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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
November 2, 2023
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 
Delaware001-3260120-3247759
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File No.)(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, California
90210
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
                                                                                                    
(310) 867-7000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $.01 Par Value Per ShareLYVNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.¨




    


Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On November 2, 2023, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. issued a press release announcing its results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2023. A copy of that press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
The information contained in this Current Report shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
Exhibit Description
99.1
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


    


SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
By:
/s/ Brian Capo
Brian Capo
Senior Vice President and
Chief Accounting Officer

November 2, 2023

    

Exhibit 99.1

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT
REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2023 RESULTS
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“Today we delivered our strongest quarter ever and are on pace for a record 2023, driven in good part by the acceleration of structural growth in the live entertainment industry. While we have benefitted from tailwinds for many years, it has accelerated due to the globalization of our business along with a fundamental shift in consumer spending habits toward experiences. With the majority of opportunity still untapped from Milan to Bogotá to Tokyo and beyond, we expect the industry will continue growing in 2024 and for years to come.” –Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment

3Q23 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW: Record quarter, on pace for record year
(reported FX)
Revenue Up 32% to $8.2 billion in Q3; and Up 36% to $16.9 billion year-to-date
Operating Income Up 22% to $619 million in Q3; and Up 35% to $1.1 billion year-to-date
AOI Up 35% to $836 million in Q3; and Up 33% to $1.7 billion year-to-date
Year-to-date Operating Cash Flow of $762 million
Year-to-date Free Cash Flow — Adjusted of $1.3 billion, converting 72% of AOI
EPS Up 28% to $1.78 in Q3; Up 50% to $2.59 year-to-date

View how these results compare to past quarters in the 3Q23 Trended Results Grid:
https://investors.livenationentertainment.com/financial-information/financial-results






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OUTLOOK: Continued momentum through 2023 and into 2024
(based on leading indicators through mid-October)
2023
Record number of fans: 140 million tickets sold year-to-date for Live Nation shows this year, up 17% year-over-year and already surpassing full year 2022 total of 121 million
Record Ticketmaster volume expected: 257 million fee-bearing tickets sold year-to-date, up 22% year-over-year; on track to manage over 600 million tickets this year, including well over 300 million fee-bearing tickets
Record Sponsorship results expected: On pace for double-digit AOI growth this year
Strong Projected Free Cash Flow — Adjusted: Percentage conversion for the full-year is now projected to be in the mid-60s
2024
Strong concert calendar: Event-related deferred revenue up 39% to $2.6 billion (vs 3Q22), reflecting continued momentum into 2024
Growing touring pipeline: Roughly half of expected show count booked for large venues, up double-digits
Continued strong sponsorship growth: Two-thirds of expected commitments already booked, up double-digits

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Record quarter for Concerts (vs 3Q22):
Revenue up 32% to $7 billion
AOI up 21% to $341 million
Margins up year-to-date with significant full-year margin expansion expected relative to 2022
Record attendance fueled by strength across all markets, venues and price points (year-to-date vs same period 2022):
Overall fan growth of 21% with International markets up 34% and North America up 13%

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Venue Nation continues expanding fan hospitality (year-to-date vs same period 2022):
Ancillary per fan revenue continues to grow at operated venues:
Amphitheaters: up 10% to over $40 year-to-date
Theaters and clubs: up double-digits globally
Growth in on-site spending drove per-fan profitability at operated venues up double-digits, well outpacing cost inflation
55 million fans expected at our operated venues in 2023, up double-digits from 49 million fans in 2022




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Global fan demand and client wins drive record ticketing results (vs 3Q22):
Revenue up 57% to $833 million
AOI up 94% to $316 million
17 million net new client tickets added year-to-date, with half coming from International markets
Full-year margins expected to remain in the high 30s
High demand for concert tickets drives record fee-bearing global transaction value (vs 3Q22):
Total fee-bearing GTV up 36% to $10 billion with North America up 32% and International markets up 49%; 90% of the growth driven by global concert ticket sales

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Sponsorship performance driven by global platforms (vs 3Q22)
Revenue up 7% to $367 million
AOI up 11% to $250 million
Full-year margins expected to remain in the low 60s
2023 planned sponsorship fully committed, at over $1 billion in revenue
New large multi-year deal with Mastercard driven by our international concerts platform

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ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION:
2023 capital expenditures forecast is $450 million with two-thirds on revenue-generating projects. Year-to-date capital expenditures of $258 million is primarily in concerts, driven by on-site venue enhancements and the expansion of our venue portfolio
Below-the-line impact to 2023 EPS: annual accretion is expected to be approximately 60% higher than 2022, primarily driven by OCESA performance
Foreign exchange rates not expected to materially impact 2023 revenue, operating income or AOI
For the first nine months of 2023, our fully diluted share count was 235 million, down from 239 million in 2022 for the same period
Balance sheet and liquidity remain strong:
Approximately 87% of debt is at a fixed rate, with an weighted-average cost of debt of 4.8%
Year-to-date interest income of $175 million is up $128 million from the same period last year, rising significantly faster than interest expense








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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. The link to the 3Q23 Trended Results Grid is provided above for convenience and such grid is not a part of, or incorporated into, this press release or any SEC filings that include this press release.

