Over the course of the past financial year (1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018), Borussia Dormund GmbH & Co. KGaA registered a record turnover of €536 million.  

Transfer revenue played a key role in driving turnover upwards. The club earned €222.7 million in total through outgoing transfers. This represents a €145.4 million increase on last year's total of €77.3 million. ''A continued increase in revenue from sponsors, which went up by €6.6 million to reach a total of €94 million, acts as further demonstration of Borussia Dortmund's unfaltering star power, despite a somewhat unsatisfactory 2017/18 campaign out on the pitch. It's a further sign of the club's uninterrupted growth,'' explained managing director Thomas Treß.

Borussia Dortmund's failure to match the achievements of 2016/2017 in the UEFA Champions League and the DFB-Cup, exiting earlier in both competitions in 2017/18 relative to the preceding season, meant that there was a decrease of €3.5 million in TV revenue, which this year totalled €122.3 million. The increase in revenue from the marketing of Bundesliga TV rights was nonetheless largely able to compensate for the reduced income from UEFA competitions and the DFB-Cup. Participation in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League will bring in a considerable increase in TV revenue as a result of a restructured distribution mechanism as well as a substantial increase in revenue figures for UEFA competitions. Borussia Dortmund can simultaneously expect to see its income from the Bundesliga's marketing revenue grow. This will rise to €98.4 million, compared with €88 million for the previous season.

''Borussia Dortmund will continue to register strong growth regardless of future transfer revenue,'' said the chairman of the board of management Hans-Joachim Watzke.

A successful season on the pitch could also pave the way for a further increase in revenue. The change in personnel required to achieve this goal has been realised in time for the start of the 2018/19 season. 

BVB-TV: What the board had to say