Document Security Systems Reports Second Quarter of 2014 Financial Results

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS)(DSS), a leader in anti-counterfeiting and authentication solutions, reported results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2014.

Q2 2014 Operational Highlights

  • Delivered first fully-integrated AuthentiGuard customer for DSS' secure digital application and labeling.
  • Filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Lenovo (United States), Inc. in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with the case currently in the pleadings stage.
  • Acquired approximately 90 active patents covering certain methods and processes in the semiconductor industry, bringing the company's patent portfolio to more than 120 active patents issued in the U.S. and abroad, and 25 patent applications pending.
  • At quarter end, the company had seven active disputes at various stages of the monetization process.

Q2 2014 Financial Highlights
Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 increased 14% to $4.9 million from $4.3 million in the same year-ago quarter. Printed product revenue, which includes sales of packaging, printing and plastics, increased 15% to $4.4 million from $3.8 million in the same year-ago period. Technology sales, services and licensing revenues increased 4% to $476,000 from $458,000 in the year-ago period.

Costs of goods and expenses totaled $7.1 million, an increase of 16% from $6.1 million in the same year-ago period. The increase primarily reflected depreciation and amortization costs of $1.3 million for Q2 2014 compared to $229,000 in the same year-ago period. This increase was partially offset by a 69% decrease in stock-based compensation expense during Q2 2014.

Cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization, increased 26% to $3.2 million compared to $2.5 million in the same year-ago period, driven by a higher percentage of packaging sales as a percentage of total printed products sales in the second quarter of 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA loss, a non-GAAP metric defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation, as well as other non-recurring items, totaled $633,000 compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $171,000 in the same year-ago period (see further discussion about the use of adjusted EBITDA, below). The increase in adjusted EBITDA loss reflected higher professional fees incurred for the company's IP monetization business in Q2 2014 compared to the year-ago quarter, where the majority of the professional fees were incurred from the company's merger with Lexington Technology Group (LTG) in July 2013.

Net Loss totaled $2.3 million or $(0.06) per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $1.9 million or $(0.09) per basic and diluted share in the second quarter of 2013.

Management Commentary
"We saw a particularly strong sequential increase in revenue in the second quarter, driven by demand for our printed products, including the timing of certain packaging orders that slipped from Q1 to Q2," said Jeff Ronaldi, the company's CEO. "Looking at our results on a comparative first half basis, revenue was a record overall for the first six months of the year, up 6% from the same period a year ago.

"Q2 was also highlighted by our first fully-integrated AuthentiGuard sale to a customer for printing and hosting, along with the customized mobile application. This win reaffirms the strong value proposition of our AuthentiSuite platform, especially when integrated with our secure printing and packaging capabilities.

"Along those lines, our sales team has been effectively building and expanding our AuthentiGuard pipeline of prospective customers. We are currently in varying stages with several national brands about implementing our AuthentiGuard technology.

"AuthentiGuard is an ideal representation of our business model, which involves developing and acquiring IP that enables us to bring innovative product and service offerings to market, while actively licensing our IP portfolio.

"A major goal for us this year and going forward is to grow and diversify our intellectual property portfolio. Since 2012, we have systematically expanded our patent portfolio from 15 issued patents to more than 120 active patents today, along with seven active cases on file. Looking ahead, we expect to have 10 cases on file by yearend and at least 15 by the end of 2015. Our expectations for the future remain high as we build upon the momentum we've established and pursue the widening pipeline of opportunities ahead."

Intellectual Property Enforcement
DSS provided an update on the status of its six intellectual property cases:

  • Document Security Systems, Inc. v. Coupons.com Incorporated (6:11-cv-06528-CJS-MWP)

In October 2011, DSS initiated litigation against Coupons.com alleging, among other things, that Coupons.com misused DSS's proprietary block-out technology in violation of the terms of a nondisclosure agreement between the parties. On July 10, 2014 the US District Court for the Western District of New York heard oral arguments in connection with Coupons.com's motion for Summary Judgment. No decision has been rendered yet on the motion. 

  • Bascom Research, LLC v. Facebook, Inc., LinkedIn Corporation et al (CAND-3-12-cv-06293; CAND-3-12-cv-06294)

In October 2012, Bascom Research, a subsidiary of Lexington Technology Group, Inc. (LTG), which was acquired by DSS in July 2013, initiated litigation with Facebook, Inc., LinkedIn Corporation and three other defendants in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The complaint alleged infringement by the defendants of four patents that are instrumental to social and business networking technology and related to the manner in which users and application developers on the Facebook and LinkedIn platforms make connections between "objects" such as photos, people, events and pages.

