LivePerson Company Profile (NASDAQ:LPSN)

About LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)

LivePerson logoLivePerson, Inc. (Liveperson) is a provider of mobile and online business messaging technologies that power digital communication between brands and consumers. The Company's segments include Business and Consumer. The Business segment enables brands to leverage its cloud-based LiveEngage's intelligence engine. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between independent service providers (Experts) and individual consumers (Users) seeking information and knowledge for a fee through mobile and online messaging. The Company's platform, LiveEngage, enables businesses to create a meaningful connection with consumers by offering messaging as a preferred channel of communication. The Company's products and services include LiveEngage, Professional Services and Consumer Offering. As a cloud computing or software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, LivePerson provides solutions on a hosted basis. LiveEngage enables the combination of real time on-site data and off-site behavioral data.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: IT Services & Consulting
  • Sub-Industry: Internet Software & Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LPSN
  • CUSIP: 53814610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $803.99 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 58,900,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.19
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.17
  • 52 Week Range: $5.43 - $14.05
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 97.50
  • P/E Growth: 5.40
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $215.63 million
  • Price / Sales: 3.73
  • Book Value: $2.30 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.93
  • EBIDTA: $8.16 million
  • Net Margins: -13.29%
  • Return on Equity: -8.71%
  • Return on Assets: -5.58%
  • Current Ratio: 1.20%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.20%
  • Average Volume: 368,523 shs.
  • Beta: 1.4
  • Short Ratio: 2.04

Frequently Asked Questions for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)

What is LivePerson's stock symbol?

LivePerson trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LPSN."

How were LivePerson's earnings last quarter?

LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $54.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $51.33 million. LivePerson had a negative net margin of 13.29% and a negative return on equity of 8.71%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.04) EPS. View LivePerson's Earnings History.

When will LivePerson make its next earnings announcement?

LivePerson is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for LivePerson.

What guidance has LivePerson issued on next quarter's earnings?

LivePerson updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.04 to $0.06 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.03. The company issued revenue guidance of $54.00 to $55.00, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $51.91 million.

Where is LivePerson's stock going? Where will LivePerson's stock price be in 2017?

5 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for LivePerson's shares. Their forecasts range from $6.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate LivePerson's share price to reach $11.77 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for LivePerson.

Are investors shorting LivePerson?

LivePerson saw a decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 545,670 shares, a decrease of 41.4% from the July 31st total of 930,565 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 353,260 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Who are some of LivePerson's key competitors?

Who are LivePerson's key executives?

LivePerson's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert P. LoCascio, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Daniel Richard Murphy, Chief Financial Officer
  • Monica L. Greenberg, Executive Vice President- Business Affairs, General Counsel
  • Daryl J. Carlough, Senior Vice President - Global and Corporate Controller
  • Eran Vanounou, Chief Technology Officer
  • Fred Mossler, Director
  • Peter Block, Independent Director
  • Kevin C. Lavan, Independent Director
  • Jill Layfield, Independent Director
  • William G. Wesemann, Independent Director

Who owns LivePerson stock?

LivePerson's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.24%), DISCOVERY GROUP I, LLC (5.20%), DISCOVERY GROUP I, LLC (4.20%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.57%), Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC (3.35%) and Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. (2.81%). Company insiders that own LivePerson stock include Daniel Richard Murphy, Daryl Carlough, David Vaskevitch, Dustin Dean, Monica L Greenberg and Robert P Locascio. View Institutional Ownership Trends for LivePerson.

Who sold LivePerson stock? Who is selling LivePerson stock?

LivePerson's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Emancipation Management LLC, Carleon Capital Partners LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Citigroup Inc., Strs Ohio and GSA Capital Partners LLP. Company insiders that have sold LivePerson stock in the last year include Daniel Richard Murphy, Daryl Carlough, David Vaskevitch, Dustin Dean, Monica L Greenberg and Robert P Locascio. View Insider Buying and Selling for LivePerson.

Who bought LivePerson stock? Who is buying LivePerson stock?

LivePerson's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC, Pier Capital LLC, Castleark Management LLC, EAM Investors LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc. and PDT Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for LivePerson.

How do I buy LivePerson stock?

Shares of LivePerson can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is LivePerson's stock price today?

One share of LivePerson stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.65.

