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Aug 18

Liquidity Services, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2006 Financial Results

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 3, 2006–

Revenue of $38.7 Million up 69% – Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) of
$46.7 Million up 76% – Adjusted Earnings before Interest Taxes
Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) of $4.0 Million up 109%

Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT;
www.liquidityservicesinc.com) today reported its financial results for
its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2006 (Q3-06). 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 Q3-06 revenue of $38.7 million, representing a growth
rate of approximately 69% when compared to the prior year’s comparable
period; and adjusted EBITDA of $4.0 million, representing a growth
rate of approximately 109% when compared to the prior year’s
comparable period. LSI also reported record GMV of $46.7 million,
representing a growth rate of approximately 76% 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.

Net income in Q3-06 was a record $2.4 million or $0.08 per share.
Adjusted net income in Q3-06 was $2.5 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.

“Q3 was another strong 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. “Our performance during the
quarter reflected solid execution of our business strategy as our
commercial business grew approximately 120% 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. We believe Q3-06 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 potential
reengineering of certain business and inventory processes in our
Surplus business with the Department of Defense (“DoD”) as they
undergo a review of their internal procedures regarding certain
products remitted to us for sale. The implementation of these
additional processes may require us to incur additional costs and will
result in a delay in our receipt of certain surplus property items
from the DoD. 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.
To generate economies of scale we elected to increase the size of our
Indianapolis facility. Therefore, we have elected to postpone the
opening of a new distribution center in the Southeast at this time. We
expect to incur start-up costs associated with the Indiana
distribution center during the next two quarters. 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 $1.1 to $1.5 million. Q3 results reflect the first full
quarter of our German operations which commenced upon the award of a
new contract by the DoD in January 2006. We expect start-up losses for
this new contract to extend at least over the next quarter, as we
invest in new staff and facilities.

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. During the first 12
month measurement period ended June 30, 2006, we achieved the 22%
profit sharing rate. This increase in the profit-sharing rate is
retroactive for the preceding 12 months, and thus we received this 12
month benefit, of approximately $453,000, in the quarter ended June
30, 2006. We have an opportunity to receive this incentive annually
throughout the Scrap contract. The measurement period will continue to
be the preceding 12 months as of June 30th of each year, and therefore
this benefit, to the extent achieved, will continue to be recorded in
the quarter ended June 30th.

Our guidance assumes EBITDA and Diluted EPS are adjusted for the
effects of the adoption of FAS 123R, which we estimate to be
approximately $325,000 to $350,000 for the remaining quarter of fiscal
year 2006.

GMV – LSI expects GMV for FY2006 to be in the range of $169
million to $171 million, which is an increase from the $160 million to
$165 million range provided in the Q2-06 earnings announcement. In
Q4-06, LSI expects GMV to be in the range of $42 million to $44
million.

Adjusted EBITDA – LSI expects Adjusted EBITDA for FY2006 to be in
the range of $14.1 million to $14.3 million, which is an increase from
the $13.3 million to $13.5 million range provided in the Q2-06
earnings announcement. In Q4-06, LSI expects Adjusted EBITDA to be in
the range of $3.1 million to $3.3 million.

Adjusted Diluted EPS – LSI estimates that Adjusted Earnings Per
Diluted Share for FY2006 will be approximately $0.30, which is an
increase from the $0.28 provided in the Q2-06 earnings announcement.
In Q4-06, LSI estimates that Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share will
be $0.07.

We plan to provide specific guidance for fiscal year 2007 during
our next earnings announcement, which will be subsequent to the
conclusion of our fiscal year end September 30, 2006. We continue to
believe GMV and Adjusted EBITDA will increase approximately 25% and
30%, respectively, for fiscal year 2007.

Key Q3-06 Operating Metrics

Registered Buyers — At the end of Q3-06, registered buyers
totaled approximately 489,000, representing a 38% increase over the
approximately 355,000 registered buyers at the end of Q3-05.

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 261,000 in Q3-06, an approximately 24% increase over
the approximately 211,000 auction participants for Q3-05.

Completed Transactions — Completed transactions increased to
approximately 50,000 for Q3-06 from the approximately 49,000 completed
transactions for Q3-05. In addition, we experienced a 71.9% increase
in the average value of our transactions resulting from product mix,
lotting and merchandising strategies, and buyer demand.

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 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).


                               GMV Mix
                              ---------

                                        Q3-06       Q3-05
                                      ----------  ----------
          Profit Sharing Model:
                Surplus                    46.4%       74.7%
                Scrap                      21.3%       ----
                                      ----------  ----------

                                           67.7%       74.7%
          Consignment Model                25.2%       20.2%
          International and Other           7.1%        5.1%
                                      ----------  ----------

          Total                           100.0%      100.0%

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

                                        Q3-06        Q3-05
                                      ----------  ----------
          Profit Sharing Model:
                Surplus                    55.9%       86.4%
                Scrap                      25.7%       ----
                                      ----------  ----------

                                           81.6%       86.4%
          Consignment Model                 8.0%        5.8%
          International and Other          10.4%        7.8%
                                      ----------  ----------

