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Nike Inc Stock Weekly Options Trade Provides 100% Potential Profit!

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Wall Street is slashing earnings expectations for Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) two weeks ahead of its next quarterly report.

Nike, Inc. stock is expected to report earnings on Thursday, September 29, 2022 after the market closes.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

by Ian Harvey

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Why the Profit on Nike Inc Stock?

Wall Street is slashing earnings expectations for Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) two weeks ahead of its next quarterly report.

Nike, Inc. is expected to report earnings on Thursday, September 29, 2022 after the market closes.

One of the analysts who recently lowered his price target for the sneaker giant explained that his decision was motivated by inventory and other headwinds.

“In the near term, they're dealing with unprecedented macro headwinds: inventory levels, FX movements, European consumer that's now under incredible pressure,” John Kernan, Cowen’s managing director for retail and consumer brands, said. “So I think when you look at what they already issued guidance for the full year, I don't think they're going to be apt to change that much. They certainly have to take up their headwind guidance.”

Also, Shares of sportswear icon Nike sold off early Tuesday after suffering another downgrade to "equal weight" from British banker Barclays.

According to Barclays, Nike stock is no longer heading to $125 but will rather max out closer to $110 per share 12 months from now -- and that's the good news.

Nike shares have been under pressure this year, down roughly 35% year-to-date.

Over the past month, shares of this athletic apparel maker have been down -10.5%.

Kernan recently moved his price target down marginally from $127 to $124. In a recent note to clients, he stated Cowen expects Nike to lower growth estimates, citing the company still battling a strengthening U.S. dollar and inventories remaining high across North America.

"Nike's overall inventory dollars in North America were up 44% in its most recent quarter," Kernan said. "I think inventory levels will remain high. We've seen that in the channel play itself out in very heavy apparel promotions throughout the sector. And whether it's Nike, Adidas, Under Armour — everyone's been a bit more promotional recently.”

Despite the inflationary environment, Kernan still maintains an Outperform rating on the stock, stating that many of the headwinds are near-term concerns and not emblematic of Nike’s larger trajectory.

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Entered the Nike Inc stock trade on Monday, September 19, 2022 at $2.36.

Exited the trade Thursday, September 21 for $4.72, for a potential profit of 100%.

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About NIKE.....

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells men's, women's, and kids athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide.

The company provides athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks.

In addition, it sells a line of performance equipment and accessories comprising bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, and other equipment for sports activities under the NIKE brand; and various plastic products to other manufacturers.

The company markets apparel with licensed college and professional team, and league logos, as well as sells sports apparel. Additionally, it licenses unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks.

The company sells its products to footwear stores; sporting goods stores; athletic specialty stores; department stores; skate, tennis, and golf shops; and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores, digital platforms, independent distributors, licensees, and sales representatives.

The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

More Reasons Why The Initial Weekly Options Put Trade on Nike Inc Stock.....

Earnings Expectations.....

Nike is expected to post earnings of $0.93 per share for the current quarter, representing a year-over-year change of -19.8%. Over the last 30 days, the Consensus Estimate has changed -1%.

The consensus earnings estimate of $3.78 for the current fiscal year indicates a year-over-year change of +0.8%. This estimate has changed -0.4% over the last 30 days.

Nike sales estimate for the current quarter of $12.33 billion indicates a year-over-year change of +0.7%. For the current and next fiscal years, $50.36 billion and $56 billion estimates indicate +7.8% and +11.2% changes, respectively.

Nike reported revenues of $12.23 billion in the last reported quarter, representing a year-over-year change of -0.9%. EPS of $0.90 for the same period compares with $0.93 a year ago.

Cost Headwinds.....

Nike is witnessing elevated costs due to factors like commodity cost inflation, increased freight costs, reinvestments and other impacts. Ongoing supply-chain constraints, extended transit times, and elevated ocean freight and logistics costs have been acting as deterrents.

