AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.77 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.80% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||797.43||710.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||33.26||5.81|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||327.29||262.63|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1760.21||1680.06|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||35.74||33.43|
|Return on Assets||7.55||2.68|
|Return on Equity||12.13||3.97|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||195.06||194.43|
|Div / share||0.13||0.13|
|Book value / share||5.98||5.83|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4666948.0||5025203.0|
BUY. AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.96 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.51. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.75 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.78. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AEO 22.49||Peers 25.96||AEO NA||Peers 16.57|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
AEO is trading at a discount 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 14.79||Peers 21.31||AEO 0.18||Peers 2.02|
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 2.75||Peers 9.78||AEO 217.39||Peers 23.28|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
AEO is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AEO 0.94||Peers 1.56||AEO 5.14||Peers 8.22|
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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