The Rugby Football League increased its turnover to an all-time high of £27.04million in 2011 and recorded a pre-tax profit for the 10th successive year.
The turnover, announced at the governing body's annual meeting, represents an 18.5% increase on 2010 and allowed the RFL to increase hand-outs to clubs and other member organisations to a record £9.18m.
RFL chief executive Nigel Wood said: "The RFL's record turnover in 2011 is a commendable achievement which has allowed us to provide unparalleled levels of assistance to clubs at a time when every area of the game is facing financial pressure."
He added: "Whilst the governing body remains committed to building on its track record of delivering growth across the whole game, we are under no illusions as to how tough it is out there.
"The flat economic outlook means that 2011 turnover levels could represent something of a high water mark for the RFL but we will continue to strive to build on our achievements of the last 11 years."