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Aug 16

Liquidity Services, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results; Company Reports Record Revenue of $37.1 Million and Net Income of $1.9 Million Resulting in Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.08

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 4, 2006–

Company Reports Record Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) of $43.8 Million

and Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization

                       (EBITDA) of $3.8 Million

Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT;
www.liquidityservicesinc.com) today reported its financial results for
its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2006 (Q2-06). 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 Q2-06 GMV of $43.8 million, representing a growth rate of
approximately 72% when compared to the prior year’s comparable period.
GMV is the total sales volume of all merchandise sold through our
marketplaces during a given period. LSI also reported record revenue
of $37.1 million, representing a growth rate of approximately 65% when
compared to the prior year’s comparable period; and Adjusted EBITDA of
$3.8 million, representing a growth rate of approximately 134% when
compared to the prior year’s comparable period.

Net income in Q2-06 was a record $1.9 million or $0.08 per diluted
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.uksurplus.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.

“Q2 was an excellent quarter 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. “We experienced strong
performance across all lines of our business. Year over year growth in
our commercial business exceeded 100% which, along with continued
momentum in the rollout of our scrap business with the Department of
Defense (DoD), helped deliver significant increases in GMV and
Adjusted EBITDA. We believe Q2-06 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 transition to a public company operating environment.
Our results may be materially affected by many 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, as well as
incurring the costs of operating as a public company during the entire
reporting period going forward. We currently plan to open two more
distribution centers, during the course of the next three quarters.
These distribution centers will be located in the Southeast and
Midwest. Our plan to expand our distribution center footprint is being
driven by the demand of our corporate sellers for more value-added
services. We would expect to have additional capital expenditures
associated with our distribution center expansion, which may result in
total capital expenditures for FY 2006 of $1.0 to $1.5 million. In
addition, we have begun operations in Germany associated with the
award of a new contract by the DoD in January 2006. We expect the
ramp-up period for this new contract to extend over at least the next
two quarters during which we anticipate generating start-up losses, as
we invest in new staff and facilities. Lastly, our guidance assumes
EBITDA and Diluted EPS are adjusted for the effects of the adoption of
FAS 123R, which we estimate to be approximately $350,000 to $375,000
per quarter for the remaining two quarters of fiscal year 2006.

GMV – LSI expects GMV for FY2006 to be in the range of $160
million to $165 million. In Q3-06, LSI expects GMV to be in the range
of $40 million to $42 million.

Adjusted EBITDA – LSI expects Adjusted EBITDA for FY2006 to be in
the range of $13.3 million to $13.5 million. In Q3-06, LSI expects
Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $3.3 million to $3.5 million.

Adjusted Diluted EPS – LSI estimates that Adjusted Earnings Per
Diluted Share for FY2006 will be approximately $0.28. In Q3-06, LSI
estimates that Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share will be
approximately $0.07.

Key Q2-06 Operating Metrics

Registered Buyers — At the end of Q2-06, registered buyers
totaled approximately 459,000, representing a 40% increase over the
approximately 328,000 registered buyers at the end of Q2-05.

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 a record 261,000 in Q2-06, an approximately 24% increase over the
approximately 210,000 auction participants for Q2-05.

Completed Transactions — Completed transactions increased to
approximately 48,000 for Q2-06 representing a 30% increase from the
approximately 37,000 completed transactions for Q2-05.

GMV and Revenue Mix — GMV and revenue continue to diversify with
the commercial sector growing over 100%. Diversification is also
coming from continued growth of the scrap business. As a result, the
percentage of GMV and revenue derived from the DOD Surplus Contract
has significantly decreased. Consequently, the consignment pricing
model increased as a percentage of GMV and revenue versus the
profit-sharing pricing model as 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). Note: Line items in the table below
do not add to 100% because the Company generates some GMV and revenue
from pricing models other than profit sharing and consignment.

