Document Security Systems Reports Third Quarter of 2015 Financial Results

Nov 13, 2015, 16:30 ET from Document Security Systems, Inc.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS), (DSS), a leader in anti-counterfeiting and authentication solutions, reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Q3 2015 Financial Highlights 
Revenue for the third quarter of 2015 decreased 11% to $4.4 million from $5.0 million in the same year-ago quarter.  During the quarter, printed products revenue decreased 11% while technology sales, services and licensing decreased 6%.  During the quarter the Company experienced declines in its commercial printing and packaging revenues partially offset by an increase in its plastic cards sales and in particular, increases in sales of ID cards with technology (including RFID, smart cards, and proximity cards).  

Costs and expenses totaled $5.2 million, a decrease of 72% from $18.7 million in the third quarter of 2014. The decrease reflected cost decreases in nearly every expense category, along with the impact of an $11.8 million impairment expense recorded in the third quarter of 2014.   Direct costs of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization, decreased to 57.8% of sales from 62.7% of sales in the third quarter of 2014.  In addition, depreciation and amortization costs decreased approximately $917,000 or 69% due to a significant reduction in the carrying-value of the Company's IP assets in 2015 as compared to 2014.  

Net loss to common shareholders totaled $860,000 or $(0.02) per basic and diluted share, as compared to net loss to common shareholders of $8.1 million or ($0.19) per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of 2014. The 89% decrease in net loss was the result of the improvement in results due to the reductions in costs of nearly every expense category that more than offset the decrease in revenue incurred during the quarter.  In addition, in 2014, the Company's net loss reflected a net impairment charge for one of the Company's investments of approximately $7.1 million which did not reoccur in the 2015 period.

Adjusted EBITDA loss, a non-GAAP metric defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation, and other non-recurring items, totaled $162,000 compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $362,000 in the third quarter of 2014 (see further discussion about the use of adjusted EBITDA, below). The improvement reflected the increase in adjusted EBITDA generated by the Company's printed products groups and the benefit of the cost reductions made by the Company that significantly reduced corporate costs.

As of September 30, 2015, the Company had cash and restricted cash of approximately $1.5 million.  

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 verify 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.

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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" sections of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2015 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.


FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

 

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)





Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2015

Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2014

%
change


Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2015

Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2014

%
change


Revenue











Printed products



$           3,975,000

$           4,489,000

-11%


$       10,678,000

$       12,060,000

-11%


Technology sales, services and licensing



445,000

475,000

-6%


1,367,000

1,415,000

-3%













Total revenue



$           4,420,000

$           4,964,000

-11%


$       12,045,000

$       13,475,000

-11%













Costs and expenses











Cost of goods sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization



$           2,556,000

$           3,111,000

-18%


$         7,206,000

$         8,506,000

-15%


Sales, general and administrative compensation



1,008,000

1,168,000

-14%


3,021,000

3,613,000

-16%


Depreciation and amortization



405,000

1,322,000

-69%


1,175,000

3,923,000

-70%


Professional fees



508,000

388,000

31%


1,534,000

1,430,000

7%


Stock based compensation



199,000

265,000

-25%


842,000

1,105,000

-24%


Sales and marketing



57,000

124,000

-54%


250,000

425,000

-41%


Rent and utilities



186,000

201,000

-7%


510,000

567,000

-10%


Other operating expenses



151,000

216,000

-30%


564,000

665,000

-15%


Research and development



117,000

118,000

-1%


350,000

344,000

2%


Impairment of intangible assets and investments



-

11,750,000

-100%


-

11,750,000

100%


        Total costs and expenses



$           5,187,000

$         18,663,000

-72%


$       15,452,000

$       32,328,000

-52%













Operating loss



(767,000)

(13,699,000)

-94%


(3,407,000)

(18,853,000)

-82%













Other expenses











Interest expense



$              (89,000)

$              (89,000)

0%


$          (257,000)

$          (253,000)

2%


Gains on sales of investment and equipment



-

-

0%


146,000

-

100%


Net loss on debt modification and extinguishment



-

-

0%


(19,000)

(52,000)

-63%
























Other expense



$              (89,000)

$              (89,000)

0%


$          (130,000)

$          (305,000)

-57%













Loss before income taxes



(856,000)

(13,788,000)

-94%


(3,537,000)

(19,158,000)

-82%













Income tax expense (benefit)



5,000

(1,000,000)

0%


14,000

(990,000)

0%













Net loss including noncontrolling interest



(860,000)

(12,769,000)

-93%


(3,550,000)

(18,168,000)

-80%













Less: loss attributable to noncontrolling interest



-

4,700,000

-100%


-

4,700,000

-100%













Net loss to common shareholders



$            (860,000)

$         (8,069,000)

-89%


$       (3,550,000)

$     (13,468,000)

-74%













Loss per share:











Basic and diluted



$                  (0.02)

$                  (0.19)

-89%


$                (0.08)

$                (0.32)

-75%













Shares used in computing loss per share:











Basic and diluted



46,813,768

42,213,654

11%


46,453,962

42,060,015

10%


 

