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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 0.27
DST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. DST: 0.27 )
DST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.42
Current: 0.27

0.03
1.42
Equity to Asset 0.42
DST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. DST: 0.42 )
DST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.42

0.1
0.63
Interest Coverage 11.61
DST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. DST: 11.61 )
DST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 47.25
Current: 11.61

3.62
47.25
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.14
WACC vs ROIC
10.09%
13.86%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.56
DST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. DST: 11.56 )
DST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 16.27
Current: 11.56

6.1
16.27
Net-margin (%) 21.70
DST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. DST: 21.70 )
DST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 37.99
Current: 21.7

6.4
37.99
ROE (%) 50.21
DST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.43 vs. DST: 50.21 )
DST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 101.04
Current: 50.21

6.83
101.04
ROA (%) 20.56
DST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. DST: 20.56 )
DST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.16   Max: 26.85
Current: 20.56

4.16
26.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 76.42
DST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.29 vs. DST: 76.42 )
DST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 31.28   Max: 72.79
Current: 76.42

31.28
72.79
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.60
DST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. DST: 9.60 )
DST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 29.2
Current: 9.6

4.9
29.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 33.90
DST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. DST: 33.90 )
DST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.6   Max: 52.7
Current: 33.9

-14.6
52.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 54.80
DST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. DST: 54.80 )
DST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.4   Max: 68.4
Current: 54.8

-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

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%)
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Q3 2014

DST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Hussman 40,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 540,164 sh (+75.91%)
Mario Gabelli 13,500 sh (+11.57%)
Diamond Hill Capital 400,495 sh (+6.60%)
Chuck Royce 600 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 495,161 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 94,370 sh (-0.83%)
Jim Simons 677,300 sh (-5.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,456 sh (-15.82%)
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Q4 2014

DST Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Third Avenue Management 3,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 95,918 sh (+1.64%)
Diamond Hill Capital 401,529 sh (+0.26%)
Mario Gabelli 13,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 490,992 sh (-0.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 453,032 sh (-16.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,525 sh (-36.04%)
Jim Simons 366,700 sh (-45.86%)
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Q1 2015

DST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 8,500 sh (-37.04%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 7.90
DST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.10 vs. DST: 7.90 )
DST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 23.02
Current: 7.9

4.37
23.02
Forward P/E 17.12
DST's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DST: 17.12 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.80
DST's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.90 vs. DST: 7.80 )
DST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 22.94
Current: 7.8

4.37
22.94
P/B 3.60
DST's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. DST: 3.60 )
DST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 10.25
Current: 3.6

2.15
10.25
P/S 1.72
DST's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. DST: 1.72 )
DST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.71
Current: 1.72

0.64
2.71
PFCF 23.60
DST's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.20 vs. DST: 23.60 )
DST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.21   Max: 205.27
Current: 23.6

4.21
205.27
POCF 14.92
DST's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.36 vs. DST: 14.92 )
DST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 154.79
Current: 14.92

3.13
154.79
EV-to-EBIT 15.22
DST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.57 vs. DST: 15.22 )
DST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 25.9
Current: 15.22

7.6
25.9
PEG 0.50
DST's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DST: 0.50 )
DST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 41
Current: 0.5

0.13
41
Shiller P/E 14.90
DST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DST: 14.90 )
DST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.72   Max: 26.09
Current: 14.9

4.72
26.09
Current Ratio 0.95
DST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. DST: 0.95 )
DST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.95

0.41
1.66
Quick Ratio 0.95
DST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. DST: 0.95 )
DST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.62
Current: 0.95

0.4
1.62
Days Sales Outstanding 46.67
DST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 80.84 vs. DST: 46.67 )
DST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.52   Max: 103.12
Current: 46.67

27.52
103.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.03
DST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. DST: 1.03 )
DST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.03

0.65
1.81
Dividend Payout 0.08
DST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DST: 0.08 )
DST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.18
Current: 0.08

0.08
0.18
Dividend growth (3y) 19.70
DST's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. DST: 19.70 )
DST' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 19.7

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
DST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. DST: 1.00 )
DST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.81
Current: 1

0.65
1.81
Share Buyback Rate 4.40
DST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. DST: 4.40 )
DST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.7   Max: -0.6
Current: 4.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.60
DST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. DST: 6.60 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 39.79
Current: 6.6

2.3
39.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
DST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DST: 1.00 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.76
Current: 1

0.58
3.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
DST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DST: 1.20 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.06
Current: 1.2

0.61
3.06
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
DST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DST: 0.60 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.02
Current: 0.6

0.26
2.02
Price/Graham Number 1.50
DST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
86% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DST: 1.50 )
DST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 3.29
Current: 1.5

0.97
3.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
DST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. DST: 6.50 )
DST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 13.2
Current: 6.5

3.9
13.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.13
DST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.31 vs. DST: 18.13 )
DST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 38
Current: 18.13

-1.9
38

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:DST.Germany,
DST Systems, Inc. was originally established in 1969. The Company is a provider of technology-based service solutions that help clients grow their business and provide their customers an exceptional experience. DST serves clients in the asset management, brokerage, retirement, insurance, healthcare and other markets to help process, communicate and safeguard critical customer information needed to manage life's important business, such as investing money, planning for retirement and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Company's operating business units are now reported as three operating segments: Financial Services, Healthcare Services, and Customer Communications. The Financial Services Segment provides a variety of services to the asset management, brokerage, retirement and insurance industries and is the provider of third-party shareowner recordkeeping services to the mutual fund industry. The Healthcare Services Segment provides a variety of servicing solutions to U.S. healthcare organizations that, collectively, help meet the industry's information processing, quality of care and cost management needs while achieving compliance and improving operational efficiencies of each business. The Customer Communications Segment helps businesses deploy customer communications while improving operational performance across critical business functions such as sales, marketing, customer service, technology, finance, operations, and compliance. The Company is subject to intense competition from other established service providers in all industries it serves. The Company holds U.S. patents, U.S. copyrights and trademarks covering various aspects of the information processing and computer software services and products provided by the Financial Services and Healthcare Services Segments and the statement and mail processing services and technology provided by the Customer Communications Segment.
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