Nov. 7, 2013, 3:59 AM
- Adidas' (ADDDF) Q3 net profit dropped 8.1% to €316M, in line.
- Sales tumbled 7% to €3.88B, also as expected.
- Operating profit dropped 6% to €463M, slightly below forecasts.
- Adidas' earnings were hurt by currency swings, "unexpected short-term distribution constraints" in Russia and the CIS, and poor sales of golf products.
- Q3 also faced tough comparisons with last year, when the Olympics and European soccer championships took place.
- Adidas reiterated that it expects sales to rise by a low single-digit rate in 2013 and that it predicts an operating margin of approximately 8.5%.
- Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer believes that momentum at the sportswear company will return in Q4 and beyond, especially with the FIFA World Cup set to take place in the summer of next year. (PR)
The adidas Group is a global leader in the sporting goods industry, offering a broad portfolio of footwear, apparel and hardware for sport and lifestyle around the core brands adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade and Reebok-CCM Hockey. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the Group employs more than... More
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