Thursday, April 23, 2009

Forbes Astros Valuations

So Forbes released their franchise values for all 30 MLB teams, and predictably, the Yankees are the most valuable franchise in all of baseball. Buoyed by the new ballpark, the Mets are 2nd, and the Red Sox are 3rd. Where do our Astros fall here?

The Astros were one of 13 MLB clubs to record no change or a decline in value from 2008. Also declining were the Nationals (-12%), Braves (-10%), Mariners (-9%), Tigers (-9%), Giants (-5%), Indians (-4%), Rangers (-2%), A's (-1%), Pirates (-1%), Cardinals/Orioles/Blue Jays (+-0%)

How does this change from the previous five years?










YearValue%ChangeRevenueOper. Inc.Value Rank
2009$445m-4%$194m$17m12
2008$463m+5%$193m$20.4m12
2007$442m+6%$184m$18.4m11
2006$416m+17%$173m$30.2m10
2005$357m+12%$155m$9.611
2004$320m-2%$128m-$1.9m9



Go to the World Series and see your value increase by $59 million! Anyone else notice that the Astros posted a record in revenues?

1 comment:

jphelps said...

All I need is a shot in the arm. World Series runs are predicated on winning a lot of games during the season. Winning games is the #1 driver in walk up/single game ticket sales. Butts in chairs are a great way to sell $9 beers and $35 t-shirts.
Winning is expensive, but losing is much more damaging to the bottom line. I think thats why Drayton plays to win every year. He just hasn't done it the way other successful teams have, building from the inside. We'll get there.