Live Nation Entertainment Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

11/07/2016

Highlights (year-over-year):
- Revenue Up 21% for the Quarter to $3.2 Billion
- Operating Income Up 25% for the Quarter to $191 Million
- AOI Up 14% for the Quarter to $303 Million
- Free Cash Flow for the Quarter Up 21% to $251 Million
- Concert Ticket Sales for Shows in 2016 Up 14% through October
- Sponsorship & Advertising Contracted Net Revenue Up 12% through October
- Ticketmaster Global GTV Up 14% through September at Constant Currency

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) today released financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

Live Nation had a record third quarter and 2016 is on track to deliver another year of record results across revenue, adjusted operating income, or AOI, and free cash flow.  For the quarter, revenue was up 21%, operating income was up 25%, AOI was up 14%, and free cash flow was up 21%.  Our core divisions - concerts, ticketing and advertising - each delivered their strongest quarterly operating income and AOI results ever.

Our concerts business is our flywheel, attracting 28 million fans to shows globally in the quarter, which then drove record results in our ticketing, advertising and on-site businesses.  Our performance demonstrates how Live Nation has created an unparalleled live platform, bringing fans in 40 countries to those unrivaled two-hour events each year.

Our concert and ticketing sales continue to pace well ahead of last year, and this, combined with initiatives to drive increased profits from our flywheel business model, gives us confidence that 2016 will be another year of record results for Live Nation overall and for each of our core divisions.

Concerts Global Platform Growth

Our concerts flywheel starts with attracting more fans to more shows, and in the third quarter we had 16% more fans attend over 6,000 shows, growing revenue by 25%, operating income by 94%, and AOI by 39% year-on-year.  Through September, we have grown our fan base by 16% to 56 million, on our way to what we expect to be a record-setting 70 million fans attending Live Nation concerts in 2016.

As we have discussed, increasing on-site monetization has been a major focus, and for the first nine months we have increased average fan spending at our festivals and amphitheaters by 10% at constant currency, while growing attendance 13% at these events, thereby increasing total on-site spending by $70 million at constant currency.  This high-margin spend has been a key driver of our growing concerts profitability thus far in 2016.

We are also benefiting from our ticket pricing initiatives, notably increasing the pricing on the most attractive tickets.  As a result, our average ticket price grew by 7% through September, which enabled us to increase what we pay artists by $450 million on shows this year.  By paying artists more, while continuing to build our profitability as well, we further differentiate our concert business and are able to build global market share to drive our flywheel.  At the same time, we continue to attract artists to our management business that provides a strong global pipeline of shows and supports our strategic growth initiatives.

Sponsorship & Advertising Delivered Continued Growth

In our high-margin sponsorship and advertising business, we have continued our growth this year, with revenue up 11%, operating income up 4%, and AOI up 7% for the first nine months.  During the same period without the impact of foreign exchange movements, our operating growth has continued at double digits with revenue up 13%, operating income up 6%, and AOI up 10%. The core of our sponsorship and advertising business is the ability to reach those 70 million fans attending Live Nation shows this year, now at a scale greater than the NFL, NBA and NHL combined.  With over 27 million of these fans in the hard to reach 18-34 year-old demographic, we provide a unique platform for brands looking to drive engagement and activation.  From this base of live fans, we leverage our database of nearly 300 million fans to help brands more effectively target potential customers.

We have then further built our ad platform by streaming live concerts and creating related content around our shows and festivals.  So far this year, we have generated 3 billion views across Live Nation sites and platform partners including Snapchat, Facebook and YouTube, growing our ad units and providing brands with a complementary way to reach potential customers.

Our platform is proving particularly attractive to those global brands looking to engage potential customers at scale, and through the third quarter, the 50-plus brands that spend over $1 million a year with us have increased their collective spend by 19% to over $225 million, and now account for over 75% of our sponsorship revenue.  As a result, our contracted net revenue for the year is up 12% through October, with over 95% of planned sponsorship now under contract for the year.  Given this, we are confident we will again deliver double-digit AOI growth in our sponsorship and advertising business in 2016 at constant currency.

Ticketmaster Marketplace Continues to Grow

Ticketmaster continues building its position as the global ticket marketplace leader, with 14% growth through September in global gross transaction value, or GTV, to $19 billion at constant currency, on our way to over $27 billion anticipated for the year.  Ticketmaster provides 480 million tickets to fans across 28 countries, making it by far the largest such marketplace.  This has driven a 12% increase in ticketing revenue through the third quarter, a 13% increase in operating income, and a 9% increase in AOI.