In January 2013, all five cases were transferred to the US District Court for the Northern District of California. In April and May of 2013, LTG announced that Bascom Research had reached settlements with two of the named defendants. Currently, Facebook and LinkedIn remain as defendants in the litigation.

On January 15, 2014, these two cases were stayed by the US District Court for the Northern District of California pending the outcome of Alice Corp v. CLS Bank in the United States Supreme Court, which was decided on June 24, 2014. Following this decision, a case management conference was scheduled for August 22, 2014, at which time the parties will propose timetables for the remainder of the case.

On May 22, 2014, Facebook, Inc. filed a Petition for Covered Business Method (CBM) Patent Review with the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Bascom Research has until September 3, 2014 to file a preliminary response to the CBM petition.

  • VirtualAgility, Inc. v. Salesforce.com, Inc. et al* (TXED-2-13-cv-00011)

On March 5, 2013, Lexington Technology Group (now DSS Technology Management) made a strategic investment in VirtualAgility, Inc.

On January 5, 2013, prior to DSS's investment, VirtualAgility initiated litigation against Salesforce.com and a number of Salesforce's customers in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. VirtualAgility's complaint against Salesforce.com alleges infringement of one of five VirtualAgility patents that enable user-friendly programming platforms that facilitate the creation of sophisticated business applications without programming.   

On February 12, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the US Circuit overturned a decision rendered by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and granted a temporary stay of the case in light of Salesforce.com's Petition for Covered Business Method (CBM) Patent Review pending before the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). 

On July 10, 2014, a three-judge panel of the US Circuit issued a divided opinion granting a stay pending the CBM proceedings. Oral argument in the CBM proceeding was held on July 14, 2014.  

  • DSS Technology Management, Inc. (DSSTM) v. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC) et al (TXED-2-14-cv-00199)

On March 10, 2014, DSSTM initiated litigation with TSMC, Samsung Electronics Co. Inc., and NEC Corporation of America in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. DSSTM's complaint against these companies alleges infringement of DSS patents relating to a semiconductor manufacturing process called "double-patterning."

On June 24, 2014, TSMC filed a petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR) with the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and DSSTM has until October 17, 2014 to file a preliminary response.

  • DSS Technology Management, Inc. (DSSTM) v. Apple, Inc. (TXED-6-13-cv-00919)

On November 29, 2013, DSSTM initiated litigation against Apple, Inc. in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. DSSTM's complaint alleges infringement by Apple of DSS patents that relate to systems and methods of using low power wireless peripheral devices.

On March 3, 2014, Apple filed a motion to transfer venue of the case from the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California, which is pending a ruling by the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

  • DSS Technology Management, Inc. (DSSTM) v. Lenovo (United States), Inc. (TXED-6-14-cv-00525)

On May 30, 2014, DSSTM initiated litigation against Lenovo (United States), Inc. in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. DSSTM's complaint alleges infringement by Lenovo of DSS patents that relate to systems and methods of using low power wireless peripheral devices. The case is currently in the pleadings stage.

These active disputes are also listed on the company's website here. Further information regarding patent litigation involving DSS investments is available to the public via the PACER Service here.   

Conference Call
DSS management will hold a conference call later today (August 12, 2014) to discuss these results. The company's CEO, Jeff Ronaldi, and CFO, Phil Jones, will host the presentation, followed by a question and answer period.

Date: August 12, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time)
U.S. dial-in: (877) 407-9210
International dial-in: (201) 689-8049

The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and available for replay via the investor section of the company's website at www.dsssecure.com.

Please call the conference telephone number 10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios Group at (949) 574-3860.

A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through August 26, 2014.

U.S. replay dial-in: (877) 660-6853
International replay dial-in: (201) 612-7415
Replay ID: 13588604

About Document Security Systems
Document Security Systems, Inc.'s (NYSE MKT: DSS) products and solutions are used by governments, corporations and financial institutions to defeat fraud and to protect brands and digital information from the expanding world-wide counterfeiting problem. DSS technologies help ensure the authenticity of both digital and physical financial instruments, identification documents, sensitive publications, brand packaging and websites.
DSS continually invests in research and development to meet the ever-changing security needs of its clients and offers licensing of its patented technologies through its subsidiary, DSS Technology Management, Inc.

For more information on the AuthentiGuard Suite, please visit www.AuthentiGuard.com. For more information on DSS and its subsidiaries, please visit www.DSSsecure.com. To follow DSS on Facebook, click here.

