Mike Arnold
Long only, small-cap, tech, growth at reasonable price

Live Nation: Monetizing The Ecosystem, Generating Copious Free Cash Flow

Executive summary:

  • Live Nation (NYSE:LYV) reports solid full-year 2013 results, and provides bullish guidance for 2014.
  • Free cash flow ("FCF") generation continues at fast pace, indicating significant operating leverage in the business.
  • Roll out of Ticket Master+ allows Live Nation to capture the secondary ticket market.


Shares of Live Nation have gone on an incredible run since the start of 2013, appreciating some 140% over that time frame. After the full-year 2013 earnings report and conference call after the market close on February 24, 2014, I think shares are still undervalued given the growth and margin expansion opportunities before Live Nation.

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The Live Nation Ecosystem

Live Nation is made up of three principal businesses,...

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