NasdaqCM:LIVE

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Executive Summary

Live Ventures Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the flooring manufacturing, steel manufacturing, and retail businesses in the United States. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with excellent 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 is more volatile than 90% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 34% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LIVE's weekly volatility has increased from 20% to 34% over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-21.2%

LIVE

-3.4%

US Consumer Durables

-3.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

336.6%

LIVE

44.6%

US Consumer Durables

36.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LIVE exceeded the US Consumer Durables industry which returned 44.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LIVE exceeded the US Market which returned 38.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LIVEIndustryMarket
7 Day-21.2%-3.4%-3.6%
30 Day-3.6%2.8%0.9%
90 Day87.1%10.2%6.7%
1 Year336.6%336.6%46.5%44.6%39.4%36.4%
3 Year81.5%81.5%52.3%46.1%53.4%43.5%
5 Year158.3%158.3%89.6%75.8%117.3%93.0%

Long-Term 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 ($23.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($500.3)

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 (2.4x) compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (14x).

PE vs Market: LIVE is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US market (21.3x).


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 (0.7x) compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (1.9x).


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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?

17.8%

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?

-7.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LIVE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LIVE became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LIVE has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -7% per year.

Accelerating Growth: LIVE has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: LIVE has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Durables industry (32.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst LIVE's Return on Equity (31.68%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


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Financial Health

How is Live Ventures's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LIVE's short term assets ($91.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($52.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: LIVE's short term assets ($91.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($89.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LIVE's debt to equity ratio (152.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LIVE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 335.5% to 152.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LIVE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (45.2%).

Interest Coverage: LIVE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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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 recent payouts.

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

4.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jon Isaac (37 yo)

9.08yrs

Tenure

US$391,149

Compensation

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


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jon's total compensation ($USD391.15K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD511.69K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jon Isaac
President9.08yrsUS$391.15k13.74%
$ 5.0m
Michael Stein
Senior VP & General Counsel3.33yrsUS$310.00k0%
$ 0
Tony Isaac
Financial Planning & Strategist/Economist and Director9.17yrsUS$29.50k3.54%
$ 1.3m
Weston Godfrey
Chief Executive Officer of Marquis Industries Inc.2.58yrsUS$716.18kno data
Virland Johnson
Chief Financial Officer4.08yrsno data0%
$ 0
Timothy Matula
Investor relationsno datano datano data
Rodney Spriggs
President & CEO of Vintage Stockno dataUS$316.75k0%
$ 0
Autumn Wofford
Office Managerno datano datano data

4.1yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: LIVE's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jon Isaac
President9.08yrsUS$391.15k13.74%
$ 5.0m
Tony Isaac
Financial Planning & Strategist/Economist and Director9.17yrsUS$29.50k3.54%
$ 1.3m
Richard Butler
Independent Director14.5yrsUS$30.00k1.0%
$ 362.4k
Dennis Gao
Independent Director9.08yrsUS$30.00k0%
$ 0
Tyler Sickmeyer
Independent Director6.5yrsUS$29.50kno data

9.2yrs

Average Tenure

40yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LIVE's board of directors are considered experienced (9.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: LIVE insiders have only sold shares 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$36.391m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.56m
  • 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, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the flooring manufacturing, steel manufacturing, and retail businesses in the United States. The company’s Flooring Manufacturing segm...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/02/28 00:48
End of Day Share Price2021/02/26 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/09/30


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.