NasdaqCM:LIVE

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Live Ventures Incorporated, a holding company, engages in the acquisition and operation of companies in various industries in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Undervalued 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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.2%

LIVE

1.7%

US Consumer Durables

0.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

0.4%

LIVE

36.8%

US Consumer Durables

12.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LIVE underperformed the US Consumer Durables industry which returned 36.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LIVE underperformed the US Market which returned 12.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LIVEIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.2%1.7%0.5%
30 Day-7.6%4.9%4.3%
90 Day34.8%17.3%8.0%
1 Year0.4%0.4%38.9%36.8%15.3%12.8%
3 Year-47.1%-47.1%33.2%27.1%48.3%38.7%
5 Year-56.9%-56.9%34.8%26.2%62.6%44.5%

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 ($8.09) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($132.95)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LIVE is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.4x) compared to the Consumer Durables industry average (12.9x).

PE vs Market: LIVE is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.4x) compared to the US market (18.2x).


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 (0.4x) compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (1.4x).


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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?

12.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LIVE's forecast earnings growth (12.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: LIVE's earnings (12.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: LIVE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if LIVE's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the US market.

High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if LIVE's revenue is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if LIVE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Live Ventures performed over the past 5 years?

40.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LIVE has large one-off items impacting its financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: LIVE's current net profit margins (1.8%) are lower than last year (3.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LIVE has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 40% per year.

Accelerating Growth: LIVE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: LIVE had negative earnings growth (-49.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Durables industry average (-1.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LIVE's Return on Equity (8.3%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Live Ventures's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LIVE's short term assets ($56.8M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($28.5M)

Long Term Liabilities: LIVE's short term assets (56.8M) exceeds its long term liabilities (54.8M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LIVE's debt to equity ratio (146.6%) is considered high

Reducing Debt: LIVE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 3.4% to 146.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LIVE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.4%).

Interest Coverage: LIVE's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.5x coverage).


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).


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.9%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

What is the CEO of Live Ventures's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jon Isaac (36yo)

7.8yrs

Tenure

US$254,000

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 ($USD254.00K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD506.24K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jon's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: LIVE's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

7.9yrs

Average Tenure

39yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LIVE's board of directors are considered experienced (7.9 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: LIVE insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$122,78811 Sep 19
Jon Isaac
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares17,544
Max PriceUS$7.20
BuyUS$29,57227 Aug 19
Jon Isaac
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares4,570
Max PriceUS$6.50
BuyUS$18,87222 Aug 19
Jon Isaac
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares3,104
Max PriceUS$6.08

Ownership Breakdown

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


Management Team

  • Tim Matula (58yo)

    Investor relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Jon Isaac (36yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$254.00k
  • Tony Isaac (65yo)

    Financial Planning and Strategist/Economist & Director

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$24.00k
  • Virland Johnson (59yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
  • Autumn Wofford

    Office Manager

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Michael Stein (46yo)

    Senior VP & General Counsel

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$352.49k
  • Rodney Spriggs (53yo)

    President & CEO of Vintage Stock

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$316.75k
  • Weston Godfrey (40yo)

    Executive Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Richard Butler (70yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 13.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$30.00k
  • Jon Isaac (36yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$254.00k
  • Tony Isaac (65yo)

    Financial Planning and Strategist/Economist & Director

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$24.00k
  • De Gao (39yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$30.00k
  • Tyler Sickmeyer (33yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$18.00k

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$14.987m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.85m
  • 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 acquisition and operation of companies in various industries in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Manufacturing,  ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/11/13 00:04
End of Day Share Price2019/11/12 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/09/30


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.