Live Nation Entertainment Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Highlights (year-over-year):

  • Revenue Up 10% for the Quarter to $3.2 Billion
  • Operating Income Up 27% for the Quarter to $172 Million
  • Adjusted Operating Income Up 23% for the Quarter to $319 Million
  • 73 Million Concert Tickets Sold for 2019 Shows, Up Over 4 Million through mid-July
  • Sponsorship & Advertising Committed Net Revenue Up 18% Year-to-Date
  • Ticketmaster Fee-Bearing GTV Up 11% for the Quarter

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) today released financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.

The company delivered strong growth for the quarter, with operating income up 27%, adjusted operating income ("AOI") up 23%, and revenue up 10%. Each of our businesses contributed to these results, with all of them delivering double-digit operating income and AOI growth in the second quarter.

We continue to benefit from a strong tailwind in the live event, experience-based economy of today. The global ticket revenue from our concerts is up 16% for the first half of the year, as we continue to see a strong supply of artists touring matched with global consumer demand. And within this, the ticket revenue from concerts outside our top 100 artists is up 32% so far this year, demonstrating that the demand for live music is strong and growing from the largest stadiums to the local clubs.

We have created the most scalable and unparalleled business model in the industry, building a platform that brings over 570 million fans in 45 countries to live events each year. With our key metrics in concerts, sponsorship and ticketing all pacing well ahead of last year, we are confident that in 2019 the company will again deliver double-digit operating income and AOI growth.

Concerts Growing Fanbase

Starting with our concerts business, through mid-July we have sold over 73 million tickets for shows this year, up 6% or approximately 4.5 million tickets from the same point last year. This puts us on track to have nearly 100 million fans attend approximately 38,000 concerts this year.

In the second quarter, we had 27 million fans attend 10,000 shows, up 7% and 9%, respectively, from last year, and by far our largest second quarter ever. As a result, for the quarter we grew operating income by 45%, AOI by 33% and revenue by 11%. Our international business has been particularly strong through the first half, growing our fan base by 2.5 million fans with the greatest growth coming from our arenas, stadiums and theaters.

Globally, we continue to work with artists to enable them to capture the value from their shows – through optimized pricing and Ticketmaster tools such as Platinum, we have delivered over $500 million in incremental value to artists since the start of 2018. Through this, we have seen no reduction in demand, with global sell-through rates across our stadiums, arenas and amphitheaters as strong as last year.

Further, at our venues we continue to increase average per fan spending by enhancing the fan experience, providing reasons for them to arrive earlier, spending less time in line and improving the quality of food and beverage offerings. As a result, we currently expect our ancillary revenue per fan at our amphitheaters to grow by approximately $2.50 this year.

Overall, we see tremendous opportunity to continue growing our global market share, both organically and via targeted acquisitions. Our just announced acquisition of OCESA in Mexico, one of the top global promoters, continues our mission of building a global fan base to over 125 million fans.

All this gives me confidence that we will again deliver double-digit operating income and AOI growth in our concerts business this year.

Sponsorship & Advertising Connecting Brands With Fans

Our sponsorship business leverages our platform of nearly 100 million fans, providing brands a unique opportunity to connect directly with music fans at scale. By continuing to attract new brand partners and expand relationships with existing ones, we grew operating income by 14%, AOI by 12% and revenue by 8% for the quarter.

Much of our growth continues to come from large strategic partnerships, all of whom utilize a mix of our assets and span multiple years. This group accounts for over 70% of our total sponsorship, and the number of these sponsors has grown double-digits this year as we have added companies such as Adobe, Hyundai and Google. As a result, the committed spend by these strategic sponsors is also up double-digits through mid-July.

Globally, festivals in particular provide an attractive opportunity for sponsors to engage fans at a time when they are receptive to brand messages.  And once again, our festival sponsorship is on track for revenue per fan to be up double-digits this year, thanks in part to a growing portfolio of marquee festivals including Lollapalooza, Rock in Rio and EDC, which are of particular interest to brand partners.

