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2015 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

2 December 2015

Club shows profit of £5 million after Cresswell and Mings sales

 

Ipswich Town Football Club made a profit of £5.3 million before tax for the financial year June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2015. 

This compared to a loss of £7.2 million over the previous 12 months. 


The transfers of Tyrone Mings to Bournemouth and Aaron Cresswell to West Ham were the major contributors to that turnaround. 


Introduction

 

The statutory accounts of Ipswich Town Football Club Company and its subsidiaries will be filed at Companies House in due course. The financial highlights below are extracted from the Club’s draft consolidation accounts. 

 

The Club is due to report a profit before tax of £5.3m (2013-14 £7.2m loss) for the year. 

 

Profit and Loss Account

Year ended

Year ended

30 June 2015

30 June 2014

£ 000

£ 000

Turnover

           16,414

            13,550

Cost of sales

 (19,096)

 (16,693)

 

 

 

 

Gross loss

 (2,682)

 (3,143)

Administrative expenses

 (2,151)

 (2,116)

Depreciation and amortisation of players' registrations

 (1,460)

 (1,847)

Other operating income

                153

                163

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

 (6,140)

 (6,943)

Profit on disposal of players and other assets

                  12,150

                494

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) before interest and taxation

 6,010

 (6,449)

Interest receivable and similar income

                 2

                 6

Interest payable and similar charges

 (677)

 (713)

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) on ordinary activities before taxation

5,335

 (7,156)

 

 

 

 

Key Performance Indicators

 

 

2014-15

2013-14

League Position

th6

th9

Average League Attendance

19,603

17,111

Season Ticket sales

13,595

12,289

Wage Costs

£15.97m

£13.90m

Net Player Trading *

£11.4m

£(0.5)m

 

*Profit/(loss) on sale of player registrations less amortisation charge.

 

Turnover Analysis

 

£000s

2014-15

2013-14

Gate receipts

  6,500

  4,981

Commercial income

  4,847

  3,892

Football League including TV & radio fees

  5,067

  4,677

Turnover

16,414

13,550

 

Gate receipts were higher than last season due to an increase in season ticket sales and our average league attendance.  Additionally the Club benefitted from a share of the aggregated play-off semi final gate receipts.  Our attendance remained higher than the average Championship attendance for 2014-15 of 17,863 (2013-14: 16,555).

  

Commercial revenue was significantly higher than 2013-14 with half of the increase attributed to additional Merchandise sales following the change of kit supplier to Adidas.  Corporate sales and hospitality also saw an increase over last year’s levels linked to a successful season on the pitch.

 

Football League income was higher than last year due to an increase in TV fees received from live matches.

 

Cost base

 

Direct costs increased from £16.7m in 2013-14 to £19.1m due mainly to player wages and associated agent fees as further funds were invested in the squad to mount a challenge for promotion.

 

Administrative expenses increased marginally from £2.1m to £2.2m in the season 2014-15 as a result of general cost increases.

 

 

The Club’s funding position

 

The table below shows the analysis of net debt as at 30 June 2015.  ITFC is not in debt to any financial institution. The increase in ‘other group loans’ represents the ongoing funding and player investment provided by Marcus Evans during the year.

 

 

As at

 1 July 2014

 

Movement

As at

30 June 2015

 

£ 000s

£ 000s

£ 000s

Bank cash

             164

             823

                987

Loan Notes 2026

(38,490)

-

(38,490)

Other group loans (non-interest bearing)

(38,165)

(2,177)

(40,342)

Convertible loan notes

(1,465)

           168

(1,297)

Preference shares

(8,052)

-

(8,052)

Net debt

(86,008)

(1,186)

(87,194)

 


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