American Eagle Outfitters Reports Record Annual Sales of $3.5 Billion and 43% Growth in Adjusted EPS

Fourth Quarter Sales Rise to Record Level; Adjusted EPS Grows 41%

Board of Directors Authorizes 20 Million Share Repurchase Program and Increases Quarterly Dividend

PITTSBURGH--()--American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) today reported adjusted fiscal year 2012 earnings for the 53 weeks ended February 2, 2013 of $1.39 per share, a 43% increase from fiscal year 2011 adjusted earnings of $0.97 per share for the 52 weeks ended January 28, 2012. GAAP earnings of $1.16 per share this year include a loss from discontinued operations of ($0.16) per share, a tax benefit of $0.06 per share and restructuring and store impairment charges of ($0.13) per share. The EPS figures refer to diluted earnings per share.

Robert Hanson, chief executive officer stated, “I’m extremely pleased with our progress in 2012 as the team delivered on our near-term priorities and exceeded our targeted financial metrics. In a competitive and volatile consumer environment, we drove a strong top line on leaner inventories, reduced markdowns and achieved cost leverage. We remain focused on our strategic plan aimed at fortifying our brands and processes and growing our business across North America. Concurrently, we are laying the ground work for transformational global expansion, while continuing to drive strong returns to our shareholders.”

For the 14 weeks ended February 2, 2013 the company reported adjusted earnings of $0.55 per share, a 41% increase compared to adjusted EPS of $0.39 for the 13 weeks ended January 28, 2012. EPS was in line with the company’s guidance. GAAP earnings of $0.47 per share this year include a tax benefit of $0.04 per share and restructuring and store impairment charges of ($0.12) per share. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is provided in the following tables.

Cash Distributions to Shareholders

The board of directors authorized 20 million shares under a new share repurchase program and raised the quarterly cash dividend to $0.125 per share, a 14% increase. Due to the early payment of the first quarter dividend of $0.11, which was paid on December 28, 2012, the increased dividend distribution will begin in the second quarter. In 2012, the company returned $577 million to shareholders through dividend payments totaling $403 million and repurchased 8.4 million shares for a total of $174 million. After cash distributions, the company ended fiscal 2012 with total cash and short-term investments of $631 million.

“We remain committed to using our strong balance sheet and free cash flow to invest in our business to support long-term profitable growth and to consistently return cash to our shareholders,” added Robert Hanson.

Fiscal 2012 Non-GAAP Results

The following discussion is based on Non-GAAP results, which exclude tax benefits, restructuring and store impairment costs as presented in the accompanying GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliations.

  • Total net revenue for the 53 weeks increased 11% to a record $3.48 billion from $3.12 billion for the 52 week period last year. Consolidated comparable sales for the 53 weeks increased 9% over the comparable 53 week period last year. This follows a 4% increase last year.
  • Gross profit increased 21% to $1.39 billion and increased 330 basis points to 40.0% as a rate to revenue, driven by lower product costs, markdown improvements and rent leverage.
  • Selling, general and administrative expense of $829 million increased 16%, and 90 basis points as a rate to revenue. Increased incentive costs and planned advertising investments offset the leverage of other expenses, primarily store payroll.
  • Operating income increased 49% to $437 million. The operating margin expanded 320 basis points to 12.6%, the company’s best operating margin rate since 2008.
  • Adjusted EPS of $1.39 compares to $0.97 last year, a 43% increase.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Non-GAAP Results

The following discussion is based on Non-GAAP results, which exclude tax benefits, restructuring and store impairment costs as presented in the accompanying GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliations.

  • Total net revenue for the 14 weeks increased 9% to a record $1.12 billion from $1.03 billion for the 13 week period last year. Consolidated comparable sales for the 14 weeks increased 4% over the comparable 14 week period last year. This follows an 11% increase last year.
  • Gross profit increased 27% to $461 million and increased 600 basis points to 41.2% as a rate to revenue, driven by lower product costs, markdown improvements and rent leverage.
  • Selling, general and administrative expense of $253 million increased 230 basis points to 22.6% as a rate to revenue, due to higher incentive costs and planned advertising investments.
  • Operating income increased 48% to $177 million. The operating margin expanded 430 basis points to 15.9%, the company’s best operating income rate since 2007.
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.55 compares to $0.39 last year, a 41% increase.

