Hibernian have announced an annual loss of almost £1million but chairman Rod Petrie insists the club's financial future is secure.
Hibs announced they had made a "bottom-line loss" for the first time in seven years after posting a deficit of £0.9million. A statement on the club's official website attributed the disappointing figures to "recessionary pressures on supporters and corporate partners, a lack of sporting success, a drop in player trading and a change in manager".
Petrie told the club's official website: "Despite the figures recorded last year, the financial position of the club is secure."
Hibs, who sold Anthony Stokes to Celtic for a reported £1.2million in August last year, finished 10th in the Clydesdale Bank Premier after Colin Calderwood failed to improve results since replacing John Hughes as manager a year ago.
Hibs suffered exits at the first hurdle in the Europa League, the League Cup and the Scottish Cup - to Maribor, Kilmarnock and Ayr United respectively.
The club reported its net debt at £5.9million but stated a "positive cash balance" of £2million and Petrie insists they are in a stable position.
The chairman added: "Of course we are very mindful of the obvious fact that the lack of success on the field had a direct bearing on the level of turnover. The sporting outcomes for the season were not what any of us would have wished.
"The team exited two competitions before the change in management and suffered the disappointment of an exit from the third competition in early January before new manager Colin Calderwood was able to refresh the squad."
Petrie revealed the board had taken cost-cutting measures including redundancies with staff costs remaining at £4.8million, a figure equal to 69% of the club`s slightly lower £7million turnover.
Hibs will hold their AGM on November 8.