Compare and contrast financial results from City’s rivals

Trust chair and accountant Keith Morgan takes a close look at the financial results at some of Cardiff City’s Championship rivals for 2017.

                                                      Cardiff C                   Bristol C                  B’ham                         Villa

                                                     31-May                     31-May                     30-Jun                           31-May

                                                       £m                           £m                            £m                                £m

Turnover                                        28.8                         21.2                          17.2                               73.8

Wage Costs                                    29        100.7%         20.9      98.6%          22.2  129%                     61.5    83.3%

Player amortization/impairment        5.7                            5.1                           3                                   23.7

Other Operating Costs                    12.5                           13.7                         8.4                                 29.7

Operating Loss                             18.4                           18.5                         16.4                               41.1           

Finance Costs                                8.3                             1.4                          1.6            Net credit       0

 

Loss before player sales            26.7                            19.9                           14.8                              41.1

Player sales profits                       5.6                              13.6                           0.2                               26.6

Net loss for year                          21.1                             6.3                          14.6                              14.5

Turnover Analysis                             

Gate receipts/match day income    3.5                               5                             4.4                               10.7

Broadcasting                                20.6                             7.7                           6.8                               48.1

Sponsorship/Commercial               4.7                               8.5                          6                                  15

Total                                           28.8                             21.2                         17.2                             73.8