21st July 2018

We’re So Rich It’s Unbelievable! – The Illusion Of Wealth Within Football. 3rd Edition

In this report, we have examined in detail every statement of accounts and every individual balance sheet from every club that has been a participant in the English Premier League from the 2008-9 season up to and including the 2016-17 season.

The report also includes the Football Profitability Index® (FPI) which measures the efficiency of each participant club in converting revenue into economic profit on a like-for-like basis.

Contents include:

  • 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 including the effects of the increase in revenues as a result of the 2016-2019 domestic TV agreement
  • An explanation of the role of the Economic Profit metric when compared to various earnings measures
  • The economic record of the Premier League division since 2009 and key trends
  • An introduction to the Football Profitability Index which measures the overall efficiency of the Premier League division year-on-year from 2009 in achieving economic profits/losses plus key trends including the direct link between poor economic performance/efficiency and relegation
  • A detailed breakdown of the role and economic performance of the Premier League’s ‘Top 6’ clubs, how they differ from the rest of the division and their destructive effects on the division’s overall financial profile including the obvious next step – a European Super League
  • Conclusion

Additionally, we have included FPI ranking tables by season from 2008-9 with Revenue, Economic Profit/loss and Premier League positions.

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