Frankfurt am Main - Still on a growth trajectory: with aggregate revenue of €2.62 billion (USD2.84 billion), the 18 Bundesliga clubs achieved their eleventh record in a row in the 2014-15 season, recording a seven per cent increase of €176 million (USD190 million) over the previous season. Christian Seifert, CEO of the Bundesliga announced these figures during the presentation of the 2016 Bundesliga Report in Cologne, Germany.
In addition, the 18 Bundesliga clubs generated aggregate post-tax profit of around €51 million (USD55 million), a marked increase of 31 per cent over the previous year. 17 out of the 18 clubs posted a profit at the EBITDA level (i.e. before taxes, interest, depreciation and amortisation). At a total of €454.5 million (USD491.8 million), EBITDA was also up 16.3 per cent.
Equity exceeded €1 billion (USD1.1 billion) for the first time, reaching a new historical high, accompanied by a decline in liabilities of €46.5 million (USD50.6 million).