For More Information
Investor Relations
Document Security Systems
(585) 325-3610
Email: ir@documentsecurity.com

Forward-Looking Statements
Forward-looking statements that may be contained in this press release, including, without limitation, statements related to the Company's plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, potential value, intentions and adequacy of resources, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and contain words such as "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "plans," "intends" and similar words and phrases. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results projected in any forward-looking statement. In addition to the factors specifically noted in the forward-looking statements, other important factors, risks and uncertainties that could result in those differences include, but are not limited to, those disclosed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements that may be contained in this press release are being made as of the date of its release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)




Three Months

Ended June 30,

2014

Three Months

Ended June 30,

2013

%

change


Six Months

Ended June 30,

2014

Six Months

Ended June 30,

2013

%

change

Revenue










Printed products



$           4,407,000

$           3,822,000

15%


$           7,571,000

$              7,101,000

7%

Technology sales, services and licensing



476,000

458,000

4%


940,000

$                 949,000

-1%











Total revenue



$           4,883,000

$           4,280,000

14%


$           8,511,000

$              8,050,000

6%











Costs and expenses










Cost of goods sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization



$           3,197,000

$           2,546,000

26%


$           5,395,000

$              4,749,000

14%

Sales, general and administrative compensation



1,154,000

1,221,000

-5%


2,446,000

2,356,000

4%

Depreciation and amortization



1,288,000

229,000

462%


2,602,000

454,000

473%

Professional fees



502,000

602,000

-17%


1,042,000

1,016,000

3%

Stock based compensation



294,000

949,000

-69%


841,000

1,289,000

-35%

Sales and marketing



128,000

126,000

2%


301,000

208,000

45%

Rent and utilities



181,000

154,000

18%


366,000

311,000

18%

Other operating expenses



243,000

224,000

8%


449,000

446,000

1%

Research and development



112,000

62,000

81%


226,000

121,000

87%











        Total costs and expenses



$           7,099,000

$           6,113,000

16%


$         13,668,000

$            10,950,000

25%











Operating loss



(2,216,000)

(1,833,000)

21%


(5,157,000)

(2,900,000)

78%











Other income (expenses)










Interest expense



(89,000)

(50,000)

78%


(164,000)

(94,000)

74%

Amortization of note discount and loss on debt extinguishment



(35,000)

(43,000)

-19%


(52,000)

(54,000)

-4%

Foreign currency translation loss




-



(16,000)

-












Other expense, net



(124,000)

(93,000)

33%


(232,000)

(148,000)

57%











Loss before income taxes



(2,340,000)

(1,926,000)

21%


(5,389,000)

(3,048,000)

77%











Deferred tax expense, net



5,000

5,000

0%


9,000

9,000

0%











Net loss



$         (2,344,000)

$         (1,925,000)

22%


$          (5,399,000)

$            (3,057,000)

77%











Earnings per share:










Basic and diluted



$                  (0.06)

$                  (0.09)

-33%


$                   (0.13)

$                     (0.14)

-7%











Shares used in computing earnings per share:










Basic and diluted



42,040,907

21,710,034

94%


41,982,770

21,711,503

93%











 

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC.  AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


As of 




June 30, 2014


December 31, 2013










ASSETS



(Unaudited)
















Current assets:










Cash


$

1,304,656



$

1,977,031



Restricted cash



245,479




500,000



Accounts receivable, net of allowance 










of  $68,000 ($60,000- 2013)



1,789,986




2,149,123



Inventory



919,659




834,979



Prepaid expenses and other current assets



537,206




403,107



Deferred tax asset, net



223,323




223,323


      Total current assets



5,020,309




6,087,563












Property, plant and equipment, net



5,226,230




5,157,852


Investments and other assets



12,529,602




11,448,008


Goodwill



15,046,197




15,046,197


Other intangible assets, net



28,486,834




29,602,591












Total assets


$

66,309,172



$

67,342,211












LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
















Current liabilities:










Accounts payable


$

1,454,846



$

1,421,765



Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



1,416,737




1,455,629



Revolving lines of credit



-




158,087



Short-term debt



850,000




824,857



Current portion of long-term debt, net



521,699




613,488












      Total current liabilities



4,243,282




4,473,826






















Long-term debt, net



5,770,868




3,087,358


Other long-term liabilities



361,783




27,566


Deferred tax liability, net



1,373,921




1,364,447












Commitments and contingencies (Note 8)





























Stockholders' equity










Common stock, $.02 par value;  200,000,000 shares authorized, 46,275,297 shares issued and outstanding










 (49,411,486 on December 31, 2013)



925,506




988,230



Additional paid-in capital



99,247,351




97,790,426



Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(52,783)




(27,566)



Accumulated deficit



(50,260,756)




(44,862,076)



