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Liquidity Services, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT; www.liquidityservicesinc.com) today reported its financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2013 (Q3-13) ended June 30, 2013. Liquidity Services, Inc. provides business and government clients and buying customers transparent, innovative and effective online marketplaces and integrated services for surplus assets.

Liquidity Services, Inc. (Liquidity Services or the Company) reported consolidated Q3-13 revenue of $124.2 million, an increase of approximately 2% from the prior year’s comparable period. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes stock based compensation and acquisition costs including changes in acquisition earn out payment estimates, for Q3-13 was $26.4 million, a decrease of approximately 21% from the prior year’s comparable period. Q3-13 GMV, the total sales volume of all merchandise sold through the Company’s marketplaces, was $230.3 million, an increase of approximately 2% from the prior year’s comparable period.

Net income in Q3-13 was $11.3 million or $0.35 diluted earnings per share. Adjusted net income, which excludes stock based compensation, acquisition costs including changes in acquisition earn out payment estimates and amortization of contract-related intangible assets associated with the Jacobs Trading acquisition – net of tax, in Q3-13 was $14.3 million or $0.44 adjusted diluted earnings per share based on 32.5 million fully diluted shares outstanding, a decrease of approximately 24% and 21%, respectively, from the prior year’s comparable period.

“Q3-FY13 results were in line with our pre-announced guidance range. We continue to make important investments in our sales and marketing organization to expand awareness of Liquidity Services as the trusted provider of choice in our industry which will drive our future growth. We have made good progress with the integration of our GoIndustry acquisition, which is now operating at near breakeven. Overall margins in our business remain strong as adjusted EBITDA margins increased to 11.5% in the third quarter from 11.3% in the second quarter primarily as a result of sharper focus and streamlined operations,” said Bill Angrick, Chairman and CEO of Liquidity Services. “Our year-over-year results were impacted by delays in new programs, weaker volumes and pricing in the consumer electronics category and the continued repositioning of our GoIndustry marketplace to focus on the key global Fortune 1000 relationships that we expect will drive sustained profitable growth in this business.”

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