Document Security Systems Reports Second Quarter of 2015 Financial Results

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

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

Q2 2015 Financial Highlights
Revenue for the second quarter of 2015 decreased 14% to $4.2 million from $4.9 million in the same year-ago quarter.  During the quarter, printed products revenue decreased 16% while technology sales, services and licensing increased 8%.  Sales of ID cards with technology (including RFID, smart cards, and prox cards) increased 34% from the second quarter of 2014 which partially offset significant declines in commercial offset printing revenue during the quarter.   Licensing revenue increased 80% as the result of licenses granted during the quarter from settlements reached during the quarter of certain of the Company's litigation.

Costs and expenses totaled $5.3 million, a decrease of 25% from $7.1 million from the second quarter of 2014. The decrease reflected cost decreases in nearly every expense category.   Direct costs of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization, decreased to 63.5% of sales from 65.5% of sales in the second quarter of 2014.  In addition, depreciation and amortization costs decreased approximately $897,000 or 70% due to a significant reduction in the carrying-value of the Company's IP assets in 2015 as compared to 2014.  

Net loss totaled $1.0 million or $(0.02) per basic and diluted share, as compared to net loss of $2.3 million or ($0.06) per basic and diluted share in the second quarter of 2014. The 56% 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.

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 $238,000 compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $633,000 in the second quarter of 2014 (see further discussion about the use of adjusted EBITDA, below). The improvement reflected the benefit of the cost reductions made by the Company that significantly reduced corporate costs and the licenses granted by the Company's Technology Management division during the quarter.

As of June 30, 2015, the Company had cash and restricted cash of approximately $1.3 million.  

Management Commentary

With respect to the Company's most recent fiscal quarter, CEO Jeff Ronaldi stated, "During the quarter we continued to solidify the financial footing of our core operating businesses, by reviewing costs and product lines to ensure that we maximize the return on our resources in those areas.  While this has resulted in an improvement in financial performance, we were hoping to maintain revenue growth during the quarter and first half of the year.  While this has not happened primarily due to significant reductions in commercial printing, we believe that some of our revenue miss is due to timing of orders from certain of our customers which should materialize in the second half of the year.  In addition, we are pleased with the product sales mix as we replace lost commercial printing sales with higher value products sales.  In regards to our AuthentiGuard sales efforts, while we continue to seek an impactful customer order for that product, we are pleased to have received a smaller AuthentiGuard order during the quarter for usage of the product on high value plastic cards.  The order was for the development of a customized application for the customer along with an annual license component.    Finally, we reached license agreements to settle litigation with certain defendants of our IP litigation cases during the quarter which we feel point to the strength of the patents in our portfolio.

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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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, 2014, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, and updated in our Form 10-Q filed today 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 June 30,
2015

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

% change


Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

% change


Revenue











Printed products



$           3,683,000

$           4,407,000

-16%


$         6,703,000

$         7,571,000

-11%


Technology sales, services and licensing



513,000

476,000

8%


922,000

940,000

-2%













Total revenue



$           4,196,000

$           4,883,000

-14%


$         7,625,000

$         8,511,000

-10%













Costs and expenses











Cost of goods sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization



$           2,663,000

$           3,197,000

-17%


$         4,650,000

$         5,395,000

-14%


Sales, general and administrative compensation



1,007,000

1,154,000

-13%


2,013,000

2,446,000

-18%


Depreciation and amortization



391,000

1,288,000

-70%


770,000

2,602,000

-70%


Professional fees



307,000

502,000

-39%


1,026,000

1,042,000

-2%


Stock based compensation



318,000

294,000

8%


643,000

841,000

-24%


Sales and marketing



90,000

128,000

-30%


193,000

301,000

-36%


Rent and utilities



165,000

181,000

-9%


324,000

366,000

-11%


Other operating expenses



233,000

242,000

-4%


413,000

465,000

-11%


Research and development



117,000

112,000

4%


233,000

226,000

3%













        Total costs and expenses



$           5,291,000

$           7,098,000

-25%


$       10,265,000

$       13,684,000

-25%













Operating loss



(1,095,000)

(2,215,000)

-51%


(2,640,000)

(5,173,000)

-49%













Other expenses











Interest expense



$              (90,000)

$              (89,000)

1%


$          (169,000)

$          (164,000)

3%


Gains on sales of investment and equipment



146,000

-

100%


146,000

-

100%


Net loss on debt modification and extinguishment



-

(35,000)

-100%


(19,000)

(52,000)

-63%
























Other expense



$                56,000

$            (124,000)

-145%


$            (42,000)

$          (216,000)

-81%













Loss before income taxes



(1,039,000)

(2,339,000)

-56%


(2,682,000)

(5,389,000)

-50%













Income tax expense



5,000

5,000

0%


9,000

9,000

0%













Net loss



(1,043,000)

(2,344,000)

-56%


(2,690,000)

(5,399,000)

-50%
























Loss per share:











