Live Nation Entertainment today released financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.
“We saw continued strong consumer demand for the live business over the past quarter, and further accelerated our top line growth by continuing to build share in our concerts and ticketing businesses. As a result, we are well on our way to achieving our 2013 goals with strong performance across our core business segments with revenue growth of 8% in the second quarter as compared to last year. The positive trend in our concert ticket sales from the beginning of the year has continued with concert attendance up 8% for the quarter,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation Entertainment. “Sponsorship & Advertising delivered a 16% increase in revenue during the second quarter driven by new sponsors and improved online activity and Ticketmaster revenue was up 3% with 2% higher ticket volume. We strongly believe that the strategies and investments we are implementing today position the company for long-term growth and delivery of our three-year plan.”
The company will webcast a teleconference today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial performance. Interested parties should visit the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.livenation.com/investors to listen to the webcast. Supplemental statistical and financial information provided on the call, if any, will be available under the same link. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Live Nation website.