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NIKE, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Results

<ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Revenues up 18 percent to $6.1 billion, up 11 percent excluding currency changes </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Diluted earnings per share up 19 percent to $1.36 </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Worldwide futures orders up 16 percent, 13 percent growth excluding currency changes </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Inventories up 41 percent </li> </ul> <p> </p>

Thursday, September 22, 2011

NIKE, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Results16:15 EDT Thursday, September 22, 2011 BEAVERTON, Ore. (Business Wire) -- NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter ended August 31, 2011. Diluted earnings per share and revenue represented new records as a strong demand for NIKE, Inc. brands, SG&A expense leverage, tax efficiencies and a lower average share count offset the impact of a lower gross margin. “We're off to a strong start in fiscal year 2012. We have a powerful and diverse portfolio of brands and businesses, and we're focused on leveraging them to drive growth and create value for our shareholders,” said Mark Parker, President and CEO, NIKE, Inc. “It pays to be prudent in times like these. It's also essential that we remain on the offense, creating opportunities. We do that by connecting with consumers, designing innovative products and delivering amazing experiences. That's how we continue to lead this company and the industry into the future.”* First Quarter Income Statement ReviewRevenuesfor NIKE, Inc. increased 18 percent to $6.1 billion, up 11 percent on a currency-neutral basis. Excluding the impacts of changes in foreign currency, NIKE Brand revenues rose 12 percent with growth in every geography except Western Europe, which was flat due to the negative impact from changes in the timing of shipments and comparisons to last year's strong World Cup related sales. By category, revenues were up on a currency neutral basis in all key categories except Football (Soccer), which had a challenging prior year comparison given the World Cup last year. Revenues for our Other Businesses increased 10 percent including 2 percentage points of benefit from changes in currency exchange rates, as growth in Converse, Cole Haan and NIKE Golf offset lower revenues at Hurley and Umbro. Gross margin declined 270 basis points to 44.3 percent mainly due to higher product costs and a higher mix of off-price revenues sold at a lower margin than the prior year. These factors more than offset the positive impact of growing sales in our Direct to Consumer operations, select pricing actions and the benefits of ongoing product cost reduction initiatives. Selling and administrative expenses grew at a slower rate than revenue, up 9 percent to $1.8 billion. Demand creation expenses increased 2 percent to $692 million driven by marketing support for key product initiatives and investments in retail product presentation for wholesale accounts. Operating overhead expenses increased 14 percent to $1.1 billion due to additional investments made in our wholesale and Direct to Consumer businesses. Other expense, net was $18 million, comprised largely of foreign exchange losses, primarily from currency hedges. For the quarter, we estimate the year-over-year change in foreign currency related losses included in other expense, net combined with the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates on the translation of foreign currency-denominated profits increased pretax income by approximately $32 million. The effective tax rate was 24.3 percent compared to 26.0 percent for the same period last year, an improvement due primarily to a reduction in the effective tax rate on operations outside the United States. Net income increased 15 percent to $645 million and diluted earnings per share increased 19 percent to $1.36 reflecting a 3 percent decline in the weighted average diluted common shares outstanding. August 31, 2011 Balance Sheet ReviewInventories for NIKE, Inc. were $3.1 billion, up 41 percent from August 31, 2010. Inventories were higher compared to a year ago due to higher average unit product cost, growth in total units and changes in currency exchange rates. NIKE Brand unit inventories were higher as a result of strong demand and elevated product deliveries as manufacturing partners have expanded production capacity to more closely align with demand. Also contributing to the growth in NIKE Brand units were strategic pre-builds for key seasonal items with longer production lead times and growth in our Direct to Consumer business. Relative to revenues and futures, current unit inventories are broadly consistent with the levels we reported prior to the 2009 – 2010 economic downturn. Cash and short-term investments were $3.7 billion, lower than last year as higher working