In this 42-page report, we have examined in detail the statement of accounts and balance sheets from clubs that have been participants in the English Premier League since the 2008-9 season. With data from over 260 individual balance sheets, we have been able to calculate the economic performance for each club where all taxes and charges including the cost of capital have been considered. The report also introduces the Football Profitability Index (FPI) which illustrates the efficiency of each participant club in turning revenue into economic profit on a like-for-like basis.
A detailed explanation of the methodology used to calculate economic profit and the FPI
A review of the revenue performance of the Premier League division and individual clubs therein
How the Premier League division has performed in terms of generating economic profits since 2008-9
An illustration of the key economic trends within the division
An introduction to the FPI and the overall efficiency of the division year-on-year in achieving economic profits/losses
A detailed comparison between FPI performance and Premier League standings at club level for the 2015-16 season
FPI performance profiles for Premier League title-winning clubs – what does it cost to win?
Relegation – the link with poor FPI performance
The two-tier league – an explanation of the differing financial dynamics at work as illustrated by FPI data and trends
Appendix – includes every FPI table from 2008-9 to 2015-16
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