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How to buy Liquidity Services stock | $20.85

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Liquidity Services Inc is an internet retail business based in the US. Liquidity Services shares (LQDT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Liquidity Services employs 574 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Liquidity Services stock price (NASDAQ: LQDT)

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Liquidity Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$20.85
52-week range$8.32 - $30.00
50-day moving average $23.11
200-day moving average $22.21
Wall St. target price$32.50
PE ratio 30.0587
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.68

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Liquidity Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.85 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-15) 1.86%
1 month (2021-09-22) -10.97%
3 months (2021-07-22) -0.52%
6 months (2021-04-22) 19.42%
1 year (2020-10-21) 124.43%
2 years (2019-10-21) 220.77%
3 years (2018-10-19) 277.72%
5 years (2016-10-21) 122.99%

Is Liquidity Services under- or over-valued?

Valuing Liquidity Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Liquidity Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Liquidity Services's P/E ratio

Liquidity Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Liquidity Services shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Liquidity Services's PEG ratio

Liquidity Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.39. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Liquidity Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Liquidity Services's EBITDA

Liquidity Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $29.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Liquidity Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Liquidity Services financials

Revenue TTM $243.1 million
Operating margin TTM 10.7%
Gross profit TTM $109.9 million
Return on assets TTM 7.43%
Return on equity TTM 20.85%
Profit margin 9.73%
Book value $3.45
Market capitalisation $693 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Liquidity Services shares

There are currently 1.5 million Liquidity Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Liquidity Services's "short interest". This figure is 10.7% down from 1.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Liquidity Services shares can be evaluated.

Liquidity Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Liquidity Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Liquidity Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Liquidity Services shares traded daily (recently around 169429.09090909). Liquidity Services's SIR currently stands at 8.8. In other words for every 100,000 Liquidity Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8800 shares are currently held short.

However Liquidity Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Liquidity Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Liquidity Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Liquidity Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Liquidity Services shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0605% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Liquidity Services shares, roughly 61 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Liquidity Services.

Find out more about how you can short Liquidity Services stock.

Liquidity Services share dividends

We're not expecting Liquidity Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Liquidity Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Liquidity Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.321 up to $30. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LQDT.US volatility(beta: 1.18)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Liquidity Services's is 1.1841. This would suggest that Liquidity Services's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Liquidity Services overview

Liquidity Services, Inc. provides e-commerce marketplace that enable buyers and sellers to transact in an automated environment. The company's marketplaces include liquidation. com that enable corporations to sell surplus and salvage consumer goods and retail capital assets; govdeals. com provides self-directed service solutions in which sellers list their own assets that enables local and state government entities, and commercial businesses located in the United States and Canada to sell surplus and salvage assets, as well as offers asset sales and marketing services; and AllSurplus. com, a centralized marketplace that connects global buyer base with assets from across the network of legacy marketplaces in a single destination, as well as also serves as heavy equipment vertical. It also operates networkintl.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Liquidity Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 24.376% of Liquidity Services shares are held by insiders and 71.088% by institutions.
How many people work for Liquidity Services?
Latest data suggests 574 work at Liquidity Services.
When does the fiscal year end for Liquidity Services?
Liquidity Services's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Liquidity Services based?
Liquidity Services's address is: 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD, United States, 20814
What is Liquidity Services's ISIN number?
Liquidity Services's international securities identification number is: US53635B1070
What is Liquidity Services's CUSIP number?
Liquidity Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 53635B107

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