Given the attractiveness of our platform to brands, and the double-digit growth in committed net revenue for the year, we currently expect to deliver sponsorship operating income and AOI growth in the mid-to-high teens for the full year.

Ticketmaster Leading the Market in Digital Transformation

Ticketmaster continues to demonstrate that it is the best global ticketing marketplace for venues, teams, artists and fans, with fee-bearing gross transaction value ("GTV") growth of 13% at constant currency in the quarter, making it our highest second quarter GTV ever. As a result, Ticketmaster’s operating income was up 31%, AOI was up 20% and revenue was up 6% for the quarter.

The addition of major clients such as Evenko in Canada, Chase Center in the U.S., the O2 in Prague, and 150 others worldwide further validates that Ticketmaster is content’s choice as the most effective ticketing platform in the world, with leading technology to service venues, sports teams and artists, and with an efficient marketplace that attracts and converts ticket buyers. Our industry-leading digital ticketing rollout is ahead of schedule, with Presence now expected to be installed at over 600 venues in the U.S. this year, including over 80% of major sports buildings and Live Nation amphitheaters.

And as the ticket is increasingly digital, we have also focused on ensuring our mobile marketplaces are the easiest place for fans to buy and manage their tickets. Because of that, we have seen a continued shift to mobile ticket buying, up 22% from the second quarter last year and now accounting for 45% of global ticket sales year to date. At the same time, we have been improving the consumer purchase process, which has increased conversion across both mobile and desktop.

As Ticketmaster continues to be an effective and efficient ticketing solution for content and fans alike, we expect to drive growth in GTV and operating results for the full year.

Summary

In summary, 2019 is on track for the company to deliver double-digit operating income and AOI growth along with strong gains in revenue.

Each of our businesses is contributing to this success, starting with concerts as we put on more shows for more fans, then continuing to monetize fans at the concert, sell more tickets to events of all types, and further deliver value to our sponsors from our platform of nearly 100 million fans.

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, operational matters and potentially other material developments. Interested parties should visit the "News / Events" 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 posted to the "Financial Info" section of the website. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Live Nation website.

Notice Regarding Financial Statements

The company has provided certain financial statements at the end of this press release for reference.  These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the full financial statements, and the notes thereto, set forth in the company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today and available on the SEC’s website at sec.gov.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

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

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – 2nd QUARTER

(unaudited; $ in millions)

Q2 2019 
Reported

Q2 2018 
Reported

Growth

Q2 2019 
Constant 
Currency

Growth at 
Constant 
Currency

Revenue

Concerts

$

2,639.5

$

2,380.7

11

%

$

2,694.2

13

%

Ticketing

370.8

351.2

6

%

377.0

7

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

151.5

139.9

8

%

154.1

10

%

Other and Eliminations

(4.8)

(3.6)

(33)

%

(4.8)

(33)

%

$

3,157.0

$

2,868.3

10

%

$

3,220.5

12

%

Operating Income (Loss)

Concerts

$

60.7

$

41.8

45

%

$

62.4

49

%

Ticketing

64.1

49.1

31

%

64.5

31

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

91.4

80.5

14

%

93.4

16

%

Other and Eliminations

(0.2)

(3.6)

94

%

(0.2)

94

%

Corporate

(44.4)

(33.1)

(34)

%

(44.4)

(34)

%

$

171.6

$

134.7

27

%

$

175.7

30

%

Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)

Concerts

$

132.8

$

99.5

33

%

$

135.3

36

%

Ticketing

123.8

102.9

20

%

125.1

22

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

98.4

88.1

12

%

100.4

14

%

Other and Eliminations

(1.3)

(4.4)

70

%

(1.3)

70

%

Corporate

(34.5)

(25.7)

(34)

%

(34.5)

(34)

