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Aug 16

Liquidity Services, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Financial Results

Fiscal Year: Revenue of $147.8 Million up 65% – Gross Merchandise
Volume (GMV) of $173.1 Million up 69% – Adjusted Earnings Before
Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of $15.0
Million up 125%

Fourth Quarter: Revenue of $39.8 Million up 64% – GMV of $45.9
Million up 65% – Adjusted EBITDA of $4.0 Million up 119%

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 6, 2006–Liquidity Services,
Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT; www.liquidityservicesinc.com) today reported its
financial results for its fiscal year (FY-06) and fourth quarter
(Q4-06) ended September 30, 2006. Liquidity Services, Inc. is a
leading online auction marketplace for wholesale, surplus and salvage
assets.

Liquidity Services, Inc. (LSI or the Company) reported record
consolidated FY-06 revenue of $147.8 million, representing a growth
rate of approximately 65% when compared to the prior year; and
adjusted EBITDA of $15.0 million, representing a growth rate of
approximately 125% when compared to the prior year. LSI also reported
record GMV of $173.1 million for FY-06, representing a growth rate of
approximately 69% when compared to the prior year. GMV is the total
sales volume of all merchandise sold through our marketplaces during a
given period.

The Company reported record consolidated Q4-06 revenue of $39.8
million, representing a growth rate of approximately 64% when compared
to the prior year’s comparable period; and adjusted EBITDA of $4.0
million, representing a growth rate of approximately 119% when
compared to the prior year’s comparable period. LSI also reported GMV
of $45.9 million for Q4-06, representing a growth rate of
approximately 65% when compared to the prior year’s comparable period.

Net income in FY-06 was $8.0 million or $0.31 diluted earnings per
share. Adjusted net income in FY-06 was $8.4 million or $0.32 adjusted
diluted earnings per share.

Net income in Q4-06 was $2.2 million or $0.08 diluted earnings per
share. Adjusted net income in Q4-06 was $2.4 million or $0.09 adjusted
diluted earnings per share.

LSI enables buyers and sellers to transact in an efficient,
automated online auction environment. The Company’s marketplaces
provide professional buyers access to a global, organized supply of
wholesale, surplus and salvage assets presented with digital images
and other relevant product information. Additionally, LSI enables its
corporate and government sellers to enhance their financial return on
excess assets by providing a liquid marketplace and value-added
services that are integrated into a single offering. The Company
organizes its products into categories across major industry verticals
such as consumer electronics, general merchandise, apparel, scientific
equipment, aerospace parts and equipment, technology hardware, and
scrap metals. The Company’s online auction marketplaces are
www.liquidation.com, www.govliquidation.com and www.liquibiz.com. LSI
also operates a wholesale industry portal, www.goWholesale.com, that
connects advertisers with buyers seeking products for resale and
related business services.

The Company’s ability to create liquid marketplaces for wholesale,
surplus and salvage assets generates a continuous flow of goods from
its corporate and government sellers. This flow of goods in turn
attracts an increasing number of professional buyers to the
marketplaces.

“FY-06 was another strong year for the Company as corporate and
government sellers continued to leverage our online platform and
integrated services to sell goods in the reverse supply chain,” said
Bill Angrick, Chairman and CEO of LSI. “Our performance during the
year reflected solid execution of our business strategy as our
commercial business grew approximately 115% year over year. Our scrap
and surplus business with the Department of Defense (DoD) also
contributed to strong increases in GMV and Adjusted EBITDA during the
quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. We believe FY-06
results demonstrate that LSI enables corporations and government
agencies to achieve enhanced financial value and efficiencies in the
tracking and sale of surplus and salvage assets.”

Business Outlook

The following forward-looking statements reflect current business
trends and our current operating environment, including the
reengineering of certain business and inventory processes in our
Surplus business with the Department of Defense (DoD), and the
acquisition of STR, Inc., which closed on October 16, 2006. Our
results may also be materially affected by other factors, including
the Company’s expectation that it will continue to make significant
investments in its infrastructure and value-added services to support
new business in both commercial and public sector markets.

We continued to make investments in our U.S. distribution center
operations. In July 2006, we signed a lease for a 94,000 square-foot
distribution center in Plainfield, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis.
We expect to incur start-up costs associated with the Indiana
distribution center during the next quarter. In addition, we may open
a new distribution center in the Southeast during Fiscal Year 2007. We
expect to incur additional capital expenditures associated with our
distribution center network, which may result in total capital
expenditures for FY 2007 of $1.0 to $1.5 million.

