NatWest Group plc (NWG) Vs. Document Security Systems Inc. (DSS): Updated Outlook

NatWest Group plc (NYSE: NWG) shares are -54.03% down in the year-to-date (YTD) period and have moved -3.07% or -$0.09 lower in the latest trading session. However, stock’s trailing 12-month performance remains nearly +15.92% lower. Comparatively, the stock is -56.24% down YTD and -11.80% over the trailing 3-month period. If we look at the shorter duration, its week performance is -4.38% and -1.73% over the month.

Analyst Recommendations

4 of the 22 analysts rate the stock as a “Sell”, while 0 has rated it as “Underweight”. 10 recommend buying, with 0 rating it as an Overweight.

The stock currently trades at $2.84. The forecasts give the NatWest Group plc stock a price target range of $5.13 on the higher side while at least one analyst think the stock could plunge to a low of $2.63. The two limits represent an upside potential of 44.64% or -7.98%.

Document Security Systems Inc. (AMEX:DSS), on the other hand, is trading around $7.10 with a market cap of $31.10M and analyst research firms have a positive stance on its shares. Some analysts are even forecasting -$0.64 per share in earnings this year on a short term (1 year) basis.

Let us briefly look at the Document Security Systems Inc. (DSS) financials, with a focus on its operating details as indicated in its earnings report for the last quarter.

Company balance sheet and cash flow

DSS’s operating margin was negative on the trailing 12 months basis, remaining steady at -20.50%, while the operating expenses over the recent quarter were at $3.37 million. This represented a -7.57% of the company’s total revenues which amounted $3.13 million. With this in place, we can see that the company’s diluted EPS declined -$0.27 on the year-over-year period, shrinking to -$1.00 as given in the last earnings report.

In terms of the balance sheet & cash flow as of (Sep 2020), the total assets figure advanced to $27.41 million from $22.3 million over the previous quarter. The cash flow from operating activities totaled -$1.38 million, significantly higher than the -$1.82 million reported in the year-ago quarter. The company’s free cash flow for the quarter was -$1.47 million.

Insider activity

Insiders have transacted a total of 0 times at Document Security Systems Inc. over the last 6 months, with insider purchases undertaken 0 times and accounting for 0 shares. Insider sales totaled 0 shares over the same period, with these deals completed in 0 transactions. Looking at these numbers, we realize that net purchases over that period are 0.0 shares. Insiders now hold a total of 1.9M shares after the latest sales, with -105.60% net shares purchased.

Major holders

Insiders own 1.80% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 3.80% with a share float percentage of 3.32M. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Document Security Systems Inc. having a total of 18 institutions that hold shares in the company.