Paris Saint-Germain is the world’s ninth most valuable club, according to KPMG‘s fifth annual report.
The latest report, which examines the top 32 teams in Europe by Enterprise Value at January 1, 2020, revealed that PSG moved up two places since 2019 and they’re the only French club to crack the top 10. It’s the first time since 2016 that PSG placed in the top 10.
According to the report’s findings, PSG was the only club in the top 10 to not see a decrease in matchday dependence (+.2). That number is likely why PSG is expecting colossal losses due to the coronavirus.
Overall, PSG’s Enterprise Value, in millions, is €1,911, which is more than Arsenal FC, Juventus FC, Borussia Dortmund, Atlético Madrid, and Inter Milan.
As KPMG explains in the report, Enterprise Value, or EV, “is calculated as the sum of the market value of the owners’ equity, plus total debt, less cash and cash equivalents. It indicates what the business is worth regardless of the capital structure used to finance its operations.”
The top 10 looks like this:
1. Real Madrid – €3,478 Enterprise Value (2020, in millions)
2. Manchester United – €3,342 EV
3. FC Barcelona – €3,193 EV
4. FC Bayern Munich – €2,878 EV
5. Liverpool FC – €2,658 EV
6. Manchester City – €2,606 EV
7. Chelsea FC – €2,218 EV
8. Tottenham Hotspur – €2,067 EV
9. Paris Saint-Germain – €1,911 EV
10. Arsenal FC – €1,852 EV
PSG’s 43.3 percent year-over-year change is the second-most in the top 32 (Galatasaray SK boasts at 48.9 percent YoY change). The report credits the Ligue 1 champions focus on commercial opportunities and the acquisition of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. The partnership with Jordan Brand also did a lot to elevate PSG globally. When it comes to commercial revenues, the report reveals that PSG stands at the top of the mountain with €377 million.
With Mbappé and Neymar likely staying at the club for another season, and the potential to win the UEFA Champions League when it resumes in August, next year’s report could be even better.
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