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: Business Software & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Internet Software & Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LPSN
  • CUSIP: 53814610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $695.49 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 58,444,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $9.85
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $7.91
  • 52 Week Range: $5.43 - $11.95
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -1,185.00
  • P/E Growth: 5.29
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $218.23 million
  • Price / Sales: 3.17
  • Book Value: $2.36 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.02
  • EBIDTA: $7.88 million
  • Net Margins: -13.24%
  • Return on Equity: -9.65%
  • Return on Assets: -6.34%
  • Current Ratio: 1.24%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.24%
  • Average Volume: 386,589 shs.
  • Beta: 1.39
  • Short Ratio: 5.37

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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 10th. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.01. The firm earned $50.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $50.42 million. LivePerson had a negative net margin of 13.24% and a negative return on equity of 9.65%. LivePerson's quarterly revenue was down 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.03 EPS. View LivePerson's Earnings History.

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

LivePerson updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 10th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.07-$0.12 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.09. The company issued revenue guidance of $204-$209 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $204.78 million.LivePerson also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.01-$0.02 EPS.

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

4 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for LivePerson's stock. Their predictions range from $6.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate LivePerson's stock price to reach $10.96 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for LivePerson.

Are investors shorting LivePerson?

LivePerson saw a decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 973,574 shares, a decline of 32.8% from the April 28th total of 1,449,234 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 495,155 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.9% 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
  • David Vaskevitch, Independent Director

Who owns LivePerson stock?

LivePerson's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include RGM Capital LLC (8.45%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.11%), AWM Investment Company Inc. (3.45%), Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA (3.50%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.04%) and Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC (2.01%). Company insiders that own LivePerson stock include Daniel Richard Murphy, Daryl Carlough, Dustin Dean, Monica L Greenberg, Robert P Locascio and William Wesemann. 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 Clearbridge Investments LLC, Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Emancipation Management LLC, Morgan Stanley and United Services Automobile Association. Company insiders that have sold LivePerson stock in the last year include Daniel Richard Murphy, Daryl Carlough, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., RGM Capital LLC, Herald Investment Management Ltd, Karp Capital Management Corp, Citadel Advisors LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Menta Capital 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 $11.85.

MarketBeat Community Rating for LivePerson (NASDAQ LPSN)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  152 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  152 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  304
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, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $10.96 (7.49% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
5/11/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldMediumView 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
2/11/2016Northland SecuritiesBoost Price TargetOutperform$7.00 -> $11.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/24/2015 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
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: 11.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.91%
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
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 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 logo Analysts Anticipate LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) to Announce -$0.01 EPS - June 6 at 8:18 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - June 5 at 12:46 PM logoEarnings Estimates Moving Higher for LivePerson (LPSN): Time to Buy? - June 2 at 7:43 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Stock Rating Upgraded by TheStreet - June 1 at 2:22 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest - May 29 at 7:06 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - May 19 at 12:46 AM logoInsider Selling: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) EVP Sells 47,292 Shares of Stock - May 18 at 7:47 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.01 Per Share, Oppenheimer Holdings Forecasts - May 15 at 8:12 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Lifted to "Buy" at Craig Hallum - May 14 at 8:45 AM logoOppenheimer Holdings Inc. Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) - May 13 at 5:50 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) PT Raised to $13.00 - May 12 at 8:20 PM logoConsumers prefer chatting with customer service bots for simple tasks, new research finds - May 12 at 7:00 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Price Target Lowered to $66.00 at CIBC - May 12 at 5:20 PM logo Brokerages Expect LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $50.43 Million - May 12 at 1:34 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - May 11 at 11:53 PM logoEdited Transcript of LPSN earnings conference call or presentation 10-May-17 9:00pm GMT - May 11 at 11:53 PM logoLivePerson to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences - May 11 at 6:52 PM logoWhy SandRidge Energy, MBIA, and LivePerson Jumped Today - May 11 at 6:52 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - May 11 at 4:40 PM logoWhy Shares of LivePerson Are Soaring Today - May 11 at 1:17 PM logoLivePerson Stock Is Still Turning the Corner - May 11 at 9:18 AM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Hits Expectations - May 10 at 11:48 PM logo-$0.03 EPS Expected for LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) This Quarter - May 10 at 6:18 PM logoLivePerson Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - May 10 at 5:55 PM logoLivePerson reports 1Q loss - May 10 at 5:55 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 10 at 5:18 PM logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Updates Q2 Earnings Guidance - May 10 at 5:18 PM logoInvestor Network: LivePerson, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 10 at 12:44 PM logoETFs with exposure to LivePerson, Inc. : May 2, 2017 - May 3 at 10:51 AM logoRBS to enhance customer service with "hybrid bots" - May 3 at 10:51 AM logoSomewhat Negative Media Coverage Likely to Affect LivePerson (LPSN) Stock Price - May 2 at 10:56 PM logoLivePerson launches LiveEngage for Bots, the world's first enterprise bot management platform - May 2 at 3:44 PM logoFred Mossler, digital visionary who helped build Zappos, to join LivePerson Board of Directors - May 1 at 12:50 PM logoLivePerson (LPSN) Given News Sentiment Score of -0.12 - April 28 at 12:40 PM logoLivePerson (LPSN) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 23 at 9:38 PM



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