Stock Analysis Report

Live Nation Entertainment

Executive Summary

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. operates as a live entertainment company.

Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LYV's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Entertainment


US Market

1 Year Return




US Entertainment


US Market

Return vs Industry: LYV underperformed the US Entertainment industry which returned -3.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LYV underperformed the US Market which returned -13.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-28.0%-0.6%-4.1%
30 Day-43.2%-10.8%-19.1%
90 Day-52.6%-14.4%-23.4%
1 Year-46.1%-46.1%-2.1%-3.0%-13.2%-14.9%
3 Year8.7%8.7%28.4%24.3%10.7%3.5%
5 Year31.6%31.6%62.2%52.2%28.5%14.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LYV ($38.88) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($48.44)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LYV is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: LYV 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 LYV's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LYV is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.2x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (1.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Live Nation Entertainment forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LYV is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: LYV is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: LYV's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LYV's revenue (7.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LYV's revenue (7.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LYV's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (27%)

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Past Performance

How has Live Nation Entertainment performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LYV is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LYV is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LYV is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 32.6% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: LYV is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Entertainment industry (10.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: LYV has a negative Return on Equity (6.18%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Live Nation Entertainment's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LYV's short term assets ($4.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: LYV's short term assets ($4.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($5.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LYV's debt to equity ratio (172.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LYV's debt to equity ratio has increased from 123.7% to 172.7% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: LYV's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.3x 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: Whilst unprofitable LYV has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: LYV is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 10.9% per year.

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

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LYV'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 LYV's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LYV'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 LYV's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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


Average management tenure


Michael Rapino (53yo)





Mr. Michael Rapino has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since August 2005. Mr. Rapino serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at Live Nation Merchan ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Michael's total compensation ($USD11.59M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.59M).

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

Leadership Team

Michael Rapino
President14.67yrsUS$11.59m1.15% $82.2m
Joe Berchtold
President2.33yrsUS$4.01m0.40% $28.7m
Elizabeth Willard
Chief Financial Officer12.58yrsUS$2.92m0.13% $9.0m
Brian Capo
Chief Accounting Officer & Senior VP12.33yrsUS$582.08k0.0047% $334.5k
Michael Rowles
Executive VP14.08yrsUS$2.03m0.092% $6.6m
Maili Bergman
Senior Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Carrie Davis
Chief Communications Officer4.58yrsno datano data
Amy Marks
Executive VP & Head of Integrated Marketing1.67yrsno datano data
Mark Campana
Chief Operating Officer of US Concertsno datano datano data
Michelle St. John
Senior Vice President of Field Services - Los Angelesno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: LYV's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Michael Rapino
President14.67yrsUS$11.59m1.15% $82.2m
Randall Mays
Independent Director15.25yrsUS$262.70k0.064% $4.6m
James Kahan
Independent Director12.58yrsUS$265.70k0.043% $3.1m
Jeffrey Hinson
Independent Director14.33yrsUS$283.70k0.032% $2.3m
Gregory Maffei
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board7.08yrsUS$393.25k0.042% $3.0m
Robert Enloe
Independent Director13.33yrsUS$274.70k0.0059% $422.6k
Ariel Emanuel
Independent Director12.58yrsUS$253.70k0.0011% $80.9k
Mark Carleton
Director10.25yrsUS$244.70k0.023% $1.7m
Mark Shapiro
Independent Director11.42yrsUS$259.70k0.019% $1.3m
James Iovine
Independent Director5.33yrsUS$252.20k0.012% $845.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: LYV's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.6 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: LYV insiders have sold more shares than they have bought 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 Nation Entertainment, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
  • Ticker: LYV
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Movies and Entertainment
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$7.162b
  • Shares outstanding: 210.96m
  • Website: https://www.livenationentertainment.com

Number of Employees


  • Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
  • 9348 Civic Center Drive
  • Beverly Hills
  • California
  • 90210
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LYVNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 2005
3LNDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 2005
0JVDLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDDec 2005
LYV *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNDec 2005


Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. operates as a live entertainment company. It operates through Concerts, Sponsorship & Advertising, and Ticketing segments. The Concerts segment promotes live music events in its owned or operated venues, and in rented third-party venues; operates and manages music venues; and produces music festivals and creates associated content. This segment also provides management and other services to artists. The Sponsorship & Advertising segment sells sponsorships and placement of advertising, including signage, online advertising, and promotional programs, as well as live streaming and music-related content; and ads across its distribution network of venues, events, and Websites. This segment also manages the development of strategic sponsorship programs, as well as develops, books, and produces custom events for specific brands. The Ticketing segment manages the ticketing operations, including the provision of ticketing software and services to clients, as well as ticket resale services; and offers online access for customers relating to ticket and event information through its primary Websites, livenation.com and ticketmaster.com. This segment sells tickets for its events, as well as for third-party clients in various live event categories, such as arenas, stadiums, amphitheaters, music clubs, concert promoters, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. It sells tickets through Websites, mobile apps, ticket outlets, and telephone call centers. As of December 31, 2018, it owned, operated, or leased 120 entertainment venues and 144 other facilities in North America; and 37 entertainment venues and 118 other facilities internationally. The company was formerly known as Live Nation, Inc. and changed its name to Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. in January 2010. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/03 05:56
End of Day Share Price2020/04/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.