          Total                           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             Nine months
                           Ended June 30,          Ended June 30,
                       ----------------------- -----------------------
                          2006        2005        2006        2005
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                                 (Unaudited) (In thousands)
Net income             $    2,355  $    1,043  $    5,751  $    2,535
Interest (income)
 expense and other
 income, net                 (454)        140         120         413
Provision for income
 taxes                      1,416         543       3,654       1,343
Amortization of
 contract intangibles         203          --         610          --
Depreciation and
 amortization                 179         150         501         439
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

EBITDA                      3,699       1,876      10,636       4,730
Stock compensation
 expense                      263          19         324          85
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Adjusted EBITDA        $    3,962  $    1,895  $   10,960  $    4,815
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========



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 is the result of
earnings per share from adjusted net income.


                            Three Months             Nine Months
                           Ended June 30,          Ended June 30,
                       ----------------------- -----------------------
                          2006        2005        2006        2005
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                        (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Net income             $    2,355  $    1,043  $    5,751  $    2,535
Stock compensation
 expense (net of tax)         158          15         194          66
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Adjusted net income    $    2,513  $    1,058  $    5,945  $    2,601
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Adjusted basic
 earnings per common
 share                 $      .09  $      .06  $      .26  $      .14
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Adjusted diluted
 earnings per common
 share                 $      .09  $      .05  $      .23  $      .12
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Basic weighted average
 shares outstanding    27,347,778  19,089,619  22,930,351  19,053,498
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Diluted weighted
 average shares
 outstanding           28,291,280  22,628,782  25,397,329  22,553,652
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Quarterly Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the fiscal
third quarter results at 5 p.m. Eastern Time today. Investors and
other interested parties may access the teleconference by dialing
(800) 299-6183 or (617) 801-9713 and providing the participant pass
code 37746124. 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
September 2, 2006 at 11:59 p.m. ET. An audio replay of the
teleconference will also be available until September 2, 2006 at 11:59
p.m. ET. To listen to the replay, dial 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888
and provide pass code 54041209. 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 Quarterly
Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2006, including,
but not limited to, those set forth in Part II, Item IA (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


                                             June 30,    September 30,
                                               2006          2005
                                           ------------- -------------
                                            (Unaudited)    (Audited)
                                                 (In thousands)
Assets
Current assets:
   Cash, cash equivalents and short-term
    investments                            $     63,747  $     10,378
   Other current assets                           6,322         4,207
                                           ------------- -------------
      Total current assets                       70,069        14,585
Property and equipment, net                       1,629         1,000
Intangible assets and goodwill, net               8,781         9,351
Other assets                                      1,348         1,077
                                           ------------- -------------
Total assets                               $     81,827  $     26,013
                                           ============= =============
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
   Accounts payable, accrued expenses and
    other                                  $     10,112  $      4,260
   Profit-sharing distributions payable           6,940         4,337
   Consignment payables                           2,172         1,281
   Current portion of capital lease
    obligations and long-term debt                   92           553
                                           ------------- -------------
      Total current liabilities                  19,316        10,431
Long-term liabilities, net of current
 portion                                            142         4,165
                                           ------------- -------------
Total liabilities                                19,458        14,596
Redeemable common stock                              --           474
Stockholders' equity                             62,369        10,943
                                           ------------- -------------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $     81,827  $     26,013
                                           ============= =============



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


                            Three Months             Nine Months
                           Ended June 30,          Ended June 30,
                       ----------------------- -----------------------
                          2006        2005        2006        2005
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                        (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Revenue                $   38,750  $   22,940  $  108,058  $   65,190
Costs and expenses:
   Cost of goods sold
    (excluding
    amortization)           3,442       1,590       8,405       4,408
   Profit-sharing
    distributions          20,534      12,516      59,423      36,331
   Technology and
    operations              5,321       3,665      14,115      10,656
   Sales and marketing      2,411       1,375       6,326       3,783
   General and
    administrative          3,343       1,918       9,153       5,282
   Amortization of
    contract
    intangibles               203          --         610          --
   Depreciation and
    amortization              179         150         501         439
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

      Total costs and
       expenses            35,433      21,214      98,533      60,899
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Income from operations      3,317       1,726       9,525       4,291
Interest expense and
 other income, net            454        (140)       (120)       (413)
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Income before
 provision for income
 taxes                      3,771       1,586       9,405       3,878
Provision for income
 taxes                     (1,416)       (543)     (3,654)     (1,343)
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Net income             $    2,355  $    1,043  $    5,751  $    2,535
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Basic earnings per
 common share          $      .09  $      .05  $      .25  $      .13
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Diluted earnings per
 common share          $      .08  $      .04  $      .22  $      .11
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Basic weighted average
 shares outstanding    27,347,778  19,089,619  22,930,351  19,053,498
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Diluted weighted
 average shares
 outstanding           28,291,280  22,628,782  25,397,329  22,553,652
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

CONTACT: Liquidity Services, Inc.
Julie Davis, 202-467-6868 ext. 234
julie.davis@liquidityservicesinc.com

SOURCE: Liquidity Services, Inc.