Sports Business/11/04/2016

New Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted Presents Strong Quarterly Figures

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For the first time since his assumption of office as sole CEO at Adidas, Kasper Rorsted has reported the company and subsidiary Reebok’s quarterly figures. And they are impressive.

Kasper Rorsted has been sole CEO of Adidas since October
Kasper Rorsted has been sole CEO of Adidas since October

In comparison to 2015, group revenue rose in the third quarter of 2016 by 14 percent, to 5.413 billion euros. Operating income improved by 11.5% to 563 million euros.

While Reebok confirmed the stable upward trend with 7 percent more revenue, the Adidas brand displayed sustained dynamism with a 20 percent increase in sales. The brand succeeded in a double-digit growth in all markets save for Russia.

Rorsted reports record year

“I’m very happy to be CEO of a company that’s in such good shape,” said Rorsted of the positive figures.

The 54-year-old reported other good news for the ongoing fiscal year: “2016 will be a record year in which the Adidas Group will achieve extraordinary results.”

Kasper Rorsted has been a board member since August 1, and superseded Herbert Hainer as CEO on October 1.

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