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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
87% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
LPSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.75
LPSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. LPSN: 0.75 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.75

0.62
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
LPSN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2350.48 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: 9.48
M-Score: -3.28
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 (%) -1.72
LPSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. LPSN: -1.72 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1716.67   Max: 14.75
Current: -1.72

-1716.67
14.75
Net-margin (%) -1.94
LPSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. LPSN: -1.94 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1633.33   Max: 12.03
Current: -1.94

-1633.33
12.03
ROE (%) -2.46
LPSN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2001 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. LPSN: -2.46 )
LPSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -144.99   Max: 18.28
Current: -2.46

-144.99
18.28
ROA (%) -1.92
LPSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2086 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. LPSN: -1.92 )
LPSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -130.13   Max: 13.63
Current: -1.92

-130.13
13.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -16.08
LPSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2071 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 28.79 vs. LPSN: -16.08 )
LPSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -824   Max: 608.34
Current: -16.08

-824
608.34
Revenue Growth (%) 16.00
LPSN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 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
51% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. LPSN: -35.50 )
LPSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 108
Current: -35.5

0
108
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2014

LPSN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 304,900 sh (-40.91%)
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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 $ 14.2443%0
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$8.12 - $13.75 $ 14.2432%0
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Add 55.58%0.05%$15.56 - $19.33 $ 14.24-19%1111784
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Add 93.84%0.03%$9.22 - $13.52 $ 14.2418%649366
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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
P/B 4.84
LPSN's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. LPSN: 4.84 )
LPSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 21.15
Current: 4.84

0.83
21.15
P/S 3.89
LPSN's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. LPSN: 3.89 )
LPSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 16.18
Current: 3.89

0.85
16.18
PFCF 47.47
LPSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 84.60 vs. LPSN: 47.47 )
LPSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12   Max: 394
Current: 47.47

12
394
EV-to-EBIT -202.64
LPSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 34.56 vs. LPSN: -202.64 )
LPSN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2969.8   Max: 401
Current: -202.64

-2969.8
401
Shiller P/E 1769.54
LPSN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LPSN: 1769.54 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.8   Max: 1438
Current: 1769.54

29.8
1438
Current Ratio 2.50
LPSN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. LPSN: 2.50 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 7.36
Current: 2.5

2.03
7.36
Quick Ratio 2.50
LPSN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. LPSN: 2.50 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 7.36
Current: 2.5

2.03
7.36

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 22.61
LPSN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
86% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LPSN: 22.61 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 29.67
Current: 22.61

0.64
29.67
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.18
LPSN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LPSN: 13.18 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 23.81
Current: 13.18

0.61
23.81
Price/Tangible Book 7.05
LPSN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. LPSN: 7.05 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 20
Current: 7.05

0.39
20
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.87
LPSN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. LPSN: 2.87 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 17.43
Current: 2.87

0.93
17.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.76
LPSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LPSN: 0.76 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 10.6
Current: 0.76

0.11
10.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.50
LPSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2056 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. LPSN: -0.50 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 5.3
Current: -0.5

0.2
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -22.05
LPSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.07 vs. LPSN: -22.05 )
LPSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22.1   Max: 35.9
Current: -22.05

-22.1
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 significant 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. 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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