NasdaqCM:LIVE

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Live Ventures Incorporated, a holding company, engages in the manufacturing, retail and online, and service businesses in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Live Ventures's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LIVE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-14.5%

LIVE

-13.1%

US Consumer Durables

-4.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

-37.0%

LIVE

-31.2%

US Consumer Durables

-14.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LIVE underperformed the US Consumer Durables industry which returned -20.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LIVE underperformed the US Market which returned -10.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LIVEIndustryMarket
7 Day-14.5%-13.1%-4.1%
30 Day-21.6%-41.1%-19.1%
90 Day-33.5%-41.3%-23.4%
1 Year-37.0%-37.0%-30.2%-31.2%-13.2%-14.9%
3 Year-68.2%-68.2%-29.7%-32.9%10.7%3.5%
5 Year-75.8%-75.8%-25.9%-30.8%28.5%14.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Live Ventures's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Live Ventures undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LIVE ($5.26) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($216.8)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LIVE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LIVE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Consumer Durables industry average.

PE vs Market: LIVE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LIVE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LIVE is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (0.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Live Ventures forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

7.1%

Forecasted Consumer Durables industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Live Ventures has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Live Ventures performed over the past 5 years?

32.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LIVE is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LIVE is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LIVE is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 32.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LIVE's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LIVE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Durables industry (10%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LIVE has a negative Return on Equity (-11.76%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Live Ventures's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LIVE's short term assets ($55.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($35.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: LIVE's short term assets ($55.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($53.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LIVE's debt to equity ratio (177.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LIVE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 11.9% to 177.4% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: LIVE has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: LIVE's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.9x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: LIVE has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: LIVE has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.


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Dividend

What is Live Ventures's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LIVE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LIVE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LIVE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LIVE's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LIVE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jon Isaac (36yo)

8.25s

Tenure

US$535,600

Compensation

Mr. Jon Isaac has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Live Ventures Incorporated (Formerly known as LiveDeal, Inc.) since January 20, 2012 and serves as its Principal Accounting Officer. Mr.  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jon's total compensation ($USD535.60K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD605.16K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jon's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jon Isaac
President8.25yrsUS$535.60k9.34% $790.0k
Tony Isaac
Financial Planning and Strategist/Economist & Director8.33yrsUS$24.00k5.95% $503.0k
Weston Godfrey
Chief Executive Officer of Marquis Industries Inc.1.75yrsUS$388.26kno data
Virland Johnson
Chief Financial Officer3.25yrsno datano data
Timothy Matula
Investor relationsno datano datano data
Rodney Spriggs
President & CEO of Vintage Stockno dataUS$316.75kno data
Autumn Wofford
Office Managerno datano datano data

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: LIVE's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jon Isaac
President8.25yrsUS$535.60k9.34% $790.0k
Tony Isaac
Financial Planning and Strategist/Economist & Director8.33yrsUS$24.00k5.95% $503.0k
Richard Butler
Independent Director13.67yrsUS$30.00k0.88% $74.2k
Dennis Gao
Independent Director8.25yrsUS$30.00k0.72% $60.7k
Tyler Sickmeyer
Independent Director5.67yrsUS$18.00kno data

8.3yrs

Average Tenure

39yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LIVE's board of directors are considered experienced (8.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Live Ventures Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Live Ventures Incorporated
  • Ticker: LIVE
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1968
  • Industry: Home Furnishings
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: US$8.455m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.77m
  • Website: https://www.liveventures.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Live Ventures Incorporated
  • 325 East Warm Springs Road
  • Suite 102
  • Las Vegas
  • Nevada
  • 89119
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LIVENasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 1999
UYXPDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1999

Biography

Live Ventures Incorporated, a holding company, engages in the manufacturing, retail and online, and service businesses in the United States. Its Manufacturing segment manufactures and markets carpets and rugs, and yarn products focusing on the residential, niche commercial, and hospitality end-markets; and resells hard surface flooring products. This segment serves flooring dealers, home centers, and other flooring manufacturers, as well as directly to end users. The company’s Retail and Online segment operates 62 specialty entertainment retail storefronts that offer entertainment products, including new and pre-owned movies, video games, and music products, as well as ancillary products, such as books, comics, toys, and collectibles. It buys, sells, and trades in new and pre-owned movies, music, video games, electronics, and collectibles through 35 Vintage Stock, 3 V-Stock, 13 Movie Trading company, and 11 EntertainMart retail locations in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, Idaho, and New Mexico, as well as sells new and used movies, video games, music, and toys through Website, vintagestock.com. This segment also offers services to customers, such as rentals, special orders, disc and video game hardware repair services, and other services. Its Services segment offers InstantProfile line of products and services primarily consisting of directory listing services. The company was formerly known as LiveDeal, Inc. and changed its name to Live Ventures Incorporated in October 2015. Live Ventures Incorporated was founded in 1968 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/03 04:01
End of Day Share Price2020/04/02 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/09/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.