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC.  AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


As of






September 30, 2015


December 31, 2014

ASSETS



(unaudited)
















Current assets:










Cash


$

1,244,696



$

2,343,675



Restricted cash



293,043




355,793



Accounts receivable, net



2,051,744




2,097,671



Inventory



1,239,860




869,262



Prepaid expenses and other current assets



471,655




425,671



Deferred tax asset, net



2,499




2,499


      Total current assets



5,303,497




6,094,571












Property, plant and equipment, net



5,177,053




5,016,539


Investments and other assets, net



621,049




686,912


Goodwill



12,046,197




12,046,197


Other intangible assets, net



3,217,472




3,908,399











Total assets


$

26,365,268



$

27,752,618












LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
















Current liabilities:










Accounts payable


$

2,016,693



$

1,037,359



Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



1,578,878




1,997,241



Current portion of long-term debt, net



1,330,604




754,745












      Total current liabilities



4,926,175




3,789,345






















Long-term debt, net



6,689,483




7,439,036


Other long-term liabilities



539,630




520,180


Deferred tax liability, net



162,469




148,258












Commitments and contingencies





























Stockholders' equity










Common stock, $.02 par value;  200,000,000 shares authorized, 50,620,585 shares issued and outstanding










 (46,172,404 on December 31, 2014)



1,012,412




923,448



Additional paid-in capital



102,685,296




101,012,659



Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(80,630)




(61,180)



Accumulated deficit



(89,569,567)




(86,019,128)



Total stockholders' equity



14,047,511




15,855,799












Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

26,365,268



$

27,752,618






















 

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 

(unaudited)












2015



2014












Cash flows from operating activities:









     Net loss


$

(3,550,439)


$

(18,167,659)



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









Depreciation and amortization



1,174,900



3,923,220



Stock based compensation



842,265



1,105,395



Paid in-kind interest



68,000



30,000



Gain on sale of equipment



(46,283)



-



Amortization of note discount 



-



30,010



Impairment of intangible assets and investments inclusive of noncontrolling interest



-



11,749,528



Net loss on debt modification and extinguishment



19,096



-



Change in deferred tax provision



14,211



(990,093)



Foreign currency translation gain



(29,400)



(2,305)



Decrease (increase) in assets:









Accounts receivable



45,927



293,927



Inventory



(370,598)



(330,944)



Prepaid expenses and other assets



19,879



(210,504)



Restricted cash



62,750



108,707



Increase (decrease) in liabilities:









Accounts payable



979,334



48,669



Accrued expenses and other liabilities



(396,513)



831,239



Net cash used by operating activities



(1,166,871)



(1,580,810)












Cash flows from investing activities:









Purchase of property, plant and equipment



(118,497)



(257,764)



Sale of equipment



46,283



-



Purchase of investments



-



(750,000)



Purchase of intangible assets



(990)



(1,216,063)



Net cash used by investing activities



(73,204)



(2,223,827)












Cash flows from financing activities:









Net payments on revolving lines of credit



-



(158,087)



Payments of long-term debt



(737,240)



(457,303)



Borrowings of long-term debt



-



4,041,000



Issuances of common stock, net of issuance costs



878,336



301,973



Net cash provided by financing activities



141,096



3,727,583












Net decrease in cash



(1,098,979)



(77,054)



Cash beginning of period



2,343,675



1,977,031












Cash end of period


$

1,244,696


$

1,899,977





















 

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. 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, 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 September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2015

2014

% change


2015

2014

% change



(unaudited)

(unaudited)



(unaudited)

(unaudited)











Net Loss:


$                    (860,000)

$          (8,069,000)

-89%


$           (3,550,000)

$          (13,468,000)

-74%

Add backs:









    Depreciation & amortization


405,000

1,322,000

-69%


1,175,000

3,923,000

-70%

Stock based compensation


199,000

265,000

-25%


842,000

1,105,000

-24%

Interest expense


89,000

89,000

0%


257,000

253,000

2%

Amortization of note discount and net loss on debt
extinguishment and modification


-

-

0%


19,000

52,000

-63%

Income Taxes


5,000

(1,000,000)

-101%


14,000

(990,000)

-101%

Foreign currency translation gain


-

(19,000)

-100%


(29,000)

(2,000)

100%

Impairment of intangible assets and investments, net of noncontrolling interests


-

7,050,000

100%


-

7,050,000

100%










Adjusted EBITDA


(162,000)

(362,000)

55%


(1,272,000)

(2,077,000)

39%



















Adjusted EBITDA, by  group (unaudited)


















Printed Products


$                      724,000

$              603,000

20%


$             1,411,000

$              1,355,000

4%

Technology Management


(490,000)

(424,000)

16%


(1,373,000)

(1,285,000)

7%

Corporate


(396,000)

(541,000)

-27%


(1,310,000)

(2,147,000)

-39%












(162,000)

(362,000)

-55%


(1,272,000)

(2,077,000)

-39%










 

SOURCE Document Security Systems, Inc.



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