American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					           American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                     Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDRT27265FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: MAR 2012

          77 Hot Metal Street                                Phone              +1 412 4323300                  Revenue          3,159.8 (million USD)
          Pittsburgh, PA                                     Fax                                                Net Profit       151.71 (million USD)
          15203                                              Website            www.ae.com                      Employees        6,900
                                                                                AEO [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Retailing
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) is a leading apparel and accessories retailer. The company is engaged in the design,
       marketing, and sale of clothing. The key offering of AEO includes menswear, women’s wear, kid's wear, lingerie items, footwear,
       personal care products and accessories. AEO sells its product under three major brands, namely, American Eagle, aerie by
       American Eagle, and 77kids by american eagle. AEO’s online business AEO Direct, ships the company’s products across the
       world. The company also sells its merchandise online through various websites such as ae.com, aerie.com, and 77kids.com.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Joan Holstein Hilson                Chief Financial Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Roger Markfield                     Executive Creative Director
                                                                                                                             Lack of Stable Sourcing
         Robert L. Hanson                    Chief Executive Officer                  Growing International Presence
                                                                                                                             Strategy
         Jay L. Schottenstein                Chairman                                 Multiple Retail Formats
                                                                                                                             Declining Margins
         Cary D. McMillan                    Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Strategic Business Decisions           Rising Manpower Costs
         American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
                                                                                      Growing Opportunities in E-            Seasonal Nature of the
        Share Price (USD) as on 23-Mar-                                17.13          Retailing                              Business
        2012
        EPS (USD)                                                        0.77
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       3,274         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 2,725
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     195
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) - Financial and Strategic                                                                Reference Code: GDRT27265FSA
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................ 4
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................... 5
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................. 6
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Major Products and Services .......................................................................................................... 7
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - History............................................................................................................................................. 8
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Company Statement ..................................................................................................................... 10
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries........................................................................................................... 11
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 13
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Business Description .................................................................................................................... 13
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - SWOT Analysis............................................................................................................................. 14
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 14
          American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Strengths ................................................................................................................................... 14
             Strength - Growing International Presence ............................................................................................................................... 14
             Strength - Multiple Retail Formats ............................................................................................................................................. 14
             Strength - Target Brand Offering ............................................................................................................................................... 14
          American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Weaknesses.............................................................................................................................. 15
             Weakness - Lack of Stable Sourcing Strategy .......................................................................................................................... 15
             Weakness - Declining Margins .................................................................................................................................................. 15
          American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Opportunities ............................................................................................................................. 15
             Opportunity - Strategic Business Decisions .............................................................................................................................. 15
             Opportunity - Growing Opportunities in E-Retailing ................................................................................................................... 15
          American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Threats ...................................................................................................................................... 15
             Threat - Rising Manpower Costs ............................................................................................................................................... 15
             Threat - Seasonal Nature of the Business................................................................................................................................. 16
             Threat - Competitive Market ...................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Growing Counterfeit Products ...................................................................................................................................... 16
       American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Key Competitors ........................................................................................................................... 17
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 18
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 18
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 18
       Performance Chart .................................................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) is a leading apparel and accessories retailer. The company is engaged in the design, marketing, and sale of clothing. The key offering of AEO includes menswear, women’s wear, kid's wear, lingerie items, footwear, personal care products and accessories. AEO sells its product under three major brands, namely, American Eagle, aerie by American Eagle, and 77kids by american eagle. AEO’s online business AEO Direct, ships the company’s products across the world. The company also sells its merchandise online through various websites such as ae.com, aerie.com, and 77kids.com. It also offers various services such as free shipping services and gift card services. The company principally operates its stores in the US and Canada, and has franchise stores in Russia, China, Hong Kong and various cities throughout the Middle East. AEO is headquartered in Pittsburgh, the US. Currently, the company focuses on international expansion strategy around the globe. Recently, the company opened its first store in Tel Aviv, Israel. It also planned ten additional stores at various locations in Israel such as The Big Mall in Petach Tikva, Kiryat Ono Mall, and Mall of Haifa. In December 2011, AEO planned to open the stores in three international markets, Morocco, Jordan and Egypt. It opened third store in Saudi Arabia and planned to second store in Lebanon in early 2012.
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