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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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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
LPSN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 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: 10000.00 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
77% of the 1719 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 Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.80 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 1173 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 613.26 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: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
18.09
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.03
M-Score: -2.51
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 (%) -4.28
LPSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1762 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. LPSN: -4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LPSN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.31  Med: 6.36 Max: 14.75
Current: -4.28
-30.31
14.75
Net-margin (%) -4.07
LPSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1763 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. LPSN: -4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LPSN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.93  Med: 7.50 Max: 11.41
Current: -4.07
-31.93
11.41
ROE (%) -5.48
LPSN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. LPSN: -5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LPSN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.15  Med: 9.14 Max: 16.52
Current: -5.48
-32.15
16.52
ROA (%) -4.17
LPSN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. LPSN: -4.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LPSN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.85  Med: 7.34 Max: 13.18
Current: -4.17
-25.85
13.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -48.69
LPSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 22.73 vs. LPSN: -48.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPSN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -397.93  Med: 129.66 Max: 608.34
Current: -48.69
-397.93
608.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.70
LPSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1367 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 Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.4  Med: 27.70 Max: 66.3
Current: 16.7
9.4
66.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -30.20
LPSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LPSN: -30.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LPSN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4.70 Max: 108
Current: -30.2
0
108
» LPSN's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-10)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

LPSN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 358,900 sh (+6.04%)
Chuck Royce 3,700 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2015

LPSN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (New)
George Soros 316,718 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 336,200 sh (-6.32%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 21.69
LPSN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.64 vs. LPSN: 21.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.67
LPSN's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. LPSN: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LPSN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 4.49 Max: 15.27
Current: 1.67
0.83
15.27
P/S 1.26
LPSN's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1725 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. LPSN: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LPSN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 4.44 Max: 12.68
Current: 1.26
0.85
12.68
POCF 25.33
LPSN's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.54 vs. LPSN: 25.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LPSN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 33.91 Max: 157.6
Current: 25.33
7.1
157.6
EV-to-EBITDA 30.42
LPSN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. LPSN: 30.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LPSN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31  Med: 36.90 Max: 112.9
Current: 30.42
-31
112.9
Shiller P/E 402.28
LPSN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
99% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 32.28 vs. LPSN: 402.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LPSN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 143  Med: 345.80 Max: 1526
Current: 402.28
143
1526
Current Ratio 1.72
LPSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1733 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LPSN: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LPSN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 3.56 Max: 7.36
Current: 1.72
1.59
7.36
Quick Ratio 1.72
LPSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1733 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. LPSN: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LPSN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 3.56 Max: 7.36
Current: 1.72
1.59
7.36
Days Sales Outstanding 49.74
LPSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 70.48 vs. LPSN: 49.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LPSN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.3  Med: 50.52 Max: 60.54
Current: 49.74
28.3
60.54
Days Payable 37.67
LPSN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 44.10 vs. LPSN: 37.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LPSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.39  Med: 80.86 Max: 114.13
Current: 37.67
29.39
114.13

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.94
LPSN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.25 vs. LPSN: 7.94 )
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: 8.86 Max: 23.5
Current: 7.94
0.58
23.5
Price/Tangible Book 4.03
LPSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. LPSN: 4.03 )
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: 20.83
Current: 4.03
0.39
20.83
Price/Projected FCF 1.18
LPSN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LPSN: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LPSN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.67 Max: 17.43
Current: 1.18
0.93
17.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.28
LPSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1507 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LPSN: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LPSN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.00 Max: 12.24
Current: 0.28
0.13
12.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.90
LPSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1745 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. LPSN: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPSN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.80 Max: 5.3
Current: -3.9
0.5
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -24.87
LPSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.48 vs. LPSN: -24.87 )
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: -26  Med: 1.30 Max: 35.9
Current: -24.87
-26
35.9

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $238
EPS $ -0.18
Beta1.32
Short Percentage of Float2.50%
52-Week Range $5.28 - 11.77
Shares Outstanding(Mil)57.31

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 239 261 286
EPS($) -0.03 0.22 0.25
EPS without NRI($) -0.03 0.22 0.25

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
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