Borussia Dortmund have announced a pre-tax profit for the first half of the fiscal year, and BVB chief Watzke believes the profit margin reflects the club's growing strength
The German giants recorded a net profit of €14.2m [£12.2m], which illustrates an early €1.4m [£1.2m] increase on the previous financial year.
And club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke believes Monday's figures represent Dortmund's ascension as a financial force in German football.
Speaking to reporters, Watzke said: "The numbers that we announce today are further evidence of the ever-growing economic strength of the BVB."
On Sunday, Watzke outlayed his ambitions for the club to announce a total revenue of €250m [£215m] for the full financial year.
Dortmund look set to surrender their Bundesliga crown to Bayern Munich this season with Jupp Heynckes' men holding a 17-point lead over the reigning champions.