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American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
AEO : NYSE :
$16.92 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 0
04/20/15 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.04 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.26% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)1071.851041.71
EBITDA ($mil)149.0958.68
EBIT ($mil)112.2123.98
Net Income ($mil)61.6110.51


Balance Sheet Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)410.7428.94
Total Assets ($mil)1696.911694.16
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)1139.751166.18


Profitability Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Gross Profit Margin35.0629.38
EBITDA Margin13.95.63
Operating Margin10.472.3
Sales Turnover1.931.95
Return on Assets4.734.89
Return on Equity7.797.11
Debt Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Current Ratio1.942.22
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)194.52193.15
Div / share0.130.13
EPS0.360.05
Book value / share5.866.04
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4380125.05838703.0

Valuation


BUY. AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 24.91 for the Specialty Retail industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.57. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.97 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 76.07. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AEO 37.80 Peers 24.91   AEO 9.97 Peers 16.73

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

AEO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

AEO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AEO 18.11 Peers 21.29   AEO 0.42 Peers 2.24

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

AEO is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

AEO trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AEO 2.97 Peers 76.07   AEO 9.52 Peers 21.88

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AEO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, AEO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AEO 1.03 Peers 1.53   AEO -0.70 Peers 9.06

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

AEO is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

AEO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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