Note: DST Systems's revenues are gauged from an analysis of company filings.
Trademark applications show the products and services that DST Systems is developing and marketing.
DST Systems doesn't have any recent trademark applications, indicating DST Systems is focusing on
its existing business rather than expanding into new products and markets.
Trademarks may include brand names, product names, logos and slogans.
DST ALTSERVE Electronic transmission for others of securities and financial information via computer linking services, namely, new account generation, communicating and routing trade information involving order entry, execution services and reporting, to others via a global computer network
PREDICTIVE WHOLESALING compiling and analyzing statistics, data and other sources of information for business purposes
DST TA NEXUS computer software that acts as an entry program for use solely in connection with DST Systems' own proprietary software
Determine whether DST Systems grew or shrank during the last recession. This is useful in estimating the
financial strength and credit risk of the company.
Compare how recession-proof DST Systems is relative to the industry overall.
While a new recession may strike a particular industry, measuring the
industry and company's robustness during the last recession estimates its ability to weather future recessions.
A competitive analysis shows these companies are in the same general field as DST Systems, even though they may not compete head-to-head.
These are the largest companies by revenue. However, they may not have the largest market share in this industry if they have diversified into other business lines.
The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies.
Competitive advantage comes from offering better pricing or superior products/service.
These companies are similar in business line and location to DST Systems.
While some companies compete with neighboring businesses for customers, other companies may compete to attract skilled employees.
These companies are in the same general field as DST Systems and are rapidly expanding. Companies may grow organically or through acquisition. In some cases apparently high growth rates may be caused by data that weren't available in previous years.