NIKE’S 2021- 2022 First Quarter revenues increased 12 percent

nikeNIKE, Inc. reported fiscal 2022 financial results for its first quarter ended August 31, 2021.

  • First quarter reported revenues were $12.2 billion, up 16 percent compared to prior year and up 12 percent on a currency-neutral basis.*
  • NIKE Direct sales were $4.7 billion, up 28 percent on a reported basis and up 25 percent on a currency-neutral basis.
  • NIKE Brand Digital sales increased 29 percent, or 25 percent on a currency-neutral basis.
  • Gross margin increased 170 basis points to 46.5 percent.
  • Diluted earnings per share for the quarter was $1.16, up 22 percent.

“NIKE’s strong results this quarter are continued proof of our deep consumer connections, unrelenting innovation pipeline and a digital advantage that fuels our brand momentum,” said John Donahoe, President and CEO, NIKE, Inc. “We have the right playbook to navigate macroeconomic dynamics, as we create value through our relentless drive to fuel the future of sport.”*

First Quarter revenues increased 12 percent, on a currency-neutral basis, with growth across all channels, led by NIKE Direct growth of 25 percent. Contributing to NIKE Direct growth was the steady normalization of owned physical retail, which grew 24 percent, exceeding pre-pandemic levels from the first quarter of fiscal 2020. NIKE Brand Digital business continued strong growth, increasing by 25 percent, led by North America growth of 43 percent.

“NIKE is a growth company with a market opportunity as large as it’s ever been,” said Matt Friend, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, NIKE, Inc. “Our Q1 results illustrate how NIKE’s Consumer Direct Acceleration strategy continues to fuel growth and transform our long- term financial model.”