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REAL MADRID C. F. CLOSES THE 2020/21 FINANCIAL YEAR WITH A POSITIVE RESULT OF 874,000 EUROS

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NEWS | 14/07/2021

THE LOSS OF REVENUE RESULTING FROM COVID-19 FROM MARCH 2020 AMOUNTS TO -€300 MILLION.
 
THE CLUB GOES FROM HAVING A NET DEBT OF €240 MILLION IN THE 2019/20 SEASON TO €46 MILLION IN THE 2020/21 SEASON (DEBT/EBITDA RATIO 0.3X).
 
THE CLUB HAS EQUITY AMOUNTING TO €534 MILLION AND CASH OF €122 MILLION AS OF 30 JUNE 2021.
 
2020/21 ECONOMIC-FINANCIAL SUMMARY (excluding the stadium remodeling project)
MILLION € 2019/20 2020/21

Operating Income (before disposal of non-current assets) 714,9 653,0

EBITDA 176,9 179,6

Profit after tax 0,3 0,9

Equity as of 30 June 532,9 533,7

Cash and cash equivalents as of 30 June 125,3 122,1

 

Net debt as of 30 June 240,6 46,4

Net debt/EBITDA ratio 1,4x 0,3x

Net debt/Equity ratio 0,5x 0,1x

 

The Board of Directors of Real Madrid C. F., gathered today 14 July, has approved the annual accounts for the 2020-2021 financial year.

The effects of the healthcare crisis caused by Covid-19, which started in March last year, have continued throughout the 2020/21 financial year, with all matches having to be played behind closed doors. This has led to a loss of revenue in all lines of business, primarily for the stadium, as there is no income from match attendances, but also for TV rights, both from LaLiga and UEFA, and commercial activities, both in the operation of facilities and in retail sales and sponsorship.


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As compared to the situation prior to the pandemic, the loss of income that the Club has incurred in its different lines of business from March 2020 to 30 June 2021 is approximately €300 million, to which should be added the loss of new revenue that could have been obtained in the absence of the pandemic.

This loss of income has only been compensated by the Club through the application of intense cost-saving measures in all areas:

 
SAVINGS MEASURES UNDERTAKEN BY THE CLUB
Impact on profit before tax (millions €)
  2019/20 2020/21 Aggregate 20+21

Salary reduction 36 22 58

Operational cost savings 24 38 62

Player transfers *   175 175

Total 60 235 295

*Overall impact including transfers, income from loan deals, savings on staff costs and amortization

-Player cost savings plan: in 2020/21 there were no acquisitions and player terminations have taken place, with a consequent impact on both transfer capital gains and cost savings.

-Reduction in salary costs: in both 2019/20 and 2020/21, members of the first squads in both football and basketball and leading executives in the various directorates have agreed to voluntarily reduce their annual remuneration by 10%.

-Operational cost savings plan: In addition to the reduction in spending due to lower costs associated with the loss of income, the Club has also implemented, over the fifteen months of the pandemic, a cost savings plan for the various activities and services contracted, which has resulted in an additional reduction in spending equivalent to almost 25% of the total annual expenditure previous to the pandemic.



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In both 2019/20 (€177 million) and 2020/21 (€180 million), the Club reported higher EBITDA than in 2018/19 (€176 million) before the pandemic, notwithstanding the near €300 million revenue loss incurred in both years due to the Covid-19 impact. This is a testament to the Club's operational efficiency, and its ability to respond by adopting cost-saving measures to mitigate these losses.

As a result of the cost-saving measures taken to compensate for the loss of income due to the pandemic, the Club will close the 2020/21 financial year with a profit of €874,000 after tax, in the same way as it closed the 2019/20 financial year with a profit of €313,000. This makes the Club one of the few major clubs in Europe that will not have incurred losses in these two financial years, given that, according to a UEFA study, the accumulated operating losses of European clubs between 2019/20 and 2020/21 will be close to €6 billion.

The Club would like to commend the contribution made by sporting and non-sporting staff in implementing the cost-saving and improvement measures that have made it possible to achieve these results.

