Liquidity Services Announces Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT;, a global solution provider in the reverse supply chain with the world's largest marketplace for business surplus, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 ended September 30, 2016. Q4-16 results were within the company's guidance range for GMV and above the guidance range for Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP Adjusted Diluted EPS. As a result of a non-cash goodwill impairment and a valuation allowance on deferred tax assets, GAAP Net Income and GAAP Diluted EPS were below the guidance range.

"We delivered solid financial results during Q4-16 with better than expected bottom line results driven by improved pricing in our scrap and energy marketplaces and higher service revenues," said Bill Angrick, Chairman and CEO of Liquidity Services. "Compared to the prior year, our energy marketplace ( GMV was up 45%, our municipal government business ( GMV was up 13%, and our retail ( and industrial ( marketplaces experienced growth within key client accounts. Our DoD marketplace ( GMV was down 12% reflecting lower volumes and a less favorable product mix. We expanded the scope of our e-commerce offerings by launching our new IronDirect marketplace in September which enables global fleet customers and end users to purchase new heavy equipment, attachments, undercarriage parts and accessories from proven suppliers in the global construction industry. With the deployment of our first marketplace on our new e-commerce platform in Q4-16, we have continued to advance our LiquidityOne transformation initiative and demonstrated the potential of our platform investments to capture new market opportunities. We expect to deploy our next marketplace in the spring of FY17 followed by phased rollouts thereafter," continued Mr. Angrick.

"Our strategy remains focused on the long term growth of our commercial and municipal government marketplaces on a global scale. Our ongoing investment in top talent and the deployment of our new LiquidityOne platform will enable us to deliver more value to more customers and scale more efficiently. We expect to resume organic top line growth in our commercial and municipal government marketplaces in FY17 fueled by growth in our buyer network, investments in our sales channels, expansion of our service offerings, and the phased release of our new e-commerce platform," Mr. Angrick continued. "Our near term outlook reflects the normalization of our DoD programs under new contract pricing, investments to deploy our LiquidityOne platform, and new go-to-market programs for our commercial and municipal government businesses, including in new areas such as IronDirect. We expect these investments will drive long term growth and that our results will strengthen over the course of FY17 as we grow our business."

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