Included in our Scrap contract with the DoD is an incentive, which
can increase the amount of profit sharing distribution we receive from
20% up to 22%. This incentive is based on the amount of scrap sold to
small businesses during the preceding 12 months as of June 30th of
each year. Therefore, this benefit, to the extent achieved for the 12
months ended June 30, 2007, will be recorded in the quarter ended June
30, 2007. We have an opportunity to receive this incentive annually
throughout the Scrap contract and, for the purposes of guidance for
FY-07, have assumed that we will receive this incentive. In addition,
we have incentives in our Surplus contract associated with the new
contract modification, which allows us to receive up to an additional
5.5% of the profit sharing distribution above our new base rate of
25%, beginning December 1, 2006. We have assumed that we will not
receive any of the Surplus contract incentive payments in our guidance
below, as the period we would be eligible to record such incentive may
not occur until the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2007 or the first
quarter of Fiscal Year 2008.

Our guidance adjusts EBITDA and Diluted EPS for the effects of the
adoption of FAS 123R, which we estimate to be approximately $325,000
to $350,000 per quarter for fiscal year 2007.

GMV – LSI expects GMV for FY2007 to range from $220 million to
$225 million. In Q1-07, LSI expects GMV to range from $48 million to
$50 million.

Adjusted EBITDA – LSI expects Adjusted EBITDA for FY2007 to range
from $19 million to $20 million. In Q1-07, LSI expects Adjusted EBITDA
to range from $3.6 million to $3.8 million.

Adjusted Diluted EPS – LSI estimates that Adjusted Earnings Per
Diluted Share for FY2007 to range from $0.40 to $0.42. In Q1-07, LSI
estimates Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share to be approximately
$0.08.

Key FY and Q4-06 Operating Metrics

Registered Buyers — At the end of FY-06, registered buyers
totaled approximately 524,000, representing a 36% increase over the
approximately 386,000 registered buyers at the end of FY-05.

Auction Participants — Auction participants, defined as
registered buyers who have bid in an auction during the period (a
registered buyer who bids in more than one auction is counted as an
auction participant in each auction in which he or she bids),
increased to approximately 993,000 in FY-06, an approximately 17%
increase over the approximately 848,000 auction participants in FY-05.
Auction participants increased to approximately 246,000 in Q4-06, an
approximately 7% increase over the approximately 230,000 auction
participants in Q4-05.

Completed Transactions — Completed transactions increased to
approximately 194,000, an approximately 12% increase for FY-06 from
the approximately 173,000 completed transactions in FY-05. In
addition, we experienced a 51.4% increase in the average value of our
transactions, during FY-06, resulting from product mix, lotting and
merchandising strategies, and buyer demand. Completed transactions
decreased to approximately 48,000 for Q4-06 from the approximately
49,000 completed transactions in Q4-05. However, we experienced a
67.2% increase in the average value of our transactions over the same
time period.

GMV and Revenue Mix — GMV and revenue continue to diversify due
to the continued rapid growth in our commercial business as well as
the successful rollout of our DoD scrap business. As a result, the
percentage of GMV and revenue derived from the DoD Surplus Contract
has significantly decreased. Consequently, the use of the consignment
pricing model increased as a percentage of GMV and revenue versus the
use of the profit-sharing pricing model because commercial clients
primarily use the consignment pricing model. The table below
summarizes the GMV and revenue concentration from the Company’s two
significant contracts with the DoD (Surplus and Scrap).

                                                   GMV Mix
                                        ------------------------------

                                          FY-06   FY-05  Q4-06  Q4-05
                                         ------- ------- ------ ------
Profit Sharing Model:
  Surplus                                  48.3%   76.5%  40.1%  72.4%
  Scrap                                    22.6%    0.3%  30.1%   1.1%
                                         ------- ------- ------ ------

                                           70.9%   76.8%  70.2%  73.5%
Consignment Model                          22.4%   18.5%  21.3%  20.6%
International and Other                     6.7%    4.7%   8.5%   5.9%
                                         ------- ------- ------ ------

Total                                     100.0%  100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

                                                 Revenue Mix
                                        ------------------------------

                                          FY-06   FY-05  Q4-06  Q4-05
                                         ------- ------- ------ ------
Profit Sharing Model:
  Surplus                                  56.6%   87.5%  46.3%  83.2%
  Scrap                                    26.5%    0.4%  34.7%   1.3%
                                         ------- ------- ------ ------

                                           83.1%   87.9%  81.0%  84.5%
Consignment Model                           7.2%    5.2%   7.5%   5.6%
International and Other                     9.7%    6.9%  11.5%   9.9%
                                         ------- ------- ------ ------

Total                                     100.0%  100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
                       Liquidity Services, Inc.

              Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA is a supplemental non-GAAP
financial measure and is equal to net income plus (a) interest income
and expense and other income, net; (b) provision for income taxes; (c)
amortization of contract intangibles; and (d) depreciation and
amortization. Our definition of Adjusted EBITDA differs from EBITDA
because we further adjust EBITDA for stock compensation expense.

                                  Three months        Twelve months
                               Ended September 30, Ended September 30,
                               ------------------- -------------------
                                  2006      2005      2006      2005
                               ----------- ------- ----------- -------
                                           (In thousands)
                                   (Unaudited)          (Audited)
Net income                         $2,229  $1,587      $7,981  $4,122
Interest (income) expense and
 other income, net                   (550)    158        (430)    570
Provision for income taxes          1,641    (178)      5,294   1,166
Amortization of contract
 intangibles                          203     136         813     136
Depreciation and amortization         225     146         727     585
                               ----------- ------- ----------- -------

EBITDA                              3,748   1,849      14,385   6,579
Stock compensation expense            299       2         623      87
                               ----------- ------- ----------- -------

Adjusted EBITDA                    $4,047  $1,851     $15,008  $6,666
                               =========== ======= =========== =======

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Basic and Diluted Earnings Per
Share. Adjusted net income is a supplemental non-GAAP financial
measure and is equal to net income plus tax effected stock
compensation expense. Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share
are determined using Adjusted Net Income.

                         Three Months Ended      Twelve Months Ended
                            September 30,           September 30,
                       ----------------------- -----------------------
                          2006        2005        2006        2005
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                        (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
                            (Unaudited)               (Audited)
Net income                 $2,229      $1,587      $7,981      $4,122
Stock compensation
 expense (net of tax)         179           1         374          52
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Adjusted net income        $2,408      $1,588      $8,355      $4,174
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Adjusted basic
 earnings per common
 share                       $.09        $.08        $.35        $.22
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Adjusted diluted
 earnings per common
 share                       $.09        $.07        $.32        $.18
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Basic weighted average
 shares outstanding    27,532,067  18,993,361  24,080,780  19,038,464
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Diluted weighted
 average shares
 outstanding           28,159,384  22,733,122  26,087,809  22,598,519
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the fiscal 2006
and fourth quarter 2006 results at 5 p.m. Eastern Time today.
Investors and other interested parties may access the teleconference
by dialing (800) 599-9795 or (617) 786-2905 and providing the
participant pass code 64238388. A live web cast of the conference call
will also be provided on the Company’s investor relations website at
http://www.liquidityservicesinc.com. A replay of the web cast will be
available on the Company’s website for 32 calendar days ending January
9, 2007 at 11:59 p.m. ET. An audio replay of the teleconference will
also be available until January 9, 2007 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To listen to
the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888 and provide pass
code 10778498. Both replays will be available starting at 7:00 p.m.

Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements
presented in accordance with GAAP, LSI uses certain non-GAAP measures
of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP
measures include earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and
amortization (EBITDA), Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income and
Adjusted Earnings Per Share. These non-GAAP measures are provided to
enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s current
financial performance and the Company’s prospects for the future. The
Company uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (a) as measurements of
operating performance because they assist the Company in comparing its
operating performance on a consistent basis since the measures remove
the impact of items not directly resulting from the Company’s core
operations; (b) for planning purposes, including the preparation of
the Company’s internal annual operating budget; (c) to allocate
resources to enhance the financial performance of the Company’s
business; (d) to evaluate the effectiveness of the Company’s
operational strategies; and (e) to evaluate the Company’s capacity to
fund capital expenditures and expand its business.

The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful
information to both management and investors by excluding certain
expenses that may not be indicative of the Company’s core operating
measures. In addition, because LSI has historically reported certain
non-GAAP measures to investors, the Company believes the inclusion of
non-GAAP measures provides consistency in the Company’s financial
reporting. These measures should be considered in addition to
financial information prepared in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles, but should not be considered a substitute for,
or superior to, GAAP results. A reconciliation of all non-GAAP
measures included in this press release, to the most directly
comparable GAAP measures, can be found in the financial tables
included in this press release.

