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: www.liveperson.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $558.14 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 58,444,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $8.08
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $7.62
  • 52 Week Range: $5.43 - $10.45
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 63.67
  • P/E Growth: 4.31
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $218.23 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.56
  • Book Value: $2.36 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.05
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $7.88 million
  • Net Margins: -11.61%
  • Return on Equity: -9.42%
  • Return on Assets: -6.39%
Debt:
  • Current Ratio: 1.31%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.48%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 322,395 shs.
  • Beta: 1.32
  • Short Ratio: 7.07
 

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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 10th. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.01. The firm had revenue of $50.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $50.42 million. LivePerson had a negative net margin of 11.61% and a negative return on equity of 9.42%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.03 earnings per share. 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 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 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for LivePerson's stock. Their forecasts range from $6.00 to $13.00. On average, they anticipate LivePerson's stock price to reach $9.28 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for LivePerson.

Are investors shorting LivePerson?

LivePerson saw a decrease in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 973,574 shares, a decrease of 32.8% from the April 28th total of 1,449,234 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 495,155 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of LivePerson's key competitors?

Who owns LivePerson stock?

LivePerson's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include RGM Capital LLC (8.45%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.11%), DISCOVERY GROUP I, LLC (6.30%), AWM Investment Company Inc. (3.45%), Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA (3.50%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.04%). 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 Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Emancipation Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, United Services Automobile Association and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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.

How much does a share of LivePerson stock cost?

One share of LivePerson stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.55.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $9.28 (2.79% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/12/2017Benchmark Co.Boost Price TargetBuy$10.00 -> $13.00LowView 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 Group AGSet Price TargetHold$6.00N/AView Rating Details
5/5/2016Roth CapitalUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$10.00N/AView Rating Details
2/11/2016Northland SecuritiesBoost Price TargetOutperform$7.00 -> $11.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

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)

Estimates

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)

Dividends

Dividend History for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 11.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.75%
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
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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Latest Headlines for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 19 at 12:46 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) EVP Sells 47,292 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 7:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.01 Per Share, Oppenheimer Holdings Forecasts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 8:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Lifted to "Buy" at Craig Hallum
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 14 at 8:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoOppenheimer Holdings Inc. Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 13 at 5:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) PT Raised to $13.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 8:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoConsumers prefer chatting with customer service bots for simple tasks, new research finds
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 7:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Price Target Lowered to $66.00 at CIBC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 5:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $50.43 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 1:34 PM
seekingalpha.com logoLivePerson, Inc. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - May 11 at 11:53 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of LPSN earnings conference call or presentation 10-May-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 11:53 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLivePerson to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 6:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy SandRidge Energy, MBIA, and LivePerson Jumped Today
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 6:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 4:40 PM
fool.com logoWhy Shares of LivePerson Are Soaring Today
www.fool.com - May 11 at 1:17 PM
fool.com logoLivePerson Stock Is Still Turning the Corner
www.fool.com - May 11 at 9:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Hits Expectations
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 11:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo-$0.03 EPS Expected for LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 6:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLivePerson Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 5:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLivePerson reports 1Q loss
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 5:55 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 5:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Updates Q2 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 5:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: LivePerson, Inc. to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 12:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 12:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to LivePerson, Inc. : May 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 10:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoRBS to enhance customer service with "hybrid bots"
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 10:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Negative Media Coverage Likely to Affect LivePerson (LPSN) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 10:56 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLivePerson launches LiveEngage for Bots, the world's first enterprise bot management platform
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 3:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFred Mossler, digital visionary who helped build Zappos, to join LivePerson Board of Directors
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 12:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson (LPSN) Given News Sentiment Score of -0.12
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 12:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson (LPSN) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 9:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo-$0.03 Earnings Per Share Expected for LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 8:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLivePerson to Announce First Quarter 2017 Financial Results on May 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 6:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLivePerson showcased at Facebook's F8 conference as a platform for large enterprises building customer service bots on Facebook Messenger
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 10:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoLivePerson (LPSN) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.69
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 7:24 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to LivePerson, Inc. : April 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 10:59 AM
seekingalpha.com logoLivePerson's Negative Margins In A Commoditized Business
seekingalpha.com - March 30 at 6:39 PM
forbes.com logoLivePerson Faces Profit Challenges In Crowded Market
www.forbes.com - March 30 at 10:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLIVEPERSON INC Financials
finance.yahoo.com - March 16 at 7:05 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoLIVEPERSON INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report
biz.yahoo.com - March 10 at 7:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLivePerson to Participate in 29th Annual ROTH Conference
finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 6:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutomation disconnect: New research finds 74% of Americans rarely or never worry that automation will take their jobs, but a majority think other professions are at risk
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 6:22 PM
baystreet.ca logoLivePerson (LPSN) Recovers from Weak Results
www.baystreet.ca - February 10 at 12:22 AM
fool.com logoWhy Shares of LivePerson Tumbled and Recovered Today
www.fool.com - February 9 at 12:09 PM
fool.com logoLivePerson Inc. Earnings: Angling for a New Growth Streak
www.fool.com - February 9 at 9:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of LPSN earnings conference call or presentation 8-Feb-17 10:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 5:10 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 LivePerson Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 8 at 7:07 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoLivePerson Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 8 at 7:07 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo4:30 pm LivePerson misses by $0.05, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 EPS above consensus, revs below Consensus; guides FY17 EPS in-line, revs below consensus
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 8 at 7:07 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoLIVEPERSON INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial
biz.yahoo.com - February 8 at 7:07 PM

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