Update! Live Ventures Inc. (Nasdaq: LIVE) Announces 136% Earnings Increase!

Reporting its most successful year in the Company’s history, Live Ventures reported a record $79M in revenues, an increase of 136 percent over the previous year, and net profit of approximately $17.82M, representing earnings per share (EPS) of $8.92.

Stockholders’ equity, which is management’s preferred measurement for performance, increased by 192 percent over 2015.  Since present management took over five years ago, stockholders equity has grown at a rate of 100.58 percent compounded annually.

“Live Ventures has truly come a long way since its founding in 1968, when we were known as Nuclear Corporation of New Mexico,” said Jon Isaac, CEO of Live Ventures Incorporated. “We are elated with these most recent results and are grateful for the hard work of our employees, who were essential to the Company’s recent success.”

Live Ventures Inc. – Nasdaq: LIVE

Today Live Ventures Inc. announced that it will announce financial results from its fiscal year-end 2016 on December 28, 2016 – tomorrow. Shares are traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker LIVE. LIVE shares have done well recently. LIVE traded under $15 at the beginning of December, but today’s high is over $25. This could be an indicator of investor sentiment regarding tomorrow’s earnings announcement.

Live Ventures Incorporated, based in Las Vegas, NV, operates through three segments: Legacy Merchant’s Services, Manufacturing and Industrial Products, and Online Marketplace Platforms. It manufactures and markets carpets and rugs, and yarn products through carpet dealers for residential, niche commercial, and hospitality end-markets, as well as engages in the resale of hard surface flooring products. The company also operates LiveDeal.com, a deal engine that connects restaurants with consumers, as well as offers marketing solutions to restaurants to boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. It also engages in the online retail of products that range from kitchen and dining products, apparel, and sporting goods to children’s toys and beauty products. In addition, the company develops and markets a suite of products and services to meet the online marketing needs of small and medium businesses.

LIVE shares have never enjoyed postive EPS. However, 2015 reported sales were $33.4 million – more than four times the reported 2014 reported sales of $7.3 million. While outstanding shares of Live Ventures Inc. have increased each year, there are no reported sales of LIVE even though the company has an inside ownership over 50%.

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Ticker Symbol LIVE
Last Price a/o 11:45 AM EST  $             25.05
Average Volume 3.05 million
Market Cap $66.58 million
Sales $78.1 million
Shares Outstanding 2.82 million
Share Float 1.81 million
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 50.20%
Short Float 26.30%
Short Interest Ratio 2.26
Quarterly Return 126.15%
YTD Return 169.52%
Year Return 124.86%

Author: Marcus Anderson

Marc Anderson is a pseudonym. Marc has worked for global investment firms in Europe and the United States as an analyst, fund manager, and consultant.

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