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Live Nation Entertainment Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $434 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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Live Nation Entertainment's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $101 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $434 Mil.


Live Nation Entertainment Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Live Nation Entertainment's Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Live Nation Entertainment Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 318.58 372.20 386.53 443.99 485.03

Live Nation Entertainment Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 119.94 120.24 108.88 103.45 101.44

Live Nation Entertainment Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Calculation

Depreciation is a present expense that accounts for the past cost of an asset that is now providing benefits.

Depletion and amortization are synonyms for depreciation.

Generally:
The term depreciation is used when discussing man made tangible assets
The term depletion is used when discussing natural tangible assets
The term amortization is used when discussing intangible assets

Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $434 Mil.


* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Live Nation Entertainment  (NYSE:LYV) Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Explanation

One of the key tenets of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is the matching principle. The matching principle states that companies should report associated costs and benefits at the same time.

For example:

If a company buys a $300 million cruise ship in 1982 and then sells tickets to passengers for the next 30 years, the company should not report a $300 million expense in 1982 and then ticket sales for 1982 through 2012. Instead, the company should spread the purchase price of the ship (the cost) over the same time period it sells tickets (the benefit).

To create income statements that meet the matching principle, accountants use an expense called depreciation.

So, instead of reporting a $300 million purchase expense in 1982, the company might:

Report a $30 million depreciation expense in 1982, 1983, 1984...and every year after that for the 30 years the company expects to sell tickets to passengers on this cruise ship.

To calculate depreciation, a company must make estimates and choices such as:

The cost of the asset
The useful life of the asset
The salvage value of the asset at the end of its useful life
And a way of spreading the cost of the asset to match the time when the asset provides benefits

The range of different ways of spreading the cost under GAAP accounting is too long to list. However, public companies in the United States explain their depreciation choices to shareholders in a note to their financial statements. It is critical that investors read this note. Investors can find this note in the company's 10-K.

Past depreciation expenses accumulate on the balance sheet. Most public companies choose not to show this contra asset account on the balance sheet they present to shareholders. Instead, they simply show a single item. This single asset item may be marked Net. Such as Property, Plant, and Equipment - Net. It is actually the asset account netted against the contra asset account.

A contra asset account is an account that offsets an asset account. So, for example a company might have:

Property, Plant, and Equipment - Gross: $150 million
Accumulated Depreciation: $120 million
Property, Plant, and Equipment - Net: $30 million

In this case, the only item likely to be shown on the balance sheet is Property, Plant, and Equipment - Net. This is the cost of the company's property, plant, and equipment (asset account) minus the accumulated depreciation (the contra asset account). It means the company's assets cost $150 million, the company has reported $120 million in depreciation expense over the years, and the company is now reporting the assets have a book value of $30 million.

It is possible for a company to have fully depreciated assets on its balance sheet. This means the company's estimate of the useful life of the asset was shorter than the asset's actual useful life. As a result, the asset - although it is still being used - is carried on the balance sheet at its salvage value.

This is a reminder that depreciation involves estimates and choices. It is not an infallible process.

Companies do not have cash layout for depreciation. Therefore, depreciation is added back in the cash flow statement.

Although depreciation is not a cash cost, it is a real business cost because the company has to pay for the fixed assets when it purchases them. Both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger hate the idea of EDITDA because depreciation is not included as an expense. Warren Buffett even jokingly said We prefer earnings before everything when criticizing the abuse of EDITDA.


Be Aware

Depreciation estimates make the calculation of net income susceptible to management's accounting choices. These choices can be either overly aggressive or overly conservative.


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Live Nation Entertainment Business Description

Live Nation Entertainment logo
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Address
9348 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, USA, 90210
Live Nation is the largest live entertainment firm in the world with over 570 million fans served in 44 countries in 2018 by the company's concert and ticketing platforms. Via either owning, operating, or holding exclusive booking rights, Live Nation controls over 235 venues including the House of Blues, the Hollywood Palladium, and Spark Arena in New Zealand. Live Nation also owns one of the largest ticketing services, Ticketmaster, which sold over 480 million tickets for over 12,000 clients in 2018. The firm's artist management agencies have over 400 clients. This large live entertainment footprint helped Live Nation become one of the largest advertising and sponsorship platforms aimed at music fans. Liberty Media owns 33% of Live Nation, held under its SiriusXM tracking stock.
Executives
Hinson Jeffrey T. director 3721 POTOMAC AVE. DALLAS TX 75205
Rapino Michael director, officer: President & CEO 9348 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE FOURTH FLOOR BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210
Willard Elizabeth Kathleen officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer 2000 WEST LOOP SOUTH, SUITE 1300 HOUSTON TX 77027
Maffei Gregory B director 12300 LIBERTY BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Carter Maverick director C/O LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC. 9348 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210
Walden Dana director C/O LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC. 9348 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210
Fu Ping director C/O LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC. 9348 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210
Hollingsworth Chad director 6262 SUNSET DRIVE MIAMI FL 33143
Iovine Jimmy director C/O LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC. 9348 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210
Emanuel Ariel director C/O SOURCE INTERLINK COMPANIES, INC. 27500 RIVERVIEW CENTER BLVD, SUITE 400 BONITA SPRINGS FL 34134
Kahan James S director 175 E HOUSTON STREET -- SAN ANTONIO TX 78205-2233
Mays Randall Thomas director CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS 200 EAST BASSE ROAD SAN ANTONIO TX 78209
Shapiro Mark S director C/O RED ZONE LLC 21300 REDSKIN PARK DRIVE ASHBURN VA 20147
Rowles Michael officer: EVP & General Counsel C/O LIVE NATION, INC. 9348 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210
Capo Brian officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O LIVE NATION, INC. 9348 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210

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