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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AEO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. AEO: No Debt )
AEO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.63
AEO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. AEO: 0.63 )
AEO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.63

0.39
0.79
Interest Coverage No Debt
AEO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
87% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 vs. AEO: No Debt )
AEO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 15   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

15
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.86
M-Score: -3.13
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.08
AEO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. AEO: 2.08 )
AEO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.32   Max: 21
Current: 2.08

-0.32
21
Net-margin (%) 0.90
AEO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. AEO: 0.90 )
AEO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.39   Max: 13.86
Current: 0.9

-0.39
13.86
ROE (%) 2.54
AEO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. AEO: 2.54 )
AEO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.19   Max: 52.62
Current: 2.54

-2.19
52.62
ROA (%) 1.69
AEO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. AEO: 1.69 )
AEO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.16   Max: 38.2
Current: 1.69

-1.16
38.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.35
AEO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. AEO: 8.35 )
AEO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.57   Max: 171.54
Current: 8.35

-5.57
171.54
Revenue Growth (%) 5.20
AEO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. AEO: 5.20 )
AEO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.9   Max: 36.7
Current: 5.2

-56.9
36.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -16.00
AEO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. AEO: -16.00 )
AEO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -16   Max: 88.8
Current: -16

-16
88.8
EPS Growth (%) -23.80
AEO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. AEO: -23.80 )
AEO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.8   Max: 80.3
Current: -23.8

-23.8
80.3
» AEO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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)
John Burbank Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jim Simons 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%)
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Q1 2014

AEO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 231,015 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 2,596,844 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 104,300 sh (New)
Richard Snow 2,678,385 sh (+2200.43%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,136,680 sh (+125.97%)
Murray Stahl 60,977 sh (+66.36%)
John Keeley 20,700 sh (+15.32%)
John Buckingham 402,400 sh (+2.12%)
Westport Asset Management 275,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 651,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 8,268,025 sh (-31.54%)
John Hussman 27,500 sh (-55.65%)
Steven Cohen 27,206 sh (-89.89%)
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Q2 2014

AEO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Snow 8,244,194 sh (+207.8%)
Ray Dalio 158,800 sh (+52.25%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,361,630 sh (+19.79%)
Murray Stahl 67,703 sh (+11.03%)
John Keeley 21,300 sh (+2.9%)
John Buckingham 411,970 sh (+2.38%)
Westport Asset Management 275,000 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass Sold Out
Chuck Royce 6,540,725 sh (-20.89%)
John Hussman 13,750 sh (-50%)
Jim Simons 43,763 sh (-81.06%)
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Q3 2014

AEO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 1,017,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,560,530 sh (+14.61%)
John Keeley 21,300 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 13,750 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Buckingham 410,981 sh (-0.24%)
Richard Snow 7,967,270 sh (-3.36%)
Chuck Royce 5,586,011 sh (-14.6%)
Murray Stahl 56,219 sh (-16.96%)
Ray Dalio 34,400 sh (-78.34%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AEO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Reduce -3.36%0.11%$10.28 - $14.81 $ 13.6711%7967270
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -78.34%0.01%$10.28 - $14.81 $ 13.6711%34400
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Add 207.8%2.16%$10.54 - $12.81 $ 13.6720%8244194
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.01%$10.54 - $12.81 $ 13.6720%13750
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Add 52.25%$10.54 - $12.81 $ 13.6720%158800
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 Add 2200.43%1.24%$12.12 - $15.5 $ 13.67-1%2678385
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.11%$12.12 - $15.5 $ 13.67-1%0
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Reduce -55.65%0.04%$12.12 - $15.5 $ 13.67-1%27500
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$12.12 - $15.5 $ 13.67-1%104300
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$12.12 - $15.5 $ 13.67-1%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -97.49%0.34%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 13.67-8%19116
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 13.67-8%62000
Third Avenue Management 2013-12-31 Reduce -33.99%0.06%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 13.67-8%407998
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 Add 40.44%0.02%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 13.67-8%116430
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 13.67-8%0
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Westport Fund Comments on American Eagle Outfitters & McCormick & Company
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 88.80
AEO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. AEO: 88.80 )
AEO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 93.96
Current: 88.8

