Live Nation Entertainment Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

Highlights

  • 86% of Fans Opting to Keep Tickets for Rescheduled Shows
  • 19 Million Tickets Sold to More Than 4,000 Concerts and Festivals Scheduled for 2021
  • $800 Million Cost Reduction Program Target in 2020
  • $1.4 Billion Cash Management Program Target in 2020

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) today released financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Over the past three months, our top priority has been strengthening our financial position to ensure that we have the liquidity and flexibility to get through an extended period with no live events. Our expectation is that live events will return at scale in the summer of 2021, with ticket sales ramping up in the quarters leading up to these shows.

Confidence in the Future of Live

Importantly, we remain confident that fans will return to live events when it is safe to do so. Our strongest indicator of demand is that fans are holding on to their tickets, even when given the option of a refund. Through the end of the second quarter, 86% of concert fans are keeping their tickets for rescheduled shows, demonstrating their continued desire to attend concerts in the future despite the current uncertainty.

Our expectations for a robust outdoor summer season in 2021 are also reinforced by the two-thirds of fans keeping their tickets for canceled festivals so they can go to next year’s show, along with strong early ticket sales for festivals in the UK next summer – for example, Download and Isle of Wight are pacing well ahead of last year.

Between the tickets held by fans for rescheduled shows and these festival onsales, we have already sold 19 million tickets to more than four thousand concerts and festivals scheduled for 2021, creating a strong baseload of demand that is pacing well ahead of this point last year. At the same time, surveys continue to show that concerts remain fans’ highest priority social event when it is safe to gather, with almost 90% of fans globally planning on attending concerts again.

Keeping Artists and Fans Connected

Understanding that it will be some time before we put on concerts at scale, we are innovating to find new and creative ways to help keep artists and fans connected in the meantime. Virtual concerts have proven to be in huge demand with fans, so we established the “Live From Home” platform to provide a convenient place for fans of all types to find performances from their favorite artists.

In the second quarter, we had 67 million fans view over 18 thousand concerts and festivals globally. Among our highlights, this past weekend we streamed 150 performances for our Virtual Lollapalooza Festival.  Given the tremendous popularity of these shows, we are seeing the potential for live streaming to become an additional long-term component of our concert business, allowing fans in other cities, or those who can’t attend, to enjoy the concert as well.

At the same time, recognizing fans want to get back to attending concerts in person as soon as possible, we’ve launched socially distanced shows when and where permitted, including New Zealand, France, Denmark, Spain, Germany and Finland, as well as several cities across the United States.

Return to Live

While this is a challenging time for everyone – the live events business in particular – there are a few things that I am confident about: we are well positioned to weather this crisis, and we will get through this; when it is safe to return, we will have an abundance of fans and artists ready to enjoy live music again; and Live Nation will do everything in its power to meet our responsibilities to artists, fans, our employees and everyone else affected by this shutdown by bringing back as much live music as fast as possible when it is responsible to do so.

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

Additional Information on Liquidity

At the end of the second quarter, the company had total cash and cash equivalents of $3.3 billion, which includes $1.8 billion of free cash. This free cash along with $966 million of available debt capacity provide the company with over $2.7 billion in available liquidity. The company’s operational cash burn rate estimate is $125 million per month and estimated gross burn rate is $185 million per month, both on average for the second quarter through the end of the year. In addition, subsequent to quarter-end, the company’s credit agreement was amended to further suspend its maintenance covenant until December 31, 2021 if it chooses, replacing it with a minimum liquidity test of $500 million, which is measured against the company’s free cash, available debt capacity, and up to $250 million of event-related deferred revenue. The company believes this level of liquidity and our associated burn rates, along with our credit actions, provide it with the ability to fund operations until the expected return of concerts at scale in the summer of 2021, preceded by ticket sales earlier in the year.

The company will webcast a teleconference today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific 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 2020
Reported

Q2 2019
Reported

Growth

Q2 2020
Constant
Currency

Growth at
Constant
Currency

Revenue

Concerts

$

141.8

$

2,639.5

(95)

%

$

147.0

(94)

%

Ticketing

(87.0)

370.8

*

(87.4)

*

Sponsorship & Advertising

18.4

151.5

(88)

%

19.0

(87)

%

Other and Eliminations

0.9

(4.8)

*

0.9

*

$

74.1

$

3,157.0

(98)

%

$

79.5

(97)

%

Operating Income (Loss)

Concerts

$

(279.9)

$

60.7

*

$

(283.0)

*

Ticketing

(267.2)

64.1

*

(269.5)

*

Sponsorship & Advertising

(11.2)

91.4

*

(10.9)

*

Other and Eliminations

(6.8)

(0.2)

*

(6.8)

*

Corporate

(23.0)

(44.4)

48

%

(23.0)

48

%

$

(588.1)

