Financial Strength - We Make Straight A's

Port Tampa Bay's financial position enables us to serve the community beyond transactional operations, cargo commodity and real estate revenue by leveraging credit worthiness for future infrastructure investment.  It is an extraordinary advantage in planning for future growth when the top credit rating agencies - Fitch, Standard and Poor's and Moody's - validate the financial strength of Port Tampa Bay

Operating Revenue vs Marketing Expenditures

Port Tampa Bay has dramatically increased revenue over the last 4 years and held marketing expenses flat over the same period -- after it initially increased the commitment to marketing 4 years ago.

Port Tampa Bay 2013-2017 Operational Revenue

Port Tampa Bay 2013-2017 Promotional Expenses as a Percent of Operating Revenues

Independent Audit Opinions

Don't take our word for it - Port Tampa Bay is independently audited on an annual basis and the opinions of those auditing the port and its operations are very important to our reputation and credit worthiness in a host of investment opportunities.  We're pleased to receive high marks annually from independent 3rd parties and will post the full audits shortly - in the meantime - please feel free to read the great audit opinion letters below:

Annual Reports / CAFRs

View our annual reports and a summary of our accounting practices.

Port Tampa Bay's fiscal year is October 1 to September 30.  At the end of each fiscal year, an audit of the preceding fiscal year's financial transactions is conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm and financial statements prepared.  In preparing its annual financial statements, the Port conforms to rigid standards established by the Government Finance Officer's Association (GFOA) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Port Tampa Bay's resultant Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is published each and contains, in addition to the audited financial statement, pertinent statistical and supplemental financial information about Port Tampa Bay.  The Port's CAFR has been awarded the GFOA's certified of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for twelve (12) years in a row, indicating the successful achievement of the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.

Any questions regarding the annual financial statements of the CAFR may be directed to Mike Macaluso, Chief Financial Officer.

Expense Policies