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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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
LQDT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. LQDT: No Debt )
LQDT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.34   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.76
LQDT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LQDT: 0.76 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.76

0.39
0.77
Interest Coverage No Debt
LQDT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 33.71 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: 4.51
M-Score: -2.46
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 (%) 13.25
LQDT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. LQDT: 13.25 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.36   Max: 17.29
Current: 13.25

3.36
17.29
Net-margin (%) 8.20
LQDT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. LQDT: 8.20 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 10.16
Current: 8.2

2.42
10.16
ROE (%) 13.04
LQDT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. LQDT: 13.04 )
LQDT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.71   Max: 123.87
Current: 13.04

5.71
123.87
ROA (%) 9.64
LQDT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. LQDT: 9.64 )
LQDT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.15   Max: 33.53
Current: 9.64

4.15
33.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 476.89
LQDT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. LQDT: 476.89 )
LQDT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 242.05   Max: 1222.62
Current: 476.89

242.05
1222.62
Revenue Growth (%) 15.90
LQDT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 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 851 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
93% of the 823 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

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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Q2 2014

LQDT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 12,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 869,520 sh (+302.47%)
Columbia Wanger 1,639,000 sh (+28.95%)
Diamond Hill Capital 269,510 sh (+0.16%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LQDT

(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
Wallace Weitz 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.28%$12.17 - $22.35 $ 12.4-24%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 302.47%0.13%$12.17 - $22.35 $ 12.4-24%869520
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -36.34%0.07%$20.52 - $27.08 $ 12.4-49%216044
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 New Buy0.26%$20.51 - $32.77 $ 12.4-51%340000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 512.09%0.15%$20.51 - $32.77 $ 12.4-51%339391
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -29.4%0.04%$28.34 - $36.58 $ 12.4-61%55448
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.5%$29.09 - $43.87 $ 12.4-65%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 397.17%0.1%$29.09 - $43.87 $ 12.4-65%85085
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$29.09 - $43.87 $ 12.4-65%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.04%$36.35 - $46.79 $ 12.4-69%17114
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Add 22.57%0.01%$36.35 - $46.79 $ 12.4-69%195638
Lee Ainslie 2012-09-30 Add 866.7%1.43%$39.5 - $55.53 $ 12.4-73%2388051
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 New Buy0.05%$39.5 - $55.53 $ 12.4-73%159609
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 New Buy0.18%$43.42 - $65.95 $ 12.4-78%247031
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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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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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Top Ranked Articles about Liquidity Service Inc

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...
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Liquidity Services Inc
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. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 9.60
LQDT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. LQDT: 9.60 )
LQDT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.91   Max: 126.71
Current: 9.6

8.91
126.71
P/B 1.25
LQDT's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LQDT: 1.25 )
LQDT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 9.14
Current: 1.25

1.17
9.14
P/S 0.79
LQDT's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

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

0.51
6.14
PFCF 15.12
LQDT's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 54.83 vs. LQDT: 15.12 )
LQDT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.64   Max: 229.5
Current: 15.12

10.64
229.5
EV-to-EBIT 4.58
LQDT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. LQDT: 4.58 )
LQDT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 61.7
Current: 4.58

4.5
61.7
PEG 0.20
LQDT's PEG is ranked higher than
99% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LQDT: 0.20 )
LQDT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.17
Current: 0.2

0.26
2.17
Shiller P/E 14.41
LQDT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 39.36 vs. LQDT: 14.41 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.45   Max: 126.82
Current: 14.41

13.45
126.82
Current Ratio 1.67
LQDT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LQDT: 1.67 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.69
Current: 1.67

1.3
3.69
Quick Ratio 0.99
LQDT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. LQDT: 0.99 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.48
Current: 0.99

0.99
3.48

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 62.00
LQDT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LQDT: 62.00 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.48   Max: 393.69
Current: 62

5.48
393.69
Price/Tangible Book 4.61
LQDT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. LQDT: 4.61 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.43   Max: 78.58
Current: 4.61

3.43
78.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.06
LQDT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. LQDT: 1.06 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 7.12
Current: 1.06

1.35
7.12
Price/Median PS Value 0.46
LQDT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LQDT: 0.46 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.51
Current: 0.46

0.45
2.51
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.38
LQDT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LQDT: 0.38 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.07
Current: 0.38

0.48
2.07
Price/Graham Number 1.40
LQDT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LQDT: 1.40 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 9.92
Current: 1.4

1.75
9.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 21.80
LQDT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. LQDT: 21.80 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 22.3
Current: 21.8

1.6
22.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 37.31
LQDT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.24 vs. LQDT: 37.31 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 20.8   Max: 45.4
Current: 37.31

20.8
45.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:L1S.Germany
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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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Liquidity Services Inc Oct 17 2014 
Diamond Hill Small Cap Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary Oct 17 2014 
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Liquidity Services Inc Jul 25 2014 
This Investment Metric Outperforms All Others Jun 17 2014 
Insiders: Not Scared Off by the Big Bad Bear May 17 2014 
Stay Liquid, My Friend May 14 2014 
After a 32% Drop, is it Time to Buy Liquidity Services (LQDT)? Apr 04 2014 
Activist Billionaire Daniel Loeb in a Battle for Control of Sotheby’s Mar 18 2014 
5 Depressed Companies Ready for a Rebound - Worthy of a December Buy! Dec 13 2013 
Liquidity Services: A Small Cap with a Big Moat Sep 04 2013 

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