NIKE Inc reported financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended August 31, 2009. First quarter revenues decreased 12 percent to $4.8 billion, compared to $5.4 billion for the same period last year. Excluding changes in currency exchange rates, net revenue was down 7 percent compared to the same period last year. First quarter net income was flat compared to the prior year at $513 million and diluted earnings per share increased 1 percent to $1.04.
вЂњWe delivered a good start to the fiscal year,вЂќ said Mark Parker, NIKE, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. вЂњThese results illustrate that the emotion of sports, combined with innovative product, strong brands and premium retail experiences can make powerful connections to consumers even in challenging times.вЂќ
Parker concluded, вЂњLeveraging these powerful consumer connections with a laser focus on operational excellence will enable Nike to deliver consistent long-term profitable growth. WeвЂ™re on the right track, moving forward with confidence in hand and opportunity in mind.вЂќ
The Company reported worldwide futures orders for Nike brand athletic footwear and apparel, scheduled for delivery from September 2009 through January 2010, totaling $6.2 billion, 6 percent lower than orders reported for the same period last year. Excluding currency changes, reported orders would have declined 4 percent.
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