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Live Nation Entertainment NYSE:LYV Stock Report

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01 Jul, 2022


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LYV fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health4/6

LYV Stock Overview

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

Live Nation Entertainment Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Live Nation Entertainment
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$83.06
52 Week HighUS$127.75
52 Week LowUS$74.23
1 Month Change-12.12%
3 Month Change-27.38%
1 Year Change-4.85%
3 Year Change19.24%
5 Year Change142.65%
Change since IPO651.67%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 13
An Intrinsic Calculation For Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) Suggests It's 35% Undervalued

An Intrinsic Calculation For Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) Suggests It's 35% Undervalued

Does the June share price for Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. ( NYSE:LYV ) reflect what it's really worth? Today, we...

Jun 01

Live Nation: New Artists Expected As Well As Price Increases

Live Nation Entertainment presents itself as the largest live entertainment business in the world with over 310 million fans. Live Nation Entertainment also delivered confirmed show bookings growing at a double digit in 2022, so things seem quite sweet for management. In my view, if management keeps reporting positive net income from 2024, we could expect the stock price to trend higher.

May 20

Live Nation: LYV Richly Valued With Mixed Technicals

Live Nation (LYV) is historically pricey on a price-to-sales basis and has negative earnings with no dividend. A key upcoming industry conference could spark volatility. The chart shows big bearish overhead supply but some downside support.

Shareholder Returns

LYVUS EntertainmentUS Market

Return vs Industry: LYV exceeded the US Entertainment industry which returned -53.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LYV exceeded the US Market which returned -21.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LYV's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LYV volatility
LYV Average Weekly Movement7.2%
Entertainment Industry Average Movement11.8%
Market Average Movement8.0%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: LYV is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LYV's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

200510,200Michael Rapino

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. operates as a live entertainment company. It operates through Concerts, Ticketing, and Sponsorship & Advertising 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; produces music festivals; creates associated content; and offers management and other services to artists.

Live Nation Entertainment Fundamentals Summary

How do Live Nation Entertainment's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LYV fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$18.89b
Earnings (TTM)-US$448.46m
Revenue (TTM)US$7.78b


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LYV income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$5.29b
Gross ProfitUS$2.49b
Other ExpensesUS$2.94b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-1.97
Gross Margin31.97%
Net Profit Margin-5.76%
Debt/Equity Ratio1,320.5%

How did LYV perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is LYV undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for LYV?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

LYV key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue2.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA68.8x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does LYV's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

LYV PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for LYV vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average3.1x
AMC AMC Entertainment Holdings
FWON.K Formula One Group
SPOT Spotify Technology
WMG Warner Music Group
LYV Live Nation Entertainment

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: LYV is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x) compared to the peer average (3.1x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does LYV's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Entertainment Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: LYV is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (1.6x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is LYV's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

LYV PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio2.4x
Fair PS Ratio2.4x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: LYV is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of LYV when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: LYV ($83.06) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($146.95)

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

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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 17 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 5/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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 (1.9%).

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 is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LYV's revenue (9.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LYV's revenue (9.8% 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 very high in 3 years time (206.4%).

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Past Performance

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

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


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, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 58.8% 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 (3.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: LYV has a negative Return on Equity (-76.83%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Live Nation Entertainment's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LYV's short term assets ($8.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($8.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: LYV's short term assets ($8.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($7.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LYV has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: LYV's debt to equity ratio has increased from 138% to 1320.5% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

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 0.1% per year.

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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

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 recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LYV'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 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.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

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

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as LYV has not reported any payouts.

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


Average management tenure


Michael Rapino (56 yo)





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 ($USD13.84M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.59M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LYV's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: LYV's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 years average tenure).


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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.'s 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
  • Implied Market Cap: US$18.891b
  • Shares outstanding: 227.44m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


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


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/07/01 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/07/01 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.