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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
LPSN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1913 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LPSN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
N/A
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.64
LPSN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. LPSN: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LPSN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.8 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.64
0.62
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
LPSN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 147.63 vs. LPSN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LPSN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.83  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 5.02
Beneish M-Score: -3.69
WACC vs ROIC
11.41%
-28.07%
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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Operating Margin % -9.89
LPSN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LPSN: -9.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LPSN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.31  Med: 1.85 Max: 14.75
Current: -9.89
-30.31
14.75
Net Margin % -13.24
LPSN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. LPSN: -13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LPSN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.93  Med: 1.04 Max: 11.15
Current: -13.24
-31.93
11.15
ROE % -19.46
LPSN's ROE % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. LPSN: -19.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LPSN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.15  Med: 1 Max: 10.73
Current: -19.46
-32.15
10.73
ROA % -13.05
LPSN's ROA % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. LPSN: -13.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LPSN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.85  Med: 0.85 Max: 8.34
Current: -13.05
-25.85
8.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -83.28
LPSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
78% of the 1889 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 vs. LPSN: -83.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LPSN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -397.93  Med: 17.28 Max: 169.98
Current: -83.28
-397.93
169.98
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 6.90
LPSN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LPSN: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LPSN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.9  Med: 23.5 Max: 63.1
Current: 6.9
6.9
63.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 97.20
LPSN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. LPSN: 97.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LPSN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.4 Max: 97.2
Current: 97.2
0
97.2
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-07-26)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

LPSN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 19,123 sh (+42.13%)
Jim Simons 1,317,000 sh (+33.06%)
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 115,495 sh (-36.33%)
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Q3 2016

LPSN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 304,535 sh (+163.68%)
Jim Simons 1,531,100 sh (+16.26%)
Discovery Group I, LLC 2,325,635 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2016

LPSN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Discovery Group I, LLC 3,102,644 sh (+33.41%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 374,443 sh (+22.96%)
Jim Simons 1,718,100 sh (+12.21%)
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Q1 2017

LPSN Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Discovery Group I, LLC 3,977,619 sh (+28.20%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 387,955 sh (+3.61%)
Jim Simons 1,769,800 sh (+3.01%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:LVO.Germany, LPSN.Israel,
Headquarter Location:USA
LivePerson Inc along with its subsidiaries provides digital engagement solutions offering a cloud-based platform which enables businesses to proactively connect with consumers through chat, voice, and content delivery.

LivePerson Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware in November 1995. The Company provides digital engagement solutions offering a cloud-based platform which enables businesses to proactively connect with consumers through chat, voice, and content delivery, across multiple channels and screens, including websites, social media, tablets and mobile devices. Its engagements are driven by intelligence derived from consumer and business data, including historical, behavioral, operational, and third party data. Each engagement is based on proprietary analytics and a real-time understanding of consumer needs and business objectives. The Company monitors and analyzes a set of online consumer behavioral data on behalf of its customers. Spanning the breadth of an online visitor session starting from an initial keyword search, through actions on its customers website, and even into a shopping cart and an executed sale, this data enables it to develop insights into consumer behavior during specific transactions and within a customers user base. The Company is organized into two operating segments: Business and Consumer. The Business segment facilitates real-time online interactions chat, voice, and content delivery, across multiple channels and screens for corporations of all sizes. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between independent service providers or Experts and individual consumers or Users seeking information and knowledge for a fee via real-time chat. As a software-as-a-service provider, it provides solutions on a hosted basis. This model provides benefits over premise-based software, including lower up-front costs, faster implementation, lower total cost of ownership, scalability, cost predictability and simplified upgrades. More than 8,500 companies, including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC and Orbitz employ its technology to keep pace with rising consumer expectations for service and relevance through the online channel. It faces potential competition from Web analytics and online marketing service providers, such as Adobe and Google. The Company is subject to a number of foreign and domestic laws and regulations that apply to the conduct of business on the Internet such as, but not limited to, laws and regulations relating to user privacy, freedom of expression, data privacy, content and quality of products and services, taxation, advertising, internet neutrality, information security and intellectual property rights.

Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 116.28
LPSN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. LPSN: 116.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 4.89
LPSN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1749 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. LPSN: 4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LPSN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 3.94 Max: 8.15
Current: 4.89
0.83
8.15
PS Ratio 2.95
LPSN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. LPSN: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LPSN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 3.53 Max: 9.23
Current: 2.95
0.84
9.23
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 73.56
LPSN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
84% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.12 vs. LPSN: 73.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LPSN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.73  Med: 46.17 Max: 1611.43
Current: 73.56
12.73
1611.43
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 33.47
LPSN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
75% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. LPSN: 33.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LPSN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 28.11 Max: 183.26
Current: 33.47
6.8
183.26
EV-to-EBIT -29.06
LPSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. LPSN: -29.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LPSN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -405.3  Med: 24.1 Max: 201.4
Current: -29.06
-405.3
201.4
EV-to-EBITDA -180.71
LPSN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 14.91 vs. LPSN: -180.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LPSN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -568.5  Med: 31.05 Max: 112.9
Current: -180.71
-568.5
112.9
Current Ratio 1.24
LPSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LPSN: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LPSN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 3.5 Max: 7.36
Current: 1.24
1.23
7.36
Quick Ratio 1.24
LPSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. LPSN: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LPSN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 3.5 Max: 7.36
Current: 1.24
1.23
7.36
Days Sales Outstanding 47.98
LPSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 66.73 vs. LPSN: 47.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LPSN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.03  Med: 53.35 Max: 60.54
Current: 47.98
37.03
60.54
Days Payable 36.87
LPSN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 44.68 vs. LPSN: 36.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LPSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.87  Med: 80.86 Max: 114.13
Current: 36.87
36.87
114.13

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.30
LPSN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. LPSN: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LPSN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.7  Med: -3.5 Max: -0.8
Current: -2.3
-68.7
-0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 64.17
LPSN's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. LPSN: 64.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
LPSN' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 9.27 Max: 66.39
Current: 64.17
0.58
66.39
Price-to-Tangible-Book 16.04
LPSN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. LPSN: 16.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LPSN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 6.38 Max: 20.49
Current: 16.04
0.39
20.49
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.92
LPSN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. LPSN: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LPSN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.45 Max: 16.34
Current: 2.92
0.92
16.34
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.84
LPSN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LPSN: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LPSN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.15 Max: 16.09
Current: 0.84
0.16
16.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -3.46
LPSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
76% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. LPSN: -3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LPSN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.6  Med: 0.7 Max: 5.3
Current: -3.46
-60.6
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -21.67
LPSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. LPSN: -21.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LPSN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.3  Med: 1.3 Max: 35.9
Current: -21.67
-25.3
35.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $218.23
EPS (TTM) $ -0.51
Beta1.51
Short Percentage of Float3.17%
52-Week Range $5.43 - 12.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)58.44

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 207 216
EPS ($) 0.10 0.18
EPS without NRI ($) 0.10 0.18
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
LivePerson to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on July 26, 2017 Jul 12 2017 
LivePerson, IBM Watson Announce New Offering to Transform Customer Care Jun 15 2017 
LivePerson Named SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Customer Service Solution Jun 14 2017 
Consumers prefer chatting with customer service bots for simple tasks, new research finds May 12 2017 
LivePerson to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences May 11 2017 
RBS to enhance customer service with "hybrid bots" May 03 2017 
LivePerson launches LiveEngage for Bots, the world's first enterprise bot management platform May 02 2017 
Fred Mossler, digital visionary who helped build Zappos, to join LivePerson Board of Directors May 01 2017 
LivePerson to Announce First Quarter 2017 Financial Results on May 10, 2017 Apr 19 2017 
LivePerson showcased at Facebook's F8 conference as a platform for large enterprises building custom Apr 19 2017 

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