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NIKE, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2023 First Quarter Results

BEAVERTON, Ore., September 29, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today reported fiscal 2023 financial results for its first quarter ended August 31, 2022.

  • First quarter reported revenues were $12.7 billion, up 4 percent compared to the prior year and up 10 percent on a currency-neutral basis*

  • NIKE Direct sales were $5.1 billion, up 8 percent on a reported basis and up 14 percent on a currency-neutral basis

  • NIKE Brand Digital sales increased 16 percent on a reported basis, or 23 percent on a currency-neutral basis, led by 46 percent growth in EMEA

  • Gross margin decreased 220 basis points to 44.3 percent

  • Diluted earnings per share for the quarter was $0.93, down 20 percent

"Our strong start to FY23 highlights the depth and breadth of NIKE’s global portfolio, as we continue to manage through volatility," said John Donahoe, President and CEO, NIKE, Inc. "Our competitive advantages, including the strength of our brand, deep consumer connections and pipeline of innovative product, continue to prove that our strategy is working. We expect our unrelenting focus on better serving the consumer to continue to fuel growth and create value like only NIKE can."**

First Quarter revenues increased 10 percent on a currency-neutral basis, led by NIKE Direct growth of 14 percent. NIKE Brand Digital business fueled growth, increasing by 23 percent, driven by double-digit growth in EMEA, North America and APLA, partially offset by declines in Greater China. Wholesale revenues increased 1 percent on a reported basis and were up 8 percent on a currency-neutral basis, with growth due to improved levels of available supply of inventory for partners.

"NIKE's first quarter results set the foundation for another year of strong growth," said Matthew Friend, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, NIKE, Inc. "Our focus continues to be the consumer, as we take action to navigate near-term dynamics while expanding long-term structural benefits through our Consumer Direct Acceleration strategy."**

First Quarter Income Statement Review

  • Revenues for NIKE, Inc. increased 4 percent to $12.7 billion compared to the prior year and were up 10 percent on a currency-neutral basis.

    • Revenues for the NIKE Brand were $12.0 billion, up 4 percent on a reported basis and up 10 percent on a currency-neutral basis, led by double-digit currency-neutral growth in North America, EMEA and APLA, partially offset by declines in Greater China.

    • Revenues for Converse were $643 million, up 2 percent on a reported basis and up 8 percent on a currency-neutral basis, led by double-digit growth in North America and Europe, partially offset by declines in Asia.

  • Gross margin decreased 220 basis points to 44.3 percent, primarily driven by elevated freight and logistics costs, lower margins in our NIKE Direct business driven by higher markdowns, and unfavorable changes in net foreign currency exchange rates, including hedges, partially offset by strategic pricing actions. The overall decrease in margins was primarily driven by North America, which took measures to liquidate excess inventory through NIKE Direct markdowns and wholesale marketplace actions.

  • Selling and administrative expense increased 10 percent to $3.9 billion.

    • Demand creation expense was $943 million, up 3 percent, primarily due to normalization of spend against sports marketing and brand campaign investments.

    • Operating overhead expense increased 12 percent to $3.0 billion, primarily due to wage-related expenses, strategic technology investments and increased NIKE Direct costs.

  • The effective tax rate for the quarter was 19.7 percent compared to 11.0 percent for the same period last year, primarily due to the decreased benefits from stock-based compensation.

  • Net income was $1.5 billion, down 22 percent, and Diluted earnings per share was $0.93, decreasing 20 percent.

August 31, 2022 Balance Sheet Review

  • Inventories for NIKE, Inc. were $9.7 billion, up 44 percent compared to the prior year period, driven by elevated in-transit inventories from ongoing supply chain volatility, partially offset by strong consumer demand during the quarter.

  • Cash and equivalents and short-term investments were $11.9 billion, down approximately $1.8 billion from last year, as free cash flow was offset by share repurchases and cash dividends.

Shareholder Returns

NIKE continues to have a strong track record of investing to fuel growth and consistently increasing returns to shareholders, including 20 consecutive years of increasing dividend payouts. In the first quarter, NIKE returned approximately $1.5 billion to shareholders, including:

  • Dividends of $480 million, up 11 percent from the prior year.

