Liquidity Services, Inc. provides e-commerce marketplace that enable buyers and sellers to transact in an automated environment. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Liquidity Services's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LQDT is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 14% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LQDT's weekly volatility (14%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
7 Day Return
US Online Retail
1 Year Return
US Online Retail
Return vs Industry: LQDT exceeded the US Online Retail industry which returned -0.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LQDT exceeded the US Market which returned 34.7% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Liquidity Services's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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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 ($20.02) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($284.12)
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 (43.4x) compared to the US Online Retail industry average (24.9x).
PE vs Market: LQDT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.4x) compared to the US market (18x).
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 (6.3x) compared to the US Online Retail industry average (5.2x).
How is Liquidity Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
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.
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 45.4% 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 (87.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LQDT's Return on Equity (14.4%) is considered low.
How is Liquidity Services's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LQDT's short term assets ($114.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($98.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: LQDT's short term assets ($114.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($12.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LQDT is debt free.
Reducing Debt: LQDT has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LQDT has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: LQDT has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Liquidity Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LQDT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LQDT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LQDT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LQDT's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LQDT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bill Angrick (53 yo)
Mr. William P. Angrick, III, also known as Bill, is a co-founder of Liquidity Services Inc. (“Liquidity Services”). Mr. Angrick the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Liquidi...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bill's total compensation ($USD2.49M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.42M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bill's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: LQDT's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: LQDT's board of directors are considered experienced (9.6 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.3%.
Liquidity Services, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Liquidity Services, Inc.
- Ticker: LQDT
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$703.228m
- Shares outstanding: 35.13m
- Website: https://www.liquidityservices.com
Number of Employees
- Liquidity Services, Inc.
- 6931 Arlington Road
- Suite 200
- United States
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 ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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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.