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.

Investor Contact:
Media Contact:
Amy Yong
Kaitlyn Henrich
IR@livenation.com
Media@livenation.com
(310) 867-7143
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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – THIRD QUARTER
(unaudited; $ in millions)
Q3 2023 ReportedQ3 2022 ReportedGrowthQ3 2023 Constant CurrencyGrowth at Constant Currency
Revenue
Concerts
$6,974.3 5,292.6 32 %$6,849.7 29 %
Ticketing
832.6 531.6 57 %824.1 55 %
Sponsorship & Advertising
366.8 343.0 %356.4 %
Other and Eliminations
(21.7)(13.7)*(21.8)*
$8,152.0 $6,153.5 32 %$8,008.4 30 %
Consolidated Operating Income$618.5 $506.2 22 %$602.6 19 %
Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)
Concerts
$340.9 280.8 21 %$330.2 18 %
Ticketing
316.4 163.2 94 %313.3 92 %
Sponsorship & Advertising
250.3 226.2 11 %244.2 %
Other and Eliminations
(6.8)(3.4)*(6.8)*
Corporate
(64.7)(46.1)(40)%(64.7)(40)%
$836.1 $620.7 35 %$816.2 31 %
* Percentages are not meaningful

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – NINE MONTHS
(unaudited; $ in millions)
9 Months 2023 Reported9 Months 2022 ReportedGrowth9 Months 2023 Constant CurrencyGrowth at Constant Currency
Revenue
Concerts
$13,888.8 $10,098.2 38 %$13,799.7 37 %
Ticketing
2,219.7 1,587.3 40 %2,215.9 40 %
Sponsorship & Advertising
839.8 722.5 16 %825.0 14 %
Other and Eliminations
(38.2)(17.5)*(38.2)*
$16,910.1 $12,390.5 36 %$16,802.4 36 %
Consolidated Operating Income$1,147.7 $852.0 35 %$1,131.7 33 %
Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)
Concerts
$509.8 $354.6 44 %$497.7 40 %
Ticketing
880.2 600.2 47 %875.2 46 %
Sponsorship & Advertising
548.9 474.2 16 %541.5 14 %
Other and Eliminations
(32.9)(9.8)*(33.0)*
Corporate
(160.5)(109.8)(46)%(160.5)(46)%
$1,745.5 $1,309.4 33 %$1,720.9 31 %

* Percentages are not meaningful
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Reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income to Operating Income (Unaudited)

Q3 2023Q3 20229 Months 20239 Months 2022
(in millions)
Adjusted Operating Income$836.1 $620.7 $1,745.5 $1,309.4 
Acquisition expenses41.0 7.6 79.1 29.2 
Amortization of non-recoupable ticketing contract advances16.9 15.7 58.5 56.1 
Depreciation and amortization130.7 102.1 382.4 318.5 
Gain on sale of operating assets(1.6)(35.3)(8.1)(32.6)
Stock-based compensation expense30.6 24.4 85.9 86.2 
Operating income$618.5 $506.2 $1,147.7 $852.0 
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KEY OPERATING METRICS
(unaudited)
 Q3 2023Q3 20229 Months 20239 Months 2022
(in thousands except estimated events)
Concerts (1)
Estimated events:
North America9,080 8,267 23,500 21,060 
International3,010 2,960 10,736 9,429 
Total estimated events12,090 11,227 34,236 30,489 
Estimated fans:
North America34,192 29,187 60,323 53,442 
International18,085 15,217 47,927 35,702 
Total estimated fans52,277 44,404 108,250 89,144 
Ticketing (2)
Estimated number of fee-bearing tickets89,300 73,378 240,445 196,907 
Estimated number of non-fee-bearing tickets66,083 61,933 210,519 189,663 
Total estimated tickets sold155,383 135,311 450,964 386,570 

