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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
98% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
LPSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.78
LPSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LPSN: 0.78 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.78

0.62
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
LPSN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
88% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.25 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
LPSN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 18.09   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

18.09
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 10.52
M-Score: -2.73
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 (%) -2.26
LPSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. LPSN: -2.26 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1716.67   Max: 14.75
Current: -2.26

-1716.67
14.75
Net-margin (%) -1.80
LPSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. LPSN: -1.80 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1633.33   Max: 12.03
Current: -1.8

-1633.33
12.03
ROE (%) -2.23
LPSN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.02 vs. LPSN: -2.23 )
LPSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -191.02   Max: 15.43
Current: -2.23

-191.02
15.43
ROA (%) -1.75
LPSN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. LPSN: -1.75 )
LPSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -154.65   Max: 12.2
Current: -1.75

-154.65
12.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -18.23
LPSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.39 vs. LPSN: -18.23 )
LPSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3048.96   Max: 539.84
Current: -18.23

-3048.96
539.84
Revenue Growth (%) 16.00
LPSN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LPSN: 16.00 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 66.3
Current: 16

9.4
66.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -35.50
LPSN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LPSN: -35.50 )
LPSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 108
Current: -35.5

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 2013

LPSN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Cibelli 50,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
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Q4 2013

LPSN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 15,475 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 12,829 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 50,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

LPSN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 205,626 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 50,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2014

LPSN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 516,000 sh (+150.94%)
Mario Cibelli Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LPSN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Cibelli 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.28%$9.1 - $12.19 $ 12.7928%0
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$8.12 - $13.75 $ 12.7919%0
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Add 55.58%0.05%$15.56 - $19.33 $ 12.79-28%1111784
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Add 93.84%0.03%$9.22 - $13.52 $ 12.796%649366
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Add 114.29%0.01%$10.46 - $13.67 $ 12.796%300000
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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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P/B 4.47
LPSN's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. LPSN: 4.47 )
LPSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 30.86
Current: 4.47

0.83
30.86
P/S 3.63
LPSN's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. LPSN: 3.63 )
LPSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 21.9
Current: 3.63

0.85
21.9
PFCF 319.75
LPSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.30 vs. LPSN: 319.75 )
LPSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12   Max: 585
Current: 319.75

12
585
EV-to-EBIT -143.16
LPSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.32 vs. LPSN: -143.16 )
LPSN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.9   Max: 401
Current: -143.16

18.9
401
Shiller P/E 912.15
LPSN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LPSN: 912.15 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.8   Max: 1297
Current: 912.15

29.8
1297
Current Ratio 2.86
LPSN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LPSN: 2.86 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 7.36
Current: 2.86

2.03
7.36
Quick Ratio 2.86
LPSN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. LPSN: 2.86 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 7.36
Current: 2.86

2.03
7.36

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 24.13
LPSN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LPSN: 24.13 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 29.67
Current: 24.13

0.64
29.67
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.79
LPSN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LPSN: 12.79 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 23.81
Current: 12.79

0.61
23.81
Price/Tangible Book 6.52
LPSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. LPSN: 6.52 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 20
Current: 6.52

0.39
20
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.02
LPSN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. LPSN: 3.02 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 16.34
Current: 3.02

0.92
16.34
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
LPSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LPSN: 0.70 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 10.47
Current: 0.7

0.11
10.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.40
LPSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
63% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. LPSN: 0.40 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 5.3
Current: 0.4

0.2
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.21
LPSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. LPSN: 1.21 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22.4   Max: 33.5
Current: 1.21

-22.4
33.5

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:LVO.Germany
LivePerson, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1995. The Company commenced operations in 1996. The Company provides online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice. Connecting businesses and independent service providers (Experts) with consumers seeking help on the Web, LivePerson's hosted software platform creates more relevant, compelling and personalized online experiences. The Company is organized into two operating segments. The Business segment facilitates real-time online interactions - chat, voice/click-to-call, email and self-service/knowledgebase for global corporations of all sizes. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between independent experts and individual consumers. The Company's primary revenue source is from the sale of the LivePerson services to businesses of all sizes. The Company also facilitates online transactions between independent service providers (Experts) who provide online advice to individual consumers (Users). As a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, LivePerson provides solutions on a hosted basis. This model offers significant benefits over premise-based software, including lower up-front costs, faster implementation, lower total cost of ownership (TCO), scalability, cost predictability and simplified upgrades. More than 8,500 companies, including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC, QVC and Orbitz employ its technology to keep pace with rising consumer relevance through the online channel. The Company's current consumer services offering is an online marketplace that connects independent experts and individual service providers who provide information and knowledge for a fee via real-time chat with consumers. The Company's business operations client base includes Fortune 500 companies. It plans to continue to focus mainly on key target markets: financial services, retail, telecommunications, technology, and travel/hospitality industries, as well as the SMB sector, within the United States, Canada and Europe. It faces potential competition from Web analytics and online marketing service providers, such as Adobe and Google. It 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, information security and intellectual property rights.
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Live Person Mar 17 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 

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