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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
LQDT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. LQDT: No Debt )
LQDT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.34   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.70
LQDT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LQDT: 0.70 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.7

0.39
0.77
Interest Coverage No Debt
LQDT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 35.22 vs. LQDT: No Debt )
LQDT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 10.28   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

10.28
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.86
M-Score: -2.29
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.43
LQDT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. LQDT: 13.43 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.36   Max: 17.29
Current: 13.43

3.36
17.29
Net-margin (%) 8.13
LQDT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. LQDT: 8.13 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 10.16
Current: 8.13

2.42
10.16
ROE (%) 13.05
LQDT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. LQDT: 13.05 )
LQDT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.27   Max: 176.3
Current: 13.05

5.27
176.3
ROA (%) 9.76
LQDT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. LQDT: 9.76 )
LQDT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.74   Max: 29.75
Current: 9.76

3.74
29.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 654.63
LQDT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.77 vs. LQDT: 654.63 )
LQDT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 214.15   Max: 791.43
Current: 654.63

214.15
791.43
Revenue Growth (%) 15.90
LQDT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LQDT: 15.90 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 33.3
Current: 15.9

6.3
33.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 30.70
LQDT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. LQDT: 30.70 )
LQDT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 68.9
Current: 30.7

3.5
68.9
EPS Growth (%) 31.80
LQDT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. LQDT: 31.80 )
LQDT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.2   Max: 91.3
Current: 31.8

-12.2
91.3
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LQDT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 211,748 sh (+99.52%)
Columbia Wanger 1,127,300 sh (+15.35%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 325,831 sh (-2.94%)
Joel Greenblatt 78,537 sh (-7.7%)
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Q3 2013

LQDT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Columbia Wanger 1,277,300 sh (+13.31%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 319,910 sh (-1.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 55,448 sh (-29.4%)
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Q4 2013

LQDT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 1,300 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 340,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,122 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 339,391 sh (+512.09%)
Columbia Wanger 1,271,000 sh (-0.49%)
Diamond Hill Capital 302,055 sh (-5.58%)
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Q1 2014

LQDT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 116,300 sh (+8846.15%)
Columbia Wanger 1,271,000 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 340,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 269,080 sh (-10.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 216,044 sh (-36.34%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LQDT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -36.34%0.07%$20.52 - $27.08 $ 13.98-42%216044
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 New Buy0.26%$20.51 - $32.77 $ 13.98-44%340000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 512.09%0.15%$20.51 - $32.77 $ 13.98-44%339391
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -29.4%0.04%$28.34 - $36.58 $ 13.98-56%55448
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.5%$29.09 - $43.87 $ 13.98-61%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 397.17%0.1%$29.09 - $43.87 $ 13.98-61%85085
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$29.09 - $43.87 $ 13.98-61%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.04%$36.35 - $46.79 $ 13.98-65%17114
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Add 22.57%0.01%$36.35 - $46.79 $ 13.98-65%195638
Lee Ainslie 2012-09-30 Add 866.7%1.43%$39.5 - $55.53 $ 13.98-70%2388051
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 New Buy0.05%$39.5 - $55.53 $ 13.98-70%159609
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 New Buy0.18%$43.42 - $65.95 $ 13.98-75%247031
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Guru Investment Theses on Liquidity Service Inc

Ron Baron Comments on Liquidity Services Inc. - Jun 10, 2013

Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT) brings efficiencies through online auctions to a large, but fragmented, reverse supply chain industry consisting of returns, damaged goods and capital asset sales. Shares of Liquidity Services were down significantly during the period. The company reduced its outlook for 2013, after having just lowered expectations for the fourth quarter. We decided to sell our shares (predominantly to fund other investments). (Ashim Mehra)

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 commentary.
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.30
LQDT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. LQDT: 13.30 )
LQDT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.57   Max: 126.71
Current: 13.3

11.57
126.71
P/B 1.30
LQDT's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. LQDT: 1.30 )
LQDT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 9.14
Current: 1.3

1.18
9.14
P/S 0.90
LQDT's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. LQDT: 0.90 )
LQDT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 6.14
Current: 0.9

0.51
6.14
PFCF 12.30
LQDT's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 38.48 vs. LQDT: 12.30 )
LQDT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.64   Max: 229.5
Current: 12.3

10.64
229.5
EV-to-EBIT 5.77
LQDT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.35 vs. LQDT: 5.77 )
LQDT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 61.7
Current: 5.77

5.1
61.7
PEG 0.30
LQDT's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. LQDT: 0.30 )
LQDT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.17
Current: 0.3

0.3
2.17
Shiller P/E 17.80
LQDT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LQDT: 17.80 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.69   Max: 126.82
Current: 17.8

15.69
126.82
Current Ratio 1.83
LQDT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. LQDT: 1.83 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.69
Current: 1.83

1.3
3.69
Quick Ratio 1.25
LQDT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LQDT: 1.25 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 3.48
Current: 1.25

1.04
3.48

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 32.70
LQDT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LQDT: 32.70 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.48   Max: 393.69
Current: 32.7

5.48
393.69
Price/Tangible Book 4.50
LQDT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. LQDT: 4.50 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.43   Max: 78.58
Current: 4.5

3.43
78.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
LQDT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. LQDT: 1.10 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 7.12
Current: 1.1

1.85
7.12
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
LQDT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. LQDT: 0.50 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.46
Current: 0.5

0.44
2.46
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
LQDT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LQDT: 0.50 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.07
Current: 0.5

0.71
2.07
Price/Graham Number 1.60
LQDT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. LQDT: 1.60 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 9.92
Current: 1.6

1.75
9.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 17.00
LQDT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. LQDT: 17.00 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 19.5
Current: 17

1.6
19.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 39.53
LQDT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. LQDT: 39.53 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 20.8   Max: 45.4
Current: 39.53

20.8
45.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Liquidity Services, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in November 1999 as Liquidation.com, Inc. and commenced operations in early 2000. The Company is an online auction marketplace for surplus and salvage assets. It enables buyers and sellers to transact in an efficient, automated online auction environment offering over 500 product categories. The Company's marketplaces provide professional buyers access to a global, organized supply of surplus and salvage assets presented with digital images and other relevant product information. Additionally, the Company enables its corporate and government sellers to enhance their financial return on excess assets by providing a liquid marketplace and value-added services that integrate sales and marketing, logistics and transaction settlement into a single offering. It organizes its products into categories across major industry verticals such as consumer electronics, general merchandise, apparel, scientific equipment, aerospace parts and equipment, technology hardware, energy equipment, industrial capital assets, fleet and transportation equipment and specialty equipment. The Company's online auction marketplaces are www.liquidation.com, www.govliquidation.com, www.govdeals.com, www.networkintl.com, www.truckcenter.com, and www.secondipity.com. It utilizes a direct sales and marketing force to acquire and manage its seller and buyer accounts. The Company is subject to federal and state consumer protection laws, including laws protecting the privacy of customer non-public information and regulations prohibiting unfair and deceptive trade practices.
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