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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.88
LYV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. LYV: 0.88 )
LYV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.23   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.88

Equity to Asset 0.21
LYV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. LYV: 0.21 )
LYV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.21

0.18
0.36
Interest Coverage 1.25
LYV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.02 vs. LYV: 1.25 )
LYV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.25

0.15
1.52
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.27
M-Score: -2.84
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.16
LYV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. LYV: 2.16 )
LYV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.48   Max: 3.84
Current: 2.16

-7.48
3.84
Net-margin (%) -0.67
LYV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. LYV: -0.67 )
LYV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -158.84   Max: 2.11
Current: -0.67

-158.84
2.11
ROE (%) -3.08
LYV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. LYV: -3.08 )
LYV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1701.32   Max: 30.29
Current: -3.08

-1701.32
30.29
ROA (%) -0.76
LYV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. LYV: -0.76 )
LYV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -258.69   Max: 3.81
Current: -0.76

-258.69
3.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.76
LYV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 26.62 vs. LYV: 19.76 )
LYV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.01   Max: 19.76
Current: 19.76

-32.01
19.76
Revenue Growth (%) 2.70
LYV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LYV: 2.70 )
LYV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13.8
Current: 2.7

0
13.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.20
LYV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. LYV: 17.20 )
LYV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37.7
Current: 17.2

0
37.7
EPS Growth (%) -45.50
LYV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. LYV: -45.50 )
LYV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 30.9
Current: -45.5

0
30.9
» LYV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

LYV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 27,700 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 237,797 sh (New)
Jim Simons 678,366 sh (+768.59%)
Mariko Gordon 233,423 sh (+0.96%)
Chuck Akre 3,250,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,325,592 sh (-0.15%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,179,365 sh (-0.16%)
Murray Stahl 6,057,537 sh (-0.75%)
Wallace Weitz 3,464,590 sh (-4.65%)
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Q4 2013

LYV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 13,602 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,642,366 sh (+142.11%)
Chuck Akre 4,558,300 sh (+40.26%)
Mariko Gordon 245,474 sh (+5.16%)
Mario Gabelli 1,318,860 sh (-0.51%)
Murray Stahl 5,494,740 sh (-9.29%)
Wallace Weitz 2,859,340 sh (-17.47%)
Diamond Hill Capital 829,470 sh (-29.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,590 sh (-61.77%)
Steven Cohen 68,815 sh (-71.06%)
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Q1 2014

LYV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 2,455,160 sh (+49.49%)
Chuck Akre 6,350,000 sh (+39.31%)
Mariko Gordon 275,588 sh (+12.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,312,254 sh (-0.5%)
Murray Stahl 5,262,318 sh (-4.23%)
Wallace Weitz 2,723,521 sh (-4.75%)
Steven Cohen 46,164 sh (-32.92%)
Diamond Hill Capital 521,150 sh (-37.17%)
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Q2 2014

LYV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 24,426 sh (New)
John Burbank 12,265 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,521,266 sh (+2.69%)
Mariko Gordon 279,685 sh (+1.49%)
Murray Stahl 5,277,649 sh (+0.29%)
Wallace Weitz 2,729,135 sh (+0.21%)
Diamond Hill Capital 521,965 sh (+0.16%)
Chuck Akre 6,350,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,264,720 sh (-3.62%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LYV

