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NIKE, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

Fourth Quarter Income Statement Review

  • Revenues for NIKE, Inc. increased 12 percent to $6.5 billion, or up 14 percent on a currency neutral basis. Excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency, NIKE Brand revenues rose 14 percent driven by growth in all geographies, key categories and product types. Revenues for Other Businesses grew 16 percent, with no significant impact from changes in currency exchange rates, as all businesses increased revenues during the quarter.
  • Gross margin declined 150 basis points to 42.8 percent due primarily to higher product costs, increased investments in our digital business and an unanticipated customs assessment in an Emerging Markets territory related to imports that occurred during four previous fiscal years. These factors more than offset the positive effects of price increases, lower air freight due to improved factory deliveries, as well as ongoing product cost reduction initiatives.
  • Selling and administrative expenses grew at the same rate as revenue, up 12 percent to $2 billion. Demand creation expenses increased 23 percent to $760 million driven by marketing support for key product launches, the European Football Championships and the Summer Olympics. Operating overhead expenses increased 6 percent to $1.2 billion due to additional investments in our Direct to Consumer and wholesale businesses.
  • Other expense, net was $38 million, primarily comprised of a $24 million charge related to NIKE Brand’s Western Europe restructuring. The remaining $14 million was primarily comprised of foreign currency exchange losses. 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 decreased pretax income by approximately $16 million.
  • The effective tax rate was 26.1 percent compared to 23.2 percent for the same period last year primarily due to year-on-year changes in tax reserves, partially offset by a reduction in the effective tax rate on operations outside the United States.
  • Net Income decreased 8 percent to $549 million and Diluted earnings per share decreased 6 percent to $1.17, reflecting a 2 percent decline in the number of weighted average diluted common shares outstanding.

Fiscal 2012 Income Statement Review

  • Revenues for NIKE, Inc. were up 16 percent to $24.1 billion, up 14 percent on a currency neutral basis.
    • NIKE Brand revenues rose 15 percent excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency, driven by growth in all geographies, key categories and product types. NIKE Brand wholesale revenues increased to $17.4 billion, 14 percent higher than the same period last year on a currency neutral basis. NIKE Brand Direct to Consumer revenues grew 21 percent to $3.5 billion due to 13 percent growth in same store sales and new door expansion. As of May 31, 2012 the NIKE Brand had 557 stores in operation as compared to 487 a year ago.
    • Revenues for Other Businesses grew 11 percent with no significant impact from changes in currency exchange rates, driven by growth across most businesses.
  • Gross margin declined 220 basis points to 43.4 percent, primarily driven by higher product costs, as well as investments in our digital business, an unanticipated customs assessment in an Emerging Markets territory related to imports that occurred during four previous fiscal years, and higher discounts on close-out sales. These factors more than offset the positive effects of price increases, lower air freight costs, growing sales in our Direct to Consumer operations and ongoing product cost reduction initiatives.
  • Selling and administrative expenses grew at a slower rate than revenue, up 11 percent to $7.4 billion. Demand creation expenses were up 11 percent to $2.7 billion due to an increase in sports marketing expense, marketing support for key product initiatives, investments in retail product presentation for wholesale accounts and marketing support for the European Football Championships and Summer Olympics. Operating overhead expenses increased 11 percent to $4.7 billion due to additional investments made in our wholesale and Direct to Consumer businesses.
  • Other expense, net was $54 million for the fiscal year, primarily comprised of net foreign currency exchange losses and a $24 million charge related to NIKE Brand’s Western Europe restructuring, partially offset by certain non-operating items. For the year, we estimate the year-over-year change in currency related gains and losses included in other expense, net, combined with the impact of changes in currency exchange rates on the translation of foreign currency-denominated profits, did not have a significant impact on pretax income.
  • The effective tax rate was 25.5 percent compared to 25 percent for the same period last year. The increase was due to changes in tax reserves, partially offset by a reduction in the effective tax rate on operations outside of the United States.
  • Net Income increased 4 percent to $2.2 billion and Diluted earnings per share increased 8 percent to $4.73, reflecting higher net income and a 3 percent decline in the number of weighted average diluted common shares outstanding.

May 31, 2012 Balance Sheet Review

  • Inventories for NIKE, Inc. were $3.4 billion, up 23 percent from May 31, 2011. NIKE Brand inventories increased 19 percent; 17 percentage points of growth were due to higher product cost per unit, as input cost inflation and a higher proportion of Footwear versus Apparel more than offset the favorable impact of changes in currency exchange rates. NIKE Brand unit inventories grew 10 percent.
  • Cash and short-term investments at period-end were $3.8 billion, $781 million lower than last year due to higher working capital investments, long-term debt repayments and dividend payments compared to the prior year.

Share Repurchases

During the fourth quarter, NIKE, Inc. repurchased a total of 2.3 million shares for approximately $245 million as part of its four-year, $5 billion share repurchase program, approved by the Board of Directors in September 2008. As of the end of the fourth quarter, the Company has purchased a total of 50.3 million shares for approximately $4.1 billion under this program.

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