August 11, 2011 08:34 ET

Equity Research on Skechers U.S.A. Inc. and Nike Inc. - Mixed Results for Footwear Companies

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Inventory issues have also been a problem for some footwear makers. Sketchers U.S.A Inc. saw year over year quarterly net sales fall 14% in the second quarter. Aggressive inventory offloading appeared to play a significant role in the company's weak quarter. Skechers U.S.A. Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at

On the upside, growing middle classes in emerging markets are also increasingly sought after by footwear companies. Nike Inc. has seen strong sales in China, but counterfeit shoes are always a constant threat to revenues. A sustained NBA lockout could also work against Nike. Nike Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at

Overall, it is a tough time for smaller companies to grow revenues. Long established brands like Nike appear to be a much safer bet, as they generally are more capable of enduring periods of weak consumer spending and higher commodity costs.

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