Nike – 38% Sales Decline

Nike reported a quarterly net loss and a sales decline of 38% year-over-year. 

Business operations were hurt from stores being shut temporarily, and online revenue was not enough to make up for that. 

Nike reported a loss of $790 million, or 51 cents per share during the period ended May 31, compared with net income of $989 million or earnings of 62 cents per share, a year ago. 

Total revenue was down 38% to $6.31 billion from $10.18 billion a year ago.

We remain on the short side of the Nike trade.

Nike – Sell

Nike is expected to report EPS of $0.18, down 70% from the prior quarter. Revenue down 20% to $8bn.

We see Nike as a shorting opportunity coming into the June quarter earnings result.

The above post was made on the 29th May and since then, the US market has pushed higher. With retail likely to fall short of earnings estimates, we remain cautious heading into next month’s earnings.

The below chart shows the updated price action in Nike, and of importance, the close below the momentum indicators.