$

171.6

*

$

(593.2)

*

Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)

Concerts

$

(210.7)

$

132.8

*

$

(213.2)

*

Ticketing

(203.9)

123.8

*

(205.6)

*

Sponsorship & Advertising

(1.8)

98.5

*

(1.4)

*

Other and Eliminations

(3.8)

(1.3)

*

(3.8)

*

Corporate

(11.7)

(34.5)

66

%

(11.7)

66

%

$

(431.9)

$

319.3

*

$

(435.7)

*

* percentages are not meaningful

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – 6 MONTHS

(unaudited; $ in millions)

6 Months
2020
Reported

6 Months
2019
Reported

Growth

6 Months
2020
Constant
Currency

Growth at
Constant
Currency

Revenue

Concerts

$

1,135.2

$

3,957.6

(71)

%

$

1,153.0

(71)

%

Ticketing

197.3

708.4

(72)

%

198.2

(72)

%

Sponsorship & Advertising

108.6

226.6

(52)

%

110.4

(51)

%

Other and Eliminations

(1.3)

(7.8)

83

%

(1.3)

83

%

$

1,439.8

$

4,884.8

(71)

%

$

1,460.3

(70)

%

Operating Income (Loss)

Concerts

$

(441.0)

$

1.6

*

$

(445.7)

*

Ticketing

(283.1)

106.7

*

(286.1)

*

Sponsorship & Advertising

27.0

123.5

(78)

%

28.2

(77)

%

Other and Eliminations

(8.2)

(0.3)

*

(8.2)

*

Corporate

(55.4)

(83.8)

34

%

(55.4)

34

%

$

(760.7)

$

147.7

*

$

(767.2)

*

Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)

Concerts

$

(298.9)

$

138.2

*

$

(302.4)

*

Ticketing

(158.9)

224.2

*

(161.0)

*

Sponsorship & Advertising

44.8

138.3

(68)

%

46.0

(67)

%

Other and Eliminations

(6.6)

(2.7)

*

(6.6)

*

Corporate

(32.8)

(63.4)

48

%

(32.8)

48

%

$

(452.4)

$

434.6

*

$

(456.8)

*

* percentages are not meaningful

  • As of June 30, 2020, total cash and cash equivalents were $3.3 billion, which includes $745 million in ticketing client cash and $1.8 billion in free cash.
  • Event-related deferred revenue was $0.9 billion as of June 30, 2020, compared to $1.6 billion as of June 30, 2019. In addition, we had long-term deferred revenue of $486 million for events that have been rescheduled more than one year out as of June 30, 2020.
  • For the six months ended June 30, 2020, net cash used in operating activities was $(390) million and free cash flow — adjusted was $(565) million.
  • We currently expect capital expenditures for the full year to be approximately $215 million.

KEY OPERATING METRICS

Q2 2020

Q2 2019

6 Months
2020

6 Months
2019

(in thousands except estimated events)

Concerts (1)

Events:

North America

24

7,213

4,787

12,888

International

107

3,039

2,419

5,571

Total estimated events

131

10,252

7,206

18,459

Fans:

North America

8

15,844

5,727

24,810

International

41

11,178

4,714

17,136

Total estimated fans

49

27,022

10,441

41,946

Ticketing (2)

Fee-bearing tickets

(8,765)

53,185

27,444

103,211

Non-fee-bearing tickets

6,386

53,749

61,645

120,864

Total estimated tickets

(2,379)

106,934

89,089

224,075

(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)

Events 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 which are reported when 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. These ticketing metrics are net of any refunds requested and any cancellations that occurred during the period and up to the time of reporting of our financial statements. Fee-bearing tickets include refunds of 10.7 million and 17.2 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, respectively.

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 2020

Q2 2019

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(1,022.1)

$

(175.8)

Less: Changes in operating assets and liabilities (working capital)

598.4

444.0

Free cash flow from earnings

$

(423.7)

$

268.2

Less: Maintenance capital expenditures

(15.3)

(34.9)

          Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(11.2)

(13.5)

Free cash flow — adjusted

$

(450.2)

$

219.8

Net cash used in investing activities

$

(68.2)

$

(196.8)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

$

1,079.7

$

(26.4)

($ in millions)

6 Months 2020

6 Months 2019

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$

(390.4)

$

293.3

Less: Changes in operating assets and liabilities (working capital)

(103.0)

52.2

Free cash flow from earnings

$

(493.4)

$

345.5

Less: Maintenance capital expenditures

(45.7)

(59.4)

          Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(26.3)

(63.4)

Free cash flow — adjusted

$

(565.4)

$

222.7

Net cash used in investing activities

$

(190.6)

$

(281.7)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

$

1,462.1

$

(97.9)

Reconciliation of Free Cash to Cash and Cash Equivalents

($ in millions)

