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July 10, 2014
11:58 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services tumbles after guidance cut for defense agency change
Shares of surplus and salvage asset auction marketplace Liquidity Services (LQDT) are tumbling after the company lowered its third quarter adjusted earnings per share and EBITDA guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Liquidity Services now sees its Q3 adjusted EPS to be below 28c-34c and sees its Q3 adjusted EBITDA to be below its guidance range of $18M-$21M. Liquidity Services announced that its sales of selected rolling stock and other assets under its Surplus Contract with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency have ceased at the request of DLA pending further review of the impact of regulatory rules. This action has resulted in the cancellation of selected sales during the June quarter as well as future sales of selected assets. The company noted that the DLA action was unrelated to the company’s performance or conduct and that it expects its Q3 total gross merchandise volume to be within its guidance range of $225M-$250M. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During the company's conference call explaining the DLA surplus property items and its preliminary Q3 results, the company said that the DLA's recent decision to cease the sale of a majority of the rolling stock items is unexpected as it has sold these items for many years. Liquidity Services currently handle the affected rolling stock items under the terms of its DoD surplus contract, which extends through February 2015 including all renewal options. In April, Liquidity Services announced that it withdrew from the live auction bidding for the new DLA rolling stock contract. The company said that bidding reached a level that it determined would be economically unsustainable under the terms of the new contract jeopardizing the high level of service it had historically provided the DLA. Liquidity Services said that it feels the material reduction to the rolling stock property flow caused by DLA's recent actions will require further analysis regarding the viability of a standalone rolling stock program beyond February 2015. At this time, the DLA has not announced the details of a final policy regarding cessation of rolling stock sales covered under its existing DoD surplus contract, or the impact on the future of the rolling stock program. The company said it will continue to work closely with DLA. PRICE ACTION: During late morning trading, shares of Liquidity Services fell $2.18, or 14.8%, to $12.51.
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February 4, 2016
07:14 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services remains cautious for FY16 outlook
Cites the changing mix and volume of supply in our DoD and commercial business, in part due to lower commodity prices and macro weakness in the energy sector. The company adds, "While we anticipate a benefit to earnings in FY16 compared to FY15 from the sale of the Jacobs Trading business, client engagements and the mix of property received under select retail client programs are unpredictable, resulting in lower supply and lower per unit prices in certain categories. In the longer term, we expect our business to benefit from: innovative new service capabilities and more efficient business operations from our LiquidityOne investment program; improved monetization of our buyer base through the deployment of our new integrated marketplace system and data warehouse; increased outsourcing of reverse supply chain activities in response to our new model and the rise of e-commerce and sustainability programs; and (iv) increased brand recognition as a market leader due to our proven track record, innovative scalable solutions and the ability to make a strategic impact in the reverse supply chain."
07:14 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services says difficult to forecast sales as DoD business seen changes
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06:59 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services reports Q1-end registered buyers 2.88M
Reports Q1-end auction participants 561K. Reports Q1 completed transactions 133K.
06:58 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services sees Q2 adjusted EPS (11c)-0c, consensus 3c
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06:57 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services: Q1 dampened by lower commodity prices
The company commented, "Our Q1 results were dampened by lower commodity prices which have adversely affected the pricing and volume of transactions in our DoD and capital assets marketplaces. However, we continue to expand our commercial and municipal government client base as our marketplace and integrated services are highly relevant to organizations seeking to manage total supply chain costs in the current business climate. We also continued to make progress on the design and build of our LiquidityOne platform to provide customers the next generation of cloud based marketplace, analytics and returns management solutions. We are testing our new product and service capabilities with customers and are excited by the initial feedback and the new opportunities we are uncovering to grow our business over the long term."
06:56 EDTLQDTLiquidity Services reports Q1 EPS (17c), consensus (5c)
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