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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AEO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AEO: No Debt )
AEO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.69
AEO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. AEO: 0.69 )
AEO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.69

0.43
0.78
Interest Coverage No Debt
AEO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. AEO: No Debt )
AEO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 15   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

15
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.31
M-Score: -2.06
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.27
AEO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. AEO: 4.27 )
AEO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.32   Max: 21
Current: 4.27

-0.32
21
Net-margin (%) 2.51
AEO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. AEO: 2.51 )
AEO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.39   Max: 13.86
Current: 2.51

-0.39
13.86
ROE (%) 7.12
AEO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. AEO: 7.12 )
AEO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.09   Max: 46.88
Current: 7.12

-2.09
46.88
ROA (%) 4.90
AEO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. AEO: 4.90 )
AEO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 34.38
Current: 4.9

-1.4
34.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.68
AEO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. AEO: 19.68 )
AEO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.79   Max: 138.57
Current: 19.68

-2.79
138.57
Revenue Growth (%) 5.20
AEO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AEO: 5.20 )
AEO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.1   Max: 97.1
Current: 5.2

-24.1
97.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -16.00
AEO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. AEO: -16.00 )
AEO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.6   Max: 131.3
Current: -16

-27.6
131.3
EPS Growth (%) -21.80
AEO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. AEO: -21.80 )
AEO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.1   Max: 135.1
Current: -21.8

-40.1
135.1
» AEO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AEO Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Pioneer Investments 256,200 sh (New)
John Hussman 1,250,000 sh (+66.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 448,735 sh (+57.5%)
Chuck Royce 11,246,733 sh (+14.91%)
Ken Fisher 116,700 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 450,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 2,103,800 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 410,302 sh (-0.17%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 234,180 sh (-3.8%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,300 sh (-6.17%)
Jim Simons 2,391,963 sh (-13.21%)
Steven Cohen 55,884 sh (-86.73%)
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Q2 2013

AEO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 118,287 sh (+111.67%)
Third Avenue Management 551,302 sh (+34.36%)
Pioneer Investments 313,300 sh (+22.29%)
Jim Simons 2,798,963 sh (+17.02%)
Chuck Royce 12,820,100 sh (+13.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 496,452 sh (+10.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 237,180 sh (+1.28%)
Columbia Wanger 2,103,800 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 450,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 10,000 sh (-53.05%)
John Hussman 174,000 sh (-86.08%)
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Q3 2013

AEO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Richard Snow 82,905 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 22,888 sh (New)
John Keeley 17,950 sh (New)
John Buckingham 330,380 sh (New)
John Burbank 11,827 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 760,813 sh (+53.25%)
Pioneer Investments 473,700 sh (+51.2%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,900 sh (+19%)
Third Avenue Management 618,067 sh (+12.11%)
Chuck Royce 13,245,775 sh (+3.32%)
Westport Asset Management 450,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 225,170 sh (-5.06%)
Steven Cohen 86,805 sh (-26.61%)
Jim Simons 1,656,663 sh (-40.81%)
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Q4 2013

AEO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Hussman 62,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 269,147 sh (+210.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,748 sh (+133.18%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 503,020 sh (+123.4%)
Murray Stahl 36,653 sh (+60.14%)
Richard Snow 116,430 sh (+40.44%)
John Buckingham 394,054 sh (+19.27%)
John Keeley 17,950 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Chuck Royce 12,076,443 sh (-8.83%)
Third Avenue Management 407,998 sh (-33.99%)
Westport Asset Management 275,000 sh (-38.89%)
Joel Greenblatt 19,116 sh (-97.49%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AEO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -97.49%0.34%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 11.25-24%19116
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 11.25-24%62000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 11.25-24%0
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.14%$14.24 - $20.05 $ 11.25-33%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 53.25%0.12%$14.24 - $20.05 $ 11.25-33%760813
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$14.24 - $20.05 $ 11.25-33%11827
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy$14.24 - $20.05 $ 11.25-33%17950
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -86.08%0.74%$17.62 - $20.48 $ 11.25-42%174000
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Add 66.67%0.34%$18.38 - $22.55 $ 11.25-45%1250000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 57.5%0.16%$18.38 - $22.55 $ 11.25-45%448735
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0035%$18.38 - $22.55 $ 11.25-45%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.70
AEO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. AEO: 26.70 )
AEO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.16   Max: 36.56
Current: 26.7

5.16
36.56
P/B 1.80
AEO's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AEO: 1.80 )
AEO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 5.4
Current: 1.8

1.12
5.4
P/S 0.66
AEO's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. AEO: 0.66 )
AEO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.66

0.37
2.78
EV-to-EBIT 13.00
AEO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. AEO: 13.00 )
AEO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 40.8
Current: 13

1.6
40.8
PEG 3.40
AEO's PEG is ranked lower than
59% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. AEO: 3.40 )
AEO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 28.17
Current: 3.4

0.26
28.17
Shiller P/E 13.30
AEO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. AEO: 13.30 )
AEO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.89   Max: 27.22
Current: 13.3

3.89
27.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.44
AEO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. AEO: 4.44 )
AEO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 5.32
Current: 4.44

0.13
5.32
Dividend Payout 0.87
AEO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
66% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. AEO: 0.87 )
AEO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.87

0.03
0.87
Dividend growth (3y) -4.50
AEO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. AEO: -4.50 )
AEO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 110.9
Current: -4.5

0
110.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.69
AEO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. AEO: 3.69 )
AEO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.36
Current: 3.69

0.11
4.36
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
AEO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. AEO: 1.20 )
AEO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 29.4   Max: -70.2
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 21.20
AEO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. AEO: 21.20 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.66   Max: 25.53
Current: 21.2

2.66
25.53
Price/Tangible Book 2.00
AEO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AEO: 2.00 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 5.26
Current: 2

0.72
5.26
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
AEO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AEO: 0.80 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.53
Current: 0.8

0.37
3.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
AEO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AEO: 0.60 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.34
Current: 0.6

0.01
2.34
Price/Graham Number 1.50
AEO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AEO: 1.50 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.5

0.36
2.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
AEO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. AEO: 7.70 )
AEO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 64.2
Current: 7.7

2.4
64.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.10
AEO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. AEO: 9.10 )
AEO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 39.8
Current: 9.1

-4.4
39.8

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
Compare:IDEXY, ARO, TJX, FRCOF, ROST » details
Traded in other countries:AFG.Germany
American Eagle Outfitters was founded in 1977 by brothers Jerry and Mark Silverman as a subsidiary of Retail Ventures, Inc. American eagle is the parent company of Aerie and formerly of 77 kids. American Eagle Outfitters offers a range of clothing, accessories and personal care products under the American Eagle Outfitters and aerie brands. The Company's retail stores offer denims, sweaters, fleece, outerwear, graphic T-shirts, footwear, and accessories for 15 to 25-year old men and women under the American Eagle Outfitters brand name; and intimates and personal care products for girls under the aerie brand name. As of February 2, 2013, it operated 893 American Eagle Outfitters stores and 151 aerie stand-alone stores, as well as 49 franchised stores in 13 countries. The Company also sells and ships merchandise through its e-commerce Websites, including ae.com and aerie.com to 81 countries worldwide. The Company primarily competes with various individual and chain specialty stores, as well as the casual apparel and footwear departments of department stores and discount retailers.

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