AEO Direct

For the year, comparable sales for AEO Direct increased 25% to total sales of $467 million. In the fourth quarter, comparable sales for AEO Direct increased 24%, compared to a 19% increase last year.

Inventory

Total merchandise inventories at the end of the fourth quarter declined 10% to $332 million compared to $368 million last year. At cost per foot, inventory decreased 8%. First quarter 2013 ending inventory cost per foot is expected to be down in the mid single-digits.

Capital Expenditures

In 2012, capital expenditures totaled $94 million, with approximately half related to store investments and the balance to information technology and investments in e-commerce. For fiscal 2013, the company expects capital expenditures of $250 million to $280 million. In addition to investments in store growth and maintenance projects, the company’s capital spending plan includes building a new distribution center to support online growth, the installation of a new fleet-wide point-of-sale system and an upgraded merchandise planning system.

Real Estate

In 2012 total square footage decreased 1% from last year. The company opened 16 stores, closed 41 stores and completed 48 remodels. For additional fiscal 2012 actual and fiscal 2013 projected real estate information, see the accompanying table.

Store Impairment

During the fourth quarter, the company incurred pre-tax store asset impairment charges of $34 million, related to 42 aerie and nine AE stores.

Discontinued Operations- 77kids

On August 3, 2012, the company completed the sale of 77kids. In conjunction with the sale, the company incurred total after-tax losses of $32 million, or $0.16 per share, for the year ended February 2, 2013. 77kids results are presented as discontinued operations for all periods. Additionally, all prior period inventory balances for 77kids have been recorded as an asset held for sale on the company’s consolidated balance sheets.

Future Outlook

With macro-economic headwinds and unfavorable weather affecting consumer spending in February, management is issuing first quarter EPS guidance of $0.16 to $0.19 per diluted share, compared to EPS from continuing operations of $0.22 last year. EPS guidance is based on comparable store sales in the negative mid-single digit range, compared to a 17% increase in the first quarter of last year. Management remains committed to its strategic plan annual targets of 7% to 9% top line CAGR, 12% to 15% EBIT CAGR, and a ROIC of 14% to 17%.

Conference Call and Supplemental Financial Information

Today, management will host a conference call and real time webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the call, dial 1-877-407-0789 or internationally dial 1-201-689-8562 or go to www.ae.com to access the webcast and audio replay. Also, a financial results presentation is posted on the company’s website.

Non-GAAP Measures

This press release includes information on non-GAAP financial measures (“non-GAAP” or “adjusted”), including earnings per share information and the consolidated results of operations excluding non-GAAP items. These financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The company believes that this non-GAAP information is useful as an additional means for investors to evaluate the company’s operating performance, when reviewed in conjunction with the company’s GAAP financial statements. These amounts are not determined in accordance with GAAP and therefore, should not be used exclusively in evaluating the company’s business and operations.

About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle Outfitters® and Aerie® brands. The company operates more than 1,000 stores in North America, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie merchandise also is available at approximately 55 international franchise stores in 14 countries. For more information, please visit www.ae.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding first quarter and fiscal 2013 results. All forward-looking statements made by the company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risk that the company’s operating, financial and capital plans may not be achieved and the risks described in the Risk Factor Section of the company's Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

 
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands)
     
 
February 2, January 28,
2013 2012
(unaudited)
 
