BALTIMORE, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, announced today that it has released a new article on LiveDeal, Inc. (NASDAQ – LIVE). The article cites anecdotal data that indicates the Company's margins are set to outperform Amazon.com and Overstock.com. To view the sponsored research article, previous LIVE reports and updates, along with disclosures and disclaimers, or to download them in their entirety, please visit www.GoldmanResearch.com.
In the article, analyst Rob Goldman provides details on the Company's national footprint and expectation of significant future profit margins.
"Recent press releases and anecdotal data indicate that the LiveDeal e-commerce platform is gaining meaningful traction across the country, as it transitions from a purely local restaurant deal site to a national distribution center known for savings, like major online retailers such as Overstock.com and Amazon.com, with whom the Company has a relationship. The Company is engaged in a novel approach that may prove to generate greater sales growth than the highly successful models of these key online retailers, and with potentially greater operating performance metrics. For example, due to their business models, both companies, especially Overstock, generate low gross profit margins. For 2014, Amazon recorded a gross profit margin of roughly 30%, while Overstock's margin was just over 18%."
Goldman notes that: "In contrast, ModernEveryday Inc., a LiveDeal subsidiary, is on track to generating significant gross profit margins later this year as it begins to produce some of its most popular goods, thereby giving it substantial pricing power. This subsidiary's operating performance success in 2015 should prompt LiveDeal to outshine the valuation afforded companies like Overstock, whose fortunes are also tied to the household and housewares segments, and trades over 30x this year's EPS estimate."
"Even before the gross profit numbers are in, it is clear that LiveDeal is making meaningful progress in its bid to emerge as a national distribution player. According to Alexa, the ModernEveryday site enjoys a 2:1 advantage in page views and a nearly 3:1 advantage in consumer's time on site versus Overstock, and it is possible that the valuation of a similar magnitude will follow."
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About LiveDeal, Inc.: LiveDeal Inc. (NASDAQ – LIVE) provides marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. LiveDeal operates a deal engine, which is a service that connects merchants and consumers via an innovative platform that uses geo-location, enabling businesses to communicate real-time and instant offers to nearby consumers. In November 2012, LiveDeal commenced the sale of marketing tools that help local businesses manage their online presence under the Company's Velocity Local™ brand. LiveDeal continues to actively develop, revise, and evaluate these products and services and its marketing strategies and procedures. More information on LIVE can be found at www.LiveDeal.com.
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