Memphis' professional classical ensemble had momentum but the wind was hardly at their backs. The company had taken some real hits, and once the positive trend started, there wasn't much room for backsliding. Here are some numbers that tell a story.
Fiscal year 2008
Total revenue minus expenses : - $1,731,985
Net Assets: $2, 365, 243
Fiscal Year 2009
Total revenue minus expenses: - $388,515
Net Assets :$2,412,723 Net assets up
Fiscal Year 2010
Total revenue minus expenses: $111,961
Net assets: $2,541,365 Net assets up
Fiscal Year 2011
Total revenue minus expenses: -651,148
Net assets: $1,930541 Net assets down.
The Biggest Changes
Investment income seems to fluctuate the most. In 2008 the MSO lost $309,862. In 2009 they lost $111,700. In 2010 the number moves into the positive column to the tune of $405, 058. It stays positive in 2011, but drops significantly to $1,383.
Gifts and grants fluctuate between a low of $2,076,245 in 2008 to a high of 3,029,031 in 2010. The trend is upward by roughly a half-million per year 2008-10. In 2011 the number drops by a little less than $25,000 to $2,782,654.
Total expenses range from a low of $3,854.274 in 2009 to high of $4,765,387 in 2011. Total expenses for 2008 were also comparatively high: $$4,747,915.
Salaries and Compensation numbers were highest in 2008: $3,411,098. That figure drops to $2,763,116 in 2009 and then creeps back up to $3,367,917.