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SPOTLIGHT OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS

CREDIT

RATING

BBB+

26%

 REVENUE

INCREASE

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PLAYER

SALES

90M

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TROPHEES DES CHAMPIONES

+1

Competitive
Performance

PERFORMANCE MILESTONES

  • In 2023, OLF won the Trophée des Champions against PSG. The team continues its success in 2024, ranked first after 13 games played.

  • OL Reign reached the 2023 NWSL championship game.

  • The OLM squad, despite a slow start to the 2024 season, has managed to secure victories in three out of its last five games.

EAGLE FAMILY IMPACT

  • OLM has hired a new sporting director, head of scouting, and head coach in the past six months, changing the culture and trajectory of the team. 

Strategic
Performance

GOVERNANCE, BACKOFFICE, & MANAGEMENT

  • Appointed Laurent Prud’homme as CEO in December 2023, formerly head of L'Équipe.

  • Restructured OLG board, reducing membership from 17 to 12.

FACILITY UPGRADES & FAN EXPERIENCE

  • LDLC Arena

    • World class arena completed in November 2023 ahead of schedule and below budget.

    • Opening event was a basketball game between ASVEL Basket vs. Bayern Munchen in November 2023.

    • Sting performed to a sold out crowd in December 2023.

    • Scheduled performances from: Eric Clapton, Jonas Brothers, and Green Day.

    • Additional events include WWE Wrestling and Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live.

  • OL Vallee - Stadium & Arena APP Launch

    • Launched app to cater to the LDLC Arena, Groupama Stadium, and various entertainment options within the OL Valley.

COST REDUCTION & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

  • Implementing a reduction of the club’s discretionary spending overhead costs.

  • Completed carve out of OL Féminin to reduce costs and improve management focus.

  • Finalizing sale of NWSL club, OL Reign, expected completion in Q1 2024.

Financial Performance

REVENUE GROWTH

  • Q1 2024 revenue increased 26%, growing from €101M to €127.5M.

EBITDA IMPROVEMENT

  • In Q1 2024, EBITDA grew from negative €10M to a positive €31M (excluding extraordinary revenues from the sale of league rights).

PLAYER SALES / TRANSFERS

  • 90M in player sales during the 2023 summer transfer window.

  • Improved matchday margins after implementing a reduction in costs.

MATCHDAY / EVENTS REVENUE

  • Improved matchday margins after implementing a reduction in costs.

DEBT MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL STRATEGY

  • Achieved BBB+ from KBRA Europe and BBB rating from DBRS Morningstar.

  • Completed successful debt refinancing in 2023 despite the challenges of the credit markets.

REMOVAL OF LEAGUE MANAGEMENT CONTROL RESTRICTIONS

  • Successfully reduced restrictions imposed by the league’s management control authority, indicating confidence in the organization's financial stability and management practices.

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