Consider This Before Taking a Position in Nike (NKE)

Nike moved 2.4% this afternoon session, trading between a high of $102.575 and a low of $99.13 per share. Yesterday the stock finished at $99.91 per share, compared to an average analyst target price of $119.37.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services worldwide. The large-cap shoe manufacturing company is based in the United States, and over the last twelve months it has returned a dividend yield of 1.4%. Nike has trailing twelve months earnings per share (EPS) of 3.24, which at today's prices amounts to a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 31.6.

Based on its expected future earnings growth, the company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.84. Usually a PEG ratio between 0 and 1 indicates a potentially undervalued company.

Overview of the Company's Gross Margins:

Date Reported Revenue ($ k) Cost of Revenue ($ k) Gross Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2022-07-21 46,710,000 -25,231,000 46 2.22
2021-07-20 44,538,000 -24,576,000 45 4.65
2020-07-24 37,403,000 -21,162,000 43 -4.44
2019-07-23 39,117,000 -21,643,000 45 2.27
2018-07-25 36,397,000 -20,441,000 44 -2.22
2017-07-20 34,350,000 -19,038,000 45

Nike's 44.7% average gross margins are thinner than the 45.35% average of the Footwear & Accessories industry, implying that the firm might be lacking in competitivity.

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