American Eagle Outfitters Company Profile (NYSE:AEO)

About American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)

American Eagle Outfitters logoAmerican Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO Inc.) is a multi-brand specialty retailer. The Company offers a range of apparel and accessories for men and women under the American Eagle Outfitters Brand (AEO Brand), and intimates, apparel and personal care products for women under the Aerie brand. AEO Inc. operates stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated over 1,000 retail stores and online at and in the United States and internationally. Its company-owned retail stores are located in shopping malls, lifestyle centers and street locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Its other brands include Tailgate and Todd Snyder New York. Tailgate is an apparel brand with a college town store concept. Todd Snyder New York is a menswear brand. As of January 28, 2017, the AEO brand operated 943 stores and online at

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Apparel & Accessories Retailers
  • Sub-Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Symbol: NYSE:AEO
  • CUSIP: 02553E10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.43 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 177,048,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.36
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $12.49
  • 52 Week Range: $10.23 - $19.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.86
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.84
  • P/E Growth: 38.27
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.64 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.67
  • Book Value: $6.35 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.16
  • Annual Dividend: $0.50
  • Dividend Yield: 3.7%
  • EBITDA: $479.75 million
  • Net Margins: 4.85%
  • Return on Equity: 18.25%
  • Return on Assets: 12.17%
  • Current Ratio: 1.73%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.81%
  • Average Volume: 4.40 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.1
  • Short Ratio: 5.42

Frequently Asked Questions for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)

What is American Eagle Outfitters' stock symbol?

American Eagle Outfitters trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AEO."

How often does American Eagle Outfitters pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for American Eagle Outfitters?

American Eagle Outfitters announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share on Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.64%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. View American Eagle Outfitters' Dividend History.

How were American Eagle Outfitters' earnings last quarter?

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 23rd. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $845 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $823.84 million. American Eagle Outfitters had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 18.25%. The company's revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.23 EPS. View American Eagle Outfitters' Earnings History.

When will American Eagle Outfitters make its next earnings announcement?

American Eagle Outfitters is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 28th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for American Eagle Outfitters.

What guidance has American Eagle Outfitters issued on next quarter's earnings?

American Eagle Outfitters updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 0.36-0.38 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.38.

Where is American Eagle Outfitters' stock going? Where will American Eagle Outfitters' stock price be in 2017?

20 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for American Eagle Outfitters' shares. Their predictions range from $10.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate American Eagle Outfitters' share price to reach $14.76 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for American Eagle Outfitters.

What are analysts saying about American Eagle Outfitters stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about American Eagle Outfitters stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "American Eagle has outperformed the industry in the past three months driven by positive sentiment for second-quarter fiscal 2017, since reporting a dismal first-quarter. The company lived up to expectations with both the top and bottom line beating estimates in the second quarter.  The company also posted 10th straight quarter of positive comps on the back of strong online sales at both brands driven by efficient use of omni-channel capabilities to enhance customer experience. Also, its new loyalty program, AEO Connect is likely to enhance customers' experience. We also commend American Eagle's focus on expansion, as evident from its plans to enter the Indian market. Moreover, the company remains optimistic about the second half of fiscal 2017, especially the fall season. However, margins have been strained owing to increased promotions and the company expects these trends to continue and hurt results." (10/10/2017)
  • 2. UBS AG analysts commented, "Last week we hosted investor meeting with AEO (CFO Bob Madore, President of aerie Jennifer Foyle, IR Judy Meehan), with subsequent tour of aerie's pop-up SoHo store. While pricing wars in teen are heating up (both AEO and ANF talked about being promotional this Spring as traffic challenges accelerate, ARO still around), AEO is outperforming, with strength in women's apparel (accelerating over Holiday, driven especially by tops) and aerie emerging as a viable growth vehicle (seven quarters of comps up high-teens/20s); fixing men's (~40% of sales) big opportunity ahead. Tweaking estimates to reflect guide; AEO guided 1Q17 comps in line with current run-rate, which suggests potential upside as tax refunds catch up; risk/return looks interesting with 3-4% dividend/7% FCF yield, teen space volatility keeps us on sidelines." (3/6/2017)
  • 3. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "4Q adjusted EPS of $0.39 was slightly above the consensus $0.38 estimate. The company issued light 1Q guidance of $0.15-0.17, which is consistent with broader retail weakness indicated in February across the industry. Nonetheless, our long-term thesis remains intact as we believe that the immediate competitive environment headwinds are likely to dissipate in the coming year - especially compared to last year. Further, we believe guidance does not consider any improvement in March/April from QTD trends. We maintain our Outperform rating and highlight current valuation as a favorable entry point." (3/2/2017)
  • 4. Mizuho analysts commented, "We are lowering our estimates and PT to $15 (from $16) following a disappointing 1Q guide that may point to muted margin improvement and challenging topline growth in FY17. While we were encouraged by the relative strength of Aerie and the women's assortment at core AE, we question the strategy to invest behind AUC and unit growth in order to gain market share, especially with increased AUR pressure from competition and the face of difficult stacked compares. As such, we believe AE may continue to trade at a discounted multiple of ~12x." (3/1/2017)

