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Live Nation Entertainment Inc LYV

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$91.94 +1.51 (1.67%)
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Live Nation: Breakup Sought by Department of Justice Likely Wouldn’t Have a Major Impact on Our FVE

The US Department of Justice, joined by most US states, filed a widely anticipated lawsuit against Live Nation, alleging that ownership of Ticketmaster combined with the firm’s dominance in concert promotion suppresses competition. The lawsuit seeks to break up the company. We expect a resolution will take many years and have many twists and turns along the way. The myriad ways the case could proceed and the relatively small negative impact we’d expect from worst-case scenarios result in us maintaining our $105 fair value estimate and reiterating our High Uncertainty Rating.

Price vs Fair Value

LYV is trading at a 835% premium.
Price
$91.94
Fair Value
$563.00
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$732.65
5-Star Price
$35.00
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Ticketmaster holds a dominant position in the ticketing space that it reinforces with relatively high levels reinvestment in technology.

Bears

The concerts business is dependent on artists who now generate more income from concerts than recording. As a result, artists have even more impetus to push back on pricing, limiting margin expansion.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$90.43
Day Range
$90.0692.17
52-Week Range
$76.48107.24
Bid/Ask
$90.37 / $92.11
Market Cap
$21.28 Bil
Volume/Avg
1.6 Mil / 2.2 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
46.68
Price/Sales
0.91
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
Dividend Yield (Forward)
Total Yield

Company Profile

Live Nation is the largest live entertainment firm in the world, operating in 49 countries at the end of 2023 through its concert and ticketing platforms. Via either owning, operating, or holding exclusive booking rights, Live Nation controls or influences 373 venues, including the House of Blues. Live Nation also owns one of the largest ticketing services, Ticketmaster, which sold over 620 million tickets for over 10,000 clients in 2023. Live Nation also includes an artist management agency. This large live entertainment footprint helped Live Nation become one of the largest advertising and sponsorship platforms aimed at music fans.
Sector
Communication Services
Industry
Entertainment
Stock Style Box
Mid Growth
Total Number of Employees
14,700

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
LYV
CMCSA
DIS
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
46.689.0223.71
Price/Book Value
1.761.87
Price/Sales
0.911.242.09
Price/Cash Flow
15.775.4713.42
Price/Earnings
LYV
CMCSA
DIS

Financial Strength

Metric
LYV
CMCSA
DIS
Quick Ratio
0.780.490.57
Current Ratio
0.920.590.75
Interest Coverage
2.725.992.64
Quick Ratio
LYV
CMCSA
DIS

Profitability

Metric
LYV
CMCSA
DIS
Return on Assets (Normalized)
3.26%6.32%4.53%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
19.98%9.22%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
7.39%10.60%6.24%
Return on Assets
LYV
CMCSA
DIS
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