Non-controlling interest in subsidiary



4,700,000




4,500,000



Total stockholders' equity



54,559,318




58,389,014












Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

66,309,172



$

67,342,211






















 

 

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 

(Unaudited)












2014



2013














Cash flows from operating activities:









     Net loss


$

(5,398,680)


$

(3,057,064)



     Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities:









Depreciation and amortization



2,601,684



454,129



Stock based compensation



840,879



1,288,689



Amortization of note discount



51,915



27,570



Loss on extinguishment of debt



-



26,252



Change in deferred tax provision



9,474



9,474



Foreign currency translation loss



16,420



-



Decrease (increase) in assets:









Accounts receivable



359,137



5,338



Inventory



(84,680)



2,466



Prepaid expenses and other assets



(174,616)



(69,859)



Release of restricted cash



254,521



-



Increase in liabilities:









Accounts payable



33,081



124,863



Accrued expenses and other liabilities



387,188



250,206



Net cash used by operating activities



(1,103,677)



(937,936)












Cash flows from investing activities:









Purchase of equipment and building improvements



(157,789)



(82,312)



Purchase of investments



(750,000)



-



Purchase of  intangible assets



(1,196,980)



(52,506)



Net cash used by investing activities



(2,104,769)



(134,818)












Cash flows from financing activities:









Net payments on revolving lines of credit



(158,087)



(168,247)



Payments of long-term debt



(298,816)



(166,876)



Borrowings of long-term debt



2,691,000



-



Issuances of common stock, net of issuance costs



301,974



80,000



Net cash provided (used) by financing activities



2,536,071



(255,123)












Net  decrease in cash



(672,375)



(1,327,877)



Cash beginning of period



1,977,031



1,887,163












Cash end of period


$

1,304,656


$

559,286





















About the Presentation of Adjusted EBITDA
The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA as a non-GAAP financial performance measurement. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by the Company by adding back to net income (loss) interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense as further adjusted to add back stock-based compensation expense and non-recurring items, such as costs related to the Company's merger with Lexington Technology Group. Adjusted EBITDA is provided to investors to supplement the results of operations reported in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides an additional tool for investors to use in comparing its financial results with other companies in the industry, many of which also use Adjusted EBITDA in their communications to investors. By excluding non-cash charges such as amortization, depreciation and stock-based compensation, as well as non-operating charges for interest and income taxes, investors can evaluate the Company's operations and its ability to generate cash flows from operations and can compare its results on a more consistent basis to the results of other companies in the industry. Management also uses Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate potential acquisitions, establish internal budgets and goals, and evaluate performance of its business units and management. The Company considers Adjusted EBITDA to be an important indicator of the Company's operational strength and performance of its business and a useful measure of the Company's historical and prospective operating trends. However, there are significant limitations to the use of Adjusted EBITDA since it excludes interest income and expense and income taxes and non-recurring items such as costs related to the Company's merger with Lexington Technology Group, all of which impact the Company's profitability and operating cash flows, as well as depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation. The Company believes that these limitations are compensated by clearly identifying the difference between the two measures. Consequently, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income and loss presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA as defined by the Company may not be comparable with similarly named measures provided by other entities. The following is a reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA loss:

 



Three Months Ended June 30



Six Months Ended June 30



2014

2013

% change



2014

2013

% change



(unaudited)

(unaudited)




(unaudited)

(unaudited)












Net Loss


$          (2,344,000)

$          (1,925,000)

22%



$       (5,399,000)

$            (3,057,000)

77%

Add back:










    Depreciation & Amortization


1,288,000

229,000

462%



2,602,000

454,000

473%

Stock based compensation


294,000

948,000

-69%



841,000

1,289,000

-35%

Interest expense


89,000

50,000

78%



164,000

94,000

74%

Amortization of note discount and loss on debt extinguishment


35,000

43,000

-19%



52,000

54,000

-4%

Income Taxes


5,000

5,000

0%



9,000

9,000

0%

Professional fees and other costs incurred in conjunction with the  Merger with Lexington Technology Group


-

479,000

-100%



-

587,000

-100%











Adjusted EBITDA


(633,000)

(171,000)

-270%



(1,731,000)

(570,000)

-204%





















Adjusted EBITDA, by  group (unaudited)




















Printed Products


$              469,000

$              461,000

2%



$            752,000

$                 778,000

-3%

Technology Management


(386,000)

(146,000)

164%



(854,000)

(334,000)

156%

Corporate, less Merger costs


(716,000)

(486,000)

47%



(1,629,000)

(1,014,000)

61%













(633,000)

(171,000)

-270%



(1,731,000)

(570,000)

-204%











SOURCE Document Security Systems, Inc.



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