MarketBeat Community Rating for LivePerson (NASDAQ LPSN)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  190 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  186 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  376
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about LivePerson and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $11.77 (13.77% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/1/2017Northland SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$15.00LowView Rating Details
8/9/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldMediumView Rating Details
6/20/2017Roth CapitalBoost Price Target$10.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
6/15/2017Benchmark Co.Boost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$13.00 -> $14.00LowView Rating Details
5/11/2017Craig HallumUpgradeHold -> Buy$8.60 -> $8.85HighView Rating Details
11/9/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$6.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Earnings by Quarter for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Earnings History by Quarter for LivePerson (NASDAQ LPSN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/6/2017$0.04N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.02$0.01$51.33 million$54.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2017Q1 2017$0.01$0.01$50.42 million$50.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2017Q416$0.01($0.04)$56.14 million$56.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2016Q316($0.02)($0.07)$54.51 million$54.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216($0.01)($0.04)$56.70 million$56.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415($0.02)$0.07$59.48 million$59.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.03$0.03$61.04 million$60.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q2($0.04)($0.01)$58.93 million$59.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2015Q115$0.04$0.04$60.80 million$59.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q414$0.04($0.04)$57.50 million$58.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.06$0.07$52.60 million$52.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214($0.01)$0.06$49.50 million$51.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.05$0.05$47.14 million$47.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q413$0.06$0.06$46.75 million$46.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.04$0.07$44.48 million$45.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.04$0.03$42.86 million$43.23 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.07$0.06$42.54 million$42.16 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2013Q4 2012$0.08$0.08$41.70 million$42.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.08$0.08$41.09 million$39.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.09$0.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012$0.09$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2012$0.10$0.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$0.08$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.08$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2011$0.07$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2011$0.09$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.01)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.01)($0.01)($0.01)
Q2 20171($0.01)($0.01)($0.01)
Q3 20172$0.00$0.01$0.01
Q4 20171$0.01$0.01$0.01
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 11.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 74.86%
Insider Trades by Quarter for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/1/2017Dustin DeanEVPSell1,000$13.67$13,670.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2017David VaskevitchDirectorSell50,000$13.05$652,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/26/2017David VaskevitchDirectorSell37,135$11.40$423,339.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2017David VaskevitchDirectorSell14,265$11.52$164,332.80View SEC Filing  
7/24/2017David VaskevitchDirectorSell48,600$11.35$551,610.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2017Dustin DeanEVPSell2,400$11.73$28,152.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2017Daniel Richard MurphyCFOSell2,628$11.45$30,090.60View SEC Filing  
6/21/2017Daryl CarloughSVPSell527$11.45$6,034.15View SEC Filing  
6/21/2017Monica L GreenbergEVPSell1,736$11.45$19,877.20View SEC Filing  
6/21/2017Robert P LocascioCEOSell2,892$11.45$33,113.40View SEC Filing  
5/17/2017Dustin DeanEVPSell47,292$9.83$464,880.36View SEC Filing  
3/22/2017Daniel Richard MurphyCFOSell2,447$6.65$16,272.55View SEC Filing  
3/22/2017Daryl CarloughSVPSell480$6.65$3,192.00View SEC Filing  
3/22/2017Dustin DeanEVPSell2,770$6.65$18,420.50View SEC Filing  
3/22/2017Robert P LocascioCEOSell2,728$6.65$18,141.20View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Daniel Richard MurphyCFOSell2,236$8.05$17,999.80View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Daryl CarloughSVPSell450$8.05$3,622.50View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Dustin DeanEVPSell2,244$8.05$18,064.20View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Robert P LocascioCEOSell2,493$8.05$20,068.65View SEC Filing  
9/20/2016Daniel Richard MurphyCFOSell2,318$8.18$18,961.24View SEC Filing  
9/20/2016Daryl CarloughSVPSell468$8.15$3,814.20View SEC Filing  
9/20/2016Monica L GreenbergEVPSell1,551$8.17$12,671.67View SEC Filing  
9/20/2016Robert P LocascioCEOSell2,581$8.16$21,060.96View SEC Filing  
9/17/2015William WesemannDirectorBuy10,000$8.02$80,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2015Daniel Richard MurphyCFOBuy1,500$8.85$13,275.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Michael I KovachSVPSell10,000$10.02$100,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2013Michael I KovachSVPSell31,732$9.99$317,002.68View SEC Filing  
7/10/2013Michael I KovachSVPSell10,000$9.75$97,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2013Michael I KovachSVPSell4,293$9.55$40,998.15View SEC Filing  