capital investments reduced free cash flow from operations, while share repurchases, dividend payments and long-term debt payments also increased year-on-year. Share Repurchases During the first quarter, we repurchased a total of 7.7 million shares for approximately $649 million as part of our four-year, $5 billion share repurchase program, approved by the Board of Directors in September 2008. As of the end of the first quarter, we have purchased a total of 38.0 million shares for approximately $3.0 billion under this program. Futures Orders As of the end of the quarter worldwide futures orders for NIKE Brand athletic footwear and apparel, scheduled for delivery from September 2011 through January 2012, totaled $8.5 billion, 16 percent higher than orders reported for the same period last year. Excluding currency changes, reported orders would have increased 13 percent.* Conference Call Nike management will host a conference call beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. PT on September 22, 2011, to review first quarter results. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.nikebiz.com/investors. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an archived version will be available at the same location through 9:00 p.m. PT, September 29, 2011. About NIKE, Inc. NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned Nike subsidiaries include Cole Haan, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Umbro International Limited, which designs, distributes and licenses athletic and casual footwear, apparel and equipment, primarily for global football (soccer). For more information, NIKE's earnings releases and other financial information are available on the Internet at www.nikebiz.com/investors. *The marked paragraphs contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in reports filed by Nike with the S.E.C., including Forms 8-K, 10-Q, and 10-K. Some forward-looking statements in this release concern changes in futures orders that are not necessarily indicative of changes in total revenues for subsequent periods due to the mix of futures and “at once” orders, exchange rate fluctuations, order cancellations and discounts, which may vary significantly from quarter to quarter, and because a significant portion of the business does not report futures orders. (Additional Tables Follow) NIKE, Inc.CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTSFOR THE PERIOD ENDED AUGUST 31, 2011(In millions, except per share data)         QUARTER ENDEDINCOME STATEMENT     8/31/2011       8/31/2010     % Chg   Revenues $ 6,081 $ 5,175 18% Cost of sales   3,388       2,741   24% Gross margin 2,693 2,434 11%44.3%47.0%   Demand creation expense 692 679 2% Operating overhead expense   1,131       994   14% Total selling and administrative expense 1,823 1,673 9%30.0%32.3%   Other expense, net 18 7 - Interest (income), net   -       (1 ) -   Income before income taxes 852 755 13%   Income taxes   207       196   6%24.3%26.0%   Net income $ 645     $ 559   15%   Diluted EPS $ 1.36 $ 1.14 19%   Basic EPS $ 1.39 $ 1.17 19%   Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding: Diluted 474.3 488.6 Basic   465.0       479.6   Dividends declared $ 0.31     $ 0.27         NIKE, Inc.   BALANCE SHEET     8/31/2011     8/31/2010   % Change   (In millions)ASSETS Current assets: Cash and equivalents $ 1,608 $ 2,010 -20 % Short-term investments 2,092 2,678 -22 % Accounts receivable, net 3,279 2,791 17 % Inventories 3,107 2,210 41 % Deferred income taxes 315 259 22 % Prepaid expenses and other current assets   638     583 9 %   Total current assets11,03910,531 5 %   Property, plant and equipment 5,034 4,535 11 % Less accumulated depreciation   2,868     2,560 12 % Property, plant and equipment, net 2,166 1,975 10 %   Identifiable intangible assets, net 536 470 14 % Goodwill 204 192 6 % Deferred income taxes and other assets 858 883 -3 %       Total assets$14,803   $14,051 5 %   LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $ 116 $ 132 -12 % Notes payable 164 109 50 % Accounts payable 1,421 1,101 29 % Accrued liabilities 1,968 1,696 16 % Income taxes payable   91     104 -13 %   Total current liabilities3,7603,142 20 %   Long-term debt 238 342 -30 % Deferred income taxes and other liabilities 906 907 0 % Redeemable preferred stock - - - Shareholders' equity 9,899 9,660 2 %       Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$14,803   $14,051 5 %   NIKE, Inc.   