%

$

319.2

$

260.3

23

%

$

325.0

25

%

 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – 6 MONTHS

(unaudited; $ in millions)

6 Months 2019
Reported

6 Months 2018
Reported

Growth

6 Months 2019
Constant 
Currency

Growth at
Constant 
Currency

Revenue

Concerts

$

3,957.6

$

3,419.7

16

%

$

4,050.3

18

%

Ticketing

708.4

723.6

(2)

%

721.5

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

226.6

214.5

6

%

231.7

8

%

Other and Eliminations

(7.8)

(7.0)

(11)

%

(7.8)

(11)

%

$

4,884.8

$

4,350.7

12

%

$

4,995.7

15

%

Operating Income (Loss)

Concerts

$

1.6

$

(22.1)

*

$

1.4

*

Ticketing

106.7

113.9

(6)

%

107.3

(6)

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

123.5

111.6

11

%

127.2

14

%

Other and Eliminations

(0.3)

(7.0)

96

%

(0.3)

96

%

Corporate

(83.8)

(67.8)

(24)

%

(83.8)

(24)

%

$

147.7

$

128.7

15

%

$

151.8

18

%

Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)

Concerts

$

138.2

$

83.9

65

%

$

140.7

68

%

Ticketing

224.2

223.9

%

226.7

1

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

138.3

127.0

9

%

142.0

12

%

Other and Eliminations

(2.7)

(8.8)

69

%

(2.7)

69

%

Corporate

(63.4)

(51.9)

(22)

%

(63.5)

(22)

%

$

434.6

$

374.1

16

%

$

443.2

18

%

* percentages are not meaningful

 

  • As of June 30, 2019, total cash and cash equivalents were $2.3 billion, which includes $777 million in ticketing client cash and $363 million in free cash.
  • Event-related deferred revenue was $1.6 billion at each of June 30, 2019 and 2018.
  • For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, net cash used in operating activities was $176 million and free cash flow — adjusted was $220 million.
  • We currently expect capital expenditures for the full year to be approximately $310 million, with more than half to be revenue generating capital expenditures.
  • We currently expect the amortization of non-recoupable ticketing contract advances for the full year 2019 to be in line with the last few years of expense.

 

KEY OPERATING METRICS

Q2 2019

Q2 2018

6 Months 
2019

6 Months 
2018

(in thousands except estimated events)

Concerts (1)

Events:

North America

6,920

6,342

12,455

11,133

International

3,039

2,756

5,577

5,140

Total estimated events

9,959

9,098

18,032

16,273

Fans:

North America

15,730

16,108

24,672

22,898

International

11,177

9,145

17,132

14,590

Total estimated fans

26,907

25,253

41,804

37,488

Ticketing (2)

Fee-bearing tickets

53,185

48,140

103,211

101,170

Non-fee-bearing tickets

53,749

52,997

120,864

119,562

Total estimated tickets

106,934

101,137

224,075

220,732

(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 fee-bearing tickets estimated above include primary and secondary tickets that are sold using our Ticketmaster systems or that we issue through affiliates. This metric includes primary tickets sold during the period regardless of event timing, except for our own events where our concert promoters control ticketing and which are reported as the events occur. The non-fee-bearing tickets estimated above include primary tickets sold using our Ticketmaster systems, through season seat packages and our venue clients’ box offices, along with tickets sold on our ‘do it yourself’ platform.