Our success in ticketing comes from our ongoing investment in new products, which then supports increased conversion and continued client growth.  This in turn reinforces Ticketmaster as the most effective partner for content to sell tickets to their events.  Investments in delivering an efficient mobile purchase process continue to improve the fan experience, and app installs for the first nine months are up 44% to nearly 30 million, while mobile ticket sales are up 38% to now account for 27% of all ticket purchases.  Similarly, our integrated secondary and primary ticket offering continues to benefit fans, allowing them to see all their options in one location, driving secondary GTV up 33% at constant currency, to over $1 billion through September 30.  These product improvements have been key in delivering our 7% growth in global fee-bearing tickets through the first three quarters this year, which translates into over 8 million more fans attending sporting events, concerts and the theater.

With this success in selling tickets, Ticketmaster continues to attract new clients worldwide.  In the third quarter, we added 170 clients to our base of over 12,000, setting us up for our seventh consecutive year of growth in ticket inventory.

Going forward, we see attractive growth potential in ticketing, as we continue creating targeted products to deliver on the needs of all fans, increasing conversion at our sites and expanding our reach with APIs into third-party distribution platforms.

Summary

We now have good visibility into our full year 2016 performance, and are confident we will deliver another year of record revenue, AOI and free cash flow.  We continue to rapidly grow our concert fan base, which is demonstrating the effectiveness of our flywheel, driving anticipated double-digit growth in sponsorship AOI and ticketing GTV.  As we look forward, we see tremendous opportunities to continue global consolidation of our concerts and ticketing businesses, with further growth in advertising and ticketing from the concerts flywheel.

Michael Rapino
President and Chief Executive Officer
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.

The company will webcast a teleconference today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial performance. Interested parties should visit the Events & Webcasts section of the company's website at investors.livenationentertainment.com to listen to the webcast. Supplemental statistical and financial information to be provided on the call, if any, will be available under the Reports section at the same link. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Live Nation website.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), or Live Nation, is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit investors.livenationentertainment.com.

 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – 3RD QUARTER

(unaudited; $ in millions)



Q3 2016
Reported


Q3 2015
Reported


Growth
as
Reported


Q3 2016
Constant
Currency


Growth
at
Constant
Currency

Revenue










Concerts

$

2,497.1



$

1,991.9



25

%


$

2,534.3



27

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

136.1



126.6



8

%


138.8



10

%

Ticketing

456.4



426.2



7

%


460.3



8

%

Artist Nation

150.8



136.7



10

%


152.4



12

%

Other & Eliminations

(70.0)



(58.5)



(20)

%


(70.0)



(20)

%


$

3,170.4



$

2,622.9



21

%


$

3,215.8



23

%











Operating Income (Loss)










Concerts

$

86.5



$

44.6



94

%


$

84.7



90

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

95.5



92.9



3

%


98.7



6

%

Ticketing

53.3



49.0



9

%


51.7



6

%

Artist Nation

(8.4)



(2.0)



*


(8.7)



*

Other & Eliminations

(3.2)



0.4



*


(3.2)



*

Corporate

(32.4)



(31.4)



(3)

%


(32.4)



(3)

%


$

191.3



$

153.5



25

%


$

190.8



24

%











Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)










Concerts

$

119.5



$

85.8



39

%


$

118.6



38

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

100.2



95.8



5

%


103.3



8

%

Ticketing

101.7



97.1



5

%


100.9



4

%

Artist Nation

11.4



12.9



(11)

%


11.5



(11)

%

Other & Eliminations

(2.8)



(0.2)



*


(2.8)



*

Corporate

(27.2)



(25.8)



(5)

%


(27.2)



(5)

%


$

302.8



$

265.6



14

%


$

304.3



15

%


      * percentages are not meaningful


FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – 9 MONTHS

(unaudited; $ in millions)



9 Months
2016
Reported


9 Months
2015
Reported


Growth
as
Reported


9 Months
2016
Constant
Currency


Growth
at
Constant
Currency

Revenue










Concerts

$

4,776.0



$

3,883.5



23

%


$

4,843.9



25

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

288.9



259.7



11

%


294.1



13

%

Ticketing

1,305.6



1,162.0



12

%


1,319.8



14

%

Artist Nation

312.6



302.5



3

%


316.1



5

%

Other & Eliminations

(125.7)



(98.7)



(27)

%


(125.7)



(27)

