - $91.04 $ 92.559%152966
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -74.13%0.67%$66.3 - $76.82 $ 92.5528%107948
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 133.53%0.05%$66.3 - $76.82 $ 92.5528%33378
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy0.33%$64.29 - $71.73 $ 92.5535%110000
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -14.41%0.13%$64.29 - $71.73 $ 92.5535%417332
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 197.44%$64.29 - $71.73 $ 92.5535%11600
David Dreman 2013-03-31 Reduce -24.72%0.27%$60.6 - $71.27 $ 92.5539%487586
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$60.6 - $71.27 $ 92.5539%11969
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 New Buy$60.6 - $71.27 $ 92.5539%3900
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$54.44 - $62.33 $ 92.5560%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.08%$50.1 - $56.65 $ 92.5574%21853
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.2%$49.6 - $55.73 $ 92.5574%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 90.42%0.09%$46.33 - $55.15 $ 92.5591%42541
Tom Gayner 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.07%$46.33 - $55.15 $ 92.5591%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 46.95%0.04%$41.23 - $50.77 $ 92.5598%22341
Leon Cooperman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1319%$42.5 - $56.1 $ 92.5591%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -37.89%0.07%$42.5 - $56.1 $ 92.5591%15203
Leon Cooperman 2011-06-30 New Buy0.13%$46.66 - $55.12 $ 92.5585%109800
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 102.42%0.09%$46.66 - $55.12 $ 92.5585%24477
Charles Brandes 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$46.66 - $55.12 $ 92.5585%0
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Guru Investment Theses on DST Systems, Inc.

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on DST Systems Inc - Jul 25, 2014

Information processing company DST Systems, Inc. (DST) declined as the company conducted a secondary offering of common stock for a selling shareholder, Argyros Group.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Small Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on DST Systems Inc
Information processing company DST Systems, Inc. (DST) declined as the company conducted a secondary offering of common stock for a selling shareholder, Argyros Group. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 9.30
DST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.20 vs. DST: 9.30 )
DST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 23.56
Current: 9.3

4.37
23.56
P/B 3.30
DST's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. DST: 3.30 )
DST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 10.25
Current: 3.3

2.15
10.25
P/S 1.50
DST's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. DST: 1.50 )
DST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.71
Current: 1.5

0.64
2.71
PFCF 23.50
DST's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.60 vs. DST: 23.50 )
DST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.21   Max: 205.27
Current: 23.5

4.21
205.27
EV-to-EBIT 14.49
DST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.92 vs. DST: 14.49 )
DST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 25.9
Current: 14.49

7.6
25.9
PEG 0.80
DST's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DST: 0.80 )
DST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 56.56
Current: 0.8

0.12
56.56
Shiller P/E 13.70
DST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DST: 13.70 )
DST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.75   Max: 27.4
Current: 13.7

4.75
27.4
Current Ratio 0.88
DST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. DST: 0.88 )
DST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.21
Current: 0.88

0.39
2.21
Quick Ratio 0.88
DST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. DST: 0.88 )
DST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.21
Current: 0.88

0.39
2.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
DST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. DST: 1.30 )
DST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.3

0.67
1.81
Dividend Payout 0.12
DST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. DST: 0.12 )
DST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.12

0.09
0.49
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
DST's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 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 689 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 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
93% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. DST: 2.30 )
DST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.7   Max: -0.6
Current: 2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.50
DST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.70 vs. DST: 6.50 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 39.79
Current: 6.5

2.3
39.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
DST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. DST: 0.90 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.85
Current: 0.9

0.58
3.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
DST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DST: 1.00 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 4.24
Current: 1

0.52
4.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
DST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DST: 0.80 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 3.24
Current: 0.8

0.18
3.24
Price/Graham Number 1.60
DST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. DST: 1.60 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 4.47
Current: 1.6

0.9
4.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
DST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. DST: 6.90 )
DST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 13.2
Current: 6.9

3.9
13.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.11
DST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. DST: 17.11 )
DST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 39.7
Current: 17.11

-2.1
39.7

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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