American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (AEO) is a leading apparel retail business based in the US. American Eagle Outfitters is listed on the NYSE and employs 8,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$6.3782 - $24.8|
|50-day moving average||$20.9288|
|200-day moving average||$15.2932|
|Wall St. target price||$23.69|
|Dividend yield||$0.55 (2.27%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.522|
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Valuing American Eagle Outfitters stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Eagle Outfitters's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
American Eagle Outfitters's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, American Eagle Outfitters shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
American Eagle Outfitters's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 38.27. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Eagle Outfitters's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
American Eagle Outfitters's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $147.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a American Eagle Outfitters's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.3%|
|Return on equity TTM||-17.87%|
|Market capitalisation||$4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 24.1 million American Eagle Outfitters shares held short by investors – that's known as American Eagle Outfitters's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% down from 25.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Eagle Outfitters shares can be evaluated.
American Eagle Outfitters's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Eagle Outfitters shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Eagle Outfitters shares traded daily (recently around 4.0 million). American Eagle Outfitters's SIR currently stands at 6.09. In other words for every 100,000 American Eagle Outfitters shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6090 shares are currently held short.
However American Eagle Outfitters's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Eagle Outfitters shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Eagle Outfitters shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Eagle Outfitters's short interest could be expressed as 0.15% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Eagle Outfitters shares in existence, roughly 150 shares are currently held short) or 0.1836% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Eagle Outfitters shares, roughly 184 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against American Eagle Outfitters.
Find out more about how you can short American Eagle Outfitters stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 119.57% of net profits
Recently American Eagle Outfitters has paid out, on average, around 119.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Eagle Outfitters shareholders could enjoy a 2.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Eagle Outfitters's case, that would currently equate to about $0.55 per share.
American Eagle Outfitters's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
American Eagle Outfitters's most recent dividend payout was on 30 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
American Eagle Outfitters's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 19 December 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Eagle Outfitters shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Eagle Outfitters shares which in turn could have impacted American Eagle Outfitters's share price.
Over the last 12 months, American Eagle Outfitters's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.3782 up to $24.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Eagle Outfitters's is 1.4286. This would suggest that American Eagle Outfitters's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer that provides clothing, accessories, and personal care products under the American Eagle and Aerie brands. The company provides jeans, and specialty apparel and accessories for men and women; and intimates, activewear, and swim collections, as well as personal care products for women. In addition, it offers sports apparel under the Tailgate brand; and menswear products under the Todd Snyder New York brand name. As of February 1, 2020, it operated approximately 940 American Eagle stores, 148 Aerie stand-alone stores, 5 Tailgate stores, and two Todd Snyder stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and Hong Kong. It also ships to 81 countries through its Websites; and offers its merchandise at 217 locations operated by licensees in 24 countries, as well as provides products through its Websites ae.com, aerie.com, and ToddSnyder.com. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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