SOURCE: Document Security Systems, Inc.

Document Security Systems, Inc.

August 14, 2017 16:20 ET

Document Security Systems, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Company Posts Improved Financial Performance Through Strong Sales in Technology Cards and AuthentiGuard Applications

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2017) - Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE American: DSS)

  • Year-Over-Year Revenue up 3% to $8.6 million
  • 2Q 2017 Adjusted EBITDA of $238,000 vs. 2Q 2016 Adjusted EBITDA of $117,000
  • DSS Technology Sales up 37% in 2Q 2017

Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE American: DSS) ("DSS"), a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication, and diversion protection technologies whose products and solutions are used by governments, corporations and financial institutions to defeat fraud and to help ensure the authenticity of both digital and physical financial instruments, identification documents, sensitive publications, brand packaging and websites, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

"While overall revenue was down slightly for the quarter, I am excited by the strong technology sales growth achieved by the Company, and the number of opportunities we currently have in our pipeline. We are seeing the impact of our first, large-customer implementation of AuthentiGuard, where, despite softness in our packaging division, we achieved tangible improvements in our financial results. On a cumulative basis, our proprietary brand protection and anti-fraud technology products are becoming a larger part of our revenue profile," stated Jeff Ronaldi, CEO of DSS. "The increase in our Adjusted EBITDA profit and the reductions in net loss during the quarter, despite the revenue dip, are indicators of the benefits of our growing success in the higher margin, technology-based businesses in our portfolio" added Ronaldi.

Second Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights

  • After a strong first quarter, revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2017 decreased slightly to $3.9 million, down 5% from the three months ended June 30, 2016, but maintained year-over-year growth of 3% for the six months ended June 30, 2017. During the second quarter of 2017, the Company's technology sales, services and licensing revenue grew by 37%, while printed products revenue decreased 9%, as compared to the second quarter of 2016. 

  • Costs and expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was approximately $8,885,000, which represents a decrease of 3% from $9,183,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2016.

  • Net loss during the three months ended June 30, 2017 was approximately $265,000 ($0.02 per share), which is a 17% decrease as compared to a net loss of $318,000 ($0.02 per share) during the second quarter of 2016. Net loss during the six months ended June 30, 2017 was approximately $448,000 ($0.03 per share), which is a 52% decrease as compared to a net loss of $942,000 ($0.07 per share) during the second half of the prior year. The decreases in net loss during both periods are primarily due to the combined impact of increased technology card sales and AuthentiGuard sales, as well as an overall reduction in operating costs.

  • Adjusted EBITDA1 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was approximately $238,000 as compared to $117,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2016, a 103% improvement. For the six months ended, June 30, 2017, Adjusted EBITDA was $626,000 as compared to $14,000 during the same period of the prior year. The significant improvement in Adjusted EBITDA results for the Company are attributable to strong technology card sales, increased AuthentiGuard sales, and significant decreases in costs and expenses.

A full analysis of results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 is available in the Company's Form 10-Q, which is available on the Company's website at www.dsssecure.com or through the Securities and Exchange Commission's Edgar database at www.sec.gov.

ABOUT DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC.
For over 15 years, Document Security Systems, Inc. ("DSS") has protected corporations, financial institutions, and governments from sophisticated and costly fraud. DSS' innovative anti-counterfeit, authentication, and brand protection solutions are deployed to prevent attacks which threaten products, digital presence, financial instruments, and identification. AuthentiGuard®, the company's flagship product, provides authentication capability through a smartphone application so businesses can empower a wide range of employees, supply chain personnel, and consumers to track their brands and verify authenticity.

The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, DSS Plastics Group ("DSSPG"), acquired by DSS in 2006, has been manufacturing advanced plastic cards and related products for businesses worldwide for over 40 years. Utilizing DSS core anti-fraud technologies, DSSPG's expertise includes security printing, plastic card manufacturing, Enhanced Tribal Cards, RFID products, SwiftColor InkJet Plastic Cards, Secure Card Designs and Polycarbonate card production. DSSPG's vast experience and knowledge has made them a leader in the plastic card industry, and has resulted in an impressive client list consisting of numerous governmental agencies, social media giants, global technology firms, and U.S. professional sports organizations and events.

