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We had a great quarter – NIKE President, CEO
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Mar '10
NIKE Inc reported financial results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter ended February 28, 2010. Third quarter revenues increased 7 percent, from $4.4 billion last year to $4.7 billion in the current year. Excluding changes in currency exchange rates, net revenue was up 2 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

Third quarter net income was $496 million or $1.01 per diluted share, compared to $244 million or $0.50 per diluted share in the same period last year. Results from last year included a $241 million, after-tax non-cash charge related to the impairment of goodwill, intangible and other assets of the Company's Umbro subsidiary. Excluding this charge, net income and diluted earnings per share both would have increased 2 percent.

“We had a great quarter,” said Mark Parker, NIKE, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. “Today's results reinforce our belief that when we connect with consumers in deep and meaningful ways from product concepts to how they experience our brands, we win in the marketplace and drive sustainable, profitable growth.”

Futures Orders
The Company reported worldwide futures orders for NIKE Brand athletic footwear and apparel, scheduled for delivery from March through July 2010, totaling $7.1 billion, 9 percent higher than orders reported for the same period last year. Excluding currency changes, orders would have increased 6 percent.

Geography Highlights

North America
During the third quarter, revenue for North America increased 1 percent to $1.7 billion. Footwear revenues of $1.2 billion were down 1 percent compared to last year, apparel revenues grew 6 percent to $409 million and equipment revenues increased 8 percent to $85 million. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for North America improved 4 percent to $402 million.

Western Europe
Third quarter revenue for Western Europe increased 4 percent to $929 million. Compared to the same period last year, footwear revenue increased 8 percent to $577 million, apparel revenue declined 1 percent to $300 million and equipment revenue decreased 4 percent to $52 million. Third quarter EBIT was flat to last year at $199 million.

Central and Eastern Europe
In the third quarter, revenue for Central and Eastern Europe declined 8 percent to $272 million. Footwear revenue decreased 2 percent to $159 million, apparel revenue was down 17 percent to $94 million and equipment revenue dropped 15 percent to $19 million. Compared to the same period last year, EBIT was down 47 percent to $50 million.

Greater China
Revenue for Greater China during the third quarter was up 10 percent to $458 million. Footwear revenue grew 12 percent to $279 million, apparel revenue increased 8 percent to $154 million, and equipment revenue was up 13 percent to $26 million. Third quarter EBIT improved 21 percent to $176 million.

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