BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended November 30, 2014. Strong consumer demand drove revenue growth across the portfolio. Diluted earnings per share grew faster than revenue, up 25 percent, primarily due to gross margin expansion and a lower average share count, which more than offset higher SG&A investments in NIKE, Inc. brands and business capabilities.
“Our strong second quarter results once again demonstrate NIKE is a growth company,” said Mark Parker, President and CEO of NIKE, Inc. “The power of our portfolio continues to unlock growth, as we keep a laser focus on our biggest opportunities. The breadth and depth of that portfolio has helped us consistently deliver strong results – quarter after quarter, year after year.”*
Second Quarter Income Statement Review
Revenues for NIKE, Inc. increased 15 percent to
$7.4 billion, up 18 percent on a currency neutral basis.
- Revenues for the NIKE Brand were $7.0 billion, up 17 percent on a currency neutral basis, with growth in every product type, geography and key category, except Golf.
- Revenues for Converse were $434 million, up 24 percent on a currency neutral basis, driven by continuing growth in existing direct distribution markets as well as market conversions in Europe and Asia.
- Gross margin increased 120 basis points to 45.1 percent. The increase was primarily attributable to a shift in mix to higher margin products, continued growth in the higher-margin Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) business and a modest benefit from foreign exchange. These positive factors were partially offset by higher product input costs.
- Selling and administrative expense increased 17 percent to $2.4 billion. Demand creation expense was $766 million, up 11 percent versus the prior year, driven by marketing support for new product launches, digital brand marketing and consumer events. Operating overhead expense increased 19 percent to $1.7 billion, reflecting growth in the DTC business, as well as investments in operational infrastructure and digital capabilities and engagement.
- Other expense, net was $2 million comprised primarily of foreign exchange losses, partially offset by other non-operating items. For the quarter, the Company estimates the year-over-year change in foreign 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, decreased pretax income by approximately $39 million.
- The effective tax rate was 25.4 percent, a 20 basis point increase primarily due to adjustments to tax expense on intercompany transactions and the benefit realized in the prior period from the U.S. Research and Development tax credit. These factors were partially offset by an increase in earnings from operations outside the U.S., which are generally subject to a lower tax rate, and the resolution of tax audits across multiple jurisdictions.
- Net income increased 23 percent to $655 million, while diluted earnings per share increased 25 percent to $0.74, reflecting strong revenue growth, gross margin expansion and a 3 percent decline in the weighted average diluted common shares outstanding.
November 30, 2014 Balance Sheet Review
- Inventories for NIKE, Inc. were $4.2 billion, up 11 percent from November 30, 2013, driven by a 9 percent increase in NIKE Brand wholesale inventories as well as higher inventories associated with growth in DTC and Converse. NIKE Brand wholesale inventories were higher due to a 14 percent increase in units, while changes in the average product cost per unit, combined with the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, decreased growth by approximately 5 percentage points.
- Cash and short-term investments were $4.7 billion, $474 million lower than last year as growth in net income and collateral received from counterparties to foreign currency hedging instruments was more than offset by share repurchases, higher dividends and investments in working capital.
During the second quarter, NIKE, Inc. repurchased a total of 5.1 million shares for approximately $425 million as part of the four-year, $8 billion program approved by the Board of Directors in September 2012. As of the end of the second quarter, a total of 67.6 million shares had been repurchased under this program for $4.7 billion, an average cost of approximately $68.96 per share.
As of the end of the quarter, worldwide futures orders for NIKE Brand athletic footwear and apparel scheduled for delivery from December 2014 through April 2015 were 7 percent higher than orders reported for the same period last year. Excluding currency changes, reported orders would have increased 11 percent.*
NIKE management will host a conference call beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. PT on December 18, 2014 to review second quarter results. The conference call will be broadcast live over 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 9:00 p.m. PT, December 25, 2014.
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, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories, and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, NIKE’s earnings releases and other financial information are available on the Internet at http://investors.nike.com and individuals can follow @Nike.
* 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, discounts and returns, which may vary significantly from quarter to quarter, and because a portion of the business does not report futures orders.