%


$

6,557.4



$

5,509.0



19

%


$

6,648.2



21

%











Operating Income (Loss)










Concerts

$

56.1



$

(3.7)



*


$

53.7



*

Sponsorship & Advertising

179.9



173.5



4

%


184.4



6

%

Ticketing

135.4



119.8



13

%


133.8



12

%

Artist Nation

(41.8)



(34.4)



(22)

%


(42.1)



(22)

%

Other & Eliminations

(9.1)



(0.4)



*


(9.1)



*

Corporate

(88.3)



(83.0)



(6)

%


(88.3)



(6)

%


$

232.2



$

171.8



35

%


$

232.4



35

%











Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)










Concerts

$

166.4



$

111.5



49

%


$

165.8



49

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

194.7



181.5



7

%


199.1



10

%

Ticketing

271.3



248.7



9

%


271.7



9

%

Artist Nation

6.0



4.9



22

%


6.3



29

%

Other & Eliminations

(8.9)



(1.8)



*


(8.9)



*

Corporate

(72.3)



(67.8)



(7)

%


(72.3)



(7)

%


$

557.2



$

477.0



17

%


$

561.7



18

%


      * percentages are not meaningful

 

As of September 30, 2016, total cash and cash equivalents were $1.0 billion, which includes $547 million in ticketing client cash and $179 million in free cash. Event-related deferred revenue was $417 million as of September 30, 2016, compared to $441 million as of the same date in 2015. We currently expect capital expenditures for the year to be between approximately $180 million and $185 million, with approximately 50% to be revenue generating capital expenditures.  In addition, we expect the amortization of nonrecoupable ticketing contract advances for 2016 full year to be in line with the total amount in 2015.

 

KEY OPERATING METRICS



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(in thousands except estimated events)

Concerts (1)








Estimated events:








North America

4,955



4,438



12,848



12,257


International

1,207



1,467



5,800



5,135


Total estimated events

6,162



5,905



18,648



17,392


Estimated fans (rounded):








North America

22,161



18,674



39,296



34,896


International

5,808



5,533



16,724



13,425


Total estimated fans

27,969



24,207



56,020



48,321


Ticketing (2)








Number of tickets sold

42,579



41,473



123,489



116,206




(1)

Events generally represent a single performance by an artist.  Fans generally represent the number of people who attend an event.  Festivals are counted as one event in the quarter in which the festival begins, but the number of fans is based on the days the fans were present at the festival and thus can be reported across multiple quarters.  Events and fan attendance metrics are estimated each quarter.

(2) 

The number of tickets sold includes primary tickets only.  This metric includes tickets sold during the period regardless of event timing except for our own events where our concert promoters control ticketing which are reported as the events occur. The total number of tickets sold reported above for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 excludes approximately 68 million and 69 million, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 excludes approximately 205 million and 202 million, respectively, of tickets sold using our Ticketmaster systems, through season seat packages and our venue clients' box offices, for which we do not receive a fee.

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures to Their Most Directly Comparable GAAP Measures (Unaudited)


Reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) to Free Cash Flow


($ in millions)

Q3 2016


Q3 2015

Adjusted operating income

$

302.8



$

265.6


Less:  Cash interest expense — net

(24.1)



(25.4)


           Cash taxes

(7.1)



(11.7)


           Maintenance capital expenditures

(20.8)



(14.2)


           Distributions to noncontrolling interests — net

(3.1)



(4.4)


Distributions from (contributions to) investments in nonconsolidated affiliates

2.9



(2.6)


Free cash flow

$

250.6



$

207.3


Revenue generating capital expenditures

(22.6)



(16.7)


Net

$

228.0



$

190.6



($ in millions)

9 Months 2016


9 Months 2015

Adjusted operating income

$

557.2



$

477.0


Less:  Cash interest expense — net

(68.0)



(67.8)


           Cash taxes

(27.3)



(29.5)


           Maintenance capital expenditures

(58.4)



(44.4)


           Distributions to noncontrolling interests — net

(25.3)



(13.8)


Distributions from (contributions to) investments in nonconsolidated affiliates

(5.0)



3.3


Free cash flow

$

373.2



$

324.8


Revenue generating capital expenditures

(62.2)



(50.1)


Net

$

311.0



$

274.7


 

Reconciliation of Cash and Cash Equivalents to Free Cash


($ in millions)


September 30,
 2016

Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,039.7


Client cash


(547.4)


Deferred revenue — event-related


(416.5)


Accrued artist fees


(100.7)