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 509,119 $ 719,545
Short-term investments 121,873 25,499
Merchandise inventory 332,452 367,514
Assets held for sale - 10,912
Accounts receivable 46,321 40,310
Prepaid expenses and other 73,805 74,947
Deferred income taxes 58,230 48,761
Total current assets 1,141,800 1,287,488
Property and equipment, net 509,633 582,162
Intangible assets, net 38,136 39,832
Goodwill 11,484 11,469
Non-current deferred income taxes 31,282 13,467
Other assets 23,718 16,384
Total Assets $ 1,756,053 $ 1,950,802
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable $ 176,874 $ 183,783
Accrued compensation and payroll taxes 65,533 42,625
Accrued rent 77,873 76,921
Accrued income and other taxes 29,155 20,135
Unredeemed gift cards and gift certificates 46,458 44,970
Current portion of deferred lease credits 13,381 15,066
Other current liabilities and accrued expenses 26,628 21,901
Total current liabilities 435,902 405,401
Deferred lease credits 59,571 71,880
Non-current accrued income taxes 19,011 35,471
Other non-current liabilities 20,382 21,199
Total non-current liabilities 98,964 128,550
Commitments and contingencies - -
Preferred stock - -
Common stock 2,496 2,496
Contributed capital 627,065 552,797
Accumulated other comprehensive income 29,297 28,659
Retained earnings 1,553,058 1,771,464
Treasury stock (990,729) (938,565)
Total stockholders' equity 1,221,187 1,416,851
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 1,756,053 $ 1,950,802
 
Current Ratio 2.62 3.18
 
       
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
14 Weeks Ended 13 Weeks Ended
February 2, % of January 28, % of
2013   Revenue 2012   Revenue
 
Total net revenue $ 1,117,053 100.0% $ 1,028,442 100.0%
Cost of sales, including certain buying,
occupancy and warehousing expenses 657,298   58.8% 666,100   64.8%
Gross profit 459,755 41.2% 362,342 35.2%
Selling, general and administrative expenses 255,251 22.9% 214,071 20.8%
Loss on impairment of assets 34,427 3.1% 19,178 1.9%
Depreciation and amortization 30,116   2.7% 34,110   3.3%
Operating income 139,961 12.5% 94,983 9.2%
Other income, net 1,446   0.1% 338   0.1%
Income before income taxes 141,407 12.6% 95,321 9.3%
Provision for income taxes 46,631   4.1% 34,956   3.4%
Income from continuing operations 94,776 8.5% 60,365 5.9%
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax -   0.0% (9,081)   -0.9%
Net income $ 94,776   8.5% $ 51,284   5.0%
 
Basic income per common share:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.48 $ 0.31
Loss from discontinued operations 0.00     (0.05)  
Net income per basic share $ 0.48   $ 0.26  
 
Diluted income per common share:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.47 $ 0.31
Loss from discontinued operations 0.00     (0.05)  
Net income per diluted share $ 0.47   $ 0.26  
 
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - basic 196,137 193,798
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - diluted 201,376 195,913
 
53 Weeks Ended 52 Weeks Ended
February 2, % of January 28, % of
2013   Sales 2012   Sales
 
Total net revenue $ 3,475,802 100.0% $ 3,120,065 100.0%
Cost of sales, including certain buying,
occupancy and warehousing expenses 2,085,480   60.0% 1,975,471   63.3%
Gross profit 1,390,322 40.0% 1,144,594 36.7%
Selling, general and administrative expenses 834,601 24.0% 718,123 23.0%
Loss on impairment of assets 34,869 1.0% 19,178 0.6%
Depreciation and amortization 126,246   3.6% 137,958   4.5%
Operating income 394,606 11.4% 269,335 8.6%
Other income, net 7,432   0.2% 5,874   0.2%
Income before income taxes 402,038 11.6% 275,209 8.8%
Provision for income taxes 137,940   4.0% 99,930   3.2%
Income from continuing operations 264,098 7.6% 175,279 5.6%
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax (31,990)   -0.9% (23,574)   -0.7%
Net income $ 232,108   6.7% $ 151,705   4.9%
 
Basic income per common share:
Income from continuing operations $ 1.35 $ 0.90
Loss from discontinued operations (0.16)     (0.12)  
Net income per basic share $ 1.19   $ 0.78  
 
Diluted income per common share:
Income from continuing operations $ 1.32 $ 0.89
Loss from discontinued operations (0.16)     (0.12)  
Net income per diluted share $ 1.16   $ 0.77  
 
