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 1.05 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, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
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 ($mil)||1071.85||1041.71|
|Net Income ($mil)||61.61||10.51|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||410.7||428.94|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1691.7||1694.16|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||35.06||29.38|
|Return on Assets||4.74||4.89|
|Return on Equity||7.79||7.11|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||194.49||193.15|
|Div / share||0.13||0.13|
|Book value / share||5.86||6.04|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4562039.0||5858531.0|
BUY. AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 25.81 for the Specialty Retail industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.72. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.91 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.82. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|AEO 37.07||Peers 25.81||AEO NA||Peers 19.21|
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.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|AEO 17.85||Peers 22.56||AEO 0.42||Peers 1.71|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
AEO is trading at a discount to 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.
|AEO 2.91||Peers 8.82||AEO 9.52||Peers 16.56|
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.
|AEO 1.01||Peers 1.55||AEO -0.70||Peers 8.45|
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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