LIVEPERSON INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. LIVEPERSON INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.37 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 13.38% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||58.23||46.89|
|Net Income ($mil)||-4.2||-0.71|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||49.37||91.91|
|Total Assets ($mil)||239.82||205.09|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||73.72||82.29|
|Return on Assets||-3.06||-1.7|
|Return on Equity||-4.07||-2.19|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||54.04||54.49|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.34||2.92|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||363534.0||296240.0|
HOLD. This stock?s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.48 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.47. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, LIVEPERSON INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LPSN NM||Peers 81.52||LPSN NA||Peers 36.71|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
LPSN's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|LPSN 31.35||Peers 33.45||LPSN NA||Peers 0.77|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
LPSN is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|LPSN 3.48||Peers 5.47||LPSN -160.00||Peers -7.14|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
LPSN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, LPSN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|LPSN 2.99||Peers 10.26||LPSN 18.06||Peers 35.08|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
LPSN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
LPSN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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