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - basic 196,211 194,445
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - diluted 200,665 196,314
 
             
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
14 Weeks Ended

February 2, 2013

American Eagle Outfitters,
Inc.
(GAAP Basis)

  Tax Benefits (1)

Restructuring and
Impairment Costs (1)

American Eagle Outfitters,
Inc.
(Non-GAAP Basis)

% of % of
      Revenue                 Revenue
 
Total net revenue $ 1,117,053 100.0% $ - $ - $ 1,117,053 100.0%
Cost of sales, including certain buying, occupancy and warehousing expenses 657,298   58.8%   -   893   656,405   58.8%
Gross profit 459,755 41.2% - (893) 460,648 41.2%
Selling, general and administrative expenses 255,251 22.9% - 2,121 253,130 22.6%
Loss on impairment of assets 34,427 3.1% - 34,427 - 0.0%
Depreciation and amortization   30,116   2.7%   -   -   30,116   2.7%
Operating income (loss) 139,961 12.5% - (37,441) 177,402 15.9%
Other income, net   1,446   0.1%   -   -   1,446   0.1%
Income (loss) before income taxes 141,407 12.6% - (37,441) 178,848 16.0%
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   46,631   4.1%   (7,366)   (14,269)   68,266   6.1%
Income (loss) from continuing operations 94,776   8.5%   7,366   (23,172)   110,582   9.9%
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   -   0.0%   -   -   -   0.0%
Net income (loss) $ 94,776   8.5% $ 7,366 $ (23,172) $ 110,582   9.9%
 
Basic income per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 0.48 $ 0.04 $ (0.12) $ 0.56
Loss from discontinued operations $ 0.00   $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Basic income per common share $ 0.48 $ 0.04 $ (0.12) $ 0.56
 
Diluted income per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 0.47 $ 0.04 $ (0.12) $ 0.55
Loss from discontinued operations $ 0.00   $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Diluted income per common share $ 0.47 $ 0.04 $ (0.12) $ 0.55
 
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - basic 196,137 196,137 196,137 196,137
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - diluted 201,376 201,376 201,376 201,376
 
(1)- Non-GAAP Items consist of $7.4 million of tax benefits from audit settlements, offset by $35.3 million of pre-tax asset impairments and inventory charges for the AE and aerie brand and $2.1 million of pre-tax severance and related employee costs.
         
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
13 Weeks Ended

January 28, 2012

American Eagle Outfitters,
Inc.
(GAAP Basis)

Restructuring and
Impairment Costs (1)

 

American Eagle Outfitters,
Inc.
(Non-GAAP Basis)

% of % of
      Revenue           Revenue
 
Total net revenue $ 1,028,442 100.0% $ - $ 1,028,442 100.0%
Cost of sales, including certain buying, occupancy and warehousing expenses 666,100   64.8%   -   666,100   64.8%
Gross profit 362,342 35.2% - 362,342 35.2%
Selling, general and administrative expenses 214,071 20.8% 5,536 208,535 20.3%
Loss on impairment of assets 19,178 1.9% 19,178 - 0.0%
Depreciation and amortization   34,110   3.3%   -   34,110   3.3%
Operating income (loss) 94,983 9.2% (24,714) 119,697 11.6%
Other (expense) income, net   338   0.1%   (677)   1,015   0.1%
Income (loss) before income taxes 95,321 9.3% (25,391) 120,712 11.7%
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   34,956   3.4%   (9,725)   44,681   4.3%
Income (loss) from continuing operations   60,365   5.9%   (15,666)   76,031   7.4%
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (9,081)   -0.9%   -   (9,081)   -0.9%
Net income (loss) $ 51,284   5.0% $ (15,666) $ 66,950   6.5%
 
Basic income per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 0.31 $ (0.08) $ 0.39
Loss from discontinued operations $ (0.05)   $ 0.00 $ (0.05)
Basic income per common share $ 0.26 $ (0.08) $ 0.34
 
Diluted income per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 0.31 $ (0.08) $ 0.39
Loss from discontinued operations $ (0.05)   $ 0.00 $ (0.05)
Diluted income per common share $ 0.26 $ (0.08) $ 0.34
 
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - basic 193,798 193,798 193,798
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - diluted 195,913 195,913 195,913
 
(1)- Non-GAAP items consist of $19.2 million of pre-tax store asset impairment charges for the AE and aerie brand and $6.2 million of pre-tax executive transition costs.
           