Collections on behalf of others


(29.3)


Prepaid expenses — event-related


233.4


   Free cash


$

179.2


 

Forward-Looking Statements, Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations:

Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding expected record results for the company in 2016 across revenue, adjusted operating income and free cash flow; anticipated record results in 2016 for each of the company's core businesses, including  anticipated double-digit adjusted operating income growth in the company's sponsorship and advertising business at constant currency; expected growth in attendance at the company's concerts in 2016 to 70 million fans; expected growth potential in ticketing, including anticipated growth in Ticketmaster's global gross transaction value to an expected $27 billion for the year and expected growth in Ticketmaster's ticket inventory for the seventh consecutive year; and anticipated opportunities to continue global consolidation of the company's concerts and ticketing businesses, with expected further growth in advertising and ticketing from the company's concerts flywheel.  Live Nation wishes to caution you that there are some known and unknown factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to operational challenges in achieving strategic objectives and executing on the company's plans, the risk that the company's markets do not evolve as anticipated, the potential impact of any economic slowdown and operational challenges associated with selling tickets and staging events.

Live Nation refers you to the documents it files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, specifically the section titled "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of the company's most recent Annual Report filed on Form 10-K, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K, which contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the company's projections or forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date on which they are made. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements by or concerning Live Nation are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. Live Nation does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements because of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC Regulation G. A reconciliation of each such measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, together with an explanation of why management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors, is provided herein.

Adjusted Operating Income (Loss), or AOI, is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as operating income (loss) before acquisition expenses (including transaction costs, changes in the fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration obligations, acquisition-related severance and compensation), depreciation and amortization (including goodwill impairment), loss (gain) on disposal of operating assets and certain stock-based compensation expense. We use AOI to evaluate the performance of our operating segments. We believe that information about AOI assists investors by allowing them to evaluate changes in the operating results of our portfolio of businesses separate from non-operational factors that affect net income, thus providing insights into both operations and the other factors that affect reported results. AOI is not calculated or presented in accordance with GAAP. A limitation of the use of AOI as a performance measure is that it does not reflect the periodic costs of certain amortizing assets used in generating revenue in our business. Accordingly, AOI should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, operating income (loss), net income (loss), and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. Furthermore, this measure may vary among other companies; thus, AOI as presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Constant Currency is a non-GAAP financial measure. We calculate currency impacts as the difference between current period activity translated using the current period's currency exchange rates and the comparable prior period's currency exchange rates.  We present constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuation.

Free Cash Flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that the company defines as AOI less maintenance capital expenditures, less net cash interest expense, less cash taxes, less net distributions to noncontrolling interest partners, plus distributions from investments in nonconsolidated affiliates net of contributions. The company uses free cash flow, among other measures, to evaluate the ability of its operations to generate cash that is available for purposes other than maintenance capital expenditures. The company believes that information about free cash flow provides investors with an important perspective on the cash available to service debt and make acquisitions. Free cash flow is not calculated or presented in accordance with GAAP. A limitation of the use of free cash flow as a performance measure is that it does not necessarily represent funds available for operations and is not necessarily a measure of the company's ability to fund its cash needs. Accordingly, free cash flow should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, operating income (loss) and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. Furthermore, this measure may vary among other companies; thus, free cash flow as presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Free Cash is a non-GAAP financial measure that the company defines as cash and cash equivalents less ticketing-related client funds, less event-related deferred revenue, less accrued expenses due to artists and cash collected on behalf of others, plus event-related prepaids. The company uses free cash as a proxy for how much cash it has available to, among other things, optionally repay debt balances, make acquisitions and fund revenue generating capital expenditures. Free cash is not calculated or presented in accordance with GAAP. A limitation of the use of free cash as a performance measure is that it does not necessarily represent funds available from operations and it is not necessarily a measure of our ability to fund our cash needs. Accordingly, free cash should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, cash and cash equivalents and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. Furthermore, this measure may vary among other companies; thus, free cash as presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to Their Most Directly Comparable GAAP Measures (Unaudited)



Reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) to Operating Income (Loss)

  ($ in millions)

Adjusted
operating
income
(loss)
constant
currency


Foreign
exchange
impact


Adjusted
operating
income
(loss)
reported


Non-cash  and
stock-based
compensation
expense


Loss (gain)
on disposal
of
operating assets


 

Depreciation
and

amortization


Acquisition
expenses


Operating
income
(loss)


















