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NIKE, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2023 Second Quarter Results


NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today reported fiscal 2023 financial results for its second quarter ended November 30, 2022. 

  • Second quarter reported revenues were $13.3 billion, up 17 percent compared to the prior year and up 27 percent on a currency-neutral basis*
  • NIKE Direct sales were $5.4 billion, up 16 percent on a reported basis and up 25 percent on a currency-neutral basis
  • NIKE Brand Digital sales increased 25 percent on a reported basis, or 34 percent on a currency-neutral basis
  • Wholesale revenues grew 19 percent on a reported basis and 30 percent on a currency-neutral basis
  • Gross margin decreased 300 basis points to 42.9 percent
  • Diluted earnings per share for the quarter was $0.85, up 2 percent 

“NIKE’s results this quarter are a testament to our deep connection with consumers,” said John Donahoe, President and CEO, NIKE, Inc. “Our growth was broad-based and was driven by our expanding digital leadership and brand strength. These results give us confidence in delivering the year as our competitive advantages continue to fuel our momentum.“** 

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Matthew Friend, said, ”Consumer demand for NIKE’s portfolio of brands continues to drive strong business momentum in a dynamic environment. We remain focused on what we can control, and we are on track to deliver on our operational and financial goals — setting the foundation for sustainable, profitable growth"**

Second Quarter Income Statement Review

  • Revenues for NIKE, Inc. increased 17 percent to $13.3 billion compared to the prior year and were up 27 percent on a currency-neutral basis. 
  • Revenues for the NIKE Brand were $12.7 billion, up 18 percent on a reported basis and up 28 percent on a currency-neutral basis, with strong growth across all geographies and channels. 
  • Revenues for Converse were $586 million, up 5 percent on a reported basis and up 12 percent on a currency-neutral basis, led by double-digit growth in North America, partially offset by declines in Asia.
  • Gross margin decreased 300 basis points to 42.9 percent, primarily due to higher markdowns to liquidate inventory, particularly in North America; continued unfavorable changes in net foreign currency exchange rates; elevated freight and logistics costs and increased product input costs; partially offset by strategic pricing actions.
  • Selling and administrative expense increased 10 percent to $4.1 billion. 
  • Demand creation expense was $1.1 billion, up 8 percent, primarily due to advertising and marketing. 
  • Operating overhead expense increased 10 percent to $3.0 billion, primarily due to wage-related expenses, strategic technology investments and higher NIKE Direct costs. 
  • The effective tax rate for the quarter was 19.3 percent compared to 10.9 percent for the same period last year due to decreased benefits from stock-based compensation and a shift in our earnings mix. 
  • Net income was $1.3 billion, flat compared to prior year, and Diluted earnings per share was $0.85, increasing 2 percent.

November 30, 2022 Balance Sheet Review

  • Inventories for NIKE, Inc. were $9.3 billion, up 43 percent compared to the prior year period, driven by an increase in units from lapping prior year supply chain disruption, as well as higher input costs.
  • Cash and equivalents and short-term investments were $10.6 billion, down approximately $4.5 billion from last year, as free cash flow was offset by share repurchases and cash dividends.

Shareholder Returns
NIKE 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.

Conference Call

NIKE, Inc. management will host a conference call beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. PT on December 20, 2022, to review fiscal second quarter results. The conference call will be broadcast live via the Internet and can be accessed at 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 9, 2023.


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. 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 on the Internet at http:// Individuals can also visit 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 are 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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