On March 1, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEOS) released FY 2005 earnings for the period ended Jan. 28, 2006.

  • Overall sales rose 23% on a 15.5% same-store sales increase.
  • Gross margins dropped, but operating margins rose slightly.
  • Earnings per share of $1.89 included $0.03 worth of one-time charges.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

FY 2005

FY 2004

% Change

Sales

$2,309,371

$1,881,241

22.8

Net Profit

$294,153

$213,343

37.9

EPS

$1.89

$1.42

33.1



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Margin Checkup

FY 2005

FY 2004

Change

Gross Margin

46.50%

46.66%

(0.17)

Op. Margin

19.97%

19.28%

0.69

Net Margin

12.74%

11.34%

1.40



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Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Cash+ ST Invest.

$751,518

$589,607

27.5

Inventory

$210,739

$170,576

23.5

Other Current Asst.

$106,232

$91,601

16



Liabilities

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Long-Term Debt

-

-

N/A

Accounts Pay.

$139,197

$108,929

27.8



Cash Flow Highlights

None provided.

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