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
53 Weeks Ended

February 2, 2013

American Eagle Outfitters,
Inc.
(GAAP Basis)

Tax Benefits (1)

Restructuring and
Impairment Costs (1)

American Eagle Outfitters,
Inc.
(Non-GAAP Basis)

% of % of
      Revenue               Revenue
 
Total net revenue $ 3,475,802 100.0% $ - $ - $ 3,475,802 100.0%
Cost of sales, including certain buying, occupancy and warehousing expenses 2,085,480   60.0%   -   893   2,084,587   60.0%
Gross profit 1,390,322 40.0% - (893) 1,391,215 40.0%
Selling, general and administrative expenses 834,601 24.0% - 6,046 828,555 23.8%
Loss on impairment of assets 34,869 1.0% - 34,869 - 0.0%
Depreciation and amortization   126,246   3.6%   -   710   125,536   3.6%
Operating income (loss) 394,606 11.4% - (42,518) 437,124 12.6%
Other income, net   7,432   0.2%   -   -   7,432   0.2%
Income (loss) before income taxes 402,038 11.6% - (42,518) 444,556 12.8%
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   137,940   4.0%   (11,777)   (16,151)   165,868   4.8%
Income (loss) from continuing operations 264,098   7.6%   11,777   (26,367)   278,688   8.0%
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (31,990)   -0.9%   -   -   (31,990)   -0.9%
Net income (loss) $ 232,108   6.7% $ 11,777 $ (26,367) $ 246,698   7.1%
 
Basic income per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 1.35 $ 0.06 $ (0.13) $ 1.42
Loss from discontinued operations $ (0.16)   $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ (0.16)
Basic income per common share $ 1.19 $ 0.06 $ (0.13) $ 1.26
 
Diluted income per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 1.32 $ 0.06 $ (0.13) $ 1.39
Loss from discontinued operations $ (0.16)   $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ (0.16)
Diluted income per common share $ 1.16 $ 0.06 $ (0.13) $ 1.23
 
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - basic 196,211 196,211 196,211 196,211
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - diluted 200,665 200,665 200,665 200,665
 
(1)- Non-GAAP Items consist of $11.8 million of tax benefits from audit settlements, offset by $36.5 million of pre-tax asset impairments, asset write-offs and inventory charges for the AE and aerie brand and $6.0 million of pre-tax severance and related employee costs.
         
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
52 Weeks Ended

January 28, 2012

American Eagle Outfitters,
Inc.
(GAAP Basis)

Restructuring and
Impairment Costs (1)

American Eagle Outfitters,
Inc.
(Non-GAAP Basis)

 

% of % of
      Revenue           Revenue
 
Total net revenue $ 3,120,065 100.0% $ - $ 3,120,065 100.0%
Cost of sales, including certain buying, occupancy and warehousing expenses 1,975,471   63.3%   -   1,975,471   63.3%
Gross profit 1,144,594 36.7% - 1,144,594 36.7%
Selling, general and administrative expenses 718,123 23.0% 5,536 712,587 22.9%
Loss on impairment of assets 19,178 0.6% 19,178 - 0.0%
Depreciation and amortization   137,958   4.5%   -   137,958   4.4%
Operating income (loss) 269,335 8.6% (24,714) 294,049 9.4%
Other (expense) income, net   5,874   0.2%   (677)   6,551   0.2%
Income (loss) before income taxes 275,209 8.8% (25,391) 300,600 9.6%
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   99,930   3.2%   (9,725)   109,655   3.5%
Income (loss) from continuing operations   175,279   5.6%   (15,666)   190,945   6.1%
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (23,574)   -0.7%   -   (23,574)   -0.9%
Net income (loss) $ 151,705   4.9% $ (15,666) $ 167,371   5.4%
 
