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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.51
LYV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LYV: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LYV' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.63 Max: N/A
Current: 0.51
Equity to Asset 0.20
LYV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LYV: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LYV' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.2
0.17
0.36
Interest Coverage 1.88
LYV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.91 vs. LYV: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LYV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.27 Max: 1.88
Current: 1.88
0.07
1.88
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.90
M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
8.26%
7.24%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 2.31
LYV's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. LYV: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LYV' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.28  Med: 0.04 Max: 2.31
Current: 2.31
-7.28
2.31
Net-margin (%) 0.31
LYV's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. LYV: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LYV' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.86  Med: -1.38 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.31
-5.86
0.31
ROE (%) -1.87
LYV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 vs. LYV: -1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LYV' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.99  Med: -6.51 Max: -1.59
Current: -1.87
-30.99
-1.59
ROA (%) 0.40
LYV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. LYV: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LYV' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.16  Med: -1.6 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.4
-9.16
0.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.63
LYV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. LYV: 23.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LYV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.91  Med: 1.54 Max: 23.63
Current: 23.63
-31.91
23.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
LYV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. LYV: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LYV' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.35 Max: 9.7
Current: 5
0
9.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.80
LYV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LYV: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LYV' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.8 Max: 17.6
Current: 3.8
0
17.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -27.90
LYV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LYV: -27.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LYV' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -27.9 Max: 30.9
Current: -27.9
0
30.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

LYV Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 25,521 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 365,600 sh (+126.94%)
Jim Simons 2,725,166 sh (+40.97%)
Tom Gayner 33,400 sh (+33.60%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,553,411 sh (+17.69%)
Mariko Gordon 154,946 sh (+7.87%)
Wallace Weitz 150,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 951,670 sh (-0.07%)
Murray Stahl 1,860,547 sh (-17.76%)
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Q2 2016

LYV Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 2,985,966 sh (+9.57%)
Tom Gayner 35,700 sh (+6.89%)
Mario Gabelli 951,670 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,553,411 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Murray Stahl 1,692,582 sh (-9.03%)
Mariko Gordon 126,471 sh (-18.38%)
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Q3 2016

LYV Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 22,816 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 302,400 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 181,700 sh (+408.96%)
Mario Gabelli 951,670 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,549,749 sh (-0.24%)
Murray Stahl 1,634,234 sh (-3.45%)
Jim Simons 2,858,866 sh (-4.26%)
Mariko Gordon 108,179 sh (-14.46%)
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Q4 2016

LYV Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 124,875 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 250,790 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 48,923 sh (+114.42%)
Tom Gayner 261,700 sh (+44.03%)
Jim Simons 3,074,261 sh (+7.53%)
Mariko Gordon 114,518 sh (+5.86%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,555,052 sh (+0.34%)
Mario Gabelli 951,753 sh (+0.01%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 1,602,708 sh (-1.93%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified    NAICS: 711190    SIC: 7929
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Live Nation Entertainment Inc is a live entertainment company, and a producer of live music concerts. It operates in five industries within live entertainment business, including live music events, venue operations, and ticketing services.

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. 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 live entertainment company in the world, connecting nearly 400 million fans across all of platforms to over 240,000 events in approximately 33 countries. live entertainment company in the world, connecting nearly 400 million fans across all of its platforms to over 240,000 events in approximately 33 countries. The Company produces live music concerts in the world, based on total fans that attend Live Nation events as compared to events of other promoters, connecting nearly 60 million fans to almost 23,000 events forover 3,000 artists in 2013. Globally, Live Nation owns, operates, has exclusive booking rights for or has an equity interest in 148 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. The Company is a live entertainment ticketing sales and marketing company, based on the number of tickets sell. 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. Ticketmaster serves clients across multiple event categories, providing ticketing services for arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums and theaters. It is also a artist management company based on the number of artists represented. Its artist management companies manage musical artists and actsin the rock, classic rock, pop and country music genres. As of December 31, 2013, had over 60 managers providing services to approximately 240 artists. It over 129 million customers in its database based on visitors to www.livenation.com and www.ticketmaster.com and its other online properties. 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. The Companys reportable segments are Concerts, Ticketing, Artist Nation and Sponsorship & Advertising. Its main competitors in the live music industry include Anschutz Entertainment Group, or AEG, and C3 Presents, in addition to numerous smaller regional companies and various casinos in North America and Europe. In markets where own or operate a venue, the company compete with other venues to serve artists likely to perform in that general region. Consequently, touring artists have various al

