Aeropostale Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

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Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 23rd. Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based retailer of casual apparel and accessories that targets young women and men in the pre-teen and teenage market. The Company’s stores provide active-oriented, fashion basic merchandise. Aeropostale operates stores throughout the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Aeropostale Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.17 per share on revenues of $444.26 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 37.65.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a loss of $0.01 to a loss $0.06. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.5, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Aeropostale has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,886 2,230 2,400 2,342 2,386
Diluted EPS ($) 1.47 2.27 2.49 0.85 0.43

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 497.21 485.34 605.92 797.71
Diluted EPS ($) 0.13 0.00 0.31 -0.01

Past Performance:
Aeropostale has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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