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Live Nation Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: November 5, 2012 04:11PM

Live Nation Inc. (LYV) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2012-09-30. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. has a market cap of $1.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $9.16 with and P/S ratio of 0.3.



Highlight of Business Operations:

Our revenue increased $173.1 million, or 10%, during the three months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the same period of the prior year. The overall increase in revenue was primarily due to increases in our Concerts, Ticketing, Artist Nation and Sponsorship & Advertising segments of $149.6 million, $12.5 million, $6.5 million and $9.4 million, respectively. Excluding the decrease of approximately $50.5 million related to the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue increased $223.6 million, or 12%.

Our revenue increased $183.5 million, or 4%, during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the same period of the prior year. The overall increase in revenue was primarily due to increases in our Concerts, Ticketing and Sponsorship & Advertising segments of $142.8 million, $34.8 million and $10.8 million, respectively. Excluding the decrease of approximately $101.6 million related to the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue increased $285.1 million, or 7%.

Concerts revenue increased $149.6 million, or 12%, during the three months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the same period of the prior year. Excluding the decrease of $41.8 million related to the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue increased $191.4 million, or 15%, partially due to incremental revenue of $61.5 million resulting from acquisitions, primarily from the April 2012 acquisition of Coppel, the May 2012 acquisition of Cream and the July 2012 acquisition of DPS. In addition, revenue increased due to current activity from global tours, more events and higher per show attendance in stadiums and North America owned and/or operated amphitheaters and increased festival activity. Partially offsetting these increases was a reduction in revenue due to fewer arena shows.

Ticketing revenue increased $34.8 million, or 4%, during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the same period of the prior year. Excluding the decrease of $15.2 million related to the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue increased $50.0 million, or 5%, partially due to incremental revenue of $8.5 million resulting from the acquisitions of TGLP in January 2011 and Serviticket in April 2011. Revenue also increased due to higher ticket sales for concerts and sporting events and higher resale volume.

Ticketing direct operating expenses increased $15.2 million, or 3%, during the nine months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the same period of the prior year. Excluding the decrease of $6.5 million related to the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, direct operating expenses increased $21.7 million, or 5%, primarily due to additional costs associated with the increase in ticket sales noted above and incremental direct operating expenses of $3.8 million resulting from the acquisitions noted above.

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