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

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow  Adjusted to Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities

($ in millions)

Q2 2019

Q2 2018

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(175.8)

$

(255.7)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities (working capital)

444.0

466.1

Free cash flow from earnings

$

268.2

$

210.4

Less: Maintenance capital expenditures

(34.9)

(23.2)

          Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(13.5)

(11.6)

Free cash flow — adjusted

$

219.8

$

175.6

Net cash used in investing activities

$

(196.8)

$

(225.7)

Net cash used in financing activities

$

(26.4)

$

(89.5)

 

($ in millions)

6 Months
2019

6 Months
2018

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

293.3

$

519.8

Changes in operating assets and liabilities (working capital)

52.2

(225.6)

Free cash flow from earnings

$

345.5

$

294.2

Less: Maintenance capital expenditures

(59.4)

(41.1)

          Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(63.4)

(31.1)

Free cash flow — adjusted

$

222.7

$

222.0

Net cash used in investing activities

$

(281.7)

$

(314.4)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

$

(97.9)

$

314.7

Reconciliation of Free Cash to Cash and Cash Equivalents

($ in millions)

June 30,
 2019

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,270.3

Client cash

(777.2)

Deferred revenue — event-related

(1,573.2)

Accrued artist fees

(119.5)

Collections on behalf of others

(36.4)

Prepaid expenses — event-related

598.8

   Free cash

$

362.8

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 anticipated double-digit operating income and adjusted operating income growth with strong gains in revenue for the company in 2019, including double-digit operating income and adjusted operating income growth in the company’s concerts business, operating income and adjusted operating income growth in the mid-to-high teens for sponsorship, and growth in gross transaction value and operating results for Ticketmaster; projected attendance at the company’s concerts of nearly 100 million fans with approximately 38,000 events in 2019; expectations that ancillary revenue per fan at the company’s amphitheaters will grow by approximately $2.50 for the year; the strength of the opportunity for the company to continue growing its global concerts market share, both organically and via targeted acquisitions; anticipated double-digit growth in festival sponsorship revenue per fan for the year; and the expectation that Presence will be installed at over 600 venues in the U.S. in 2019, including over 80% of major sports buildings and Live Nation amphitheaters. 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.

Adjusted Operating Income (Loss), or AOI, is a non-GAAP financial measure that the company defines as operating income (loss) before certain stock-based compensation expense, loss (gain) on disposal of operating assets, depreciation and amortization (including goodwill impairment), amortization of non-recoupable ticketing contract advances and acquisition expenses (including transaction costs, changes in the fair value of accrued acquisition-related contingent consideration obligations, and acquisition-related severance and compensation). The company uses AOI to evaluate the performance of our operating segments. The company believes 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 (loss), 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. The company calculates 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. The company presents constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations.

Free Cash Flow — Adjusted, or FCF, is a non-GAAP financial measure that the company defines as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less changes in operating assets and liabilities, less maintenance capital expenditures, less distributions to noncontrolling interest partners. The company uses FCF 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 FCF provides investors with an important perspective on the cash available to service debt, make acquisitions, and for revenue generating capital expenditures.  FCF is not calculated or presented in accordance with GAAP.  A limitation of the use of FCF 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, FCF should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net cash provided by (used in) operating activities and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP.  Furthermore, this measure may vary among other companies; thus, FCF 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 Certain Non-GAAP Measures to Their Most Directly Comparable GAAP Measures (Unaudited)

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

($ in millions)

Operating income
(loss)

Stock-based
compensation
expense

Loss
(gain) on
disposal of
operating assets

Depreciation
and

amortization

                 Amortization of

non-recoupable
ticketing
contract
advances

Acquisition
expenses

Adjusted
operating
income
(loss)
reported

Foreign
exchange
impact

Adjusted
operating
income
(loss)
constant
currency

Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

Concerts

$

60.7

$

3.1

$

(0.2)

$

54.2

$

$

14.9

$

132.8

$

2.5

$

135.3

Ticketing

64.1

1.6

0.1

39.5

18.2

0.3

123.8

1.3

125.1

Sponsorship & Advertising

91.4

0.7

6.4

98.4

2.0

100.4

Other and Eliminations

(0.2)

0.1

(1.2)

(1.3)

(1.3)

Corporate

(44.4)

6.3

3.6

(34.5)

(34.5)

Total Live Nation

$

171.6

$

11.7

$

(0.1)

