Borussia Dortmund is expecting a small profit for the first time since the outbreak of the corona pandemic. In the future, BVB is aiming for a fundamental adjustment in terms of player salaries.
After three consecutive years in the red, Borussia Dortmund KGaA expects to make a profit again for the 2022/2023 financial year.
According to the forecast in the annual report for 2021/2022 published on Wednesday, this is “one to six million euros”, according to BVB, which plans to play “without any significant restrictions” for the current season.
In a “conditionally active transfer market”, BVB hopes for “occasionally very lucrative transfer deals” in terms of earnings development.
Most recently, midfield jewel Jude Bellingham was associated with a change next summer, which could bring BVB a three-digit million sum into their coffers.
BVB announces growing sales – and warns
According to the forecast, sales will also grow again “in almost all revenue areas”, BVB announced, from just under 420 to around 435 million euros.
However, new restrictions as part of the pandemic or a further escalation of the Ukraine war “could have a negative impact on almost all sales areas at any time,” the report warns.
Salary revolution and “worst case scenario” at BVB
Under the heading “Strategic Risks”, BVB also pointed out that financial planning depends on sporting success, in particular qualification for and performance in international competitions, one of four “high priority risks” for the club.
“In the short to medium term”, a “variabilization of personnel costs in the license area with regard to sporting performance” should therefore be achieved, according to BVB, which wants to reduce the basic salaries of professionals and increasingly rely on performance-related bonuses.
In this context, a “worst-case scenario” was installed, which “serves less to predict the future than to provide an overview of various eventualities and their effects and to better support management in strategic planning,” said the Borussia with.