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The club was founded in 1892 after the merger of two local clubs, Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. Since their founding year, the club have played at their home ground of St. James' Park (Capacity: 52,387 - all-seater). They have won the English Championship four times, the FA Cup six times, and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1969. The company's shares were trade on the London Stock Exchange from April 1997 until delisting in July 2007 when businessman Mike Ashley initially purchased a 41% share in the club through a holding company called St James Holdings Ltd, and went on to gain a majority stake. For 2004/05 financial year turnover was segmented as follows: Matchday Revenue 40%, Television and Broadcasting 32%, Sponsorship 11%, Products / Merchandising 9%, Catering 8%.

Turnover and pre-tax profit figures are in millions. Figures for 1995/96 to 2004/05 for Newcastle United FC plc. ** = 11 months for Newcastle United Football Company Ltd.

Financial Overview

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2007/08

99.358

-20.309

75.0

425

2006/07

87.083

-32.892

71.7

1,463

2005/06**

83.086

-12.033

62.8

1,358

2004/05

87.087

0.016

57.7

1,270

2003/04

90.468

4.220

49.8

1,376

2002/03

96.449

4.369

46.9

1,416

2001/02

70.858

-3.079

45.2

608

2000/01

54.916

-8.854

45.0

326

1999/00

45.090

-18.923

64.0

313

1998/99

44.718

1.373

54.8

306

1997/98

49.177

5.010

45.4

338

1996/97

42.162

-23.604

 

 

1995/96

24.723

-11.020

 

 

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