$

103.8

$

17.0

$

15.2

$

319.2

$

5.8

$

325.0

Three Months Ended June 30, 2018

Concerts

$

41.8

$

4.0

$

0.1

$

46.5

$

$

7.1

$

99.5

$

$

Ticketing

49.1

1.2

35.0

17.4

0.2

102.9

Sponsorship & Advertising

80.5

0.5

7.1

88.1

Other and Eliminations

(3.6)

0.2

(1.1)

(4.4)

Corporate

(33.1)

6.4

1.0

(25.7)

Total Live Nation

$

134.7

$

12.1

$

0.1

$

89.8

$

16.3

$

7.3

$

260.3

$

$

Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

Concerts

$

1.6

$

6.6

$

(0.4)

$

105.6

$

$

24.7

$

138.2

$

2.4

$

140.7

Ticketing

106.7

3.1

0.1

76.9

36.9

0.5

224.2

2.5

226.7

Sponsorship & Advertising

123.5

1.3

13.4

138.3

3.7

142.0

Other and Eliminations

(0.3)

0.3

(2.6)

(2.7)

(2.7)

Corporate

(83.8)

13.9

6.5

(63.4)

(63.5)

Total Live Nation

$

147.7

$

24.9

$

(0.2)

$

202.7

$

34.3

$

25.2

$

434.6

$

8.6

$

443.2

Six Months Ended June 30, 2018

Concerts

$

(22.1)

$

5.9

$

0.1

$

92.1

$

$

7.9

$

83.9

$

$

Ticketing

113.9

2.3

68.6

38.5

0.5

223.9

Sponsorship & Advertising

111.6

0.7

14.7

127.0

Other and Eliminations

(7.0)

0.4

(2.3)

(8.8)

Corporate

(67.8)

14.1

1.9

(51.9)

Total Live Nation

$

128.7

$

22.9

$

0.1

$

177.7

$

36.3

$

8.3

$

374.1

$

$

 

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

June 30,
 2019

December 31,
 2018

(in thousands)

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,270,341

$

2,371,540

Accounts receivable, less allowance of $35,215 and $34,225, respectively

1,096,754

829,320

Prepaid expenses

858,469

597,866

Restricted cash

14,638

6,663

Other current assets

44,685

42,685

Total current assets

4,284,887

3,848,074

Property, plant and equipment

Land, buildings and improvements

1,101,316

984,558

Computer equipment and capitalized software

782,994

742,737

Furniture and other equipment

356,597

329,607

Construction in progress

129,418

160,028

2,370,325

2,216,930

Less accumulated depreciation

1,344,857

1,270,337

1,025,468

946,593

Operating lease assets

1,186,909

Intangible assets

Definite-lived intangible assets, net

753,490

661,451

Indefinite-lived intangible assets

368,846

368,854

Goodwill

1,925,725

1,822,943

Long-term advances

575,787

420,891

Other long-term assets

408,275

428,080

Total assets

$

10,529,387

$

8,496,886

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable, client accounts

$

989,570

$

1,037,162

Accounts payable

170,274

90,253

Accrued expenses

1,339,881

1,245,465

Deferred revenue

1,890,997

1,227,797

Current portion of long-term debt, net

55,409

82,142

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

120,065

Other current liabilities

39,527

67,047

Total current liabilities

4,605,723

3,749,866

Long-term debt, net

2,708,642

2,732,878

Long-term operating lease liabilities

1,138,893

Deferred income taxes

169,985

137,067

Other long-term liabilities

113,060

204,977

Commitments and contingent liabilities

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

385,328

329,355

Stockholders’ equity

Common stock

2,101

2,091

Additional paid-in capital

2,296,010

2,268,209

Accumulated deficit

(968,312)

(1,019,223)

Cost of shares held in treasury

(6,865)

(6,865)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(148,791)

(145,231)

