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Liquidity Services (NAS:LQDT) PB Ratio

: 3.33 (As of Today)
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The PB Ratio, or Price-to-Book ratio, or Price/Book, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Book Value per Share. As of today (2024-04-13), Liquidity Services's share price is $17.92. Liquidity Services's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $5.39. Hence, Liquidity Services's PB Ratio of today is 3.33.

The historical rank and industry rank for Liquidity Services's PB Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

LQDT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65   Med: 1.84   Max: 8.52
Current: 3.33

During the past 13 years, Liquidity Services's highest PB Ratio was 8.52. The lowest was 0.65. And the median was 1.84.

LQDT's PB Ratio is ranked worse than
75.43% of 1058 companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry
Industry Median: 1.525 vs LQDT: 3.33

During the past 12 months, Liquidity Services's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 9.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 16.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 7.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -8.00% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Liquidity Services was 117.70% per year. The lowest was -26.70% per year. And the median was 16.40% per year.

Back to Basics: PB Ratio


Liquidity Services PB Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Liquidity Services's PB Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Liquidity Services Annual Data
Trend Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22 Sep23
PB Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.15 2.24 5.32 3.36 3.35

Liquidity Services Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
PB Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.86 2.70 3.25 3.35 3.19

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Retail subindustry, Liquidity Services's PB Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PB Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Liquidity Services PB Ratio Distribution

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Liquidity Services's PB Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Liquidity Services's PB Ratio falls into.



Liquidity Services PB Ratio Calculation

The PB Ratio, or Price-to-Book ratio, or Price/Book, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Book Value per Share. It is a ratio widely used to value stocks.

Liquidity Services's PB Ratio for today is calculated as follows:

PB Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Dec. 2023)
=17.92/5.389
=3.33

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

A closely related ratio is called Price-to-Tangible-Book. The difference between Price-to-Tangible-Book and PB Ratio is that book value other than intangibles are used in the calculation.


Liquidity Services  (NAS:LQDT) PB Ratio Explanation

Unlike valuation ratios relative to the earning power such as PE Ratio, PE Ratio without NRI, PS Ratio, Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow , or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, the PB Ratio measures the valuation of the stock relative to the underlying asset of the company.

The PB Ratio works the best for the businesses that earn most of their profit from their assets, e.g. banks and insurance companies.


Be Aware

Some businesses have very light assets, such as software companies or insurance agencies. The PB Ratio does not work well for these companies. Some companies even have negative equity, so the PB Ratio cannot be applied to them.


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Liquidity Services (NAS:LQDT) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
6931 Arlington Road, Suite 460, Bethesda, MD, USA, 20814
Liquidity Services Inc is an online auction marketplace. It manages and sells inventory and equipment for business and government clients by operating a network of e-commerce marketplaces that enable buyers and sellers to transact in an efficient, automated environment offering across different product categories. The company has four reportable segments: GovDeals, Capital Assets Group (CAG), Retail Supply Chain Group (RSCG), and Machinio. It generates majority of its revenue from Retail Supply Chain Group (RSCG) segment which consists of marketplaces that enable corporations located in the United States and Canada to sell excess, returned, and overstocked consumer goods. Geographically, a substantial portion the company's revenue is generated from its business in United States.
Executives
Steven Weiskircher officer: SVP & CTO 6931 ARLINGTON ROAD, SUITE 200, BETHESDA MD 20814
Angrick William P Iii director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chairman of the Board and CEO C/O LIQUIDITY SERVICES, INC., 1920 L STREET, N.W., 6TH FLOOR, WASHINGTON DC 20036
Novelette Murray officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 6931 ARLINGTON ROAD SUITE 200, BETHESDA MD 20814
John Daunt officer: EVP & COO C/O 6931 ARLINGTON ROAD, SUITE 200, BETHESDA MD 20814
George H Ellis director 2911 TURTLE CREEK BOULEVARD, SUITE 1100, DALLAS TX 75219
Jorge Celaya officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer 1920 L STREET NW, 6TH FLOOR, WASHINGTON DC 20036
Katharin S Dyer director 6931 ARLINGTON ROAD, SUITE 200, BETHESDA MD 20814
Thierno Amath Fall director 6931 ARLINGTON ROAD, SUITE 200, BETHESDA MD 20814
Jaime Mateus-tique director, 10 percent owner, officer: President and Chief Op Officer 1920 L STREET, N.W., 6TH FLOOR, WASHINGTON DC 20036
Mark A Shaffer officer: VP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary C/O LIQUIDITY SERVICES, INC., 1920 L STREET, N.W., 6TH FLOOR, WASHINGTON DC 20036
Edward Kolodzieski director C/O LIQUIDITY SERVICES, INC., 1920 L STREET, N.W., 6TH FLOOR, WASHINGTON DC 20036
Nicholas Rozdilsky officer: Vice President, Marketing C/O 6931 ARLINGTON ROAD, SUITE 200, BETHESDA MD 20814
Beatriz V Infante director 4 TECHNOLOGY PARK DRIVE, SONUS NETWORKS, INC., WESTFORD MA 01886
Sam Guzman officer: VP & Chief Accounting Officer C/O 6931 ARLINGTON ROAD, SUITE 200, BETHESDA MD 20814
Michael Lutz officer: VP, Human Resources C/O 6931 ARLINGTON ROAD, BETHESDA MD 20814