Three Months Ended September 30, 2016

















Concerts

$

118.6



$

(0.9)



$

119.5



$

1.8



$

0.2



$

33.9



$

(2.9)



$

86.5


Sponsorship & Advertising

103.3



3.1



100.2



0.3





4.4





95.5


Ticketing

100.9



(0.8)



101.7



0.7





47.2



0.5



53.3


Artist Nation

11.5



0.1



11.4



0.9



0.1



18.1



0.7



(8.4)


Other and Eliminations

(2.8)





(2.8)







0.4





(3.2)


Corporate

(27.2)





(27.2)



4.4





0.8





(32.4)


    Total Live Nation

$

304.3



$

1.5



$

302.8



$

8.1



$

0.3



$

104.8



$

(1.7)



$

191.3



















Three Months Ended September 30, 2015

















Concerts

$

85.8



$



$

85.8



$

1.6



$

0.3



$

36.1



$

3.2



$

44.6


Sponsorship & Advertising

95.8





95.8



0.4





2.5





92.9


Ticketing

97.1





97.1



0.7



0.2



46.5



0.7



49.0


Artist Nation

12.9





12.9



1.2



0.1



13.3



0.3



(2.0)


Other and Eliminations

(0.2)





(0.2)







(0.6)





0.4


Corporate

(25.8)





(25.8)



4.1





1.3



0.2



(31.4)


    Total Live Nation

$

265.6



$



$

265.6



$

8.0



$

0.6



$

99.1



$

4.4



$

153.5



















Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016

















Concerts

$

165.8



$

(0.6)



$

166.4



$

5.5



$

(0.1)



$

101.1



$

3.8



$

56.1


Sponsorship & Advertising

199.1



4.4



194.7



1.0





13.8





179.9


Ticketing

271.7



0.4



271.3



2.3





132.8



0.8



135.4


Artist Nation

6.3



0.3



6.0



3.1





44.9



(0.2)



(41.8)


Other and Eliminations

(8.9)





(8.9)







0.1



0.1



(9.1)


Corporate

(72.3)





(72.3)



13.3



0.1



2.5



0.1



(88.3)


Total Live Nation

$

561.7



$

4.5



$

557.2



$

25.2



$



$

295.2



$

4.6



$

232.2



















Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015

















Concerts

$

111.5



$



$

111.5



$

5.5



$

0.4



$

105.3



$

4.0



$

(3.7)


Sponsorship & Advertising

181.5





181.5



1.2





6.8





173.5


Ticketing

248.7





248.7



2.2





125.4



1.3



119.8


Artist Nation

4.9





4.9



3.8



0.2



33.9



1.4



(34.4)


Other and Eliminations

(1.8)





(1.8)







(1.4)





(0.4)


Corporate

(67.8)





(67.8)



12.9





2.2



0.1



(83.0)


Total Live Nation

$

477.0



$



$

477.0



$

25.6



$

0.6



$

272.2



$

6.8



$

171.8


 

 

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)



September 30,
 2016


December 31,
 2015


(in thousands)

ASSETS




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,039,706



$

1,303,125


Accounts receivable, less allowance of $26,620 and $17,168, respectively

785,418



452,600


Prepaid expenses

533,283



496,226


Other current assets

48,798



36,364


Total current assets

2,407,205



2,288,315


Property, plant and equipment




Land, buildings and improvements

827,960



840,032


Computer equipment and capitalized software

520,100



505,233


Furniture and other equipment

251,419



233,271


Construction in progress

95,398



47,684



1,694,877



1,626,220


Less accumulated depreciation

974,287



894,938



720,590



731,282


Intangible assets




Definite-lived intangible assets, net

759,210



777,763


Indefinite-lived intangible assets

368,906



369,317


Goodwill

1,671,629



1,604,315


Other long-term assets

489,489



385,249


Total assets

$

6,417,029



$

6,156,241


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities




Accounts payable, client accounts

$

709,236



$

662,941


Accounts payable

66,347



58,607


Accrued expenses

905,729



686,664


Deferred revenue

518,678



618,640


Current portion of long-term debt, net

46,693



42,352


Other current liabilities

34,314



32,002


Total current liabilities

2,280,997



2,101,206


Long-term debt, net

1,984,511



2,002,662


Deferred income taxes

198,660



199,472


Other long-term liabilities

125,040



142,267


Commitments and contingent liabilities




Redeemable noncontrolling interests

308,773



263,715


Stockholders' equity




Common stock

2,027



2,020


Additional paid-in capital

2,401,969



2,428,566


Accumulated deficit

(972,100)