                               GMV Mix
                               -------

                                        Q2-06       Q2-05
                                      ----------  ----------

          Surplus                       52.2%       79.3%
          Scrap                         19.3%       ----

          Consignment Model             23.3%       16.7%
          Profit Sharing Model          71.5%       79.3%

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

                                        Q2-06       Q2-05
                                      ----------  ----------

          Surplus                       61.7%       90.1%
          Scrap                         22.8%       ----

          Consignment Model              7.4%        4.7%
          Profit Sharing Model          84.5%       90.1%



                       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 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           Six months
                                   ended                 ended
                                 March 31,             March 31,
                           --------------------- ---------------------
                             2006       2005       2006       2005
                           ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                           (unaudited)

Net income                    $1,928       $874     $3,396     $1,492
Interest expense and other
 income, net                     211        162        574        272
Provision for income taxes     1,259        448      2,238        801
Amortization of contract
 intangibles                     203         --        407         --
Depreciation and
 amortization                    170        148        322        289
                           ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
EBITDA                         3,771      1,632      6,937      2,854
Stock compensation expense        51         --         61         67
                           ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

Adjusted EBITDA               $3,822     $1,632     $6,998     $2,921
                           ========== ========== ========== ==========

Quarterly Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the second
quarter results at 5 p.m. Eastern Time today. Investors and other
interested parties may access the teleconference by dialing (866)
543-6407 or (617) 213-8898 and providing the participant pass code
51314619. 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 30 calendar days ending June 3,
2006 at 11:59 p.m. ET. An audio replay of the teleconference will also
be available until June 3, 2006 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To listen to the
replay, dial 888-286-8010, or 617-801-6888 and provide pass code
29870638. 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) and Adjusted EBITDA. 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 because
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 initial
public offering prospectus, including, but not limited to those under
the heading “Risk Factors.” 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
                     Consolidated Balance Sheets


                                            March 31,    September 30,
                                               2006          2005
                                           ------------- -------------
                                            (Unaudited)    (Audited)
                                                 (In thousands)
Assets
Current assets:
 Cash, cash equivalents and short-term
  investments                                   $61,770       $10,378
 Other current assets                             5,531         4,207
                                           ------------- -------------
    Total current assets                         67,301        14,585
Property and equipment, net                       1,548         1,000
Intangible assets and goodwill, net               8,942         9,351
Other assets                                      1,299         1,077
                                           ------------- -------------
Total assets                                    $79,090       $26,013
                                           ============= =============
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
 Accounts payable, accrued expenses and
  other                                          $7,931        $4,260
 Profit-sharing distributions payable             8,896         4,337
 Consignment payables                             2,568         1,281
 Current portion of capital lease
  obligations and long-term debt                    125           553
                                           ------------- -------------
    Total current liabilities                    19,520        10,431
Long-term liabilities, net of current
 portion                                            133         4,165
                                           ------------- -------------
Total liabilities                                19,653        14,596
Redeemable common stock                              --           474
Stockholders' equity                             59,437        10,943
                                           ------------- -------------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity      $79,090       $26,013
                                           ============= =============



              Liquidity Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
           Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations


                           Three months             Six months
                               ended                   ended
                              March 31,               March 31,
                       ----------------------- -----------------------
                          2006        2005        2006        2005
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

                        (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Revenue                   $37,101     $22,432     $69,308     $42,249
Costs and expenses:
 Cost of goods sold
  (excluding
  amortization)             2,595       1,521       4,962       2,818
 Profit-sharing
  distributions            20,719      12,830      38,889      23,815
 Technology and
  operations                4,739       3,557       8,794       6,991
 Sales and marketing        2,100       1,218       3,915       2,407
 General and
  administrative            3,177       1,674       5,811       3,364
 Amortization of
  contract intangibles        203          --         407          --
 Depreciation and
  amortization                170         148         322         289
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Total costs and
     expenses              33,703      20,948      63,100      39,684
Income from operations      3,398       1,484       6,208       2,565
Interest expense and
 other income, net           (211)       (162)       (574)       (272)
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Income before provision
 for income taxes           3,187       1,322       5,634       2,293
Provision for income
 taxes                     (1,259)       (448)     (2,238)       (801)
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Net income                 $1,928        $874      $3,396      $1,492
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========
Basic earnings per
 common share               $0.08       $0.05       $0.16       $0.08
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========
Diluted earnings per
 common share               $0.08       $0.04       $0.14       $0.07
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========
Basic weighted average
 shares outstanding    22,409,104  19,041,592  20,721,638  19,035,438
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========
Diluted weighted
 average shares
 outstanding           25,052,464  22,512,651  23,950,415  22,516,086
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

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

    SOURCE: Liquidity Services, Inc.