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December 21, 2005 | From Reuters
Nike Inc., the world's largest athletic shoe company, said its fiscal second-quarter profit rose 15% on strong U.S. demand for its high-end athletic footwear, despite a slowing of growth in Europe and Japan. But analysts said the growth in the company's orders was weaker than expected, and the company's shares fell $3.18, or 3.6%, to $85.30 in after-hours trading. Before the earnings were released, Nike rose $1.22 in regular trading to $88.48. The shoe and apparel giant posted a profit of $301.
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BUSINESS
September 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Nike Inc. said Monday that fiscal first-quarter profit rose 32%, helped by sales of new lines of Shox sneakers and lower marketing costs. Its shares surged after Nike's global orders rose at the fastest pace in at least 10 years. Net income increased to $432.3 million, or $1.61 a share, in the quarter ended Aug. 31 from $326.8 million, or $1.21, a year earlier. Revenue climbed 8.4% to $3.86 billion, Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike said.
SPORTS
July 30, 2005 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Nike has introduced an athletic sneaker that gives Kobe Bryant what few athletes ever achieve: his own logo. Though Nike's ubiquitous swoosh is stitched on the sides of the newest Air Huarache 2K5 shoe, the heel is burnished with a small, stylized mark that is supposed to reflect a samurai warrior but does not overtly refer to the Laker star. ESPN.com first reported the marketing move Thursday.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
After years of criticism over its labor practices abroad, Nike Inc. is disclosing for the first time the names and locations of more than 700 factories that produce its sneakers, apparel and other products. Industry experts said the disclosure would make the Beaverton, Ore.-based sneaker giant the first major apparel manufacturer to voluntarily disclose its entire supply chain.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Thomas Clarke stepped down from the Nike Inc. board of directors but will remain president of new business ventures for the athletic shoe and apparel maker. Clarke's resignation was announced the same day Nike's new president and chief executive, William Perez, formally joined the board. Nike co-founder Phil Knight recently resigned as president and CEO. Clarke, who joined Nike in 1980, served as president and chief operating officer from 1994 to 2000. He was named to the board in 1994.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Nike Inc., the world's biggest athletic-shoe maker, said first-quarter earnings surged 25% as demand for Shox running shoes and Converse sneakers fueled its fastest U.S. sales gain in more than a year. Net income beat analysts' estimates, rising to $326.8 million, or $1.21 a share, from $261.2 million, or 98 cents, a year earlier, the Beaverton, Ore.-based company said. Sales jumped 18% to $3.56 billion, led by Asia. Shares of Nike rose $1.44 to $78 on the New York Stock Exchange.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Nike Inc. said fiscal third-quarter profit rose to as much as 74 cents a share from 47 cents a year earlier, bolstered by the introduction of signature shoes of professional basketball player LeBron James and a surge in the euro. Sales in the quarter ended Feb. 29 climbed at least 20% from $2.4 billion a year earlier, Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike said. Shares of Nike rose $2.17 to a new high of $76.66 on the NYSE.
SPORTS
September 25, 2003 | THOMAS BONK
Next week at the Capital City Club outside Atlanta, Tiger Woods will be playing in a $6-million tournament, his first event in a month. But as it usually goes with Woods, there's a lot more at stake than the prize money. It's all about the player-of-the-year award, plus who wins the money title, and Woods is in the hunt in both categories despite having gone 0 for 2003 in the majors. Meanwhile, there's more high-stakes money business still on the table. Just last week in Orlando, Fla.
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