  • Share repurchases of $1.0 billion, reflecting 9.0 million retired shares. There were purchases of $0.7 billion, reflecting 6.5 million shares retired under the Company’s previous four-year, $15 billion program approved in June 2018 and $0.3 billion, reflecting 2.5 million shares subsequently retired under the Company’s current four-year, $18 billion program approved in June 2022.

Under the $15 billion program, which was terminated in August 2022, a total of 83.8 million shares for $9.4 billion were repurchased.

Conference Call

NIKE, Inc. management will host a conference call beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. PT on September 29, 2022, to review fiscal first quarter results. The conference call will be broadcast live via the Internet and can be accessed at http://investors.nike.com. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an archived version will be available at the same location through approximately 9:00 p.m. PT, October 20, 2022.

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. Converse, a wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brand, designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, NIKE, Inc.’s earnings releases and other financial information are available on the Internet at http://investors.nike.com. Individuals can also visit http://news.nike.com and follow @NIKE.

*

See additional information in the accompanying Divisional Revenues table regarding this non-GAAP financial measure.

**

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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K.

NIKE, Inc.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

%

(In millions, except per share data)

8/31/2022

8/31/2021

Change

Revenues

$

12,687

$

12,248

4

%

Cost of sales

7,072

6,552

8

%

Gross profit

5,615

5,696

-1

%

Gross margin

44.3

%

46.5

%

Demand creation expense

943

918

3

%

Operating overhead expense

2,977

2,654

12

%

Total selling and administrative expense

3,920

3,572

10

%

% of revenues

30.9

%

29.2

%

Interest expense (income), net

13

57

Other (income) expense, net

(146

)

(39

)

Income before income taxes

1,828

2,106

-13

%

Income tax expense

360

232

55

%

Effective tax rate

19.7

%

11.0

%

NET INCOME

$

1,468

$

1,874

-22

%

Earnings per common share:

Basic

$

0.94

$

1.18

-20

%

Diluted

$

0.93

$

1.16

-20

%

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic

1,567.1

1,581.9

Diluted

1,585.8

1,619.6

Dividends declared per common share

$

0.305

$

0.275

NIKE, Inc.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

August 31,

August 31,

% Change

(Dollars in millions)

2022

2021

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and equivalents

$

7,226

$

10,720

-33

%

Short-term investments

4,650

2,975

56

%

Accounts receivable, net

4,960

4,341

14

%

Inventories

9,662

6,699

44

%

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,379

1,655

44

%

Total current assets

28,877

26,390

9

%

Property, plant and equipment, net

4,778

4,869

-2

%

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

2,880

3,078

-6

%

Identifiable intangible assets, net

283

267

6

%

Goodwill

282

242

17

%

Deferred income taxes and other assets

3,988

3,071

30

%

TOTAL ASSETS

$

41,088

$

37,917

8

%

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current portion of long-term debt

$

500

$

Notes payable

9

15

-40

%

Accounts payable

3,371

2,135

58

%

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

424

462

-8

%

Accrued liabilities

6,277

5,296

19

%

Income taxes payable

338

361

-6

%

Total current liabilities

10,919

8,269

32

%

Long-term debt

8,922

9,415

-5

%

Operating lease liabilities

2,736

2,898

-6

%

Deferred income taxes and other liabilities

2,689

2,992

-10

%

Redeemable preferred stock

Shareholders’ equity

15,822

14,343

10

%

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

41,088

$

37,917

8

%

NIKE, Inc.

