Under Armour Case

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Under Armour: Working to stay on Top of Its Game The following is an in-depth analysis of the company Under Armour. It has been one of the fastest growing productions, along with one of the top runners in the athletic apparel industry. The future of Under Armour remains unclear, but hopeful. There are many questions and issues that founder Kevin Plank and his executive leadership team must consider as the company moves forward; but analysts believe that the demand for Under Armour’s apparel products remain strong. Nike, Adidas, and Columbia Sportswear are all frontrunners against Under Armour in the industry. The first section of this report will cover an overview of the trends in, economics, political/legal, social/cultural-global, technology, and demographics. Economics Under Armour Company has been growing substantially. In 2008 its gross profit was $353,041, in 2009 it was $410,125, and in 2010 it only rose higher to $530,507. Its new income from operating expenses went up as well. In 2008 it was $38,229, in 2009 it was $46,758, and in 2010 it was $68,447. In North America and Canada, Under Armours net revenue in 2008 was $692,388, in 2009 it was $808,020, and in 2010 $997,816. In foreign countries it inclines as well. In 2008 Under Armours net revenue was $32,856, in 2009 it was $48, 391, and in 2010 it was $66,111. If the company follows this trend its profits are simply going to rise. Political/Legal The political and legal environment of Under Armour is greatly reliant and influenced by Planks usage of “authenticity” to grow as a brand. Being an original and genuine brand, Under Armour went public in 2005, seeking to sell as much as $100 million in shares of common stock. After it went public in 2006, Under Armour invested in a new SAP system. This system has been essential to the company’s ability to add products to its list of offerings and it has

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