Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

LiveWorld, Inc. provides social media solutions for global brands.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has LiveWorld's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LVWD's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Software


US Market

1 Year Return




US Software


US Market

Return vs Industry: LVWD underperformed the US Software industry which returned 39.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LVWD underperformed the US Market which returned 19.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-5.7%-0.2%0.06%
30 Day4.5%8.0%1.7%
90 Day18.5%18.0%9.0%
1 Year-11.2%-11.2%40.6%39.1%21.8%19.3%
3 Year-62.7%-62.7%151.2%140.6%49.5%39.9%
5 Year-88.1%-88.1%221.8%198.6%73.1%54.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is LiveWorld 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: Insufficient data to calculate LVWD's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LVWD's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LVWD is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Software industry average.

PE vs Market: LVWD 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 LVWD's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LVWD is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Software industry average (6.1x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Software 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 LiveWorld 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.

Next Steps

  • Examine LiveWorld's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  • While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access LiveWorld's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Software industry.

Past Performance

How has LiveWorld performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LVWD is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LVWD is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LVWD is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 2.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LVWD's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LVWD is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (15.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: LVWD has a negative Return on Equity (-56.04%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is LiveWorld's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LVWD's short term assets ($1.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: LVWD has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LVWD is debt free.

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

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: LVWD has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if LVWD's debt is covered by short term assets.

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: LVWD has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: LVWD has sufficient cash runway for 1.5 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -26.6% each year.

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

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LVWD'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 LVWD's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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


Average management tenure


Peter Friedman (63yo)





Mr. Peter H. Friedman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Talk City Inc. Mr. Friedman co-founded Liveworld Inc.,in April 1996 and has been its President and Chief Executive Officer since April 1996. H ...

Leadership Team

Peter Friedman
Co-Founder23.8yrsUS$343.56kno data
Jenna Woodul
Co-Founder & CEO’s Advisory Board0yrsUS$210.88kno data
David Houston
Chief Financial Officer13.3yrsno datano data
Jason Liebowitz
Vice President of Sales11.1yrsno datano data
Jason Kapler
Vice President of Marketing0yrsno datano data
Tina Gazzano
Senior Director of Human Resources0yrsno datano data
Dawn Lacallade
Chief Social Strategist and Pharma Practice Lead2.9yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: LVWD's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Peter Friedman
Co-Founder23.8yrsUS$343.56kno data
Bill Cleary
Director11.8yrsno datano data
Arthur Ushijima
Director3yrsno datano data
Jeffrey Hayzlett
Director5.3yrsno datano data
Michael Gold
Director1.8yrsno datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Board: LVWD's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: LiveWorld, Inc.
  • Ticker: LVWD
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$810.906k
  • Shares outstanding: 45.63m
  • Website: https://www.liveworld.com


  • LiveWorld, Inc.
  • 4340 Stevens Creek Boulevard
  • Suite 101
  • San Jose
  • California
  • 95129
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LVWDOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJul 1999


LiveWorld, Inc. provides social media solutions for global brands. The company is involved in developing strategy, creating and publishing content, engaging customers, moderating content, managing crises, and gleaning insight from social media. It offers engagement services, including social architecture, audit, and competitive analysis; content programming plans and authoring; day-to-day online engagement and community management; social media crisis management; highlights and custom reporting; and strategy consulting services. The company also provides content moderation services, such as moderation plans and guidelines, moderator selection and training, hourly content moderation, moderation management, moderation program model, and highlights and custom reporting. In addition, it offers insight services comprising setup, customization, training, and support; management, tagging, and analysis; and listening and monitoring of the social Web. Further, it provides listening services that include brand monitoring, social Web listening, market research listening programs, customizable listening track offerings, human management and analysis, and real-time monitoring or 30-day rear-view listening reports. Additionally, the company offers LiveEngage, a social content marketing suite that enables brand managers or customer support agents to directly respond to escalated content; LiveMod, a content moderation software enables human moderators to accept, reject, and escalate content in context; and LiveInsight software, an analytics and insights solution designed to engage and scale human review and analysis. It serves various industries, including retail, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, financial and travel services, healthcare, automotive, technology, and media and entertainment. The company was formerly known as Talk City, Inc. and changed its name to Liveworld, Inc. in May 2001. Liveworld, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/20 23:53
End of Day Share Price2020/02/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.