Total Live Nation stockholders’ equity

1,174,143

1,098,981

Noncontrolling interests

233,613

243,762

Total equity

1,407,756

1,342,743

Total liabilities and equity

$

10,529,387

$

8,496,886

 

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(in thousands except share and per share data)

Revenue

$

3,157,009

$

2,868,315

$

4,884,837

$

4,350,699

Operating expenses:

Direct operating expenses

2,327,414

2,135,107

3,479,018

3,067,191

Selling, general and administrative expenses

513,497

476,438

978,363

911,049

Depreciation and amortization

103,826

89,785

202,738

177,656

Loss (gain) on disposal of operating assets

(101)

108

(248)

146

Corporate expenses

40,787

32,152

77,243

65,962

Operating income

171,586

134,725

147,723

128,695

Interest expense

36,792

35,519

73,307

68,203

Interest income

(3,818)

(2,705)

(6,366)

(3,888)

Equity in loss (earnings) of nonconsolidated affiliates

(5,828)

313

(8,972)

(3,402)

Other expense (income), net

(430)

6,443

(3,833)

6,771

Income before income taxes

144,870

95,155

93,587

61,011

Income tax expense

28,750

11,799

32,708

18,683

Net income

116,120

83,356

60,879

42,328

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

12,765

13,997

9,968

6,875

Net income attributable to common stockholders of Live Nation

$

103,355

$

69,359

$

50,911

$

35,453

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

$

0.43

$

0.25

$

0.12

$

0.01

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

$

0.41

$

0.24

$

0.11

$

0.01

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic

209,998,048

207,331,781

209,456,196

207,031,642

Diluted

219,977,612

215,105,119

219,107,351

215,075,203

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

Net income attributable to common stockholders of Live Nation

$

103,355

$

69,359

$

50,911

$

35,453

Accretion of redeemable noncontrolling interests

(13,515)

(17,172)

(25,827)

(33,557)

Net income available to common stockholders of Live Nation—basic

$

89,840

$

52,187

$

25,084

$

1,896

Convertible debt interest, net of tax

86

Net income available to common stockholders of Live Nation—diluted

$

89,926

$

52,187

$

25,084

$

1,896

 

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited) 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2019

2018

(in thousands)

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income

$

60,879

$

42,328

Reconciling items:

Depreciation

106,015

85,493

Amortization

96,723

92,163

Amortization of non-recoupable ticketing contract advances

34,267

36,285

Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts, net

10,828

9,298

Non-cash compensation expense

24,926

22,946

Other, net

11,902

5,694

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

Increase in accounts receivable

(256,575)

(229,016)

Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets

(380,285)

(604,699)

Increase in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

5,880

112,065

Increase in deferred revenue

578,763

947,269

Net cash provided by operating activities

293,323

519,826

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Advances of notes receivable

(13,931)

(69,346)

Collection of notes receivable

5,337

14,481

Investments made in nonconsolidated affiliates

(28,931)

(38,201)

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(135,940)

(100,641)

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(87,595)

(93,256)

Purchases of intangible assets

(20,614)

(27,620)

Other, net

20

188

Net cash used in investing activities

(281,654)

(314,395)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Proceeds from long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs

558

857,121

Payments on long-term debt

(21,933)

(372,650)

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(63,373)

(31,143)

Purchases and sales of noncontrolling interests, net

(1,463)

(131,093)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

10,199

10,854

Taxes paid for net share settlement of equity awards

(10,259)

(8,602)

Payments for deferred and contingent consideration

(19,962)

(14,655)

Other, net

8,323

4,899

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(97,910)

314,731

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(6,983)

(48,671)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(93,224)

471,491

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

2,378,203

1,828,822

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

2,284,979

$

2,300,313

 

Contacts

Investor Contact: Jackie Beato, (310) 867-7143, IR@livenation.com; Media Contact: Carrie Davis, (310) 975-6941, CarrieDavis@livenation.com