American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) reported earnings on March 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Feb. 2 (Q4), American Eagle Outfitters met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
American Eagle Outfitters reported revenue of $1.12 billion. The 21 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $1.12 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.04 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.55. The 26 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.56 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.55 for Q4 were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.35 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.47 for Q4 were 81% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 41.2%, 710 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.6%, 560 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.5%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $729.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.62 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.57.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,144 members out of 2,307 rating the stock outperform, and 163 members rating it underperform. Among 730 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 696 give American Eagle Outfitters a green thumbs-up, and 34 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on American Eagle Outfitters is outperform, with an average price target of $24.61.

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