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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
LPSN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1906 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LPSN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.68
LPSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. LPSN: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LPSN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.8 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.68
0.62
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
LPSN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 195.28 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LPSN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.09  Med: 178.56 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.88
M-Score: -4.04
WACC vs ROIC
12.94%
-33.40%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -6.08
LPSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1850 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. LPSN: -6.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LPSN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.31  Med: 4.64 Max: 14.75
Current: -6.08
-30.31
14.75
Net-margin (%) -16.50
LPSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1850 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. LPSN: -16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LPSN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.93  Med: 5.31 Max: 11.15
Current: -16.5
-31.93
11.15
ROE (%) -22.89
LPSN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1799 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. LPSN: -22.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LPSN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.15  Med: 6.32 Max: 10.73
Current: -22.89
-32.15
10.73
ROA (%) -16.41
LPSN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. LPSN: -16.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LPSN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.85  Med: 5.1 Max: 8.34
Current: -16.41
-25.85
8.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -57.87
LPSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 21.79 vs. LPSN: -57.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPSN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -397.93  Med: 93.53 Max: 214.48
Current: -57.87
-397.93
214.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.40
LPSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LPSN: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LPSN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.5  Med: 24 Max: 63.1
Current: 15.4
10.5
63.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -18.60
LPSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1186 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. LPSN: -18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LPSN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.4  Med: 8.75 Max: 506.4
Current: -18.6
-74.4
506.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

LPSN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Singer 972,867 sh (New)
George Soros 1,206,666 sh (+280.99%)
Jim Simons 545,600 sh (+62.28%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q1 2016

LPSN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 13,455 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 181,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 989,800 sh (+81.41%)
Paul Singer 972,867 sh (unchged)
George Soros 466,666 sh (-61.33%)
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Q2 2016

LPSN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 19,123 sh (+42.13%)
Jim Simons 1,317,000 sh (+33.06%)
Paul Singer Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 115,495 sh (-36.33%)
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Q3 2016

LPSN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 304,535 sh (+163.68%)
Jim Simons 1,531,100 sh (+16.26%)
Discovery Group I, LLC 2,325,635 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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LivePerson Inc along with its subsidiaries provides digital engagement solutions offering a cloud-based platform which enables businesses to proactively connect with consumers through chat, voice, and content delivery.

LivePerson Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware in November 1995. The Company provides digital engagement solutions offering a cloud-based platform which enables businesses to proactively connect with consumers through chat, voice, and content delivery, across multiple channels and screens, including websites, social media, tablets and mobile devices. Its engagements are driven by intelligence derived from consumer and business data, including historical, behavioral, operational, and third party data. Each engagement is based on proprietary analytics and a real-time understanding of consumer needs and business objectives. The Company monitors and analyzes a set of online consumer behavioral data on behalf of its customers. Spanning the breadth of an online visitor session starting from an initial keyword search, through actions on its customers website, and even into a shopping cart and an executed sale, this data enables it to develop insights into consumer behavior during specific transactions and within a customers user base. The Company is organized into two operating segments: Business and Consumer. The Business segment facilitates real-time online interactions chat, voice, and content delivery, across multiple channels and screens for corporations of all sizes. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between independent service providers or Experts and individual consumers or Users seeking information and knowledge for a fee via real-time chat. As a software-as-a-service provider, it provides solutions on a hosted basis. This model provides benefits over premise-based software, including lower up-front costs, faster implementation, lower total cost of ownership, scalability, cost predictability and simplified upgrades. More than 8,500 companies, including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC and Orbitz employ its technology to keep pace with rising consumer expectations for service and relevance through the online channel. It faces potential competition from Web analytics and online marketing service providers, such as Adobe and Google. The Company is subject to a number of foreign and domestic laws and regulations that apply to the conduct of business on the Internet such as, but not limited to, laws and regulations relating to user privacy, freedom of expression, data privacy, content and quality of products and services, taxation, advertising, internet neutrality, information security and intellectual property rights.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 96.15
LPSN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. LPSN: 96.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 37.50
LPSN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
70% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.89 vs. LPSN: 37.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LPSN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.85  Med: 56.49 Max: 339.55
Current: 37.5
15.85
339.55
P/B 2.99
LPSN's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1779 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. LPSN: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LPSN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 4.08 Max: 15.14
Current: 2.99
0.83
15.14
P/S 1.96
LPSN's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1765 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. LPSN: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LPSN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 3.69 Max: 12.34
Current: 1.96
0.85
12.34
PFCF 26.80
LPSN's PFCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. LPSN: 26.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LPSN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.73  Med: 45.59 Max: 1880
Current: 26.8
12.73
1880
POCF 15.94
LPSN's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. LPSN: 15.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LPSN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.65  Med: 28.64 Max: 183.26
Current: 15.94
6.65
183.26
EV-to-EBITDA 65.13
LPSN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
89% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. LPSN: 65.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LPSN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.2  Med: 35.35 Max: 114.1
Current: 65.13
-31.2
114.1
Current Ratio 1.48
LPSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. LPSN: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LPSN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 3.52 Max: 7.36
Current: 1.48
1.48
7.36
Quick Ratio 1.48
LPSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. LPSN: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LPSN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 3.52 Max: 7.36
Current: 1.48
1.48
7.36
Days Sales Outstanding 47.66
LPSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 67.06 vs. LPSN: 47.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LPSN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.03  Med: 50.52 Max: 60.54
Current: 47.66
37.03
60.54
Days Payable 31.90
LPSN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 42.66 vs. LPSN: 31.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LPSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.9  Med: 80.86 Max: 114.13
Current: 31.9
31.9
114.13

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.80
LPSN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. LPSN: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LPSN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.7  Med: -3.7 Max: -0.8
Current: -0.8
-68.7
-0.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 19.50
LPSN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. LPSN: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LPSN' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 9.22 Max: 23.5
Current: 19.5
0.58
23.5
Price/Tangible Book 8.86
LPSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. LPSN: 8.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LPSN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 6.34 Max: 20.49
Current: 8.86
0.39
20.49
Price/Projected FCF 1.67
LPSN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. LPSN: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LPSN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.42 Max: 15.85
Current: 1.67
0.92
15.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.53
LPSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. LPSN: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LPSN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.13 Max: 15.52
Current: 0.53
0.14
15.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.39
LPSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. LPSN: -3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPSN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.49  Med: 1.9 Max: 5.4
Current: -3.39
-3.49
5.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -20.91
LPSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. LPSN: -20.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LPSN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.4  Med: 1.3 Max: 35.9
Current: -20.91
-25.4
35.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $225.8
EPS (TTM) $ -0.66
Beta1.41
Short Percentage of Float2.88%
52-Week Range $3.74 - 8.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)57.97

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 223 233 249
EPS ($) -0.04 0.08 0.23
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.04 0.08 0.23
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
17.50%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Baron Funds Comments on LivePerson Inc. Aug 09 2013 
CORRECTED: Expensive Insider Buys Reported from Four CEOs May 29 2013 
Expensive Insider Buys Reported from Four CEOs May 20 2013 
5 of the Fastest-Growing and Value-Creating Business Services Stocks Oct 19 2011 
Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: PAY, LPSN, SMOD, LTD, M, TPX, LVLT Apr 10 2011 
LivePerson Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 08 2010 
LivePerson Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 06 2010 
LivePerson Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 10 2010 
LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) President and CFO Timothy E Bixby sells 45,191 Shares Dec 18 2009 
LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) President and CFO Timothy E Bixby sells 1,700 Shares Dec 03 2009 

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