Profile: Nike Inc (NKE.N)
4 Dec 2013
NIKE, Inc. (NIKE), incorporated on September 8, 1969, is engaged in the design, development and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. NIKE is a seller of athletic footwear and athletic apparel worldwide. The Company sells its products to retail accounts, through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet sales, and through a mix of independent distributors and licensees, in approximately 190 countries around the world. The Company focuses its product offerings in seven key categories: Running, Basketball, Football (Soccer), Men's Training, Women's Training, NIKE Sportswear (its sports-inspired products) and Action Sports. It also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as baseball, cricket, golf, lacrosse, outdoor activities, football (American), tennis, volleyball, walking and wrestling. NIKE's athletic footwear products are designed primarily for specific athletic use. The Company sells sports apparel and accessories, as well as athletic bags and accessory items. It also markets apparel with licensed college and professional team, and league logos. In December 2012, the Company sold Umbro brand and related intellectual property assets to Iconix Brand Group Inc. In February 2013, it sold its Cole Haan affiliate brand to APAX Partners LLP.
The Company sells a line of performance equipment under the NIKE brand name, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, electronic devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs and other equipment designed for sports activities. It also sells small amounts of various plastic products to other manufacturers through its wholly owned subsidiary, NIKE IHM, Inc. In addition to the products the Company sells directly to customers through its Direct to Consumer operations, the Company has entered into license agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell certain apparels, digital devices and applications and other equipment designed for sports activities.
The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Converse Inc. (Converse) designs, distributes and licenses athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron and Jack Purcell trademarks. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Hurley International LLC (Hurley), designs and distributes a line of action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Umbro International Limited, designs, distributes and licenses athletic and casual footwear, apparel and equipment, primarily for the sport of football (soccer), under the Umbro trademark.
The Company competes with Adidas and Puma.
One Bowerman Drive
BEAVERTON OR 97005-6453
Company Web Links
- Adidas says soccer, running will help it hit 2015 targets
- Nike kick off World Cup shirt war with new Brazil kit
- REFILE-Soccer-Nike kick off World Cup shirt war with new Brazil kit
- UPDATE 1-Adidas extends World Cup soccer sponsorship until 2030
- UPDATE 3-Adidas says soccer, running to help it beat Nike in Europe