In the world of football, financial stability is as crucial as on-field success. Real Madrid, one of the most iconic clubs in the sport, has demonstrated this by closing the 2022-23 financial year with a profit. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a significant renovation project at their Bernabeu stadium, the Spanish powerhouse managed to navigate these turbulent waters with aplomb.
Real Madrid’s financial performance in the 2022-23 season is a testament to their robust management and strategic planning. Despite increased revenue, the club announced a profit of €11.8 million ($13.25 million), slightly lower than the previous season’s profit. This ability to maintain profitability over the last four years, amidst the pandemic and the substantial €893 million renovation project at their Bernabeu stadium, is commendable.
Operating Income and Revenue Streams
The club’s operating income for the financial year 2022-23 reached €843 million, an increase of €121 million (17%) compared to the 2021-22 financial year. While stadium revenues were limited by the redevelopment project, being 13% lower than in the 2018-19 season, revenues from other business lines exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Marketing revenues, in particular, saw a significant increase of 12%.
Net Worth and Debt Management
Real Madrid’s financial resilience is further reflected in their net worth and debt management. The club’s net worth stands at €558 million, €12 million more than last season. Their net debt, excluding the Bernabeu project, stood at €46.7 million as of June 30, 2023. This is a significant improvement from the previous year when their net debt was €263.1 million.
Real Madrid’s positive financial results for the 2022-23 season underscore the club’s ability to weather storms. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic and a major stadium renovation project, the club has remained profitable and improved its financial health. This resilience and their on-field success solidify Real Madrid’s position as one of the world’s leading football clubs. As the Bernabeu project nears its completion, the future looks promising for this Spanish powerhouse.