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SBD Global/November 28, 2013/Finance

TSG Hoffenheim Reports $5.7M Loss For '12-13; Union Berlin With Record Results

Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim has released its financial numbers for the '12-13 fiscal year in which it lost €4.2M ($5.7M), according to the SWR. Hoffenheim CFO Frank Briel said, "The effects of the previous season will negatively affect the operating result of the current '13-14 fiscal year." The club, which only avoided relegation in a playoff, "conducted several bad and expensive transfers as well as coaching changes during the '12-13 season." The club generated total revenue of €76.7M ($104.3M). During the '11-12 season, Hoffenheim made a profit of €1.7M. The club was able to balance last season's loss due to its high capital. Hoffenheim reportedly has a capital of €132.9M ($190.2M) (SWR, 11/26).

UNION BERLIN: In Berlin, Michael Färber reported 2nd Bundesliga club Union Berlin "presented record results to its members" Club President Dirk Zingler said that the team generated a profit of €1.18M ($1.6M) during the '12-13 season. Union Berlin reported increased revenue of €20.49M ($27.9M) compared to last year's €17.13M. On the expenditure side, the club reported €19.31M ($26.3M), which is also an increase in comparison to the previous year (€16.73M). The profit of €1.18M "is only slightly below the club's record profit" of €1.32M from the '09-10 season (BERLINER MORGENPOST, 11/26).

FSV FRANKFURT: In Frankfurt, Sebastian Rieth reported 2nd Bundesliga club FSV Frankfurt "finished the previous fiscal year with a loss." Club CFO Clemens Krüger announced a loss of €786,107 ($1.1M) for the '12-13 season at the club's annual meeting. Krüger said that the situation is "not threatening." He said, "The last several years weren't easy but we will manage the turnaround." The construction of the new main stand and increased expenses in regards to points bonuses have negatively influenced the result (FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU, 11/27).
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