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Live Nation Surges After Blowout Earnings on Booming Concert Business

Live Nation Entertainment (LYV) - ★★★★ - Ranked #10 in Q2 2024 Equity SMID Rankings

Shares of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) are up over 9% in intraday trading, marking the biggest single day gain for the concert promotions giant since May 2023. The stock rally comes after Live Nation reported blowout first quarter earnings after the market closed on Thursday.

Live Nation smashed Wall Street's expectations, with revenue surging 21% to $3.8 billion, well above analysts' consensus estimate of $3.26 billion. The company reaped the benefits of the red hot demand for live concerts, with concert revenue soaring 26% to a record $2.88 billion. The ticketing business also grew solidly, with revenue up 7% to $723.2 million.

The stellar results mark a strong start to 2024 for Live Nation after a blockbuster 2023 when revenue jumped 40% as concertgoers showed an insatiable appetite for live shows following the pandemic disruptions. With Friday's share price gains, Live Nation stock is now up 1% year-to-date and has soared around 40% over the past 12 months.

While the earnings beat was impressive, the quarter was not without its costs. Live Nation indicated it booked larger litigation expenses related to the tragic 2021 Astroworld Festival incident where 10 concertgoers died during a Travis Scott performance. The company recorded estimated Astroworld loss contingencies of $185.9 million during the quarter, though it did not specify whether these costs stemmed from settlements with victims' families.

Looking ahead, analysts expect Live Nation's growth to remain robust as more tours get announced and demand for live entertainment stays elevated. However, the company will be carefully monitoring the legal fallout and financial impact from the Astroworld tragedy as the litigation process continues to play out.

We have a positive outlook for Live Nation over the next 12 months and provided our subscribers with the twelve month price target for the name. While we think that the stock may have some headwinds related to Department of Justice and other litigation we believe the live events business is strong at this time.

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