SBD/Issue 88/Finance

Rangers, Flyers, Avalanche Top Forbes' NHL Valuations

FORBES presents its annual NHL team valuations, and Fluke & Kump write: "Thirteen home games during the Stanley Cup playoffs....helped push the [Avalanche's] revenues to $93M from $82M the year before. ... Based on previous Forbes valuations, the L.A. Kings have seen a 73% increase in their value over the past two years" (FORBES, 2/4 issue).

RK
TEAM
VALUATION^
% +/-
1-YR
% +/-
2-YR
REV.
($M)
OPER.
INC. ($M)
^^DEBT/
VALUE
1)
  Rangers
$277
5%
17%
$103
$3.6
54%
2)
  Flyers
250
4
18
90
12.6
25
3)
  Avalanche
243
23
52
93
5.9
28
4)
  Bruins
230
6
17
80
10.5
52
5)
  Red Wings
225
3
16
83
-6.4
20
6)
  Maple Leafs
216
6
43
90
15.4
64
7)
  Stars
207
14
39
70
-4.3
51
8)
  Blackhawks
200
2
8
72
13.3
0
9)
  Kings
189
18
73
73
3.4
65
10)
  Canadiens
182
-5
4
70
12.2
11
11)
  Devils
175
7
30
70
6.3
38
12)
  Islanders
156
12
10
44
1.4
64
13)
  Blues
153
13
12
64
-9.2
63
14)
  Penguins
149
12
49
64
7.2
15
15)
  Sharks
148
5
20
63
4.0
27
16)
  Blue Jackets
145
N/A
N/A
60
11.3
28
17)
  Capitals
138
3
-5
50
-15.5
69
18)
  Wild
135
N/A
N/A
56
11.1
56
19)
  Thrashers
134
-3
N/A
58
6.6
45
20)
  Predators
131
2
1
53
9.8
30
21)
  Lightning
120
12
7
53
2.9
42
22)
  Mighty Ducks
118
2
1
49
-5.5
0
23)
  Sabres
117
20
29
56
-9.7
69
24)
  Panthers
115
-22
-29
64
-3.2
43
25)
  Canucks
106
6
10
48
-3.0
94
26)
  Hurricanes
103
30
47
52
-5.4
58
27)
  Senators
96
14
22
50
-4.5
94
28)
  Flames
92
11
18
46
2.3
55
29)
  Oilers
81
5
13
43
2.5
56
30)
  Coyotes
79
-8
-11
39
-13.9
76
  AVERAGE
157
7
16
64
2.1
46

NOTES: Revenues and operating income are from '00-01 season. ^ = Value of team, excluding deduction for debt (other than stadium debt), shown in millions. ^^ = Debt/Value includes stadium debt. Here, operating income refers to EBITD.

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