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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
99% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 20.37 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: N/A  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

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N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.76
LPSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. LPSN: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.80 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.76
0.62
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
LPSN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1162 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  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
18.09
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.62
M-Score: -2.86
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -5.42
LPSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. LPSN: -5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1716.67  Med: -2.46 Max: 14.75
Current: -5.42
-1716.67
14.75
Net-margin (%) -5.54
LPSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. LPSN: -5.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1633.33  Med: -1.97 Max: 12.03
Current: -5.54
-1633.33
12.03
ROE (%) -7.45
LPSN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1705 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.32 vs. LPSN: -7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -205.22  Med: 1.00 Max: 18.28
Current: -7.45
-205.22
18.28
ROA (%) -5.68
LPSN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. LPSN: -5.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -130.13  Med: 0.85 Max: 13.63
Current: -5.68
-130.13
13.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -58.93
LPSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.49 vs. LPSN: -58.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -824  Med: 17.28 Max: 608.34
Current: -58.93
-824
608.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.70
LPSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LPSN: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 9.4  Med: 27.70 Max: 66.3
Current: 16.7
9.4
66.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -29.70
LPSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. LPSN: -29.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -4.70 Max: 108
Current: -29.7
0
108
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 38.17
LPSN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 19.23 vs. LPSN: 38.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.81
LPSN's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. LPSN: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LPSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 4.64 Max: 15.27
Current: 2.81
0.83
15.27
P/S 2.18
LPSN's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 1797 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. LPSN: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LPSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 4.76 Max: 12.68
Current: 2.18
0.85
12.68
PFCF 113.55
LPSN's PFCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.98 vs. LPSN: 113.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LPSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12  Med: 51.64 Max: 470.33
Current: 113.55
12
470.33
POCF 25.20
LPSN's POCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.66 vs. LPSN: 25.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LPSN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.1  Med: 34.44 Max: 157.6
Current: 25.2
7.1
157.6
Shiller P/E 141.02
LPSN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
92% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 28.81 vs. LPSN: 141.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.8  Med: 332.50 Max: 1440
Current: 141.02
29.8
1440
Current Ratio 1.62
LPSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. LPSN: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.59  Med: 3.57 Max: 7.36
Current: 1.62
1.59
7.36
Quick Ratio 1.62
LPSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. LPSN: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.59  Med: 3.57 Max: 7.36
Current: 1.62
1.59
7.36
Days Sales Outstanding 51.16
LPSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 68.76 vs. LPSN: 51.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.91  Med: 44.65 Max: 304.17
Current: 51.16
26.91
304.17

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 15.12
LPSN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. LPSN: 15.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 8.80 Max: 23.5
Current: 15.12
0.59
23.5
Price/Tangible Book 7.20
LPSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. LPSN: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 6.34 Max: 20.83
Current: 7.2
0.39
20.83
Price/Projected FCF 2.08
LPSN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. LPSN: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.70 Max: 17.43
Current: 2.08
0.93
17.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.46
LPSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LPSN: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.95 Max: 11.43
Current: 0.46
0.12
11.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.60
LPSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. LPSN: -2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.75  Med: 1.70 Max: 5.3
Current: -2.6
-2.75
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -27.49
LPSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. LPSN: -27.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LPSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -27.7  Med: 1.30 Max: 35.9
Current: -27.49
-27.7
35.9

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 245 276 315
EPS($) -0.01 0.24 0.26
EPS without NRI($) -0.01 0.24 0.26

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
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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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