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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
LQDT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. LQDT: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.34  Med: 1184.79 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.76
LQDT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LQDT: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.73 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.76
0.39
0.77
Interest Coverage No Debt
LQDT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 41.63 vs. LQDT: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 10.28  Med: 5032.36 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
10.28
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.75
M-Score: -4.78
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) -18.49
LQDT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LQDT: -18.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.36  Med: 8.48 Max: 17.29
Current: -18.49
3.36
17.29
Net-margin (%) -14.17
LQDT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. LQDT: -14.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.42  Med: 4.61 Max: 10.16
Current: -14.17
2.42
10.16
ROE (%) -21.96
LQDT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. LQDT: -21.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.71  Med: 14.73 Max: 123.87
Current: -21.96
5.71
123.87
ROA (%) -16.32
LQDT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. LQDT: -16.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.15  Med: 10.53 Max: 33.53
Current: -16.32
4.15
33.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -338.43
LQDT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 vs. LQDT: -338.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 242.05  Med: 560.10 Max: 1222.62
Current: -338.43
242.05
1222.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
LQDT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LQDT: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.3  Med: 15.25 Max: 33.3
Current: 11.9
6.3
33.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.90
LQDT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LQDT: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 27.80 Max: 68.9
Current: 12.9
3.5
68.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
LQDT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. LQDT: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.2  Med: 21.15 Max: 91.3
Current: 11
-12.2
91.3
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

LQDT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 39,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,613,000 sh (-1.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 132,162 sh (-84.80%)
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Q4 2014

LQDT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 30,826 sh (New)
Jim Simons 161,440 sh (+313.95%)
Chuck Royce 6,400 sh (+113.33%)
Columbia Wanger 1,905,000 sh (+18.10%)
Columbia Wanger 1,905,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q1 2015

LQDT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 253,200 sh (+56.84%)
Chuck Royce 8,400 sh (+31.25%)
Columbia Wanger 1,937,000 sh (+1.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,728 sh (-19.78%)
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Q2 2015

LQDT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 481,718 sh (+90.25%)
Columbia Wanger 2,174,018 sh (+12.24%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,460 sh (+11.05%)
Chuck Royce 8,400 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on Liquidity Service Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Liquidity Services Inc - Oct 17, 2014

We eliminated our position in internet software and services company Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT) when company fundamentals deteriorated below our initial expectations. The company lost half of a two-part contract with the Department of Defense to a competitor at renewal. The second part of the contract was renewed, but at terms we believe will be significantly less profitable.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Small Cap Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Liquidity Services Inc - Jul 25, 2014

Online auction marketplace service provider Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT) lost a 2015 rolling stock Department of Defense contract but was the winner of the non-rolling stock contract. However, its winning bid of 4.35% was much higher than the historical contracted rate of 1.8%. This will considerably raise the cost of goods sold of its non-rolling stock segment, thus having a material impact on its profitability.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Small Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Liquidity Services Inc
We eliminated our position in internet software and services company Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT) when company fundamentals deteriorated below our initial expectations. The company lost half of a two-part contract with the Department of Defense to a competitor at renewal. The second part of the contract was renewed, but at terms we believe will be significantly less profitable. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 18.08
LQDT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. LQDT: 18.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.78
LQDT's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. LQDT: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LQDT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 3.44 Max: 9.14
Current: 0.78
0.78
9.14
P/S 0.50
LQDT's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. LQDT: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LQDT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.60 Max: 6.14
Current: 0.5
0.46
6.14
PFCF 5.34
LQDT's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. LQDT: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LQDT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.34  Med: 25.40 Max: 229.5
Current: 5.34
5.34
229.5
POCF 4.61
LQDT's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. LQDT: 4.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LQDT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.61  Med: 19.22 Max: 249.75
Current: 4.61
4.61
249.75
Shiller P/E 16.81
LQDT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.61 vs. LQDT: 16.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.47  Med: 46.16 Max: 126.82
Current: 16.81
12.47
126.82
Current Ratio 2.33
LQDT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. LQDT: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 2.33 Max: 3.69
Current: 2.33
1.3
3.69
Quick Ratio 1.79
LQDT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LQDT: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.94 Max: 3.48
Current: 1.79
0.99
3.48
Days Inventory 117.73
LQDT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
67% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 81.94 vs. LQDT: 117.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.52  Med: 58.18 Max: 99.62
Current: 117.73
27.52
99.62
Days Sales Outstanding 8.40
LQDT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. LQDT: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 6.74 Max: 17.35
Current: 8.4
2.8
17.35

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 13.92
LQDT's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
57% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. LQDT: 13.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 7.55  Med: 12.61 Max: 20.23
Current: 13.92
7.55
20.23
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.31
LQDT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. LQDT: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 7.04 Max: 194.21
Current: 2.31
2.9
194.21
Price/Tangible Book 1.57
LQDT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. LQDT: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.93  Med: 5.93 Max: 78.58
Current: 1.57
1.93
78.58
Price/Projected FCF 0.55
LQDT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LQDT: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.90 Max: 7.12
Current: 0.55
0.64
7.12
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
LQDT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LQDT: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.65
Current: 0.3
0.31
2.65
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.30
LQDT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
570% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. LQDT: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.07
Current: 0.3
0.48
2.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -68.99
LQDT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. LQDT: -68.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -69  Med: 6.70 Max: 20.4
Current: -68.99
-69
20.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 32.99
LQDT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. LQDT: 32.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LQDT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 21  Med: 34.30 Max: 46.7
Current: 32.99
21
46.7

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 400 404
EPS($) 0.51 0.40
EPS without NRI($) 0.51 0.40

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
Compare:TSCO, AMZN, EBAY, FIVE, AZO » details
Traded in other countries:L1S.Germany,
Liquidity Service 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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