A Closer Look And Breakdown Of Newcastle’s Finances

Newcastle’s revenue is broken down into three different pieces – broadcast revenue which is by far the largest because of the Premier League TV rights deal, commercial revenue and matchday revenue.

In the latest financial results announced this morning the only part of the revenue that went up was matchday revenue – what we get from the games at St. James’ Park, and we brought in revenue of £26.8M which is up from £25.9M last year – a 3.5% rise for that part of the revenue.

Broadcast revenue fell about 1.4% to £77.2M from £78.3M due to us finishing in 15th place rather than in 10th place the previous year.

And commercial revenue fell about 2.7% to £24.9M from £25.6M.

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Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner

So here was the breakdown of the revenue for last year compared to those of the previous financial year split into their three components.

nufc revenue split 2014-2015

If we are relegated next month we expect the Broadcast revenue to shrink to around £45M and rise to about £140M if we stay in the Premier League, because of the new TV rights deal.

As a guide to how we have been doing with revenues and profits here are the figures form what Mike Ashley took over back in 2007.

nufc revenue through 2015

Note that in 2009-2010 when we were in the Championship the drop in revenues we suffered and in the financial year 2016-2017 if we are relegated we would estimate that revenue will drop to about £95M – £20M from Championship, £25M in parachute payments from the PL and about £50M from commercial and matchday revenues.

If we are not relegated we estimate that revenue to be up to about £190M because we will get an increase of about £60M from Broadcast revenue with the new £5.1B TV rights deal.

And the profits since Mike Ashley bought the club.

nufc profits thru 2015

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