June 30,
2020

Cash and cash equivalents

$

3,290.1

Client cash

(744.7)

Deferred revenue — event-related

(941.3)

Accrued artist fees

(21.6)

Collections on behalf of others

(35.2)

Prepaid expenses — event-related

224.4

Free cash

$

1,771.7

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 the company’s expectation that live events will return at scale in the summer of 2021, with ticket sales ramping up in the quarters leading up to these shows; fan and artist willingness to return to live events when it is safe to do so; the potential for live streaming to become an additional long-term component of the company’s concert business; the company’s positioning to weather the current crisis; the company’s ability to bring back as much live music as fast as possible when it is responsible to do so; the company’s estimated average operational cash burn rate and gross burn rate for the second quarter through the end of 2020; the impact of the company’s liquidity and associated burn rate estimates and recent credit actions on the company’s ability to fund basic operations until the anticipated return of concerts at scale in the summer of 2021, preceded by ticket sales earlier in the year; and the company’s anticipated capital expenditures for the year. 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 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). 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 (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. 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 fluctuations.

Free Cash Flow — Adjusted, or FCF, is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define 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. We use FCF among other measures, to evaluate the ability of operations to generate cash that is available for purposes other than maintenance capital expenditures. We believe 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 our ability to fund our 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 we define 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. We use free cash as a proxy for how much cash we have 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, 2020

Concerts

$

(279.9)

$

24.4

$

0.6

$

64.3

$

$

(20.1)

$

(210.7)

$

(2.5)

$

(213.2)

Ticketing

(267.2)

4.1

44.3

14.7

0.2

(203.9)

(1.7)

(205.6)

Sponsorship & Advertising

(11.2)

1.7

7.7

(1.8)

0.4

(1.4)

Other & Eliminations

(6.8)

4.4

(1.4)

(3.8)

(3.8)

Corporate

(23.0)

8.3

2.1

0.9

(11.7)

(11.7)

Total Live Nation

$

(588.1)

$

38.5

$

0.6

$

122.8

$

13.3

$

(19.0)

$

(431.9)

$

(3.8)

$

(435.7)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

Concerts

$

60.7

$

3.1

$

(0.2)

$

54.2

$

$

15.0

$

132.8

$

$

132.8

Ticketing

64.1

1.6

0.1

39.5

18.2

0.3

123.8

123.8

Sponsorship & Advertising

91.4

0.7

6.4

98.5

98.5

Other & 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

$

15.3

$

319.3

$

$

319.3

Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

Concerts

$

(441.0)

$

26.7

$

0.7

$

136.6

$

$

(21.9)

$

(298.9)

$

(3.5)

$

(302.4)

Ticketing

(283.1)

5.8

82.5

34.9

1.0

(158.9)

(2.1)

(161.0)

Sponsorship & Advertising

27.0

2.7

15.1

44.8

1.2

46.0

Other & Eliminations

(8.2)

4.4

(2.8)

(6.6)

(6.6)

Corporate

(55.4)

15.1

6.2

1.3

(32.8)

(32.8)

Total Live Nation

$

(760.7)

$

50.3

$

0.7

$

244.8

$

32.1

$

(19.6)

$

(452.4)

$

(4.4)

$

(456.8)

Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

Concerts

$

1.6

$

6.6

$

(0.3)

$

105.6

$

$

24.7

$

138.2

$

$

138.2

Ticketing

106.7

3.1

0.1

76.9

36.9

0.5

224.2

224.2

Sponsorship & Advertising

123.5

1.4

13.4

138.3

138.3

Other & Eliminations

(0.3)

0.3

(2.7)

(2.7)

(2.7)

Corporate

(83.8)

13.9

6.5

(63.4)

(63.4)

Total Live Nation

$

147.7

$

25.0

$

(0.2)

$

202.7

$

34.2

$

25.2

$

434.6

$

$

434.6

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

June 30,
2020

December 31,
2019

(in thousands)

