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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 : 8/10

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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 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LQDT: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LQDT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 8558.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.75
LQDT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LQDT: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LQDT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.73 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.75
0.39
0.77
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.67
M-Score: -4.55
WACC vs ROIC
10.29%
-36.19%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) -22.36
LQDT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. LQDT: -22.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LQDT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.31  Med: 8.56 Max: 17.29
Current: -22.36
-36.31
17.29
Net-margin (%) -14.96
LQDT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. LQDT: -14.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LQDT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.39  Med: 4.89 Max: 10.16
Current: -14.96
-26.39
10.16
ROE (%) -20.70
LQDT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. LQDT: -20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LQDT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.33  Med: 12.03 Max: 23.48
Current: -20.7
-39.33
23.48
ROA (%) -15.58
LQDT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. LQDT: -15.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LQDT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.11  Med: 8.62 Max: 15.38
Current: -15.58
-29.11
15.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -279.76
LQDT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. LQDT: -279.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LQDT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -445.55  Med: 446.44 Max: 943.14
Current: -279.76
-445.55
943.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
LQDT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. LQDT: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LQDT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 14.40 Max: 33.9
Current: -3
-3
33.9
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-06)


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Guru Trades

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LQDT Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 786,900 sh (+15.79%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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LQDT Guru Trades in Q1 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Liquidity Service Inc 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 approximately 500 product categories.

Liquidity Service Inc was incorporated in Delaware in November 1999 as Liquidation.com, Inc. and commenced operations in early 2000. In 2001, the Company changed its name to Liquidity Services, Inc. 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 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 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, www.go-dove.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.

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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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.04
LQDT's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. LQDT: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LQDT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 3.32 Max: 9.13
Current: 1.04
0.65
9.13
P/S 0.69
LQDT's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. LQDT: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LQDT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.46 Max: 6.14
Current: 0.69
0.4
6.14
PFCF 6.39
LQDT's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. LQDT: 6.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LQDT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.32  Med: 22.40 Max: 245.89
Current: 6.39
4.32
245.89
POCF 5.54
LQDT's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.71 vs. LQDT: 5.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LQDT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.75  Med: 18.10 Max: 224.49
Current: 5.54
3.75
224.49
Shiller P/E 31.93
LQDT's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. LQDT: 31.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LQDT' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.12  Med: 23.77 Max: 33.15
Current: 31.93
17.12
33.15
Current Ratio 2.59
LQDT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. LQDT: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LQDT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 2.40 Max: 3.69
Current: 2.59
1.3
3.69
Quick Ratio 2.12
LQDT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. LQDT: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LQDT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.99 Max: 3.48
Current: 2.12
0.99
3.48
Days Inventory 95.39
LQDT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 89.69 vs. LQDT: 95.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LQDT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.92  Med: 67.22 Max: 114.32
Current: 95.39
32.92
114.32
Days Sales Outstanding 8.16
LQDT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. LQDT: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LQDT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.58  Med: 6.65 Max: 17.35
Current: 8.16
5.58
17.35
Days Payable 23.60
LQDT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
83% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 48.53 vs. LQDT: 23.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LQDT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.42  Med: 25.34 Max: 62.22
Current: 23.6
18.42
62.22

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 4.79
LQDT's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
72% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. LQDT: 4.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
LQDT' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.45  Med: 11.66 Max: 20.23
Current: 4.79
3.45
20.23
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.09
LQDT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. LQDT: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LQDT' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 6.99 Max: 194.21
Current: 2.09
1.51
194.21
Price/Tangible Book 1.49
LQDT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. LQDT: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LQDT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 5.43 Max: 79.03
Current: 1.49
1.07
79.03
Price/Projected FCF 0.65
LQDT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LQDT: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LQDT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 2.20 Max: 7.12
Current: 0.65
0.47
7.12
Price/Median PS Value 0.46
LQDT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LQDT: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LQDT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.88
Current: 0.46
0.33
2.88
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.30
LQDT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. LQDT: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LQDT' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.3
0.48
2.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -69.36
LQDT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. LQDT: -69.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LQDT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.36  Med: 6.70 Max: 19.5
Current: -69.36
-69.36
19.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 36.08
LQDT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. LQDT: 36.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LQDT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.4  Med: 33.75 Max: 44.4
Current: 36.08
18.4
44.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $321.8
EPS (TTM) $ -1.61
Beta1.14
Short Percentage of Float3.21%
52-Week Range $4.42 - 10.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)30.73

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17
Revenue (Mil $) 287 308
EPS ($) -0.35 -0.09
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.35 -0.09
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A

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