Reportedly, NIKE, Inc.’s (NKE) fiscal 2023 financial results for its second quarter exceeded market estimates, but higher costs squeezed the company’s margins.
Highlights for the 3 months Quarter Ended Nov 30:
- Earnings per share of 85 cents were reported versus the 64 cents expected.
- Revenue stood at $13.32 billion versus the $12.57 billion expected.
- Nike reported a net income of $1.33 billion for the quarter that ended November 30 compared with $1.34 billion a year earlier.
- Inventories were up 43% to $9.3 billion in the quarter, compared to last year.
- The company also saw a 10% year-over-year uptick in selling and administrative expenses to $4.1 billion, mostly led by advertising and marketing costs and investment in Nike Direct as the company continues to move away from wholesalers.
- Nike Direct sales increased 16% for the quarter at $5.4 billion and digital sales were up 25%.
- Nike’s sales in China, its third biggest market by revenue, dropped by 3% compared to last year.
- Overall retail sales in the country dropped by 5.9% in November compared to a year ago and clothes and shoe sales dropped by 15.6%.
BIKE continues to have a strong track record of investing to fuel growth and consistently increasing returns to shareholders, including 21 consecutive years of increasing dividend payouts. In the second quarter, NIKE returned approximately $2.1 billion to shareholders, including: Dividends of $480 million, up 10 percent from the prior year, Share repurchases of $1.6 billion, reflecting 16.5 million retired shares as part of the four-year, $18 billion program approved by the Board of Directors in June 2022. As of November 30, 2022, a total of 19.0 million shares have been repurchased under the program for a total of approximately $1.9 billion.
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