ASSETS

Current assets

    Cash and cash equivalents

$

3,290,052

$

2,470,362

    Accounts receivable, less allowance of $69,778 and $50,516, respectively

618,580

994,606

    Prepaid expenses

446,062

667,044

    Restricted cash

10,313

3,880

    Other current assets

68,187

57,007

Total current assets

4,433,194

4,192,899

Property, plant and equipment, net

1,121,665

1,117,932

Operating lease assets

1,420,649

1,402,019

Intangible assets

    Definite-lived intangible assets, net

936,837

870,141

    Indefinite-lived intangible assets

368,762

368,954

Goodwill

2,012,641

1,998,498

Long-term advances

877,580

593,699

Other long-term assets

450,972

431,473

Total assets

$

11,622,300

$

10,975,615

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

    Accounts payable, client accounts

$

835,981

$

1,005,888

    Accounts payable

124,806

100,237

    Accrued expenses

1,088,153

1,391,486

    Deferred revenue

1,157,311

1,391,032

    Current portion of long-term debt, net

63,885

37,795

    Current portion of operating lease liabilities

119,473

121,950

    Other current liabilities

102,687

59,211

Total current liabilities

3,492,296

4,107,599

Long-term debt, net

4,831,088

3,271,262

Long-term operating lease liabilities

1,412,190

1,374,481

Long-term deferred income taxes

177,749

178,173

Other long-term liabilities

691,219

130,648

Commitments and contingent liabilities

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

334,228

449,498

Stockholders’ equity

    Common stock

2,125

2,113

    Additional paid-in capital

2,295,069

2,245,619

    Accumulated deficit

(1,704,599)

(949,334)

    Cost of shares held in treasury

(6,865)

(6,865)

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(243,805)

(145,713)

Total Live Nation stockholders’ equity

341,925

1,145,820

Noncontrolling interests

341,605

318,134

Total equity

683,530

1,463,954

Total liabilities and equity

$

11,622,300

$

10,975,615

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Revenue

$

74,084

$

3,157,009

$

1,439,777

$

4,884,837

Operating expenses:

Direct operating expenses

194,557

2,327,414

1,068,377

3,479,018

Selling, general and administrative expenses

323,352

513,497

837,373

978,363

Depreciation and amortization

122,767

103,826

244,847

202,738

Loss (gain) on disposal of operating assets

559

(101)

689

(248)

Corporate expenses

20,916

40,787

49,228

77,243

Operating income (loss)

(588,067)

171,586

(760,737)

147,723

Interest expense

52,689

36,792

96,688

73,307

Interest income

(2,429)

(3,818)

(6,902)

(6,366)

Equity in losses (earnings) of nonconsolidated affiliates

6,613

(5,828)

4,041

(8,972)

Other income, net

(5,173)

(430)

(545)

(3,833)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(639,767)

144,870

(854,019)

93,587

Income tax expense (benefit)

(29,183)

28,750

(32,513)

32,708

Net income (loss)

(610,584)

116,120

(821,506)

60,879

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

(43,067)

12,765

(69,205)

9,968

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders of Live Nation

$

(567,517)

$

103,355

$

(752,301)

$

50,911

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

$

(2.67)

$

0.43

$

(3.62)

$

0.12

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

$

(2.67)

$

0.41

$

(3.62)

$

0.11

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic

211,693,923

209,998,048

211,371,109

209,456,196

Diluted

211,693,923

219,977,612

211,371,109

219,107,351

Reconciliation to net income (loss) available to common stockholders of Live Nation:

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders of Live Nation

$

(567,517)

$

103,355

$

(752,301)

$

50,911

Accretion of redeemable noncontrolling interests

1,595

(13,515)

(12,945)

(25,827)

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders of Live Nation—basic

(565,922)

89,840

(765,246)

25,084

Convertible debt interest, net of tax

86

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders of Live Nation—diluted

$

(565,922)

$

89,926

$

(765,246)

$

25,084

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2020

2019

(in thousands)

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income (loss)

$

(821,506)

$

60,879

Reconciling items:

Depreciation

122,825

106,015

Amortization

122,022

96,723

Amortization of non-recoupable ticketing contract advances

32,126

34,267

Deferred income tax benefit

(12,316)

(456)

Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts

14,856

10,828

Non-cash compensation expense

50,270

24,926

Unrealized changes in fair value of contingent consideration

(24,789)

5,821

Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable

25,764

5,615

Other, net

(2,609)

922

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

Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable

363,079

(256,575)

Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets

(50,493)

(380,285)

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

(807,552)

5,880

Increase in deferred revenue

597,963

578,763

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(390,360)

293,323

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Advances of notes receivable

(11,457)

(13,931)

Collections of notes receivable

12,782

5,337

Investments made in nonconsolidated affiliates

(8,150)

(28,931)

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(142,509)

(135,940)

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(37,471)

(87,595)

Purchases of intangible assets

(5,594)

(20,614)

Other, net

1,758

20

Net cash used in investing activities

(190,641)

(281,654)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

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

1,602,097

558

Payments on long-term debt

(11,087)

(21,933)

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(26,315)

(63,373)

Purchases and sales of noncontrolling interests, net

(88,191)

(1,463)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

11,406

10,199

Taxes paid for net share settlement of equity awards

(17,339)

(10,259)

Payments for deferred and contingent consideration

(9,940)

(19,962)

Other, net

1,467

8,323

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

1,462,098

(97,910)

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

(54,974)

(6,983)

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

826,123

(93,224)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

2,474,242

2,378,203

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

3,300,365

$

2,284,979

Contacts

Jackie Beato, (310) 975-6858, Investors: IR@livenation.com, Media: Media@livenation.com