LivePerson, Inc. provides conversational commerce solutions. More Details
Mediocre balance sheet with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has LivePerson's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LPSN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: LPSN underperformed the US Software industry which returned 51.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LPSN exceeded the US Market which returned 15.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is LivePerson's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StLivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) Is Carrying A Fair Bit Of Debt
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDoes LivePerson's (NASDAQ:LPSN) CEO Salary Compare Well With Industry Peers?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Are Raving About How The LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) Share Price Increased 563%
Is LivePerson undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LPSN ($56.63) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($33.22)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LPSN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LPSN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Software industry average.
PE vs Market: LPSN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LPSN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LPSN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (26.1x) compared to the US Software industry average (7x).
How is LivePerson forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LPSN is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: LPSN is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: LPSN is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LPSN's revenue (20.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LPSN's revenue (20.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LPSN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.5%).
How has LivePerson performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LPSN is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: LPSN is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LPSN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 37.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LPSN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: LPSN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (12.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LPSN has a negative Return on Equity (-75.93%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is LivePerson's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LPSN's short term assets ($267.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($175.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: LPSN's short term assets ($267.7M) exceed its long term liabilities ($199.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LPSN's debt to equity ratio (128.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if LPSN's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: LPSN has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if LPSN has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is LivePerson current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LPSN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LPSN'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 LPSN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LPSN'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 LPSN'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
Rob LoCascio (51 yo)
Mr. Robert P. LoCascio, also known as Rob, has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LivePerson, Inc. since its inception in November 1995. Mr. LoCascio Founded LivePerson, Inc. in 1995 and serv ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rob's total compensation ($USD3.84M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.63M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rob's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Executive VP & Global CTO||2.58yrs||US$2.31m||0.13% |
|Executive VP of Corporate Development||13.92yrs||US$1.54m||0.020% |
|Senior VP of Global & Corporate Controller||7.08yrs||US$682.25k||0.048% |
|Executive VP & CFO||0.58yr||no data||0.0018% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Marketing||1.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of North American Sales||5.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Global Revenue Organization||2.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Consumer Business||2.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Commercial Business Group||2.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Scientist||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LPSN's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||20.75yrs||US$403.55k||0.13% |
|Independent Director||15.92yrs||US$396.30k||0.23% |
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$383.55k||0.042% |
|Independent Director||3.92yrs||US$400.05k||0.068% |
|Independent Director||10.25yrs||US$380.55k||0.0091% |
Experienced Board: LPSN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: LPSN 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 5.3%.
LivePerson, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: LivePerson, Inc.
- Ticker: LPSN
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1995
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: US$3.747b
- Shares outstanding: 66.17m
- Website: https://www.liveperson.com
Number of Employees
- LivePerson, Inc.
- 475 Tenth Avenue
- 5th Floor
- New York
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LPSN||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Apr 2000|
|LVO||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Apr 2000|
|LPSN||TASE (The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||IL||ILS||Apr 2000|
LivePerson, Inc. provides conversational commerce solutions. The company operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. The Business segment enables brands to leverage LiveEngage’s intelligence engine to ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/27 01:08|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/26 00:00|
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