Liquidity ServicesNasdaqGS:LQDT Stock Report

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16 Sep, 2021


Company Financials
LQDT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6

LQDT Overview

Liquidity Services, Inc. provides e-commerce marketplace that enable buyers and sellers to transact in an automated environment.

Liquidity Services Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Liquidity Services
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$24.00
52 Week HighUS$6.63
52 Week LowUS$30.00
1 Month Change5.96%
3 Month Change14.45%
1 Year Change247.32%
3 Year Change287.10%
5 Year Change130.55%
Change since IPO95.28%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

LQDTUS Online RetailUS Market

Return vs Industry: LQDT exceeded the US Online Retail industry which returned -0.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LQDT exceeded the US Market which returned 33.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LQDT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LQDT volatility
LQDT Beta1.13
Industry Beta1.09
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: LQDT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LQDT's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1999574Bill Angrickhttps://www.liquidityservices.com

Liquidity Services, Inc. provides e-commerce marketplace that enable buyers and sellers to transact in an automated environment. The company’s marketplaces include liquidation.com that enable corporations to sell surplus and salvage consumer goods and retail capital assets; govdeals.com provides self-directed service solutions in which sellers list their own assets that enables local and state government entities, and commercial businesses located in the United States and Canada to sell surplus and salvage assets, as well as offers asset sales and marketing services; and AllSurplus.com, a centralized marketplace that connects global buyer base with assets from across the network of legacy marketplaces in a single destination, as well as also serves as heavy equipment vertical. It also operates networkintl.com, which enables corporations to sell idle, surplus, and scrap equipment in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation industries; go-dove.com marketplace for corporations located in the United States, Europe, and Asia to sell manufacturing surplus, salvage capital assets, and scrap material; secondipity.com that provides consumers a source of products through donating a portion of the proceeds of sale to charity; and machinio.com, a search engine for used machinery and equipment.

Liquidity Services Fundamentals Summary

How do Liquidity Services's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LQDT fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$850.57m
Earnings (TTM)US$23.64m
Revenue (TTM)US$243.09m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LQDT income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$100.23m
Gross ProfitUS$142.87m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.71
Gross Margin58.77%
Net Profit Margin9.72%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did LQDT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison


Is Liquidity Services undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LQDT ($24) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($328.25)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LQDT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LQDT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36x) compared to the US Online Retail industry average (30.2x).

PE vs Market: LQDT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36x) compared to the US market (17.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LQDT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LQDT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.3x) compared to the US Online Retail industry average (4.9x).

Future Growth

How is Liquidity Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Retail industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Liquidity Services has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Liquidity Services performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LQDT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LQDT became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LQDT has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 52.7% per year.

Accelerating Growth: LQDT has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: LQDT has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Online Retail industry (62%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: LQDT's Return on Equity (20.3%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is Liquidity Services's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LQDT's short term assets ($139.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($110.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: LQDT's short term assets ($139.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($11.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LQDT is debt free.

Reducing Debt: LQDT has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LQDT has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: LQDT has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


What is Liquidity Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LQDT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LQDT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LQDT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LQDT's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LQDT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Bill Angrick (53 yo)





Mr. William P. Angrick, III, also known as Bill, is a co-founder of Liquidity Services Inc. (“Liquidity Services”). Mr. Angrick the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Liquidi...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bill's total compensation ($USD2.49M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.33M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Bill's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LQDT's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: LQDT's board of directors are considered experienced (9.7 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: LQDT insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.1%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Liquidity Services, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Liquidity Services, Inc.
  • Ticker: LQDT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$850.571m
  • Shares outstanding: 35.44m
  • Website: https://www.liquidityservices.com

Number of Employees


  • Liquidity Services, Inc.
  • 6931 Arlington Road
  • Suite 200
  • Bethesda
  • Maryland
  • 20814
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/16 22:49
End of Day Share Price2021/09/16 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/09/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.