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Borussia Dortmund discloses preliminary figures for the 2019/2020 financial year

DGAP-Ad-hoc: Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA / Key word(s): Annual Results/Preliminary Results Borussia Dortmund discloses preliminary figures for the 2019/2020 financial year

17-Aug-2020 / 12:00 CET/CEST Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

From mid-March 2020, the Company's income and earnings were shaped by the severe restrictions on public life imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive impact this has had on the economy. Consequently, the consolidated revenue growth of 6.3% generated by the Company in the first nine months was wiped out in the final three months of the 2019/2020 financial year as revenue declined by more than 25% compared to the prior-year quarter, accompanied by a major drop in earnings.

In the 2019/2020 financial year (1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020), Borussia Dortmund generated consolidated total operating proceeds (revenue plus gross transfer proceeds generated) of EUR 486.9 million (previous year: EUR 489.5 million). Borussia Dortmund's consolidated revenue remained virtually level at EUR 370.2 million (previous year: EUR 370.3 million).

In the financial year ended, the consolidated net loss amounted to EUR 44.0 million (previous year: profit of EUR 17.4 million). Consolidated earnings before taxes (EBT) amounted to EUR -46.6 million (previous year: EUR 21.8 million); consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 63.0 million (previous year: EUR 116.0 million).

Consolidated revenue amounted to EUR 370.2 million (previous year: EUR 370.3 million), of which EUR 32.5 million (previous year: EUR 44.7) from match operations, EUR 169.8 million (previous year: EUR 167.3) from TV marketing, EUR 98.0 million (previous year: EUR 96.8) from advertising, EUR 36.6 million (previous year: EUR 31.5) from conference, catering and miscellaneous, and EUR 33.3 million (previous year: EUR 30.0) from merchandising.

Net transfer income, which comprises gross transfer proceeds less residual carrying amounts and transfer costs, amounted to EUR 40.2 million (previous year: EUR 82.9 million).

The Group's personnel expenses increased by EUR 10.1 million from EUR 205.1 million to EUR 215.2 million in the financial year ended. Depreciation, amortisation and write-downs within the Group rose by EUR 13.6 million from EUR 92.5 million to EUR 106.1 million. The Group's other operating expenses were up EUR 0.5 million year on year from EUR 118.5 million to EUR 119.0 million.

The consolidated financial result declined by EUR 1.7 million from EUR -1.7 million to EUR -3.4 million.

The above information relates to key figures from the consolidated financial statements of Borussia Dortmund calculated in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs).

In the separate financial statements of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA prepared in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB), the Company reported a net loss for the year of EUR 49.7 million. In light of this earnings situation, it is not possible to propose a dividend distribution to the Annual General Meeting

Dortmund, 17 August 2020

Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH

At 12:00 p.m. today in Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA will hold an annual press conference on the preliminary figures for the 2019/2020 financial year, which will be live-streamed online at

Contact: Dr. Robin Steden Inhouse Counsel / Investor Relations

Language: English
Company: Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA
Rheinlanddamm 207 - 209
44139 Dortmund
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