Aeropostale Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, August 22nd. Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based retailer of casual apparel and accessories that targets young women and men in the pre-teen and teenage market. The Company’s stores provide active-oriented, fashion basic merchandise. Aeropostale operates stores throughout the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Aeropostale Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.23 per share on revenues of $453.97 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 86.81.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.34 to a profit $0.25. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.2, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Aeropostale has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,886 2,230 2,400 2,342 2,386
Diluted EPS ($) 1.47 2.27 2.49 0.85 0.43

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013 Apr. 30, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 485.34 605.92 797.71 452.27
Diluted EPS ($) 0.00 0.31 -0.01 -0.16

Past Performance:
Aeropostale has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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