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As the Club has made a profit in both 2019/20 and 2020/21, despite the effects of the pandemic, the Club has managed to marginally increase the value of Equity compared to the situation as of June 2019 before the pandemic, resulting in a Equity value of €534 million as of 30 June 2021.

In order to offset the financial impact of the loss of income caused by Covid-19, in April 2020 the Club secured new bank financing in the amount of €205 million, of which €155 million correspond to four loans with a 1-year grace period and a 5-year maturity and €50 million to a credit facility with a 3-year maturity. The operations were independently formalised with the five national banks with which the Club operates and 70% of the amount is covered by the Official Credit Institute (ICO), as part of the government approved line of credit to facilitate the liquidity of companies. During the 2020/21 financial year, and in accordance with RDL 34/2020 of 17 November, the Club has prolonged the grace period and maturity of the loans by 1 year.


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The Club closes the 2020/21 financial year with a cash balance, as at 30 June 2021, of €122 million, excluding the stadium redemodeling project.

This balance has been achieved after repaying a €50m bank loan during the 2020/21 financial year and without the need to have a credit facility balance.

The loss of income resulting from Covid-19, with the consequent impact on cash flow, has been compensated by the Club through the savings measures and the formalisation of the above mentioned €155 million long-term bank loans in April 2020.

As of 30 June 2021, the Club has unused credit facilities amounting to €361 million, which, together with its cash balance, enables it to comfortably meet its expected payment commitments.


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The Net Debt as of 30 June 2021, excluding the stadium redemodeling project, amounts to €46 million, compared to €241 million the previous year, which means that, during the 2020/21 financial year, the Club reduced its net debt by €195 million.

In comparison to the pre-pandemic situation (30 June 2019: net cash position of €27 million), the net debt as of 30 June 2021 is €73 million higher. This shows that the Club has managed to compensate, through the implemented savings measures, the majority of the near €300 million loss of income resulting from the pandemic and its consequent impact on lower cash flow and consequently higher net debt.

The Debt/EBITDA ratio stands at 0.3.All these figures demonstrate the solid financial situation and high level of solvency that the Club maintains despite the pandemic.

 
FISCAL BALANCE: REAL MADRID'S CONTRIBUTION TO TAX INCOME AND SOCIAL SECURITY REVENUES
AMOUNTS PAID IN THE 2020/2021 FINANCIAL YEAR € THOUSANDS

Personnel income tax withholding and non-resident income tax (deductions from staff remuneration and image rights) 178.930
INCOME TAX -12.885
Property and other local taxes 5.126
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS (company) 8.564
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS (employee) 1.862

TOTAL COST OF TAXES AND SOCIAL SECURITY 181.598
% of revenue 28%

NET VAT PAID 61.311

TOTAL CONTRIBUTION BY REAL MADRID TO TAX REVENUE AND SOCIAL SECURITY 242.909


Real Madrid's contribution towards Tax and Social Security revenues in the 2020/21 financial year amounted to €242.9 million.

In relation to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium remodelling project, in the 2020/21 financial year the building work has not been compatible with the hosting of matches at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. This is because, as the attendance of the fans was not permitted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, after obtaining the relevant authorisations, the Club has been holding the first team football matches behind closed doors at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium.

The amount of the investment recorded in the 2020/21 financial year was €166 million, including the financial costs incurred during the construction period. This brings the cumulative investment up to 30 June 2021 to €279 million.
During this financial year, in July 2020, the second drawdown of the loan amounting to €275 million was made; bringing the total loan drawn down to €375 million by 30 June 2021 (the first drawdown of €100 million took place in July 2019).

2021/22 outlook

Regarding the upcoming financial year, stadium attendance is expected to return, although it is not yet known what percentage of the capacity will be allowed to be used over the course of the season.

Regarding the financial situation, current forecasts suggest that recovery to the pre-pandemic situation will not be immediate. Therefore, the Club will continue with the cost containment efforts it has made so far.

 
STADIUM REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT: TOTAL 30-YEAR LOAN OF €575 MILLION.
  2019/20 2020/21

Cumulative investment 113,7 279,2






 
 
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TOTAL EQUITY
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TREASURY (Excluding Stadium Refurbishment Project)
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NET DEBT (Excluding Stadium Refurbishment Project)
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