American Eagle Outfitters Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 22nd. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. retails men’s and women’s casual apparel, footwear, outerwear, and accessories. The Company’s products include jeans, khakis, T-shirts, and other similar apparel. American Eagle operates in the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to American Eagle Outfitters Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.17 per share on revenues of $677.95 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.14.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.24 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.49, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how American Eagle Outfitters has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 2,989 2,940 2,945 3,120 3,476
Diluted EPS ($) 0.86 0.81 0.70 0.77 1.16

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

Quarter Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,028 719.09 739.68 910.37 1,117
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2617 0.20 0.09 0.39 0.4679

Past Performance:
American Eagle Outfitters 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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