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American Eagle Outfitters Reports 62% Increase In Second Quarter EPS

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) today announced income from continuing operations increased 62% to $0.21 per diluted share for the second quarter ended July 28, 2012, compared to $0.13 per diluted share for the comparable quarter last year. Due to the closure of the 77kids business, results are presented as discontinued operations for all periods and are further discussed below. Net income for the second quarter, which includes a loss from discontinued operations, was $0.09 per diluted share, compared to $0.10 per diluted share last year.

Robert Hanson, chief executive officer stated, “While pleased with our results, and therefore raising our annual outlook, we continue to drive for long-term performance improvement through fortifying our brands, further strengthening our products, marketing and customer experience, enhancing operational disciplines and pursuing growth across North America."

Non-GAAP Second Quarter Results – Continuing Operations (Excluding 77kids)

The following discussion of second quarter results excludes Non-GAAP adjustments comprised of tax benefits and restructuring costs as presented in the accompanying GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation.
  • Net sales increased 11% to a record $740 million, compared to $669 million last year.
  • Comparable store sales, including AE Direct, increased 9%, compared to a 1% increase last year.
  • Gross profit increased 17% to $277 million, or 37.4% as a rate to sales, compared to $236 million, or 35.3% as a rate to sales, last year. Decreased product costs and markdowns led to a 120 basis point improvement in the merchandise margin. Buying, occupancy and warehousing costs improved 90 basis points due to strong sales.
  • Selling general and administrative expense of $178 million, which excludes $4 million of restructuring costs, improved 40 basis points to 24.0%, compared to 24.4% last year.
  • Excluding restructuring costs, operating income increased 76% to $67 million. The operating margin expanded to 9.1% compared to 5.7% last year.
  • Adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.21 compared to $0.13 last year, a 62% increase. Results exclude restructuring costs of $0.02 per diluted share, offset by $0.02 per diluted share of tax benefits.

77kids Update

On May 18, 2012, the company announced plans to exit its children’s business, 77kids, which includes 22 stores and the online business. On August 3, 2012, the company completed a sale of 77kids, which included substantially all of the assets comprising the 77kids business, including store assets, the on-line business, inventory and a temporary license to use the 77kids name through January 15, 2013. Inventory for 77kids has been recorded as an asset held for sale on the company’s consolidated balance sheets.

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