Eagle Flies Higher: Fool by Numbers

On Aug. 15, American Eagle Outfitters (Nasdaq: AEOS  ) released Q2 2006 earnings for the period ended July 29.
  • Revenues rise 16.8% to more than $600 million.
  • Net profit rises 24.3%; EPS rise even more because of a reduction in diluted share count.
  • Margins up across the board.
  • Free cash flow down due to increased capital expenditures.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Avg. Est.

Q2 2007

Q2 2006

Change

Sales

$597,680

$602,326

$515,868

16.8%

Net Profit

--

$72,099

$58,019

24.3%

EPS

$0.46

$0.47

$0.37

27.0%

Diluted Shares

152,807

157,806

(3.2%)



Get back to basics with a look at the income statement.

Margin Checkup

Q2 2007

Q2 2006

Change*

Gross Margin

45.58%

44.19%

1.39

Operating Margin

18.14%

16.60%

1.54

Net Margin

11.97%

11.25%

0.72

*Expressed in percentage points.

Margins are the earnings engine. See how they work.

Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q2 2007

Q2 2006

Change

Cash + ST Invest.

$814,090

$625,174

30.2%

Other Current Assets

$84,213

$83,148

1.3%

Inventory

$267,392

$271,661

(1.6%)



Liabilities

Q2 2007

Q2 2006

Change

Accounts Payable

$175,934

$145,939

20.6%

Long-Term Debt

$0

$0

N/A



Learn the ways of the balance sheet.

Cash Flow Highlights

Q2 2007

Q2 2006

Change

Net Income + D&A

$177,193

$149,901

18.2%

Capital Expenditures

$103,000

$38,613

166.7%

Free Cash Flow*

$74,193

$111,288

(33.3%)

* Does not take into account changes in working capital.

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Related companies:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF  )
  • Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO  )
  • Pacific Sunwear (Nasdaq: PSUN  )
  • The Buckle (NYSE: BKE  )
  • Gap (NYSE: GPS  )
  • Urban Outfitters (Nasdaq: URBN  )

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At the time of publication, Seth Jayson had shares of American Eagle Outfitters, but no positions in any other firm mentioned.Fool rules are here.


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