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Live Nation Entertainment Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation

: $7,135 Mil (As of Sep. 2021)
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Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is the debt and capital lease obligation due more than 12 months in the future. Live Nation Entertainment's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $7,135 Mil.

Warning Sign:

Live Nation Entertainment Inc keeps issuing new debt. Over the past 3 years, it issued USD 2.9 billion of debt.

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. It is calculated as a company's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divides by its Total Assets. Live Nation Entertainment's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $7,135 Mil. Live Nation Entertainment's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $13,331 Mil. Live Nation Entertainment's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 0.54.

Live Nation Entertainment's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset declined from Sep. 2020 (0.58) to Sep. 2021 (0.54). It may suggest that Live Nation Entertainment is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.


Live Nation Entertainment Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Historical Data

The historical data trend for Live Nation Entertainment's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation 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.

* Premium members only.

Live Nation Entertainment Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2,259.74 1,952.37 2,732.88 4,645.74 6,300.77

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
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation 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 6,316.38 6,300.77 6,698.30 6,724.51 7,135.18

Live Nation Entertainment Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Calculation

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. The debt can be owed to banks or bondholders. Some companies issue bonds to investors and pay interest on the bonds.

Long-Term Capital Lease Obligation represents the total liability for long-term leases lasting over one year. It's amount equal to the present value (the principal) at the beginning of the lease term less lease payments during the lease term.

The interest paid on companies' debt is reflected in the income statement as interest expense. If a company has too much debt and it cannot serve the interest payment on the debt or repay the matured debt, the company risks bankruptcy. Peter Lynch famously said: A company that does not have debt cannot go bankrupt.

A company's long term debt may have different dates of maturity and interest rates, depending on the terms.

Usually a company issues long term debt to pay for its capital expenditures. Borrowing allows the company to do things that otherwise cannot be done with only the capital it has. But debt can be risky.


Live Nation Entertainment  (NYSE:LYV) Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Explanation

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. A year-over-year decrease in this metric would suggest the company is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.

Live Nation Entertainment's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset (Q: Sep. 2021 )=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation (Q: Sep. 2021 )/Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2021 )
=7135.175/13330.744
=0.54

* 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.

Buffett says that durable competitive advantages carry little to no long-term debt because the company is so profitable that even expansions or acquisitions are self financed.

We are interested in long term debt load for the last ten years. If the ten years of operation show little to no long term debt, then the company has some kind of strong competitive advantage.

Warren Buffett's historic purchases indicate that on any given year, the company should have sufficient yearly net earnings to pay all long term within 3 or 4 year earnings period. (e.g. Coke + Moody's = 1yr)

Companies with enough earning power to pay long term debt in less than 3 or 4 years is a good candidate in our search for long term competitive advantage.

BUT, these companies are targets for leveraged buy outs, which saddles the business with long term debt.

If all else indicates the company has a moat, but it has ton of debt, a leveraged buyout may have created the debt. In these cases the company's bonds offer the better bet, in that the company’s earnings power is focused on paying off the debt and not growth.

Important: little or no long term debt often means a Good Long Term Bet


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Live Nation Entertainment Business Description

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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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