Basic and diluted



$                  (0.02)

$                  (0.06)

-67%


$                (0.06)

$                (0.13)

-54%













Shares used in computing loss per share:











Basic and diluted



46,302,404

42,040,907

10%


46,271,078

41,982,770

10%













 

 

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC.  AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


As of













June 30, 2015


December 31, 2014

ASSETS



(unaudited)
















Current assets:










Cash


$

1,014,857



$

2,343,675



Restricted cash



306,215




355,793



Accounts receivable, net



1,667,531




2,097,671



Inventory



1,120,417




869,262



Prepaid expenses and other current assets



426,081




425,671



Deferred tax asset, net



2,499




2,499


      Total current assets



4,537,600




6,094,571












Property, plant and equipment, net



5,295,495




5,016,539


Investments and other assets, net



626,337




686,912


Goodwill



12,046,197




12,046,197


Other intangible assets, net



3,445,040




3,908,399












Total assets


$

25,950,669



$

27,752,618












LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
















Current liabilities:










Accounts payable


$

1,624,519



$

1,037,359



Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



1,452,965




1,997,241



Current portion of long-term debt, net



1,555,222




754,745












      Total current liabilities



4,632,706




3,789,345






















Long-term debt, net



6,791,564




7,439,036


Other long-term liabilities



517,621




520,180


Deferred tax liability, net



157,732




148,258












Commitments and contingencies





























Stockholders' equity










Common stock, $.02 par value;  200,000,000 shares authorized, 46,302,404 shares issued and outstanding










 (46,172,404 on December 31, 2014)



926,048




923,448



Additional paid-in capital



101,692,748




101,012,659



Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(58,621)




(61,180)



Accumulated deficit



(88,709,129)




(86,019,128)



Total stockholders' equity



13,851,046




15,855,799


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

25,950,669



$

27,752,618


 

 

 

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 

(unaudited)























2015



2014



Cash flows from operating activities:









     Net loss


$

(2,690,001)


$

(5,398,680)



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









Depreciation and amortization



770,126



2,601,684



Stock based compensation



643,138



840,879



Paid in-kind interest



44,000



-



Gain on sale of equipment



(46,283)



-



Net loss on debt modification and extinguishment



19,096



51,915



Change in deferred tax provision



9,474



9,474



Foreign currency translation (gain) loss



(29,400)



16,420



Decrease (increase) in assets:









Accounts receivable



430,140



359,137



Inventory



(251,155)



(84,680)



Prepaid expenses and other assets



60,165



(174,616)



Restricted cash



49,578



254,521



Increase (decrease) in liabilities:









Accounts payable



587,160



33,081



Accrued expenses and other liabilities



(523,629)



387,188



Net cash used by operating activities



(927,591)



(1,103,677)












Cash flows from investing activities:









Purchase of property, plant and equipment



(57,486)



(157,789)



Sale of equipment



46,283



-



Purchase of investments



-



(750,000)



Purchase of intangible assets



(3,237)



(1,196,980)



Net cash used by investing activities



(14,440)



(2,104,769)












Cash flows from financing activities:









Net payments on revolving lines of credit



-



(158,087)



Payments of long-term debt



(386,787)



(298,816)



Borrowings of long-term debt



-



2,691,000



Issuances of common stock, net of issuance costs



-



301,974



Net cash (used) provided by financing activities



(386,787)



2,536,071












Net decrease in cash



(1,328,818)



(672,375)



Cash beginning of period



2,343,675



1,977,031












Cash end of period


$

1,014,857


$

1,304,656





















 

 

 

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 June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,



2015

2014

% change



2015

2014

% change



(unaudited)

(unaudited)




(unaudited)

(unaudited)












Net Loss:


$                 (1,043,000)

$          (2,344,000)

-56%



$           (2,690,000)

$            (5,399,000)

-50%

Add backs:










Depreciation & amortization


391,000

1,288,000

-70%



770,000

2,602,000

-70%

Stock based compensation


318,000

294,000

8%



643,000

841,000

-24%

Interest expense


90,000

89,000

1%



169,000

164,000

3%

Amortization of note discount and net loss on debt

extinguishment and modification


-

35,000

0%



19,000

52,000

-63%

Income Taxes


5,000

5,000

0%



9,000

9,000

0%

Foreign currency translation (gain) loss


-

-

0%



(29,000)

-

100%





















Adjusted EBITDA


(239,000)

(633,000)

62%



(1,109,000)

(1,731,000)

36%





















Adjusted EBITDA, by  group (unaudited)




















Printed Products


$                      339,000

$              469,000

-28%



$                687,000

$                 752,000

-9%

Technology Management


(97,000)

(386,000)

-75%



(883,000)

(854,000)

3%

Corporate


(481,000)

(716,000)

-33%



(913,000)

(1,629,000)

-44%













(239,000)

(633,000)

62%



(1,109,000)

(1,731,000)

36%











 

 

 

SOURCE Document Security Systems, Inc.



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