QUARTER ENDED   % Change   % Change ExcludingCurrencyChanges2DIVISIONAL REVENUES1   8/31/2011   8/31/2010         (In millions)North America   Footwear $ 1,443 $ 1,289 12 % 12 % Apparel 632 515 23 % 22 % Equipment   125     99   26 % 25 % Total 2,200 1,903 16 % 15 %   Western Europe Footwear 731 632 16 % 1 % Apparel 407 369 10 % -3 % Equipment   81     65   25 % 7 % Total 1,219 1,066 14 % 0 %   Central and Eastern Europe Footwear 180 149 21 % 11 % Apparel 123 95 29 % 20 % Equipment   31     25   24 % 14 % Total 334 269 24 % 14 %   Greater China Footwear 314 246 28 % 21 % Apparel 177 182 -3 % -8 % Equipment   37     32   16 % 8 % Total 528 460 15 % 9 %   Japan Footwear 103 86 20 % 7 % Apparel 70 60 17 % 5 % Equipment   18     17   6 % -5 % Total 191 163 17 % 5 %   Emerging Markets Footwear 567 404 40 % 29 % Apparel 182 149 22 % 12 % Equipment   50     38   32 % 21 % Total 799 591 35 % 24 %   Global Brand Divisions3 42 31 35 % 24 %       Total NIKE Brand 5,313 4,483 19 % 12 %   Other Businesses4 762 694 10 % 8 % Corporate5 6 (2 ) --       Total NIKE, Inc. Revenues $ 6,081   $ 5,175   18 % 11 %   Total NIKE Brand Footwear $ 3,338 $ 2,806 19 % 13 % Apparel 1,591 1,370 16 % 9 % Equipment 342 276 24 % 15 % Global Brand Divisions3 42 31 35 % 24 %                   1 Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to fiscal year 2012 presentation. These changes had no impact on previously reported results of operations or shareholders' equity.   2 Fiscal 2012 results have been restated using fiscal 2011 exchange rates for the comparative period to enhance the visibility of the underlying business trends excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.   3 Global Brand Divisions primarily represent NIKE Brand licensing businesses that are not part of a geographic operating segment.   4 Other businesses represent activities of Cole Haan, Converse, Hurley, NIKE Golf and Umbro.   5 Corporate revenues primarily consist of foreign currency revenue-related hedge gains and losses generated by entities within the NIKE Brand geographic operating segments and Other Businesses through our centrally managed foreign exchange risk management program.   NIKE, Inc.       QUARTER ENDED%EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST AND TAXES1,2   8/31/2011   8/31/2010   Chg(In millions)   North America $ 534 $ 443 21 % Western Europe 223 283 -21 % Central and Eastern Europe 70 70 0 % Greater China 171 164 4 % Japan 34 27 26 % Emerging Markets 190 124 53 % Global Brand Divisions3   (261 )     (245 ) -7 %   Total NIKE Brand 961 866 11 %   Other Businesses4 86 109 -21 % Corporate5   (195 )     (221 ) 12 %   Total earnings before interest and taxes1,2 $ 852     $ 754   13 %     1 The Company evaluates performance of individual operating segments based on earnings before interest and taxes (also commonly referred to as “EBIT”), which represents net income before interest (income), net and income taxes.   2 Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to fiscal year 2012 presentation. These changes had no impact on previously reported results of operations or shareholders' equity.   3 Global Brand Divisions primarily represent NIKE Brand licensing businesses that are not part of a geographic operating segment and general and administrative expenses that are centrally managed for the Nike Brand.   4 Other businesses represent activities of Cole Haan, Converse, Hurley, NIKE Golf and Umbro.   5 Corporate consists of unallocated general and administrative expenses, which includes expenses associated with centrally managed departments, depreciation and amortization related to the Company's corporate headquarters, unallocated insurance and benefit programs, certain foreign currency gains and losses, including certain hedge gains and losses generated from our centrally managed foreign exchange risk management program, corporate eliminations and other items.       NIKE, Inc.NIKE BRAND REPORTED FUTURES GROWTH BY GEOGRAPHY1   Reported Futures Orders   Excluding Currency Changes 2   North America 16 % 15 % Western Europe 9 % 3 % Central & Eastern Europe 17 % 17 % Greater China 27 % 22 % Japan -10 % -10 % Emerging Markets 22 %   21 %   Total NIKE Brand Reported Futures 16 %   13 %       1 Futures orders by geography and in total for NIKE Brand athletic footwear and apparel scheduled for delivery from September 2011 through January 2012.   The reported futures and advance orders growth is not necessarily indicative of our expectation of revenue growth during this period. This is due to year-over-year changes in shipment timing and because the mix of orders can shift between advance/futures and at-once orders and the fulfillment of certain orders may fall outside of the schedule noted above. In addition, exchange rate fluctuations as well as differing levels of order cancellations and discounts can cause differences in the comparisons between advance/futures orders and actual revenues. Moreover, a significant portion of our revenue is not derived from futures and advance orders, including at-once and close-out sales of NIKE Brand footwear and apparel, sales of NIKE Brand equipment, sales from certain of our Direct to Consumer operations, and sales from our Other Businesses.   2 Reported futures restated using prior year exchange rates to enhance the visibility of the underlying business trends excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. NIKE, Inc.Investor Contact:Kelley Hall, 503-532-3793orMedia Contact:Kellie Leonard, 503-671-6171