Do you think our financial results are full of confusing mathematical wizardry? If so, we’re here to help, because … today, our Executive Board announced the financial results for the adidas Group for the second quarter of this year (“Q2”) as well as where we stand after six months into 2013 (“half year”). If you are not really familiar with the financial landscape and language of listed companies but would like to learn what results publications mean and indicate, no worries – you are not alone and have come to the right place. I hope I can help you by shedding some light on some of the numbers. So, how are we doing?
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What’s true in … Sport, … Fitness, … Fashion, … on the Street…… is also true in your career! The adidas Group is at it again and this time it’s all about Retail! If you’re a person that likes to inspire, be competitive and break records, maybe you’re the perfect fit our adidas Group Retail team.
Find out more on our brand new destination just for Retail Careers: The adidas Group Retail Careers Website
*** Update – 2. July 2013 ***
Last week, on June 20th, for the second time in a row the sustainable investment group RobecoSAM assigned both the global sustainability ‘Sector Leader 2013’ and ‘Gold Class 2013’ awards to the adidas Group.
Each year, RobecoSAM assesses companies from around the globe, specifically on their actions towards sustainability. Companies with the highest rating are rewarded for their achievements. In addition, the results serve as the basis for the composition of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).
It’s a phenomenon. It makes men cry. It’s capable of making almost half the world stare at TV screens as if paralyzed, and of making them suddenly start up from their seats all at once. It is the most popular sport in the world. Football is and always has been at the heart and soul of adidas. For over 50 years, adidas has had a significant stake in shaping this beautiful game and led all major developments in boot, ball and apparel technologies – which is rewarded with consumers’ trust and thus an extremely strong market position of adidas football. adidas is without any doubt the world’s number one football brand. One year ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil we can already tell that the adidas Group expects to achieve new record sales of 2 billion Euro in the football category in 2014.
Today we are hosting our 2012 annual full-year results presentation for media and analysts at our company’s headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. For 2012, the adidas Group achieved again a set of very strong results. In an interview our CEOThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company is the highest-ranking corporate officer and in charge of total management of an organisation. Herbert Hainer tells us his stories behind the numbers.