Home The Latest Nike on track for a $20 billion year

Nike on track for a $20 billion year

| Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

 

By Corey Paul

Nike's fiscal second-quarter earnings increased 22%, exceeding analyst expectations of Oregon's largest company.

Revenues hit $4.8 billion for the quarter and $10 billion for the fiscal year to date. Worldwide future orders rose 11%, to 7.7 billion. Contained in those future orders figures is the best picture of the Nike retail pipeline, which benefited most from growth in its largest market of North America, China and emerging countries such as Brazil. Sales in all its regions rose except in Wesern Europe and Japan.

"We had a great second quarter," said president and chief executive Mark Parker. "Almost every brand, category and geography delivered growth."

That's growth to the tune of $457 million dollars, or 94 cents per share, for the quarter ending Nov. 30. It compares to $375 million, or 76 cents per share, a year earlier.

Parker mentioned a two-fold strength of the athletic-apparel giant, brand strength and product design, which enabled the company to sell more items at full price. Gross margin rose from 44.5% to 45.3%

In a conference call Tuesday, Parker and other executives warned of rising freight, labor, oil and cotton costs that pressure results. Executives expect those high costs to continue for some time before leveling out, but Nike is also expanding its reach to emerging markets such as the smaller-but-still-huge cities in China.

Nike has also focused more on subsidiary brands that grew a collective 13% and include Converse (selling well in China), Hurley and Umbro.

Nike also recently closed an exclusive partnership with the National Football League for 2012, beating out Reebok.

On Monday, Nike's stock price reached $92.46, their highest level in history.

Update: Nike is hiring. The company's website this Wednesday morning lists 145 openings in Oregon. Among them are openings for production artists, merchants, tax managers and designers.

 

Comments   

 
DesignPDX
0 #1 LayoffsDesignPDX 2010-12-29 10:23:51
I think the fact that they laid off over 1800 people last year helped these numbers...not good for Oregon. Not good for anyone.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Fuel's gold

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY SOPHIA BENNETT

The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


Read more...

The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

News
Friday, February 28, 2014

100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


Read more...

From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


Read more...

The more they change, the more they stay the same

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
100-best-collageBY BRANDON SAWYER

The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


Read more...

Leader's bookshelf

Contributed Blogs
Friday, March 14, 2014
02.06.14 BooksBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Five books that will make you a better leader.


Read more...

The solution to youth unemployment

News
Thursday, February 27, 2014
02.27.14 Thumbnail TeenworkBY ERIC FRUITS

Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


Read more...

Barrister bands

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
IMG 4691BY LINDA BAKER

An intellectual property attorney by day, 48-year-old Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is a singer and guitarist by night.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS