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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
90% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. AEO: No Debt )
AEO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.70
AEO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. AEO: 0.70 )
AEO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.7

0.39
0.79
Interest Coverage No Debt
AEO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 35.22 vs. AEO: No Debt )
AEO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.23
M-Score: -2.69
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.27
AEO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 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
67% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 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
67% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 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
75% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 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
73% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 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
73% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 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
51% of the 806 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
52% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 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

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)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Burbank 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

Ray Dalio 104,300 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 2,596,844 sh (New)
Jim Simons 231,015 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)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 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

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,361,630 sh (+19.79%)
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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
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Reduce -55.65%0.04%$12.12 - $15.5 $ 10.8-22%27500
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$12.12 - $15.5 $ 10.8-22%104300
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$12.12 - $15.5 $ 10.8-22%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -97.49%0.34%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 10.8-27%19116
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 10.8-27%62000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 10.8-27%0
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.14%$14.24 - $20.05 $ 10.8-36%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 53.25%0.12%$14.24 - $20.05 $ 10.8-36%760813
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$14.24 - $20.05 $ 10.8-36%11827
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy$14.24 - $20.05 $ 10.8-36%17950
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 35.40
AEO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.10 vs. AEO: 35.40 )
AEO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 41.71
Current: 35.4

5.51
41.71
P/B 1.70
AEO's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AEO: 1.70 )
AEO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 5.4
Current: 1.7

1.12
5.4
P/S 0.60
AEO's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. AEO: 0.60 )
AEO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.6

0.51
2.84
EV-to-EBIT 16.18
AEO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.27 vs. AEO: 16.18 )
AEO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 20.7
Current: 16.18

2.8
20.7
PEG 2.90
AEO's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. AEO: 2.90 )
AEO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 10.37
Current: 2.9

0.21
10.37
Shiller P/E 13.30
AEO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AEO: 13.30 )
AEO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 38.91
Current: 13.3

6.21
38.91
Current Ratio 2.17
AEO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. AEO: 2.17 )
AEO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 3.97
Current: 2.17

1.18
3.97
Quick Ratio 1.34
AEO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. AEO: 1.34 )
AEO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.25
Current: 1.34

0.22
3.25

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.80
AEO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. AEO: 4.80 )
AEO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 5.32
Current: 4.8

0.13
5.32
Dividend Payout 1.65
AEO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AEO: 1.65 )
AEO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 6.25
Current: 1.65

0.05
6.25
Dividend growth (3y) -4.50
AEO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 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) 3.93
AEO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. AEO: 3.93 )
AEO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.36
Current: 3.93

0.11
4.36
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
AEO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 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/Net Current Asset Value 51.50
AEO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AEO: 51.50 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 1112
Current: 51.5

6.55
1112
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
AEO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. AEO: 1.90 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 12.17
Current: 1.9

0.87
12.17
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
AEO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. AEO: 0.70 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 16.28
Current: 0.7

0.34
16.28
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
AEO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AEO: 0.50 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.94
Current: 0.5

0.03
2.94
Price/Graham Number 1.70
AEO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. AEO: 1.70 )
AEO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 3.69
Current: 1.7

0.31
3.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.20
AEO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. AEO: 6.20 )
AEO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 35.1
Current: 6.2

4.8
35.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.93
AEO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. AEO: 8.93 )
AEO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 44.5
Current: 8.93

-1.7
44.5

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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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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