For more information on DSS and its Plastics Group subsidiary, visit http://www.dsssecure.com and http://www.dssplasticsgroup.com.

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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, our ability to continue the growth in sales of AuthentiGuard and manage our expenses, as well as those risks disclosed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2017. 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
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2017
  Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2016
%
change
  Six Months
Ended
June 30,
2017
  Six Months
Ended
June 30,
2016
%
change
Revenue                            
  Printed products   $ 3,382,000   $ 3,724,000 -9%   $ 7,786,000   $ 7,699,000 1%
  Technology sales, services and licensing     478,000     348,000 37%     845,000     712,000 19%
                             
    Total revenue   $ 3,860,000   $ 4,072,000 -5%   $ 8,631,000   $ 8,411,000 3%
                             
Costs and expenses                            
  Costs of goods sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization   $ 2,191,000   $ 2,330,000 -6%   $ 4,979,000   $ 4,941,000 1%
  Sales, general and administrative compensation     842,000     911,000 -8%     1,740,000     1,758,000 -1%
  Depreciation and amortization     348,000     340,000 2%     690,000     700,000 -1%
  Professional fees     196,000     116,000 69%     358,000     542,000 -34%
  Stock based compensation     58,000     12,000 383%     191,000     86,000 122%
  Sales and marketing     81,000     91,000 -11%     176,000     166,000 6%
  Rent and utilities     144,000     147,000 -2%     295,000     285,000 4%
  Other operating expenses     126,000     240,000 -48%     354,000     473,000 -25%
  Research and development     42,000     120,000 -65%     102,000     232,000 -56%
      -                      
    Total costs and expenses   $ 4,028,000   $ 4,307,000 -6%   $ 8,885,000   $ 9,183,000 -3%
                             
Operating income (loss)     (168,000)     (235,000) -29%     (254,000)     (772,000) -67%
                             
Other expenses                            
  Interest expense   $ (55,000)   $ (73,000) -25%   $ (112,000)   $ (150,000) -25%
  Amortized debt discount     (37,000)     (5,000) 640%     (72,000)     (11,000) 555%
                             
Other expense   $ (92,000)   $ (78,000) 18%   $ (184,000)   $ (161,000) 14%
                             
Loss before income taxes     (260,000)     (313,000) -17%     (438,000)     (933,000) -53%
                             
Income tax expense     5,000     5,000 0%     9,000     9,000 0%
                             
Net loss   $ (265,000)   $ (318,000) -17%   $ (448,000)   $ (942,000) -52%
                             
                             
Loss per common share:                            
  Basic and diluted   $ (0.02)   $ (0.02) 0%   $ (0.03)   $ (0.07) -57%
                             
Shares used in computing loss per common share:                            
  Basic and diluted     13,664,503     12,976,737 5%     13,644,559     12,973,612 5%
                             
   
   
DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
As of  
   
  June 30, 2017   December 31, 2016  
ASSETS (Unaudited)        
Current assets:            
  Cash $ 4,068,745   $ 5,871,738  
  Restricted cash   402,827     177,609  
  Accounts receivable, net of $50,000 allowance for uncollectible accounts   1,874,366     1,890,981  
  Inventory   1,523,879     1,206,377  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   297,793     350,289  
    Total current assets   8,167,610     9,496,994  
             
Property, plant and equipment, net   4,593,990     4,573,841  
Other assets   45,821     45,821  
Goodwill   2,453,597     2,453,349  
Other intangible assets, net   1,556,682     1,896,018  
             
Total assets $ 16,817,700   $ 18,466,023  
             
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
             
Current liabilities:            
  Accounts payable $ 1,767,768   $ 2,212,653  
  Accrued expenses and deferred revenue   940,736     1,290,593  
  Other current liabilities   2,982,175     2,996,310  
  Short-term debt   3,552,705     -  
  Current portion of long-term debt, net   834,416     1,202,335  
    Total current liabilities   10,077,800     7,701,891  
             