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(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 includes primary tickets sold during the year 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 ticket metrics are net of any refunds requested and any cancellations that occurred during the period, which may result in a negative number.
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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 Operating Activities
($ in millions)Q3 2023Q3 2022
Net cash used in operating activities$(884.4)$(619.0)
Less: Changes in operating assets and liabilities (working capital)1,595.6 1,184.3 
Free cash flow from earnings$711.2 $565.3 
Less: Maintenance capital expenditures(27.8)(21.7)
          Distributions to noncontrolling interests(16.2)(15.8)
Free cash flow — adjusted$667.2 $527.8 
Net cash used in investing activities$(164.8)$(115.0)
Net cash used in financing activities$(28.6)$(37.6)

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 Operating Activities
($ in millions)9 Months 20239 Months 2022
Net cash provided by operating activities$762.4 $928.4 
Less: Changes in operating assets and liabilities (working capital)728.0 206.4 
Free cash flow from earnings$1,490.4 $1,134.8 
Less: Maintenance capital expenditures(72.5)$(56.8)
          Distributions to noncontrolling interests(153.8)(81.9)
Free cash flow — adjusted$1,264.1 $996.1 
Net cash used in investing activities$(464.0)$(359.7)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities$44.9 $(175.2)

Reconciliation of Free Cash to Cash and Cash Equivalents
($ in millions)September 30,
2023
Cash and cash equivalents$5,948.5 
Client cash(1,278.3)
Deferred revenue — event-related(2,580.8)
Accrued artist fees(405.0)
Collections on behalf of others(88.1)
Prepaid expenses — event-related998.5 
Free cash$2,594.8 

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

Certain statements in this press release, including the Supplemental Information that follows, 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 pacing for a record 2023, with expectations that the industry will continue growing in 2024 and for years to come; expectations for record Ticketmaster volume in 2023; the company’s momentum for 2024, including the strength of the company’s concert calendar based on event-related deferred revenue, growth in the touring pipeline with roughly half of expected show count booked for large venues, and continued strong sponsorship growth with two-third of expected commitments already booked; current pacing and expectations for double-digit adjusted operating income growth in 2023 for the company’s sponsorship and advertising segment; current full-year 2023 margin expectations for the company’s concerts, ticketing, and sponsorship and advertising businesses; current expectations for fan attendance at the company’s operated venues in 2023; current expectations for 2023 capital expenditures, including revenue-generating projects; anticipated increase to earnings per share accretion for 2023, driven primarily by OCESA performance; expectations that foreign exchange rates will not materially impact 2023 revenue, operating income, or adjusted operating income; and strong projected free cash flow—adjusted conversion for the full year in 2023.
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 when applied to a 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.
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LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
September 30,
2023
December 31,
2022
(in thousands)
ASSETS
Current assets
    Cash and cash equivalents$5,948,511 $5,606,457 
    Accounts receivable, less allowance of $71,553 and $63,294, respectively
2,503,135 1,465,383 
    Prepaid expenses1,424,561 949,826 
    Restricted cash6,851 5,917 
    Other current assets123,620 131,939 
Total current assets10,006,678 8,159,522 
Property, plant and equipment, net1,955,906 1,487,663 
Operating lease assets1,594,093 1,571,395 
Intangible assets
    Definite-lived intangible assets, net1,123,151 1,050,622 
    Indefinite-lived intangible assets, net376,964 368,712 
Goodwill2,653,526 2,529,380 
Long-term advances510,633 568,558 
Other long-term assets919,622 724,989 
Total assets$19,140,573 $16,460,841 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
    Accounts payable, client accounts$1,742,004 $1,791,025 
    Accounts payable276,982 180,076 
    Accrued expenses3,315,483 2,368,434 
    Deferred revenue3,083,668 3,134,800 
    Current portion of long-term debt, net50,609 620,032 
    Current portion of operating lease liabilities150,304 140,232 
    Other current liabilities132,471 68,716 
Total current liabilities8,751,521 8,303,315 
Long-term debt, net6,546,061 5,283,467 
Long-term operating lease liabilities1,673,750 1,654,525 
Other long-term liabilities468,504 455,971 
Commitments and contingent liabilities
Redeemable noncontrolling interests835,768 669,766 
Stockholders' equity
    Common stock2,293 2,285 
    Additional paid-in capital2,411,302 2,698,316 
    Accumulated deficit(2,197,221)(2,971,229)
    Cost of shares held in treasury (6,865)(6,865)
    Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)12,242 (90,076)
Total Live Nation stockholders' equity221,751 (367,569)
Noncontrolling interests643,218 461,366 
Total equity864,969 93,797 
Total liabilities and equity$19,140,573 $16,460,841 

