adidas: Strong growth in Western markets in Q2


05 August 2022, Mumbai:

Our Western markets continued to show strong momentum in the second quarter amid heightened macroeconomic uncertainty. With Asia-Pacific returning to growth, markets combined representing more than 85% of our business grew at a double-digit rate,” said adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted. “With sports back at center stage this summer, revenues in our strategic growth categories".

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Major developments in Q2 2022: Currency-neutral sales up 4%, despite more than € 300 million negative impact from macroeconomic constraints

Markets representing more than 85% of the business grow 14% overall Gross margin down 1.5pp to 50.3% reflecting significantly higher supply chain costs

Operating profit reaches € 392 million Net income from continuing operations amounts to € 360 million

FY 2022 outlook reflects double-digit growth during the second half of the year.

Currency-neutral revenues increase 4% despite macroeconomic constraints

In the second quarter, currency-neutral revenues increased 4% as adidas continued to see strong momentum in Western markets.

Strong demand in Western markets

The operating profit of € 392 million reflects an operating margin of 7.0%.

Net income from continuing operations reaches € 360 million 

Currency-neutral revenues on the prior-year level in the first half of 2022.

Due to the less favorable market mix and the impacts of initiatives to clear excess inventories in Greater China until the end of the year, the gross margin is now expected to reach a level of around 49.0% (previously: around 50.7%) in 2022.

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