WWE TV deal worth $524m a year. WWE worth $5.7 billion!

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  1. acannxr

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    Would the stock value be worth the downside of having a publicly traded company?
     
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    FrankieNYC RIP to anybody that passed! Platinum Member

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    When WME & their investors bid on UFC, they bid in the range of 4 other combinations of investors.
    Basically at about 20x profit with a bullish look at the future.

    UFC's profit margin was/is huge so any increase in contractual deals would basically be largely profit.
    They are set up top be over a $200m a year profit company without a single PPV sold.
    2018 will be down from 2017 but 2019 should be the biggest year as far as profit goes.

    The biggest full calendar year before the sale was $152m profit in 2015. 2016 was about $220m but that was a split year as far as ownership.

    What makes both UFC & WWE a good buy (if they go public) is how little they both pay the performers as compared to rev.
    WWE is 5-8%
    UFC is 13-17%
     
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    100% yes
     
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    I'm confused by that
     
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    As a publicly traded company, aren't they obligated to release quarterly reports? I would think that sort of information could be used against them by the media and the UFC's fighters.

    i.e. Wouldn't the WWE have lower TV ratings because a portion of their audience is watching it on the WWE Network?
     
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    First part:
    The numbers are available now (yearly), so it is no surprise.
    WWE pays less to its performers & they rarely get scrutinized by public/press
    90% of the viewers/fans don't have any clue about these things.
    If I get the numbers, every UFC fighter can ...

    Second part:
    The WWE network has under-performed as far as projections went.
    WWE thought they would be at 2m paid per month within 2 years & they are 75% there worldwide after 5 (i think its 5 years).
    But the content USA/FOX paid for is not what is aired on the network. The shows will be on WWE-N a month after the live airing.
     
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    Attitude era of wrestling in the 90's to the early 2000's was better than probably anything on tv tbh. The UFC badly needs Mcgregor to make his return.
     
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    cause they selling a stories. with out the wwe the rock would be the highest paid actor in Hollywood.
     
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    Now this is pod racing!!!
    Holy shit, that is too hilarious. <6>
     
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    Damn the heavies are butthurt and rustled
     
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    it’s also important to note that WWE makes around $2 per sub after costs are factored in. They’re better off getting more TV deals.
     
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    They smack talk, smack talk is the name of the game.
     
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    Vince is an animal
     
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    Network doesn't give you Raw or SD except after a month. You get PPVs and archives.
     
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    Yikes.
     
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