Who are some of American Eagle Outfitters' key competitors?

Who are American Eagle Outfitters' key executives?

American Eagle Outfitters' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Jay L. Schottenstein, Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Robert L. Madore, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Jennifer M. Foyle, Global Brand President — aerie
  • Charles F. Kessler, Global Brand President – American Eagle Outfitters
  • Michael R. Rempell, Chief Operations Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Scott M. Hurd, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Peter Z. Horvath, Chief Global Commercial and Administrative Officer
  • Thomas R. Ketteler, Independent Director
  • Cary D. McMillan, Independent Director
  • Janice E. Page, Independent Director

Who owns American Eagle Outfitters stock?

American Eagle Outfitters' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Adams Asset Advisors LLC (0.32%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%). Company insiders that own American Eagle Outfitters stock include Charles F Kessler, Jay L Schottenstein, Jennifer M Foyle and Michael R Rempell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for American Eagle Outfitters.

Who sold American Eagle Outfitters stock? Who is selling American Eagle Outfitters stock?

American Eagle Outfitters' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Treasurer State of Michigan. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Eagle Outfitters.

Who bought American Eagle Outfitters stock? Who is buying American Eagle Outfitters stock?

American Eagle Outfitters' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Adams Asset Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Eagle Outfitters.

How do I buy American Eagle Outfitters stock?

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is American Eagle Outfitters' stock price today?

One share of American Eagle Outfitters stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.74.

MarketBeat Community Rating for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  703 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  719 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,422
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.30)
Consensus Price Target: $14.76 (7.45% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
Price Target History for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
Analysts' Ratings History for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/2/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$14.00 -> $16.00LowView Rating Details
10/2/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$15.00LowView Rating Details
9/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$15.00LowView Rating Details
9/10/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetBuy$18.00LowView Rating Details
9/5/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuy$13.00 -> $15.00LowView Rating Details
8/29/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaSet Price TargetBuy$14.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutral$12.00 -> $13.00HighView Rating Details
8/24/2017Buckingham ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralMediumView Rating Details
8/23/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Set Price TargetHold$13.00MediumView Rating Details
8/11/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$13.00 -> $12.00LowView Rating Details
5/23/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingNeutral$12.50LowView Rating Details
5/19/2017Bank of America CorporationSet Price TargetHold$15.00 -> $12.00LowView Rating Details
5/19/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingUnderweight$13.00 -> $10.00LowView Rating Details
5/18/2017Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$19.00 -> $16.00MediumView Rating Details
5/9/2017Wolfe ResearchDowngradePeer Perform -> UnderperformMediumView Rating Details
3/1/2017MizuhoLower Price TargetNeutral$16.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
2/5/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
1/11/2017WunderlichReiterated RatingBuy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
12/1/2016Stifel NicolausSet Price TargetBuy$22.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
11/7/2016BlueFin ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
8/18/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$16.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
8/18/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutral$16.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
5/19/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetOverweight$20.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2016BB&T CorporationDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/3/2015Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
Earnings by Quarter for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
Earnings History by Quarter for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/28/2017$0.39N/AView Earnings Details
8/23/2017Q2 2018$0.16$0.19$823.84 million$845.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/17/2017Q1 17$0.17$0.16$741.76 million$761.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2017Q416$0.38$0.39$1.11 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/30/2016Q316$0.41$0.41$940.94 million$941.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/17/2016Q216$0.21$0.23$818.10 million$823.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/18/2016Q116$0.18$0.22$732.84 million$749.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/2/2016Q415$0.42$0.42$1.12 billion$1.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/2/2015Q315$0.34$0.35$924.38 million$919.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/19/2015Q215$0.14$0.17$768.26 million$797.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/20/2015Q115$0.12$0.15$691.77 million$700.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/4/2015Q414$0.34$0.36$1.06 billion$1.07 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/4/2014Q314$0.22$0.22$846.40 million$854.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/20/2014Q214$0.03$689.95 million$711.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/21/2014Q114$0.02$648.73 million$646.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/11/2014Q413$0.26$0.27$1.05 billion$1.04 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/6/2013Q3$0.19$0.19$844.76 million$857.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/21/2013Q2 2013$0.10$0.10$719.25 million$727.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/22/2013Q1 2013$0.17$0.18$678.41 million$679.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/6/2013Q4 2012$0.56$0.55$1.12 billion$1.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/28/20120.41$0.41$910.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/22/2012$0.21$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/23/2012$0.20$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/7/2012$0.36$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/30/2011$0.27$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/24/2011$0.11$0.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/25/2011$0.14$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/9/2011$0.43$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.42
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.11
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.16
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20179$0.18$0.47$0.41
Q2 20174$0.21$0.21$0.21
Q3 20174$0.40$0.42$0.41
Q4 20176$0.38$0.41$0.39
Q1 20185$0.16$0.17$0.17
Q2 20185$0.16$0.17$0.17
Q3 20185$0.37$0.40$0.39
Q4 20185$0.37$0.41$0.39
Q1 20192$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q2 20192$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q3 20192$0.38$0.43$0.41
Q4 20192$0.39$0.42$0.41
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
Most Recent Dividend:10/20/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.50
Dividend Yield:3.64%
Dividend Growth:10.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:51.55% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
44.25% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
43.10% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)