DIVISIONAL REVENUES

(Unaudited)

% Change
Excluding

Currency
Changes1

THREE MONTHS ENDED

%

(Dollars in millions)

8/31/2022

8/31/2021

Change

North America

Footwear

$

3,805

$

3,264

17

%

17

%

Apparel

1,494

1,430

4

%

5

%

Equipment

211

185

14

%

14

%

Total

5,510

4,879

13

%

13

%

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Footwear

2,012

1,983

1

%

18

%

Apparel

1,153

1,159

-1

%

15

%

Equipment

168

165

2

%

18

%

Total

3,333

3,307

1

%

17

%

Greater China

Footwear

1,233

1,449

-15

%

-11

%

Apparel

374

476

-21

%

-18

%

Equipment

49

57

-14

%

-10

%

Total

1,656

1,982

-16

%

-13

%

Asia Pacific & Latin America

Footwear

1,064

1,022

4

%

15

%

Apparel

413

385

7

%

19

%

Equipment

58

58

0

%

12

%

Total

1,535

1,465

5

%

16

%

Global Brand Divisions2

14

7

100

%

96

%

TOTAL NIKE BRAND

12,048

11,640

4

%

10

%

Converse

643

629

2

%

8

%

Corporate3

(4

)

(21

)

TOTAL NIKE, INC. REVENUES

$

12,687

$

12,248

4

%

10

%

TOTAL NIKE BRAND

Footwear

$

8,114

$

7,718

5

%

12

%

Apparel

3,434

3,450

0

%

7

%

Equipment

486

465

5

%

12

%

Global Brand Divisions2

14

7

100

%

96

%

TOTAL NIKE BRAND REVENUES

$

12,048

$

11,640

4

%

10

%

1 The percent change has been calculated using actual exchange rates in use during the comparative prior year period and is provided to enhance the visibility of the underlying business trends by excluding the impact of translation arising from foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, which is considered a non-GAAP financial measure. Management uses this non-GAAP financial measure when evaluating the Company's performance, including when making financial and operating decisions. Additionally, management believes this non-GAAP financial measure provides investors with additional financial information that should be considered when assessing the Company’s underlying business performance and trends. References to this measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

2 Global Brand Divisions revenues include NIKE Brand licensing and other miscellaneous revenues that are not part of a geographic operating segment.

3 Corporate revenues primarily consist of foreign currency hedge gains and losses related to revenues generated by entities within the NIKE Brand geographic operating segments and Converse, but managed through the Company’s central foreign exchange risk management program.

NIKE, Inc.

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST AND TAXES1

(Unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

%

(Dollars in millions)

8/31/2022

8/31/2021

Change

North America

$

1,377

$

1,434

-4

%

Europe, Middle East & Africa

975

875

11

%

Greater China

541

701

-23

%

Asia Pacific & Latin America

500

481

4

%

Global Brand Divisions2

(1,187

)

(987

)

-20

%

TOTAL NIKE BRAND1

2,206

2,504

-12

%

Converse

209

204

2

%

Corporate3

(574

)

(545

)

-5

%

TOTAL NIKE, INC. EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST AND TAXES1

1,841

2,163

-15

%

EBIT margin1

14.5

%

17.7

%

Interest expense (income), net

13

57

TOTAL NIKE, INC. INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

$

1,828

$

2,106

-13

%

1 The Company evaluates the performance of individual operating segments based on earnings before interest and taxes (commonly referred to as "EBIT"), which represents Net income before Interest expense (income), net and Income tax expense. EBIT margin is calculated as EBIT divided by total NIKE, Inc. Revenues. Total NIKE Brand EBIT, Total NIKE, Inc. EBIT and EBIT margin are considered non-GAAP financial measures. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating the Company's performance, including when making financial and operating decisions. Additionally, management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with additional information that should be considered when assessing the Company’s underlying business performance and trends. References to EBIT and EBIT margin should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

2 Global Brand Divisions primarily represent demand creation and operating overhead expense, including product creation and design expenses that are centrally managed for the NIKE Brand, as well as costs associated with NIKE Direct global digital operations and enterprise technology. Global Brand Divisions revenues include NIKE Brand licensing and other miscellaneous revenues that are not part of a geographic operating segment.

3 Corporate consists primarily of unallocated general and administrative expenses, including expenses associated with centrally managed departments; depreciation and amortization related to the Company’s corporate headquarters; unallocated insurance, benefit and compensation programs, including stock-based compensation; and certain foreign currency gains and losses, including certain hedge gains and losses.

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Contacts

Investor Contact:
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investor.relations@nike.com

Media Contact:
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