5.51
93.96
P/B 2.37
AEO's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. AEO: 2.37 )
AEO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 5.4
Current: 2.37

1.12
5.4
P/S 0.82
AEO's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. AEO: 0.82 )
AEO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.82

0.51
2.84
PFCF 195.29
AEO's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 45.81 vs. AEO: 195.29 )
AEO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.92   Max: 206.71
Current: 195.29

8.92
206.71
EV-to-EBIT 34.99
AEO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. AEO: 34.99 )
AEO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 37.7
Current: 34.99

2.8
37.7
Shiller P/E 18.94
AEO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 49.07 vs. AEO: 18.94 )
AEO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 38.91
Current: 18.94

6.21
38.91
Current Ratio 1.70
AEO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. AEO: 1.70 )
AEO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 3.97
Current: 1.7

1.18
3.97
Quick Ratio 0.85
AEO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. AEO: 0.85 )
AEO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.25
Current: 0.85

0.22
3.25

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.66
AEO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. AEO: 3.66 )
AEO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 5.32
Current: 3.66

0.13
5.32
Dividend Payout 3.33
AEO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. AEO: 3.33 )
AEO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 6.25
Current: 3.33

0.05
6.25
Dividend growth (3y) -4.50
AEO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 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) 3.03
AEO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. AEO: 3.03 )
AEO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.36
Current: 3.03

0.11
4.36
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
AEO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. AEO: 1.20 )
AEO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -178.6
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.51
AEO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. AEO: 2.51 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 10.41
Current: 2.51

0.87
10.41
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.02
AEO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. AEO: 1.02 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 16.92
Current: 1.02

0.34
16.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
AEO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AEO: 0.70 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.94
Current: 0.7

0.03
2.94
Price/Graham Number 3.19
AEO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. AEO: 3.19 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 3.69
Current: 3.19

0.31
3.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
AEO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AEO: 2.90 )
AEO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 35.1
Current: 2.9

2.7
35.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.70
AEO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.36 vs. AEO: -4.70 )
AEO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.1   Max: 45.3
Current: -4.7

-5.1
45.3

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 3,248 3,339 3,495
EPS($) 0.60 0.74 0.88
EPS without NRI($) 0.60 0.74 0.88

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:AFG.Germany,
American Eagle Outfitters, a Delaware corporation was founded in 1977. The Company is a specialty retailer offering quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products. It operates its stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and China. The Company operates in three operating segments; American Eagle Outfitters Brand retail stores, aerie by American Eagle Outfitters retail stores and AEO Direct. It operates the 77kids by American Eagle Outfitters brand. The American Eagle Outfitters brand targets 15 to 25 year old men and women. Denim is the cornerstone of the American Eagle Outfitters product assortment, which is complemented by other key categories including sweaters, fleece, outerwear, graphic t-shirts, footwear and accessories. The aerie by American Eagle Outfitters brand is a collection of intimates and personal care products for the AEO girl. The collection is available in 122 stand-alone aerie stores throughout the United States and Canada, online at aerie.com and at select American Eagle Outfitters stores. aerie, with intimates at the core, is beautiful, feminine, soft, sensuous, yet comfortable. AEO Direct sells merchandise via its e-commerce operations, ae.com and aerie.com, which are online extensions of the lifestyle that it convey in its stores. The Company purchases merchandise from suppliers who either manufacture their own merchandise, supply merchandise manufactured by others or both. The Company competes with various individual and chain specialty stores, as well as the casual apparel and footwear departments of department stores and discount retailers, primarily on the basis of quality, fashion, service, selection and price. It has registered AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, AMERICAN EAGLE, AE, AEO, LIVE YOUR LIFE, aerie and the Flying Eagle Design with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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