(1,075,111)


Cost of shares held in treasury

(6,865)



(6,865)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(144,273)



(111,657)


Total Live Nation stockholders' equity

1,280,758



1,236,953


Noncontrolling interests

238,290



209,966


Total equity

1,519,048



1,446,919


Total liabilities and equity

$

6,417,029



$

6,156,241


  

 

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)



Three Months Ended
     September 30,


Nine Months Ended
     September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(in thousands except share and per share data)

Revenue

$

3,170,416



$

2,622,917



$

6,557,390



$

5,509,006


Operating expenses:








Direct operating expenses

2,428,003



1,974,322



4,817,894



3,974,710


Selling, general and administrative expenses

414,412



365,220



1,126,452



1,008,922


Depreciation and amortization

104,862



99,054



295,241



272,166


Loss (gain) on disposal of operating assets

253



625



(1)



588


Corporate expenses

31,600



30,186



85,649



80,800


Operating income

191,286



153,510



232,155



171,820


Interest expense

25,249



25,844



75,965



76,857


Interest income

(625)



(460)



(1,831)



(2,419)


Equity in losses (earnings) of nonconsolidated affiliates

17,471



2,040



17,184



(573)


Other expense, net

2,606



8,127



1,412



20,655


Income before income taxes

146,585



117,959



139,425



77,300


Income tax expense

13,824



13,577



26,157



19,232


Net income

132,761



104,382



113,268



58,068


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

21,682



15,333



8,966



12,242


Net income attributable to common stockholders of Live Nation

$

111,079



$

89,049



$

104,302



$

45,826










Basic net income per common share available to common stockholders of Live Nation

$

0.51



$

0.39



$

0.35



$

0.14


Diluted net income per common share available to common stockholders of Live Nation

$

0.49



$

0.38



$

0.34



$

0.14










Weighted average common shares outstanding:








Basic

202,118,412



201,392,591



201,904,305



200,776,477


Diluted

217,690,217



208,738,780



208,855,401



208,493,651


















Reconciliation to net income available to common stockholders of Live Nation:








Net income attributable to common stockholders of Live Nation

$

111,079



$

89,049



$

104,302



$

45,826


Accretion of redeemable noncontrolling interests

(8,576)



(10,118)



(33,204)



(17,111)


Net income available to common stockholders of Live Nation—basic

102,503



78,931



71,098



28,715


Convertible debt interest, net of tax

3,274








Net income available to common stockholders of Live Nation—diluted

$

105,777



$

78,931



$

71,098



$

28,715










 

 

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)



Nine Months Ended            September 30,


2016


2015


(in thousands)

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES




Net income

$

113,268



$

58,068


Reconciling items:




Depreciation

104,100



97,845


Amortization

191,141



174,321


Deferred income tax benefit

(14,096)



(7,181)


Amortization of debt issuance costs, discounts and premium, net

7,823



7,974


Non-cash compensation expense

25,237



25,594


Equity in losses (earnings) of nonconsolidated affiliates, net of distributions

25,742



6,040


Provision for uncollectible receivables and advances

12,743



7,339


Other, net

(6,094)



(12,091)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and dispositions:




Increase in accounts receivable

(345,343)



(232,106)


Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets

(173,683)



(215,009)


Increase in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

295,025



120,812


Decrease in deferred revenue

(116,347)



(46,530)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

119,516



(14,924)


CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES




Advances and collections of notes receivable, net

(7,971)



(22,827)


Investments made in nonconsolidated affiliates

(18,628)



(17,130)


Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(119,740)



(97,506)


Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(113,065)



(87,371)


Other, net

(770)



(2,290)


Net cash used in investing activities

(260,174)



(227,124)


CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES




Payments on long-term debt

(28,795)



(22,910)


Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(25,279)



(13,834)


Purchases and sales of noncontrolling interests, net

(32,266)



(9,491)


Proceeds from exercise of stock options

5,676



14,685


Payments for deferred and contingent consideration

(21,809)



(4,450)


Other, net

(7,227)



2,552


Net cash used in financing activities

(109,700)



(33,448)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(13,061)



(45,150)


Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(263,419)



(320,646)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,303,125



1,382,029


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

1,039,706



$

1,061,383


 

 

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SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

Investors, Maili Bergman, (310) 867-7143, IR@livenation.com, or Media, Carrie Davis, (310) 975-6941, CarrieDavis@livenation.com
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