NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today reported fiscal 2024 financial results for its second quarter ended November 30, 2023.
“Our Q2 results demonstrated how we are getting back on our front foot in our key areas of innovation and growth,” said John Donahoe, President & CEO, NIKE, Inc. “This quarter showed strong execution by our team as we focus on our winning formula of innovative product, distinctive storytelling and differentiated marketplace experiences.”**
Matthew Friend, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, NIKE, Inc. said, “NIKE’s second-quarter financial performance was a turning point in driving more profitable growth. As we look ahead to a softer second-half revenue outlook, we remain focused on strong gross margin execution and disciplined cost management.”**
The company is identifying opportunities to deliver up to $2 billion in cumulative cost savings over the next three years. Areas of potential savings include simplifying our product assortment, increasing automation and use of technology, streamlining our organization, and leveraging our scale to drive greater efficiency.**
A majority of these savings will be invested to fuel future growth, accelerate innovation at speed and scale, and drive greater long-term profitability.**
As part of this commitment, the company is taking steps to streamline the organization, which is expected to result in pre-tax restructuring charges of approximately $400 million to $450 million that will largely be recognized in the third quarter of fiscal year 2024, primarily associated with employee severance costs. Revised guidance will be provided on the conference call.**
“We see an outstanding opportunity to drive long-term profitable growth,” said Donahoe. “Today we are embracing a company-wide journey to invest in our areas of greatest potential, increase the pace of our innovation, and accelerate our agility and responsiveness.”**
Second Quarter Income Statement Review
November 30, 2023 Balance Sheet Review
NIKE continues to have a strong track record of investing to fuel growth and consistently increasing returns to shareholders, including 22 consecutive years of increasing dividend payouts. In the second quarter, NIKE returned approximately $1.7 billion to shareholders, including:
NIKE, Inc. management will host a conference call beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. PT on December 21, 2023, to review fiscal second quarter results. The conference call will be broadcast live via the Internet and can be accessed at https://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, January 11, 2024.
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 at https://investors.nike.com. Individuals can also visit https://about.nike.com/en/newsroom 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 include, among others, the risk that NIKE is not able to identify opportunities to deliver anticipated cost savings, risks related to the preliminary nature of the estimate of the charges to be incurred in connection with the enterprise initiative, which is subject to change as NIKE refines the estimate over time, risks related to any delays in the timing for implementing the initiative or potential disruptions to NIKE’s business or operations as it executes on the initiative, and other factors that may cause NIKE to be unable to achieve the expected benefits of the initiative, as well as the risks and uncertainties 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.
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