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$19.82 - $24.5 $ 21.76-3%24426
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$19.82 - $24.5 $ 21.76-3%12265
Chuck Akre 2014-03-31 Add 39.31%1.24%$19.76 - $23.69 $ 21.760%6350000
Chuck Akre 2013-12-31 Add 40.26%0.95%$17.22 - $19.82 $ 21.7616%4558300
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Reduce -17.47%0.42%$17.22 - $19.82 $ 21.7616%2859340
Wallace Weitz 2013-09-30 Reduce -4.65%0.11%$15.83 - $18.76 $ 21.7628%3464590
Chuck Akre 2013-06-30 New Buy2.3%$11.82 - $16.17 $ 21.7660%3250000
Wallace Weitz 2013-06-30 Reduce -33.13%0.89%$11.82 - $16.17 $ 21.7660%3633500
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Add 762.39%0.15%$11.82 - $16.17 $ 21.7660%231208
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$11.82 - $16.17 $ 21.7660%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy0.11%$9.31 - $12.61 $ 21.76104%225000
Wallace Weitz 2011-12-31 Add 14.02%0.27%$7.33 - $9.82 $ 21.76154%5827826
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0042%$7.33 - $9.82 $ 21.76154%0
Wallace Weitz 2011-09-30 Add 24.88%0.4%$8 - $12.26 $ 21.76124%5111329
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 182.41%$8 - $12.26 $ 21.76124%30500
Wallace Weitz 2011-06-30 Add 13.34%0.24%$9.73 - $11.53 $ 21.76105%4092929
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -77.41%0.01%$9.73 - $11.53 $ 21.76105%10800
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 2.90
LYV's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. LYV: 2.90 )
LYV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.48
Current: 2.9

0.24
3.48
P/S 0.64
LYV's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LYV: 0.64 )
LYV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.64

0.05
1.69
PFCF 17.10
LYV's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 57.87 vs. LYV: 17.10 )
LYV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 259.8
Current: 17.1

6.7
259.8
EV-to-EBIT 39.65
LYV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.78 vs. LYV: 39.65 )
LYV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.2   Max: 166.5
Current: 39.65

14.2
166.5
Current Ratio 1.15
LYV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. LYV: 1.15 )
LYV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.18
Current: 1.15

0.81
1.18
Quick Ratio 1.15
LYV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. LYV: 1.15 )
LYV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.18
Current: 1.15

0.81
1.18

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.50
LYV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. LYV: 2.50 )
LYV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 61.47
Current: 2.5

1.95
61.47
Price/Median PS Value 2.00
LYV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LYV: 2.00 )
LYV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.52
Current: 2

0.16
3.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
LYV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LYV: 2.60 )
LYV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 7.1
Current: 2.6

0.6
7.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.44
LYV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. LYV: -1.44 )
LYV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -28.7   Max: -1.2
Current: -1.44

-28.7
-1.2

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in August 2, 2005 in preparation for the contribution and transfer by Clear Channel of substantially all of its entertainment assets and liabilities to it. The Company completed the separation on December 21, 2005, and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange trading under the symbol "LYV." On January 25, 2010, it merged with Ticketmaster. Effective on the date of the Merger, Ticketmaster became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Live Nation and Live Nation, Inc. changed its name to Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. The Company is a producer of live music concerts connecting nearly 49 million fans to 22,000 events for over 2,300 artists in 2012. The Company owns, operates, has booking rights for and has an equity interest in 139 venues, including House of Blues music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, the Hollywood Palladium, the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam and the O2 Dublin. It is a live entertainment ticketing sales and marketing company. Ticketmaster provides ticket sales, ticket resale services, and marketing and distribution globally through www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com, numerous retail outlets and call centers. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves clients across multiple event categories, providing ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums and theaters. It is an artist management company. Front Line and its affiliates manage musical artists and acts primarily in the rock, classic rock, pop and country music genres. As of December 31, 2012, Front Line and its affiliates had approximately 230 artists on its rosters and over 70 managers providing services to these artists. The Company operates in five main industries within the live entertainment business, including live music events, venue operations, ticketing services, sponsorship and advertising sales and artist management and services. Its reportable segments are Concerts, Ticketing, Artist Nation and Sponsorship & Advertising. Competition in the live entertainment industry is intense. Its main competitors at the local market level for sponsorships and advertising dollars include local sports teams, which often offer state of the art venues and strong local media packages. Additionally, its competitors locally can include festivals, theme parks and other local events. On the national level, its competitors include the major sports leagues that all sell sponsorships combined with significant national media packages. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws, both domestically and internationally.
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