Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / American Eagle posts 11% sales growth in Q2 FY'12
American Eagle posts 11% sales growth in Q2 FY'12
24
Aug '12
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. announced income from continuing operations increased 62% to $0.21 per diluted share for the second quarter ended July 28, 2012, compared to $0.13 per diluted share for the comparable quarter last year.

Due to the closure of the 77kids business, results are presented as discontinued operations for all periods and are further discussed below. Net income for the second quarter, which includes a loss from discontinued operations, was $0.09 per diluted share, compared to $0.10 per diluted share last year.

Robert Hanson, chief executive officer stated, “While pleased with our results, and therefore raising our annual outlook, we continue to drive for long-term performance improvement through fortifying our brands, further strengthening our products, marketing and customer experience, enhancing operational disciplines and pursuing growth across North America."

Non-GAAP Second Quarter Results – Continuing Operations (Excluding 77kids)

The following discussion of second quarter results excludes Non-GAAP adjustments comprised of tax benefits and restructuring costs as presented in the accompanying GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation.

  • Net sales increased 11% to a record $740 million, compared to $669 million last year.
  • Comparable store sales, including AE Direct, increased 9%, compared to a 1% increase last year.
  • Gross profit increased 17% to $277 million, or 37.4% as a rate to sales, compared to $236 million, or 35.3% as a rate to sales, last year. Decreased product costs and markdowns led to a 120 basis point improvement in the merchandise margin. Buying, occupancy and warehousing costs improved 90 basis points due to strong sales.
  • Selling general and administrative expense of $178 million, which excludes $4 million of restructuring costs, improved 40 basis points to 24.0%, compared to 24.4% last year.
  • Excluding restructuring costs, operating income increased 76% to $67 million. The operating margin expanded to 9.1% compared to 5.7% last year.
  • Adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.21 compared to $0.13 last year, a 62% increase. Results exclude restructuring costs of $0.02 per diluted share, offset by $0.02 per diluted share of tax benefits.

77kids Update

On May 18, 2012, the company announced plans to exit its children’s business, 77kids, which includes 22 stores and the online business. On August 3, 2012, the company completed a sale of 77kids, which included substantially all of the assets comprising the 77kids business, including store assets, the on-line business, inventory and a temporary license to use the 77kids name through January 15, 2013. Inventory for 77kids has been recorded as an asset held for sale on the company’s consolidated balance sheets.

The company expects to incur an after-tax loss of approximately $35 million, which includes $25 million of exit related charges and $10 million of operational costs during the exit period. The after tax loss for the second quarter was $24 million, or a $0.12 loss per diluted share, compared to an operating loss of $5 million, or a $0.03 loss per diluted share, last year. The remainder of the exit period costs are expected to be incurred in the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

Must ReadView All

President Tsai Ing-wen delivering remarks before boarding her plane bound for Central America. Courtesy: Presdient's office

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2017

‘Textiles at centre of Taiwan’s new trade arrangements’

Textiles should be at the heart of Taiwan’s thinking while developing ...

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2017

Ralph Lauren develops policy on tracking wood based fabrics

In a bid to trace source of wood based fabrics like viscose and rayon ...

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2017

EC proposes enhanced market access for Sri Lanka

The European Commission (EC) has proposed that a significant part of...

Interviews View All

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search