7/1/2013Michael I KovachSVPSell20,000$9.25$185,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2013Michael I KovachSVPSell27,000$9.03$243,810.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Erica SchultzEVPBuy15,000$8.95$134,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Daniel Richard MurphyCFOBuy4,350$8.52$37,062.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Robert P LocascioCEOBuy35,640$8.56$305,078.40View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013William WesemannDirectorBuy10,000$8.67$86,700.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2012Kevin LavanDirectorSell20,000$13.20$264,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Latest Headlines for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
DateHeadline logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - September 13 at 8:54 PM logoDustin Dean Sells 1,000 Shares of LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Stock - September 6 at 9:58 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $54.58 Million - September 3 at 11:16 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Northland Securities - September 1 at 4:02 PM logo$0.05 Earnings Per Share Expected for LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) This Quarter - September 1 at 6:30 AM logoDavid Vaskevitch Sells 50,000 Shares of LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Stock - August 31 at 7:20 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest - August 29 at 1:06 AM logoContact At Once!, a LivePerson Company, expands IP portfolio with additional patent on business messaging capabilities - August 28 at 8:11 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - August 19 at 6:50 PM logo$54.58 Million in Sales Expected for LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) This Quarter - August 15 at 3:44 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.01 Per Share - August 13 at 8:10 PM logoLivePerson and Hawaiian Airlines launch innovative mobile messaging for airline travelers - August 11 at 6:15 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) Earns Hold Rating from Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. - August 9 at 6:46 PM logo$52.16 Million in Sales Expected for LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) This Quarter - July 28 at 3:35 PM logoEdited Transcript of LPSN earnings conference call or presentation 26-Jul-17 9:00pm GMT - July 28 at 2:37 AM logoWhy Shares of LivePerson Jumped Today - July 27 at 12:55 PM logoLivePerson Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - July 27 at 4:01 AM logoLivePerson reports 2Q loss - July 27 at 4:01 AM logoInsider Selling: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Director Sells 48,600 Shares of Stock - July 26 at 11:46 PM logoInsider Selling: LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) Director Sells 14,265 Shares of Stock - July 26 at 10:23 PM logoInsider Selling: LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) Director Sells 37,135 Shares of Stock - July 26 at 10:23 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Issues Earnings Results - July 26 at 9:15 PM logoLivePerson Stock Hits New Highs After Earnings - July 26 at 7:25 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) Issues Q3 Earnings Guidance - July 26 at 6:17 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Expected to Announce Earnings of -$0.01 Per Share - July 26 at 2:41 PM logoThe US states where people are more likely to say “f*** you” than “thanks” - July 25 at 11:05 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) Rating Reiterated by Northland Securities - July 25 at 9:32 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - July 25 at 8:40 PM logoInsider Selling: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) EVP Sells 2,400 Shares of Stock - July 20 at 7:46 PM logoLivePerson to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on July 26, 2017 - July 13 at 6:28 AM logoAre Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in LivePerson (LPSN) Stock? - July 5 at 4:08 PM logo$51.34 Million in Sales Expected for LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) This Quarter - July 2 at 9:36 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - June 30 at 1:44 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Will Post Earnings of -$0.01 Per Share - June 30 at 10:06 AM logoNorthland Securities Reiterates $14.00 Price Target for LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) - June 26 at 12:26 AM logoInsider Selling: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) CFO Sells 2,628 Shares of Stock - June 22 at 8:17 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) EVP Monica L. Greenberg Sells 1,736 Shares - June 22 at 8:16 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) CEO Robert P. Locascio Sells 2,892 Shares - June 22 at 8:16 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Price Target Increased to $15.00 by Analysts at Roth Capital - June 20 at 2:56 PM logoWhy LivePerson, Inc. Stock Surged 35% in May - June 19 at 9:09 AM logoBenchmark Co. Increases LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Price Target to $14.00 - June 17 at 9:04 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - June 17 at 2:20 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Lifted to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - June 17 at 7:24 AM logoETFs with exposure to LivePerson, Inc. : June 16, 2017 - June 16 at 7:18 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. :LPSN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 15, 2017 - June 16 at 7:27 AM logoLivePerson Named SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Customer Service Solution - June 14 at 9:57 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - June 11 at 9:38 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research - June 8 at 9:44 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $51.34 Million - June 8 at 1:06 PM logoCan The Uptrend Continue for LivePerson (LPSN)? - June 6 at 9:43 AM



LivePerson (LPSN) Chart for Wednesday, September, 20, 2017

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