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LYV : NYSE : Services
$32.16 -0.06 | -0.19%
Today's Range: 31.95 - 32.19
Avg. Daily Volume: 1076100.0
04/28/17 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.85 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 8.96% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1797.541736.73
EBITDA ($mil)43.2460.1
EBIT ($mil)-37.09-31.77
Net Income ($mil)-118.11-94.4

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1529.571304.86
Total Assets ($mil)6764.276156.24
Total Debt ($mil)2313.052045.01
Equity ($mil)1126.021236.95

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin28.0727.74
EBITDA Margin2.43.46
Operating Margin-2.06-1.83
Sales Turnover1.241.18
Return on Assets-0.69-1.06
Return on Equity-4.17-5.31
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.091.09
Interest Expense30.5426.02
Interest Coverage-1.21-1.22

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)204.07202.48
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share5.526.11
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1049980.0909040.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.71 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.50. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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LYV NM Peers 21.75   LYV 10.76 Peers 12.02

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

LYV's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

LYV is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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LYV 64.29 Peers 40.28   LYV NA Peers 2.04

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

LYV is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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LYV 5.71 Peers 3.50   LYV 26.48 Peers 127.33

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

LYV is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, LYV is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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LYV 0.77 Peers 16.46   LYV 15.30 Peers 19.87

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

LYV is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

LYV trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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