Nike: BMO Lowers Price Target To $170 Following Q1 Results

Earlier this week, Nike Inc (NYSE: NIKE) reported its fiscal first quarter of 2022. The company reported revenues of $12.2 billion, up 16% year over year. NIKE Direct sales came in at $4.7 billion for the quarter, up 28% while their digital brand sales increased 29%. The company reported gross margins of 46.5% higher than the 44.8% last year. The company had a 17.3% operating margin while net income was $1.87 billion, or earnings per share of $1.16.

A number of analysts changed their 12-month price target off the back of the results. This brought the average 12-month price target down from $184.37 to $181.13, or a 24% upside. There are currently 34 analysts covering the stock, with 10 having strong buy ratings, 19 having buys, 4 have holds and 1 analyst has a strong sell on Nike. The street high sits at $213 from Stifel, while the lowest comes in at $134.

BMO Capital Markets sent out an analyst note shortly after the company reported earnings, reiterating their outperform rating but lowering their 12-month price target to $170, down from $174, saying that there is a compelling long-term competitive advantage Nike has gained but the macro headwinds shouldn’t be ignored.

For the quarter, the company beat slightly on many of BMO’s estimates, with BMO forecasting $11.979 billion in revenue with an $1.11 EPS. This beat was mainly driven by Nike’s direct sales growing at a faster pace than estimated. Although direct sales were the larger performer of revenue, BMO says that the companies digital sales grew the most at 29% year over year.

BMO says that they are forecasting fiscal 2022 revenue growth to be +MSD, as management noted that there are some severe supply chain impacts which equate to about 10 weeks of lost production in Vietnam.

Below you can see BMO’s updated second quarter estimates.

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