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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.75
LYV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LYV: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LYV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.59 Max: N/A
Current: 0.75
Equity to Asset 0.19
LYV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. LYV: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LYV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.19
0.18
0.36
Interest Coverage 0.07
LYV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 156.69 vs. LYV: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LYV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.07
0.07
1.52
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.35
M-Score: -2.75
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -0.26
LYV's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. LYV: -0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.48  Med: -0.20 Max: 3.84
Current: -0.26
-7.48
3.84
Net-margin (%) -1.79
LYV's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. LYV: -1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -158.84  Med: -1.49 Max: 2.11
Current: -1.79
-158.84
2.11
ROE (%) -10.03
LYV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. LYV: -10.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -199.78  Med: -7.13 Max: 27.21
Current: -10.03
-199.78
27.21
ROA (%) -1.95
LYV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. LYV: -1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -113.71  Med: -1.62 Max: 3.78
Current: -1.95
-113.71
3.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.83
LYV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. LYV: -4.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -31.91  Med: 1.54 Max: 18.19
Current: -4.83
-31.91
18.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
LYV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LYV: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -0.10 Max: 9.7
Current: 5.4
0
9.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
LYV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. LYV: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -2.20 Max: 17.7
Current: -2.2
0
17.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
LYV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. LYV: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -31.95 Max: 30.9
Current: 2.1
0
30.9
» LYV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

LYV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Diamond Hill Capital 781,175 sh (+49.66%)
Mariko Gordon 288,473 sh (+3.14%)
Wallace Weitz 2,754,295 sh (+0.92%)
Chuck Akre 6,350,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Murray Stahl 5,271,007 sh (-0.13%)
Jim Simons 2,264,080 sh (-10.20%)
Mario Gabelli 1,118,088 sh (-11.59%)
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Q4 2014

LYV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 20,036 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 938,073 sh (+20.08%)
Chuck Akre 6,350,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 4,991,115 sh (-5.31%)
Jim Simons 2,063,066 sh (-8.88%)
Wallace Weitz 2,394,970 sh (-13.05%)
Mario Gabelli 952,870 sh (-14.78%)
Mariko Gordon 171,545 sh (-40.53%)
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Q1 2015

LYV Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Diamond Hill Capital 991,150 sh (+5.66%)
Mario Gabelli 952,870 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Akre 6,260,154 sh (-1.41%)
Mariko Gordon 148,774 sh (-13.27%)
Murray Stahl 4,288,240 sh (-14.08%)
Jim Simons 1,718,666 sh (-16.69%)
Wallace Weitz 1,919,085 sh (-19.87%)
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Q2 2015

LYV Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Akre 6,260,154 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 952,370 sh (-0.05%)
Diamond Hill Capital 989,980 sh (-0.12%)
Mariko Gordon 147,130 sh (-1.11%)
Jim Simons 1,619,766 sh (-5.75%)
Murray Stahl 4,008,252 sh (-6.53%)
Wallace Weitz 710,500 sh (-62.98%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 76.92
LYV's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. LYV: 76.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.86
LYV's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. LYV: 3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LYV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.47 Max: 4.81
Current: 3.86
0.24
4.81
P/S 0.70
LYV's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. LYV: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LYV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.35 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.7
0.05
1.69
PFCF 26.34
LYV's PFCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. LYV: 26.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LYV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.7  Med: 18.57 Max: 259.8
Current: 26.34
6.7
259.8
POCF 14.97
LYV's POCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. LYV: 14.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LYV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.41  Med: 10.88 Max: 334.2
Current: 14.97
4.41
334.2
Current Ratio 1.01
LYV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. LYV: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LYV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.01
0.81
1.25
Quick Ratio 1.01
LYV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. LYV: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LYV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.01
0.81
1.25
Days Inventory 0.16
LYV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
98% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LYV: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LYV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.93 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.16
0.53
0.95
Days Sales Outstanding 27.49
LYV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 66.03 vs. LYV: 27.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LYV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.38  Med: 24.31 Max: 27.79
Current: 27.49
15.38
27.79

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 2.36
LYV's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. LYV: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LYV' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.98  Med: 2.65 Max: 76.5
Current: 2.36
1.98
76.5
Price/Median PS Value 2.06
LYV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LYV: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LYV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.05 Max: 3.32
Current: 2.06
0.15
3.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.61
LYV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. LYV: -0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.61  Med: 1.50 Max: 3.7
Current: -0.61
-0.61
3.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.50
LYV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. LYV: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LYV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -29.1  Med: -7.10 Max: 18.7
Current: 9.5
-29.1
18.7

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
EPS($) 0.18 0.32
EPS without NRI($) 0.18 0.32

Business Description

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