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LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended June 30,
 2023202220232022
 (in thousands, except share and per share data)
Revenue$8,152,019 $6,153,535 $16,910,132 $12,390,517 
Operating expenses:
Direct operating expenses6,330,465 4,707,848 12,610,832 9,045,893 
Selling, general and administrative expenses974,150 805,910 2,533,066 2,048,305 
Depreciation and amortization130,653 102,093 382,352 318,489 
Gain on disposal of operating assets(1,583)(35,285)(8,092)(32,555)
Corporate expenses99,802 66,720 244,295 158,377 
Operating income618,532 506,249 1,147,679 852,008 
Interest expense86,215 70,514 257,425 205,722 
Loss on extinguishment of debt— — 18,366 — 
Interest income(78,107)(25,809)(174,872)(46,565)
Equity in losses (earnings) of nonconsolidated affiliates(5,382)14,283 (15,047)8,040 
Other expense, net19,251 7,960 24,235 22,398 
Income before income taxes596,555 439,301 1,037,572 662,413 
Income tax expense55,874 41,898 121,362 85,589 
Net income540,681 397,403 916,210 576,824 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests57,186 36,001 142,202 77,804 
Net income attributable to common stockholders of Live Nation$483,495 $361,402 $774,008 $499,020 
Basic net income per common share available to common stockholders of Live Nation$1.85 $1.47 $2.63 $1.79 
Diluted net income per common share available to common stockholders of Live Nation$1.78 $1.39 $2.59 $1.73 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic228,787,263 225,761,777 228,497,712 224,123,130 
Diluted244,163,678 243,686,803 235,146,395 239,617,920 
Reconciliation to net income available to common stockholders of Live Nation:
Net income attributable to common stockholders of Live Nation$483,495 $361,402 $774,008 $499,020 
Accretion of redeemable noncontrolling interests(60,882)(29,915)(172,436)(97,723)
Net income available to common stockholders of Live Nation—basic$422,613 $331,487 $601,572 $401,297 
Convertible debt interest, net of tax10,877 6,365 7,835 12,124 
Net income available to common stockholders of Live Nation—diluted$433,490 $337,852 $609,407 $413,421 

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LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20232022
(in thousands)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income$916,210 $576,824 
Reconciling items:
Depreciation193,654 162,943 
Amortization188,698 155,546 
Amortization of non-recoupable ticketing contract advances58,518 56,121 
Deferred income tax benefit(10,419)(155)
Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts13,707 12,333 
Loss on extinguishment of debt18,366 — 
Stock-based compensation expense85,905 86,178 
Unrealized changes in fair value of contingent consideration42,092 23,601 
Equity in losses of nonconsolidated affiliates, net of distributions7,013 31,420 
Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable35,707 40,736 
Gain on mark-to-market of equity investments(46,720)(6,757)
Other, net(12,249)(4,077)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and dispositions:
Increase in accounts receivable(1,014,739)(1,009,472)
Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets(479,434)(297,379)
Increase in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities916,619 1,536,196 
Decrease in deferred revenue(150,487)(435,701)
Net cash provided by operating activities762,441 928,357 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Advances of notes receivable(129,532)(58,307)
Collections of notes receivable9,550 16,473 
Investments made in nonconsolidated affiliates(45,439)(73,335)
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(304,882)(205,987)
Cash acquired from (paid for) acquisitions, net of cash paid (acquired)29,151 (38,770)
Purchases of intangible assets(36,653)(6,764)
Other, net13,841 6,962 
Net cash used in investing activities(463,964)(359,728)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs988,310 5,750 
Payments on long-term debt(625,659)(29,462)
Contributions from noncontrolling interests15,488 14,340 
Distributions to noncontrolling interests(153,789)(81,852)
Purchases and sales of noncontrolling interests, net(89,819)(27,104)
Payments for capped call transactions(75,500)— 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options8,343 35,698 
Taxes paid for net share settlement of equity awards(9,001)(46,953)
Payments for deferred and contingent consideration(13,690)(45,164)
Other, net249 (472)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities44,932 (175,219)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(421)(325,011)
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash342,988 68,399 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period5,612,374 4,887,792 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$5,955,362 $4,956,191 
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DOCUMENT AND ENTITY INFORMATION Document
Nov. 02, 2023
Cover [Abstract]  
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Nov. 02, 2023
Entity Registrant Name Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Entity Central Index Key 0001335258
Amendment Flag false
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity File Number 001-32601
Entity Tax Identification Number 20-3247759
Entity Address, Address Line One 9348 Civic Center Drive
Entity Address, City or Town Beverly Hills
Entity Address, State or Province CA
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 90210
City Area Code 310
Local Phone Number 867-7000
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, $.01 Par Value Per Share
Trading Symbol LYV
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Entity Emerging Growth Company false

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