Although the 2016/17 financial results for the Premier League are now a season out-of-date, they are still the most recent published by the clubs, so I thought some comparisons might be interesting as we head into the 2017/18 season. Thread follows.
Thanks to a combination of the PL TV deal and FFP wage controls, almost all clubs are now profitable with only #SAFC reporting a loss. #LCFC led the way with £92m profit before tax, the highest ever made in the Premier League, followed by #THFC £58m, #MUFC £57m and #AFC £45m.
Profit on player sales is an increasingly important element in driving the improved profitability of some Premier League clubs. In 2016/17 highest profits were made by Chelsea £69m (Oscar to Shanghai SIPG), Everton £52m (Stones to #MCFC) and Southampton £42m (Mané to #LFC).
Tottenham Hotspur’s 2016/17 financial results covered the club’s last season at the old White Hart Lane, when they finished 2nd in the Premier League, played in the Champions League and reached the FA Cup semi-finals. Some thoughts in the following thread #THFC
#THFC profit before tax improved by £20m from £38m to £58m with revenue rising by 46% (£97m) to a record £306m and profit on player sales up £13m to £40m. Profit after tax “only” increased by £8m from £33m to £41m, as tax charge was £11m higher at £17m.
#THFC revenue growth was largely due to broadcasting rising £78m (71%) to £188m, driven by the new Premier League TV deal and Champions League bringing in twice as much as the Europa League. Commercial increased £14m (24%) to £73m, while match day was up £5m (11%) to £45m.
Liverpool’s 2016/17 financial results included their highest ever revenue, despite not playing in Europe, though they finished 4th in the Premier League and reached the semi-finals of the EFL Cup. Some thoughts in the following thread #LFC
#LFC converted £20m loss before tax to £40m profit with revenue growing by 21% (£62m) to a record £364m, though profit on player sales was down £4m at £38m (mainly Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe, Joe Allen & Martin Skrtel), as no repeat of Raheem Sterling’s big money sale to City.
#LFC revenue was driven by the new Premier League TV deal, though partly offset by no Europa League money, with a net increase in broadcasting income of £31m to £154m. The expanded Main Stand saw match day rise £11m to £74m, while commercial was up £21m to £136m.
West Ham’s 2016/17 financial results covered their first season in the new London Stadium. Despite dropping to 11th place in the Premier League, they reported record revenue and profit. Some thoughts in the following thread #WHUFC
#WHUFC improved the bottom line by £48m, as they converted a £5m loss to £43m profit with revenue growing by 29% (£41m) to £183m. Profit on player sales was up £24m, mainly due to transfers of Dimitri Payet to Marseille and James Tomkins to Crystal Palace.
#WHUFC revenue growth was driven by the new Premier League TV deal with a net increase in broadcasting income of £33m (38%) to £119m. Commercial income also rose by £7m (25%) to £35m, while match receipts were £2m (6%) higher in the new stadium at £29m.