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EXEC: Inside the Wolverine Worldwide C-Suite – Assessing the Year Ahead

Fiscal 2024 revenue is expected in the range of $1.7 billion to $1.75 billion, roughly a 5.5 percent decline at the mid-point versus the 2023 revenues. Gross margins are expected to reach 45.5 percent of sales, a record high, and EPS is forecast to improve 5X at the mid-point.

EXEC: Footwear Brands Are Ramping Up Factory Orders

Yue Yuen Industrial reported that its footwear manufacturing segment revenue posted 12.5 percent growth in January 2024, a big turnaround from the 18.4 percent decline in its footwear manufacturing segment for full year 2023.

EXEC: Shimano Forecasts 2024 Double-Digit Sales and Profit Decline

Fiscal full-year 2023 net sales decreased 24.6 percent from the prior year to ¥474.36 billion. Operating income decreased 50.5 percent to ¥83.65 billion, and net income attributable to owners of the parent company decreased 52.3 percent to ¥61.14 billion.

EXEC: Brooks Running Exceeds $1.2 Billion in Sales in 2023

Brooks DTC e-commerce channels reportedly grew 24 percent in global revenue YoY, including record-breaking sales from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, up 22 percent in North America versus 2022. China DTC jumped 194 percent for the year.

EXEC: Under Armour CEO Sees Less Promotional, More Premium Online Presence

UA now expects revenue in North America to be down at a high-single-digit rate versus the previous expectation of a 5 to 7 percent decline, and turning to the International business that is now seen to be down at a high-single-digit rate versus the previous low-double-digit rate increase.