Dividend History by Quarter for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.80%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.83%
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/27/2017Jennifer M FoyleInsiderSell13,500$14.22$191,970.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016Michael R RempellCOOSell50,826$18.84$957,561.84View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Michael R RempellCOOSell83,141$18.68$1,553,073.88View SEC Filing  
5/23/2016Charles F KesslerInsiderSell4,784$15.85$75,826.40View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Jennifer M FoyleInsiderSell13,568$15.72$213,288.96View SEC Filing  
1/22/2016Michael R. RempellCOOSell30,823$15.00$462,345.00View SEC Filing  
1/11/2016Jay L SchottensteinCEOBuy164,257$13.22$2,171,477.54View SEC Filing  
9/14/2015Jay L SchottensteinCEOBuy500,000$15.74$7,870,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Cary D McmillanDirectorBuy6,000$16.86$101,160.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2015Janice E PageDirectorSell3,103$16.98$52,688.94View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Jennifer M FoyleInsiderSell6,000$16.71$100,260.00View SEC Filing  
1/21/2015Cary D McmillanDirectorBuy1,100$13.77$15,147.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2014Jay L SchottensteinCEOBuy351,058$14.63$5,135,978.54View SEC Filing  
9/24/2014Jay L SchottensteinCEOBuy206,711$14.75$3,048,987.25View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Jay L SchottensteinCEOBuy148,942$14.13$2,104,550.46View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Scott M HurdInsiderSell10,000$14.25$142,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014Simon R NankervisEVPSell3,652$14.16$51,712.32View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Cary McmillanDirectorBuy1,700$12.80$21,760.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Jennifer FoyleEVPSell10,243$12.91$132,237.13View SEC Filing  
1/24/2014Jay SchottensteinChairmanBuy500,000$12.84$6,420,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/24/2014Noel Joseph SpiegelDirectorBuy5,000$13.21$66,050.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Michael RempellCOOSell40,000$15.24$609,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Noel Joseph SpiegelDirectorBuy5,000$14.89$74,450.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Dennis R ParodiEVPSell54,464$19.75$1,075,664.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Dennis R ParodiEVPSell45,002$19.92$896,439.84View SEC Filing  
3/12/2013Roger S MarkfieldInsiderSell92,976$20.63$1,918,094.88View SEC Filing  
3/11/2013Cary D McmillanDirectorSell10,000$20.76$207,600.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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