Supplemental Operating Data

To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements
presented in accordance with GAAP, LSI uses certain supplemental
operating data as a measure of certain components of operating
performance. LSI reviews GMV because it provides a measure of the
volume of goods being sold in its marketplaces and thus the activity
of those marketplaces. GMV and the Company’s other supplemental
operating data, registered buyers, auction participants and completed
transactions also provide a means to evaluate the effectiveness of
investments that the Company has made and continues to make in the
areas of customer support, value-added services, product development,
sales and marketing and operations. Therefore, the Company believes
this supplemental operating data provide useful information to both
management and investors. In addition, because LSI has historically
reported certain supplemental operating data to investors, the Company
believes the inclusion of this supplemental operating data provides
consistency in the Company’s financial reporting. This data should be
considered in addition to financial information prepared in accordance
with generally accepted accounting principles, but should not be
considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements
are only predictions. The outcome of the events described in these
forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results,
levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially
from any future results, levels of activity, performance or
achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding
the Company’s business outlook. You can identify forward-looking
statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,”
“would,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,”
“estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continues” or the negative of
these terms or other comparable terminology. Although we believe that
the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are
reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity,
performance or achievements.

There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our
actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
statements contained in this document. Important factors that could
cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed as
forward-looking statements are set forth in the Company’s filings with
the SEC from time to time. There may be other factors of which we are
currently unaware or deem immaterial that may cause our actual results
to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.

All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons
acting on our behalf apply only as of the date of this document and
are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements
included in this document. Except as may be required by law, we
undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances occurring
after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of
unanticipated events.

              Liquidity Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
                Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
                            (In Thousands)

                                                       September 30,
                                                     -----------------
Assets                                                2006     2005
                                                     -----------------
Current assets:
 Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments   $66,647  $10,378
 Other current assets                                  9,264    4,207
                                                     -----------------
    Total current assets                              75,911   14,585
Property and equipment, net                            2,362    1,000
Intangible assets and goodwill, net                    8,587    9,351
Other assets                                           1,178    1,077
                                                     -----------------
Total assets                                         $88,038  $26,013
                                                     =================
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
 Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other         $7,356   $4,260
 Profit-sharing distributions payable                  7,736    4,337
 Consignment payables                                  6,658    1,281
 Current portion of capital lease obligations and
  long-term debt                                          79      553
                                                     -----------------
    Total current liabilities                         21,829   10,431
Long-term liabilities, net of current portion            457    4,165
                                                     -----------------
Total liabilities                                     22,286   14,596
Redeemable common stock                                   --      474
Stockholders' equity                                  65,752   10,943
                                                     -----------------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity           $88,038  $26,013
                                                     =================
              Liquidity Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
           Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
       (Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share and Share Data)

                         Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
                            September 30,           September 30,
                       ----------------------- -----------------------
                          2006        2005        2006        2005
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Revenue                   $39,755     $24,225    $147,813     $89,415
Costs and expenses:
  Cost of goods sold
   (excluding
   amortization)            3,756       1,880      12,160       6,288
  Profit-sharing
   distributions           20,830      12,621      80,253      48,952
  Technology and
   operations               5,966       4,040      20,081      14,696
  Sales and marketing       2,536       1,721       8,861       5,504
  General and
   administrative           2,919       2,114      12,073       7,396
  Amortization of
   contract
   intangibles                203         136         813         136
  Depreciation and
   amortization               225         146         727         585
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

   Total costs and
    expenses               36,435      22,658     134,968      83,557
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Income from operations      3,320       1,567      12,845       5,858
Interest income and
 (expense) and other
 income, net                  550        (158)        430        (570)
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Income before
 provision for income
 taxes                      3,870       1,409      13,275       5,288
Provision for income
 taxes                     (1,641)        178      (5,294)     (1,166)
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Net income                 $2,229      $1,587      $7,981      $4,122
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Basic earnings per
 common share                $.08        $.08        $.33        $.22
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Diluted earnings per
 common share                $.08        $.07        $.31        $.18
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Basic weighted average
 shares outstanding    27,532,067  18,993,361  24,080,780  19,038,464
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Diluted weighted
 average shares
 outstanding           28,159,384  22,733,122  26,087,809  22,598,519
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

CONTACT: Liquidity Services, Inc.
Julie Davis, 202-467-6868 ext. 234
[email protected]

SOURCE: Liquidity Services, Inc.