Ratios

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Forward P/E 277.78
LYV's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.92 vs. LYV: 277.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 37.34
LYV's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
77% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.89 vs. LYV: 37.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LYV' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.17  Med: 18.61 Max: 226.64
Current: 37.34
8.17
226.64
P/B 4.82
LYV's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. LYV: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LYV' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.85 Max: 4.82
Current: 4.82
0.24
4.82
P/S 0.77
LYV's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. LYV: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LYV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.77
0.05
0.87
PFCF 20.23
LYV's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. LYV: 20.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LYV' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.97  Med: 18.04 Max: 341.84
Current: 20.23
6.97
341.84
POCF 13.24
LYV's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. LYV: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LYV' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.38  Med: 10.87 Max: 261.09
Current: 13.24
4.38
261.09
EV-to-EBIT 43.62
LYV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.73 vs. LYV: 43.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LYV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -708  Med: 39.9 Max: 968.8
Current: 43.62
-708
968.8
EV-to-EBITDA 12.57
LYV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
53% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.71 vs. LYV: 12.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LYV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.1  Med: 9.8 Max: 26.9
Current: 12.57
-9.1
26.9
Current Ratio 1.06
LYV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. LYV: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LYV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.06
0.81
1.25
Quick Ratio 1.06
LYV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. LYV: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LYV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.06
0.81
1.25
Days Sales Outstanding 34.56
LYV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 70.32 vs. LYV: 34.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LYV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.38  Med: 24.26 Max: 34.56
Current: 34.56
15.38
34.56
Days Payable 46.87
LYV's Days Payable is ranked lower than
54% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 54.38 vs. LYV: 46.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LYV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.47  Med: 52.24 Max: 59.86
Current: 46.87
5.47
59.86

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.00
LYV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. LYV: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LYV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.2  Med: -3.95 Max: 0
Current: -2
-34.2
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 2.50
LYV's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. LYV: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LYV' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.4 Max: 76.5
Current: 2.5
1.46
76.5
Price/Median PS Value 1.97
LYV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. LYV: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LYV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.97
0.14
2.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.26
LYV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. LYV: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LYV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 2 Max: 6.2
Current: 2.26
0.1
6.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.18
LYV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. LYV: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LYV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.1  Med: -2.25 Max: 18.8
Current: 4.18
-29.1
18.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,294
EPS (TTM) $ -0.14
Beta1.31
Short Percentage of Float3.62%
52-Week Range $20.06 - 30.55
Shares Outstanding (Mil)203.44

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 7,570 7,947
EPS ($) -0.14 0.11
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.14 0.11
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Graham & Doddsville Fall Newsletter From Columbia Business School Nov 03 2016 
Chuck Akre Buys 1 New Stock, Sells 2 Others Feb 16 2016 
Weitz Investment Management – A Perspective On Live Nation Entertainment Nov 05 2014 
Waiting for Gold Rain, Wally Weitz Does "Unnaturally Well" Sep 23 2013 
Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: FB, HAR, SAAS, DSW, LYV Sep 01 2013 
Mason Hawkins Chops Madison Square Gardens as MSG Sells LYV Mar 12 2013 
Weitz Partners III Opportunity Fund-Institutional Class Commentary: SD, CSTR, CNA, ICON, APA, HPQ Nov 11 2011 
Weitz Partners Value Fund Commentary: CVS, TGT, BRK.A, BRK.B Nov 11 2011 
Diamond Hill Capital Q3 Portfolio Update Oct 20 2011 
Live Nation Inc. (LYV) CEO - International Alan Brian Ridgeway sells 42,060 Shares Mar 04 2011 

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