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LYV : NYSE : Consumer Services
$41.9 -0.6 | -1.41%
Today's Range: 41.88 - 42.98
Avg. Daily Volume: 1475300.0
03/23/18 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased 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 0.71 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.90% 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 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2546.161797.54
EBITDA ($mil)28.843.24
EBIT ($mil)-72.48-37.09
Net Income ($mil)-229.71-118.11

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1831.951529.57
Total Assets ($mil)7504.266764.27
Total Debt ($mil)2299.962313.05
Equity ($mil)1181.21126.02

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin22.428.07
EBITDA Margin1.132.4
Operating Margin-2.85-2.06
Sales Turnover1.381.24
Return on Assets-1.3-0.69
Return on Equity-8.26-4.17
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.881.09
Interest Expense26.1630.54
Interest Coverage-2.77-1.21

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)208.08204.07
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share5.685.52
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1465654.01961272.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.99 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.16. 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 20.73   LYV 15.15 Peers 12.03

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.


Premium. 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 significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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LYV 82.45 Peers 27.15   LYV NA Peers 0.54

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 7.99 Peers 3.16   LYV -108.00 Peers 54.06

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 0.91 Peers 36.95   LYV 23.72 Peers 7.25

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.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

LYV has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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