Monday 22 January 2018

What a season: Manchester United post record profits

An anti-Glazer protest outside Old Trafford. Photo: PA
An anti-Glazer protest outside Old Trafford. Photo: PA

Andy Hampson

Manchester United today posted record operating profits of £110.9m for the past financial year.

The club have also recorded a record revenue of £334.1m - an increase of £45m from last year and passing £300m for the first time - according to figures for the year ended June 30, 2011.

United, who won the Barclays Premier League title and reached the Champions League final during the period, have also recorded a commercial turnover of £103.4m.

The latest results come as the club consider a plan to raise up to £614m by floating on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

The figures contrast with those of last year when losses hit a record £83.3m, largely due to the costs of a bond issue.

The 15.7pc rise in commercial revenues is hugely encouraging for the club and does not include a new £10m-a-year training kit sponsorship deal with DHL.

The Singapore floatation is being considered by the Glazer family, the club's owners, as a means of addressing debts.

Net debt is down to £308.3m from £376.9m according to the new figures.

It is thought the floatation could be completed by the end of the year.

United, having struggled to sell corporate boxes last year, have also enjoyed an increase in matchday turnover from £100.2m to £108.6m.

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