(Additional Tables Follow)
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
THREE MONTHS ENDED
|%||SIX MONTHS ENDED||%|
|(Dollars in millions, except per share data)||
|Cost of sales||4,053||3,605||12%||8,314||7,444||12%|
|Demand creation expense||766||691||11%||1,663||1,422||17%|
|Operating overhead expense||1,672||1,400||19%||3,255||2,727||19%|
|Total selling and administrative expense||2,438||2,091||17%||4,918||4,149||19%|
|% of revenue||33.0||%||32.5||%||32.0||%||31.0||%|
|Interest expense (income), net||9||8||-||18||16||-|
|Other expense (income), net||2||13||-||5||41||-|
|Income before income taxes||878||714||23%||2,107||1,752||20%|
|Effective tax rate||25.4||%||25.2||%||23.3||%||25.1||%|
|Earnings per common share:|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding:|
|Dividends declared per common share||$||0.28||$||0.24||$||0.52||$||0.45|
|1 Prior year amounts have been revised to correctly expense internally developed patent and trademark costs as incurred.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|November 30,||November 30,|
|(Dollars in millions)||2014||
|Cash and equivalents||$||2,273||$||2,086||9%|
|Accounts receivable, net||3,457||3,208||8%|
|Deferred income taxes||334||315||6%|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,379||1,146||20%|
|Total current assets||14,033||13,598||3%|
|Property, plant and equipment||6,450||5,869||10%|
|Less accumulated depreciation||3,523||3,224||9%|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||2,927||2,645||11%|
|Identifiable intangible assets, net||281||287||-2%|
|Deferred income taxes and other assets||1,795||1,110||62%|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Current portion of long-term debt||$||110||$||7||1471%|
|Income taxes payable||38||30||27%|
|Total current liabilities||4,937||3,881||27%|
|Deferred income taxes and other liabilities||1,446||1,424||2%|
|Redeemable preferred stock||-||-||-|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY||$||19,167||$||17,771||8%|
|1 Prior year amounts have been revised to correct immaterial misstatements.|
THREE MONTHS ENDED
SIX MONTHS ENDED
(Dollars in millions)
|Central & Eastern Europe|
|Global Brand Divisions2||28||31||-10||%||-7||%||57||63||-10||%||-12||%|
|Total NIKE Brand||6,959||6,070||15||%||17||%||14,380||12,538||15||%||16||%|
|Total NIKE, Inc. Revenues||$||7,380||$||6,431||15||%||18||%||$||15,362||$||13,402||15||%||16||%|
|Total NIKE Brand|
|Global Brand Divisions2||28||31||-10||%||-7||%||57||63||-10||%||-12||%|
1 Fiscal 2015 results have been restated using fiscal 2014 exchange rates for the comparative period to enhance the visibility of the underlying business trends excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.
2 Global Brand Divisions primarily represent NIKE Brand licensing businesses that are not part of a geographic operating segment.
3 Corporate revenues primarily consist of foreign currency revenue-related hedge gains and losses generated by entities within the NIKE Brand geographic operating segments and Converse through our centrally managed foreign exchange risk management program.
|EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST AND TAXES1,2|
|THREE MONTHS ENDED||%||SIX MONTHS ENDED||%|
|(Dollars in millions)||11/30/2014||
|Central & Eastern Europe||57||48||19||%||125||129||-3||%|
|Global Brand Divisions4||(552||)||(450||)||-23||%||(1,085||)||(916||)||-18||%|
|TOTAL NIKE BRAND||1,074||855||26||%||2,368||1,952||21||%|
|TOTAL EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST AND TAXES||$||887||$||722||23||%||$||2,125||$||1,768||20||%|
|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 expense (income), net, and income taxes.|
|2 Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to fiscal year 2015 presentation. These changes had no impact on previously reported results of operations or shareholders' equity.|
|3 Prior year amounts have been revised to correctly expense internally developed patent and trademark costs as incurred.|
|4 Global Brand Divisions primarily represent demand creation, operating overhead, information technology, and product creation and design expenses that are centrally managed for the NIKE Brand. Revenues for Global Brand Divisions are primarily attributable to NIKE Brand licensing businesses that are not part of a geographic operating segment.|
|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, corporate eliminations and other items.|
NIKE BRAND REPORTED FUTURES GROWTH BY GEOGRAPHY1
As of November 30, 2014
|Reported Futures||Excluding Currency|
|Central & Eastern Europe||6%||18%|
|Total NIKE Brand Reported Futures||7%||11%|
|1 Futures orders by geography and in total for NIKE Brand footwear and apparel scheduled for delivery from December 2014 through April 2015, excluding NIKE Golf and Hurley.|
|The reported futures 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, changes in the mix of orders between 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, discounts and returns can cause differences in the comparisons between futures orders and actual revenues. Moreover, a portion of our revenue is not derived from futures orders, including sales of at-once and closeout NIKE Brand footwear and apparel, NIKE Brand equipment, sales from our DTC operations and sales from Converse, NIKE Golf and Hurley.|
|2 Reported futures have been restated using prior year exchange rates to enhance the visibility of the underlying business trends excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.|