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Executive Summary

LivePerson, Inc. provides conversational commerce solutions. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with limited growth.


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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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-4.6%

LPSN

-3.1%

US Software

-1.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

39.4%

LPSN

51.7%

US Software

15.6%

US Market

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.


Shareholder returns

LPSNIndustryMarket
7 Day-4.6%-3.1%-1.1%
30 Day11.0%2.4%4.2%
90 Day38.5%9.1%6.3%
1 Year39.4%39.4%52.7%51.7%18.2%15.6%
3 Year303.1%303.1%132.3%124.5%39.6%30.4%
5 Year601.7%601.7%243.1%223.0%79.5%59.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is LivePerson's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

26.09x

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).


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Future Growth

How is LivePerson forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

19.4%

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%).


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Past Performance

How has LivePerson performed over the past 5 years?

-37.9%

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.


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Financial Health

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.


Balance Sheet


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.


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Dividend

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.


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Management

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

2.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Rob LoCascio (51 yo)

24.92yrs

Tenure

US$3,836,238

Compensation

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.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Robert LoCascio
Founder24.92yrsUS$3.84m6.58%
$ 246.5m
Alexander Spinelli
Executive VP & Global CTO2.58yrsUS$2.31m0.13%
$ 4.8m
Monica Greenberg
Executive VP of Corporate Development13.92yrsUS$1.54m0.020%
$ 756.2k
Daryl Carlough
Senior VP of Global & Corporate Controller7.08yrsUS$682.25k0.048%
$ 1.8m
John Collins
Executive VP & CFO0.58yrno data0.0018%
$ 67.5k
Matthew Kempler
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Jon Borgese
Senior Vice President of Marketing1.75yrsno datano data
Michael Montour
Senior Vice President of North American Sales5.08yrsno datano data
Manlio Carrelli
Executive Vice President of Global Revenue Organization2.25yrsno datano data
Liran Shpitalnik
Head of Consumer Business2.25yrsno datano data
Avi Kedmi
Executive Vice President of Commercial Business Group2.25yrsno datano data
Joe Bradley
Chief Scientistno datano datano data

2.4yrs

Average Tenure

49yo

Average Age

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Robert LoCascio
Founder24.92yrsUS$3.84m6.58%
$ 246.5m
Kevin Lavan
Independent Director20.75yrsUS$403.55k0.13%
$ 4.9m
William Wesemann
Independent Director15.92yrsUS$396.30k0.23%
$ 8.5m
Fred Mossler
Independent Director3.42yrsUS$383.55k0.042%
$ 1.6m
Jill Layfield
Independent Director3.92yrsUS$400.05k0.068%
$ 2.5m
Peter Block
Independent Director10.25yrsUS$380.55k0.0091%
$ 339.9k

13.1yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LPSN's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.3%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

LivePerson, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • 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


Location

  • LivePerson, Inc.
  • 475 Tenth Avenue
  • 5th Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10018
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LPSNNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDApr 2000
LVODB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURApr 2000
LPSNTASE (The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockILILSApr 2000

Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/27 01:08
End of Day Share Price2020/10/26 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.