Document Security Systems trades as part of the business services industry and is in the industrials sector. Document Security Systems Inc operates in the security and commercial printing, packaging and plastic ID markets. It develops, markets, manufactures and sells paper and plastic products designed to protect valuable information.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The DSS shares had a previous change of -7.13% which opened at 1.27 and closed at 1.20. It moved to an intraday high of 1.32 and a low of 1.20.

SeekingAlpha:  Document Security Systems reports Q4 results

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, DSS shares returned -13.04% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.11%. Over three months, it changed 66.67%. In one year it has changed -23.08% and within that year its 52-week high was 1.99 and its 52-week low was 0.62. DSS stock is 93.55% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 1.15 and a 50 day moving average of 1.14. Right now, DSS stock is trading 4.30% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

SeekingAlpha:  Document Security Systems reports Q4 results


The company has a market cap of $20.9m with 17.4m shares outstanding and a float of 12.3m shares. Trading volume was 113,038 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,147,280 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for Document Security Systems was 0.1 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.00. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.00.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  -0.01
09-30-2018:  -0.02
06-30-2018:  -0.01
03-31-2018:  -0.02

The next earnings report will be: 04-16-2019

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Document Security Systems; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -15.50% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 31.00% of insider ownership and 3.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 188,177, which was 1.08% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.11. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 2.67

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 23.70%, return on assets is 8.96%, profit margin is 7.91%, price-to-sales is 1.22 and price-to-book is 2.97.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 4  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).


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