LivePerson Inc. Earnings: Bring Out Your Dead

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There's not a lot of life atLivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN)these days. The provider of high-tech customer support reported another quarter of sluggish performance after Wednesday's market close. Revenue came in at $56.7 million, a dip of 4% when pitted to the prior year's top-line results.

There was a time when LivePerson was a consistent growth story. The cloud-based chat support specialist rattled off51 consecutive quartersthis year's first quarter

LivePerson's business operations -- providing companies in all industries with cost-effective and immediate ways to assist support-seeking customers -- experienced a 5% decline. That was partly offset by a 10% spike in revenue for its consumer operations, but Presto Express -- the platform that offers users premium one-on-one advice on everything from financial guidance to tutoring -- accounts for just 7% of LivePerson's overall results.

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