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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
91% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. LQDT: No Debt )
LQDT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.31   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.73
LQDT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LQDT: 0.73 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.73

0.07
0.75
Interest Coverage No Debt
LQDT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 28.57 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: 4
Z-Score: 3.33
M-Score: -2.43
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.17
LQDT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. LQDT: 10.17 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.36   Max: 17.29
Current: 10.17

3.36
17.29
Net-margin (%) 6.13
LQDT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. LQDT: 6.13 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 10.16
Current: 6.13

2.42
10.16
ROE (%) 9.42
LQDT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. LQDT: 9.42 )
LQDT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.71   Max: 123.87
Current: 9.42

5.71
123.87
ROA (%) 6.94
LQDT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. LQDT: 6.94 )
LQDT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.15   Max: 33.53
Current: 6.94

4.15
33.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 289.89
LQDT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. LQDT: 289.89 )
LQDT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 242.05   Max: 1222.62
Current: 289.89

242.05
1222.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
LQDT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LQDT: 11.90 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 33.3
Current: 11.9

6.3
33.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.90
LQDT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. LQDT: 12.90 )
LQDT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 68.9
Current: 12.9

3.5
68.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
LQDT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LQDT: 11.00 )
LQDT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.2   Max: 91.3
Current: 11

-12.2
91.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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%)
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q3 2014

LQDT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 3,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 39,000 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 (-84.8%)
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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 (+18.1%)
Joel Greenblatt 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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$7.49 - $13.03 $ 9.71-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -84.8%0.14%$12.81 - $15.63 $ 9.71-32%132162
Wallace Weitz 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.28%$12.17 - $22.35 $ 9.71-40%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 302.47%0.13%$12.17 - $22.35 $ 9.71-40%869520
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -36.34%0.07%$20.52 - $27.08 $ 9.71-60%216044
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 New Buy0.26%$20.51 - $32.77 $ 9.71-61%340000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 512.09%0.15%$20.51 - $32.77 $ 9.71-61%339391
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -29.4%0.04%$28.34 - $36.58 $ 9.71-69%55448
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.5%$29.09 - $43.87 $ 9.71-73%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 397.17%0.1%$29.09 - $43.87 $ 9.71-73%85085
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$29.09 - $43.87 $ 9.71-73%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.04%$36.35 - $46.79 $ 9.71-76%17114
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Add 22.57%0.01%$36.35 - $46.79 $ 9.71-76%195638
Lee Ainslie 2012-09-30 Add 866.7%1.43%$39.5 - $55.53 $ 9.71-79%2388051
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 New Buy0.05%$39.5 - $55.53 $ 9.71-79%159609
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 New Buy0.18%$43.42 - $65.95 $ 9.71-83%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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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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history
P/E(ttm) 10.30
LQDT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.30 vs. LQDT: 10.30 )
LQDT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.83   Max: 126.71
Current: 10.3

7.83
126.71
Forward P/E 23.70
LQDT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. LQDT: 23.70 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.30
LQDT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. LQDT: 10.30 )
LQDT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 126.71
Current: 10.3

7.8
126.71
P/B 0.90
LQDT's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. LQDT: 0.90 )
LQDT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 9.14
Current: 0.9

0.7
9.14
P/S 0.60
LQDT's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LQDT: 0.60 )
LQDT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 6.14
Current: 0.6

0.48
6.14
PFCF 69.30
LQDT's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 43.30 vs. LQDT: 69.30 )
LQDT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.64   Max: 229.5
Current: 69.3

10.64
229.5
POCF 26.00
LQDT's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. LQDT: 26.00 )
LQDT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.31   Max: 249.75
Current: 26

6.31
249.75
EV-to-EBIT 4.40
LQDT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. LQDT: 4.40 )
LQDT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 61.7
Current: 4.4

3.2
61.7
PEG 0.34
LQDT's PEG is ranked higher than
73% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LQDT: 0.34 )
LQDT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.17
Current: 0.34

0.28
2.17
Shiller P/E 11.70
LQDT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 50.33 vs. LQDT: 11.70 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.92   Max: 129.36
Current: 11.7

8.92
129.36
Current Ratio 1.73
LQDT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. LQDT: 1.73 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 3.48
Current: 1.73

1.4
3.48
Quick Ratio 0.99
LQDT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. LQDT: 0.99 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.26
Current: 0.99

0.99
3.26
Days Inventory 98.14
LQDT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
70% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 99.91 vs. LQDT: 98.14 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.52   Max: 99.62
Current: 98.14

27.52
99.62
Days Sales Outstanding 15.97
LQDT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. LQDT: 15.97 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 17.35
Current: 15.97

2.8
17.35

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 88.30
LQDT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LQDT: 88.30 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.87   Max: 125
Current: 88.3

6.87
125
Price/Tangible Book 3.20
LQDT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. LQDT: 3.20 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 78.58
Current: 3.2

1.93
78.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
LQDT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. LQDT: 0.70 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.74
Current: 0.7

1.01
5.74
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
LQDT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LQDT: 0.40 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.09
Current: 0.4

0.53
2.09
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.40
LQDT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LQDT: 0.40 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.07
Current: 0.4

0.57
2.07
Price/Graham Number 1.20
LQDT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. LQDT: 1.20 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 8.66
Current: 1.2

1.64
8.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 23.10
LQDT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. LQDT: 23.10 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 31.2
Current: 23.1

1.6
31.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 31.71
LQDT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. LQDT: 31.71 )
LQDT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 21   Max: 46.7
Current: 31.71

21
46.7

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 565 459
EPS($) 0.67 0.58
EPS without NRI($) 0.67 0.58

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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