Strong demand for NIKE, Inc. brands propelled revenue growth, and diluted earnings per share grew faster than revenue due to gross margin expansion, SG&A leverage, a lower tax rate and a lower average share count.
Revenues from continuing operations up 8 percent to $7.0 billion
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations up 37 percent to $0.86
Worldwide futures orders up 8 percent, 10 percent growth excluding currency changes
Inventories as of August 31, 2013 up 6 percent