             
Long-term debt, net   1,730,287     5,249,569  
Other long-term liabilities   1,893,995     2,184,843  
Deferred tax liability, net   55,094     45,619  
             
Commitments and contingencies (Note 6)            
             
Stockholders' equity            
  Common stock, $.02 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized, 13,688,903 shares issued and outstanding (13,502,653 on December 31, 2016)   273,778     270,053  
  Additional paid-in capital   104,553,417     104,338,002  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (39,494 )   (45,343 )
  Accumulated deficit   (101,727,177 )   (101,278,611 )
  Total stockholders' equity   3,060,524     3,284,101  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 16,817,701   $ 18,466,023  
             
             
DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
For the Six Months Ended June 30:  
(Unaudited)  
             
    2017     2016  
Cash flows from operating activities:            
  Net loss   $ (448,566 )   $ (941,847 )
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash from (used by) operating activities:                
    Depreciation and amortization     689,749       700,244  
    Stock based compensation     191,360       86,486  
    Paid in-kind interest     36,000       39,000  
    Change in deferred tax provision     9,474       9,474  
    Amortization of deferred financing costs     72,432       10,576  
  Decrease (increase) in assets:                
    Accounts receivable     16,615       (21,380 )
    Inventory     (317,502 )     (225,290 )
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets     52,496       (11,686 )
    Restricted cash     (225,218 )     75,274  
  Increase (decrease) in liabilities:                
    Accounts payable     (445,590 )     316,587  
    Accrued expenses and other liabilities     (656,033 )     (104,071 )
Net cash used by operating activities     (1,024,783 )     (66,633 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
  Purchase of property, plant and equipment     (365,659 )     (128,632 )
  Proceeds from sale of intangibles     -       495,000  
  Purchase of intangible assets     (4,903 )     (67,944 )
Net cash (used) provided by investing activities     (370,562 )     298,424  
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
  Payments of long-term debt     (407,648 )     (900,808 )
  Issuances of common stock, net of issuance costs     -       -  
Net cash used by financing activities     (407,648 )     (900,808 )
                 
Net decrease in cash     (1,802,993 )     (669,017 )
Cash at beginning of period     5,871,738       1,440,256  
                 
Cash at end of period   $ 4,068,745     $ 771,239  
                 

1 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, and impairment charges 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 the Company's 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, stock-based compensation and impairment charges, 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 goodwill impairments, each of which impact the Company's profitability and operating cash flows, as well as depreciation, amortization, impairment charges 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:

                               
Non-GAAP Financial Performance Measure                            
                               
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017     2016     %
 change
  2017     2016     %
 change
  (unaudited)     (unaudited)         (unaudited)     (unaudited)      
                                       
Net Loss: $ (265,000 )   $ (318,000 )   -17%   $ (448,000 )   $ (942,000 )   -52%
Add backs:                                      
  Depreciation & amortization   348,000       340,000     2%     690,000       700,000     -1%
  Stock based compensation   58,000       12,000     383%     191,000       86,000     122%
  Interest expense   55,000       73,000     -25%     112,000       150,000     -25%
  Amortization of note discount   37,000       5,000     640%     72,000       11,000     555%
  Income Taxes   5,000       5,000     0%     9,000       9,000     0%
                                       
Adjusted EBITDA   238,000       117,000     103%     626,000       14,000     4371%
                                       
                                       
Adjusted EBITDA, by group (unaudited)                                      
                                       
  Printed Products $ 487,000     $ 653,000     -25%   $ 1,260,000     $ 1,269,000     -1%
  Technology Management   (45,000 )     (312,000 )   -86%     (134,000 )     (667,000 )   -80%
  Corporate   (204,000 )     (224,000 )   -9%     (500,000 )     (588,000 )   -15%
                                       
    238,000       117,000     103%     626,000       14,000     4371%
                                       

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