Increased freight and logistics costs will hurt margins in the near term. Elevated marketing expenses, higher operating overhead and demand-creating expenses, and increased investments to enhance store and digital operations have been raising SG&A costs. Also, there are higher costs to support brand campaigns and digital investments.

The exit from the Russia business due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict and COVID-related disruptions in some parts of Greater China are likely to be the key concerns. A tough and competitive labor market remains another concern. The factors pose a threat to the industry players’ margins.

Macroeconomic Uncertainty.....

The macroeconomic environment has not improved drastically.

While oil prices have come down since our last article in June, they still remain at significantly higher levels than in 2021. The recent oil production cut initiated by OPEC+, may result in rising oil prices again.

U.S. consumer confidence has somewhat improved but still remains at extremely low levels.

Inflation in the U.S. and Europe remains high. The soaring energy prices in Europe, fueled by the uncertainty related to Russian gas supplies, cause significant concerns before the winter months.

China has imposed further lockdowns due to Covid-19 outbreaks across the country. This may lead to reduced demand for Nike's products as well as to potential supply chain disruptions.

Recent global developments are not creating a favorable environment for consumer discretionary firms such as Nike.

Russia.....

Economic sanctions imposed on Russia during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, impacted Nike’s local business and a reduction in the Ruble liquidity affected its ability to manage operational impact and related foreign currency risk. As a result, they deconsolidated their Russian legal entities, the net revenues of which were less than one percent of consolidated net Revenues for fiscal 2021. The deconsolidation of our Russian legal entities resulted in a one-time, pre-tax charge of $96 million recognized within Other (income) expense, net, classified within Corporate. Subsequent to the end of fiscal 2022, Nike made the decision to leave the Russian marketplace.

A Strong USD.....

Nike has a large footprint outside of the United States. According to the annual report published in July 2022, the firm had a total of 344 retail stores in the U.S., while it had more than 700 stores outside of the United States.

In the economic and industry risks section of the annual report, Nike highlights the risk associated with foreign currency transactions:

“We conduct transactions in various currencies, which creates exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates relative to the U.S. Dollar. Continued volatility in the markets and exchange rates for foreign currencies and contracts in foreign currencies could have a significant impact on our reported operating results and financial condition.

In our opinion, despite Nike's hedging strategy, the currency headwinds are likely to last as long as the U.S. dollar remains at the current levels against foreign currencies.”

Overvalued.....

Although fundamentals and the macroeconomic environment have not drastically improved, it is believed that at the current valuation Nike's stock still remains overvalued.

Nike's price-to-earnings ratio (FWD) is approximately 32x, which is more than double the consumer discretionary sector median of ~12.5x. The firm's EV/EBITDA and P/CF are also showing a similar trend and indicating that Nike is trading at a significant premium compared to its peers.

Although Nike is a growing company and its strategic shift to direct-to-consumer sales may result in expanding margins; however, such a significant premium is not justified.

Analysts.....

NIKE had its price objective lowered by equities researchers at Cowen from $127.00 to $124.00 in a research note issued last Monday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the footwear maker’s stock.

Research analysts at Wedbush cut their Q1 2023 earnings estimates for shares of NIKE in a note issued to investors on Friday, September 9th. Wedbush analyst T. Nikic now expects that the footwear maker will earn $0.89 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.95. The consensus estimate for NIKE’s current full-year earnings is $3.78 per share. Wedbush also issued estimates for NIKE’s Q2 2023 earnings at $0.68 EPS, Q4 2023 earnings at $1.00 EPS, FY2023 earnings at $3.50 EPS and FY2024 earnings at $4.04 EPS.

According to the issued ratings of 29 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for NIKE stock is Moderate Buy based on the current 9 hold ratings and 20 buy ratings for NKE. The average twelve-month price prediction for NIKE is $136.42 with a high price target of $176.00 and a low price target of $115.00.

Summary.....

NKE has a market cap of $163.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.69, a PEG ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a current ratio of 2.63, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. NIKE, Inc. has a 12 month low of $99.53 and a 12 month high of $179.10. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $109.90 and a two-hundred day moving average of $116.50.

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