On Aug. 18, Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) released 2005 earnings for the second quarter, which ended July 30.

  • Sales increased nearly 20% over the same period last year, but comps were anemic, especially in comparison to some of the competition. In fact, same-store sales decreased 2.2% for the period.
  • Earnings took a major dive, dropping 31.6%, mostly because of bad margins.
  • Inventory continues to bloat, suggesting more tough times to come.

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At the time of publication, Seth Jayson had shares of American Eagle, Aeropostale, Guess?, and Pacific Sunwear. Fool rules are here.