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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 : 9/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
LPSN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1726 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 15.55 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: N/A   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt


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N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.77
LPSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1529 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. LPSN: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.77

0.62
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
LPSN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 18.09   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

18.09
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.03
M-Score: -2.37
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -2.83
LPSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. LPSN: -2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1716.67   Max: 14.75
Current: -2.83

-1716.67
14.75
Net-margin (%) -3.88
LPSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. LPSN: -3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1633.33   Max: 12.03
Current: -3.88

-1633.33
12.03
ROE (%) -5.19
LPSN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. LPSN: -5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -144.99   Max: 18.28
Current: -5.19

-144.99
18.28
ROA (%) -3.98
LPSN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. LPSN: -3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -130.13   Max: 13.63
Current: -3.98

-130.13
13.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -30.39
LPSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.24 vs. LPSN: -30.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -824   Max: 608.34
Current: -30.39

-824
608.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.70
LPSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. LPSN: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 66.3
Current: 16.7

9.4
66.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -30.20
LPSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. LPSN: -30.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 108
Current: -30.2

0
108
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

LPSN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 516,000 sh (+150.94%)
Mario Cibelli Sold Out
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Q3 2014

LPSN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 304,900 sh (-40.91%)
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Q4 2014

LPSN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 3,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 89,300 sh (-70.71%)
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Q1 2015

LPSN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 13,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 338,466 sh (+279.02%)
Chuck Royce 3,700 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on LivePerson Inc

Baron Funds Comments on LivePerson Inc. - Aug 09, 2013

LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) provides online engagement solutions (e.g., chat, marketing campaigns) and analytics. LivePerson's stock pulled back following first quarter results that missed management's expectations due to several enterprise customers cancelling the service. While we had been patient with the company's challenging transition from single product (chat) company to an engagement platform provider, we decided to exit our position as the large customer cancellations were inconsistent with our investment thesis. (Gilad Shany)

From Baron Funds second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 38.91
LPSN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. LPSN: 38.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.20
LPSN's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 2000 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LPSN: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LPSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 15.27
Current: 3.2

0.83
15.27
P/S 2.37
LPSN's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 2103 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. LPSN: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LPSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 12.68
Current: 2.37

0.85
12.68
POCF 40.64
LPSN's POCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. LPSN: 40.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LPSN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 157.6
Current: 40.64

7.1
157.6
Shiller P/E 113.70
LPSN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 vs. LPSN: 113.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.8   Max: 1440
Current: 113.7

29.8
1440
Current Ratio 1.67
LPSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. LPSN: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 7.36
Current: 1.67

1.59
7.36
Quick Ratio 1.67
LPSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. LPSN: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 7.36
Current: 1.67

1.59
7.36
Days Sales Outstanding 58.55
LPSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 69.06 vs. LPSN: 58.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.91   Max: 304.17
Current: 58.55

26.91
304.17

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 43.50
LPSN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. LPSN: 43.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 22.38
Current: 43.5

0.59
22.38
Price/Tangible Book 7.80
LPSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 1901 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. LPSN: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 20
Current: 7.8

0.39
20
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.50
LPSN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LPSN: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 17.43
Current: 2.5

0.93
17.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
LPSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1971 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LPSN: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 11
Current: 0.5

0.11
11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.10
LPSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1857 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LPSN: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 5.3
Current: -1.1

-1.1
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -24.55
LPSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
95% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.13 vs. LPSN: -24.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.8   Max: 35.9
Current: -24.55

-24.8
35.9

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
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Traded in other countries:LVO.Germany, LPSN.Israel,
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.
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LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) President and CFO Timothy E Bixby sells 45,191 Shares Dec 18 2009 

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