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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
DST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. DST: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.17 Max: N/A
Current: 0.21
Equity to Asset 0.47
DST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DST: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.47
0.1
0.64
Interest Coverage 11.61
DST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 44.88 vs. DST: 11.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.62  Med: 8.92 Max: 9999.99
Current: 11.61
3.62
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.76
WACC vs ROIC
8.54%
13.94%
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 (%) 11.42
DST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. DST: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 13.00 Max: 16.27
Current: 11.42
6.1
16.27
Net-margin (%) 20.50
DST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. DST: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.72  Med: 11.11 Max: 37.99
Current: 20.5
5.72
37.99
ROE (%) 48.07
DST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. DST: 48.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.83  Med: 31.17 Max: 101.04
Current: 48.07
6.83
101.04
ROA (%) 20.23
DST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. DST: 20.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.16  Med: 8.88 Max: 31.7
Current: 20.23
4.16
31.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 186.47
DST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.08 vs. DST: 186.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 28.38  Med: 75.66 Max: 279.58
Current: 186.47
28.38
279.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.60
DST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. DST: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4.9  Med: 12.60 Max: 29.2
Current: 9.6
4.9
29.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 33.90
DST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. DST: 33.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 13.90 Max: 52.7
Current: 33.9
0
52.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 54.80
DST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. DST: 54.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.4  Med: 12.70 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

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%)
Pioneer Investments 495,161 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 600 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

Chuck Royce 23,500 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 9,100 sh (+203.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,113 sh (+53.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 498,859 sh (+10.12%)
Pioneer Investments 492,633 sh (+0.33%)
Jim Simons 359,800 sh (-1.88%)
Diamond Hill Capital 380,020 sh (-5.36%)
David Dreman 77,447 sh (-19.26%)
Mario Gabelli 8,500 sh (-37.04%)
» More
Q2 2015

DST Guru Trades in Q2 2015

RS Investment Management 248,960 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 248,960 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 43,100 sh (+83.40%)
David Dreman 77,577 sh (+0.17%)
Pioneer Investments 492,883 sh (+0.05%)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 379,050 sh (-0.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 440,570 sh (-11.68%)
Mario Gabelli 5,500 sh (-35.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,800 sh (-70.21%)
Jim Simons 61,100 sh (-83.02%)
» More
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 6.87
DST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. DST: 6.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.37  Med: 9.25 Max: 23.02
Current: 6.87
4.37
23.02
Forward P/E 15.53
DST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. DST: 15.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.00
DST's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. DST: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.37  Med: 9.25 Max: 22.94
Current: 7
4.37
22.94
P/B 3.17
DST's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. DST: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15  Med: 3.39 Max: 10.34
Current: 3.17
2.15
10.34
P/S 1.41
DST's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DST: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.44 Max: 2.71
Current: 1.41
0.64
2.71
PFCF 42.27
DST's PFCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. DST: 42.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.21  Med: 13.18 Max: 205.27
Current: 42.27
4.21
205.27
POCF 19.08
DST's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. DST: 19.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.13  Med: 10.05 Max: 154.79
Current: 19.08
3.13
154.79
EV-to-EBIT 5.20
DST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. DST: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6  Med: 15.00 Max: 25.9
Current: 5.2
7.6
25.9
PEG 0.45
DST's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. DST: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.77 Max: 41
Current: 0.45
0.13
41
Shiller P/E 12.15
DST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.99 vs. DST: 12.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.75  Med: 12.17 Max: 25.3
Current: 12.15
4.75
25.3
Current Ratio 1.00
DST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. DST: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.21
Current: 1
0.39
2.21
Quick Ratio 1.00
DST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. DST: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.21
Current: 1
0.39
2.21
Days Sales Outstanding 46.52
DST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.90 vs. DST: 46.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.52  Med: 56.05 Max: 103.12
Current: 46.52
27.52
103.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.17
DST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. DST: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.30 Max: 1.81
Current: 1.17
0.65
1.81
Dividend Payout 0.08
DST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. DST: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.08
0.05
0.49
Dividend growth (3y) 19.70
DST's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. DST: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
DST' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 26
Current: 19.7
0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.17
DST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
84% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. DST: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.30 Max: 1.81
Current: 1.17
0.65
1.81
Share Buyback Rate 4.40
DST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. DST: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
DST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.7  Med: 4.40 Max: -23.7
Current: 4.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.72
DST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. DST: 5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.29  Med: 5.25 Max: 39.79
Current: 5.72
2.29
39.79
Price/Projected FCF 0.95
DST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. DST: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DST' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.21 Max: 3.76
Current: 0.95
0.58
3.76
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.48
DST's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
96% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. DST: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.98
DST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. DST: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.30 Max: 3.98
Current: 0.98
0.54
3.98
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.40
DST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. DST: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.85 Max: 5.35
Current: 0.4
0.18
5.35
Price/Graham Number 1.30
DST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. DST: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.54
Current: 1.3
0.87
3.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 19.24
DST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. DST: 19.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.9  Med: 6.70 Max: 19.82
Current: 19.24
3.9
19.82
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.72
DST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. DST: 21.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -1.9  Med: 18.60 Max: 38
Current: 21.72
-1.9
38

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
EPS($) 5.94 6.61
EPS without NRI($) 5.94 6.61

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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