Basic income per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 0.90 $ (0.08) $ 0.98
Loss from discontinued operations $ (0.12)   $ 0.00 $ (0.12)
Basic income per common share $ 0.78 $ (0.08) $ 0.86
 
Diluted income per common share
Income from continuing operations $ 0.89 $ (0.08) $ 0.97
Loss from discontinued operations $ (0.12)   $ 0.00 $ (0.12)
Diluted income per common share $ 0.77 $ (0.08) $ 0.85
 
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - basic 194,445 194,445 194,445
Weighted average common shares
outstanding - diluted 196,314 196,314 196,314
 
(1)- Non-GAAP items consist of $19.2 million of pre-tax store asset impairment charges for the AE and aerie brand and $6.2 million of pre-tax executive transition costs.
   
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
53 Weeks Ended 52 Weeks Ended
February 2, January 28,
2013 2012
Operating activities:
Net income $ 232,108 $ 151,705
Loss from discontinued operations 31,990 23,574
Income from continuing operations 264,098 175,279
Adjustments to reconcile income from continuing operations to net cash from operating activities of continuing operations:
Depreciation and amortization 128,397 140,502
Share-based compensation 66,349 11,724
Provision for deferred income taxes (31,418) 4,207
Tax benefit from share-based payments 14,050 356
Excess tax benefit from share-based payments (13,279) (373)
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain) 100 (325)
Loss on impairment of assets 34,869 19,718
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Merchandise inventory 35,202 (73,850)
Accounts receivable (6,664) (3,226)
Prepaid expenses and other 404 (21,051)
Other assets (8,165) 2,445
Accounts payable (10,468) 16,636
Unredeemed gift cards and gift certificates 1,473 3,981
Deferred lease credits (11,073) (9,111)
Accrued compensation and payroll taxes 23,018 7,576
Accrued income and other taxes (7,408) (14,566)
Accrued liabilities 20,186 18,215
Total adjustments 235,573 102,858
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations $ 499,671 $ 278,137
Investing activities:
Capital expenditures for property and equipment (93,939) (89,466)
Acquisition of intangible assets (1,125) (34,181)
Purchase of available-for-sale securities (111,086) (193,851)
Sale of available-for-sale securities 15,500 240,797
Net cash used for investing activities from continuing operations $ (190,650) $ (76,701)
Financing activities:
Payments on capital leases (3,066) (3,256)
Repurchase of common stock as part of publicly announced programs (173,554) (15,160)
Repurchase of common stock from employees (4,125) (2,189)
Net proceeds from stock options exercised 76,401 5,098
Excess tax benefit from share-based payments 13,279 373
Cash dividends paid (403,490) (85,592)
Net cash used for financing activities from continuing operations $ (494,555) $ (100,726)
Effect of exchange rates on cash 504 798
 
Cash flows of discontinued operations
Net cash used for operating activities (24,616) (38,881)
Net cash used for investing activities (780) (10,675)
Net cash used for financing activities - -
Effect of exchange rate on cash - -
Net cash used for discontinued operations $ (25,396) $ (49,556)
 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents $ (210,426) $ 51,952
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 719,545 667,593
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period $ 509,119 $ 719,545
 
   
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
COMPARABLE STORE SALES RESULTS BY BRAND
(unaudited)
 
Fourth Quarter

Comparable Store Sales (1)

2012 2011
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (2) 4% 11%
 
AE Brand Stores 1% 10%
aerie Stores -3% 6%
AEO Direct (2) 24% 19%
 
Fiscal Year

Comparable Store Sales (1)

2012 2011
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (2) 9% 4%
 
AE Brand Stores 7% 3%
aerie Stores 6% 2%
AEO Direct (2) 25% 16%
 
(1) Comparable store sales are from continuing operations and exclude 77kids.
(2) AEO Direct is comprised of ae.com and aerie.com. AEO Direct is included in consolidated comparable store sales.
   
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
REAL ESTATE INFORMATION
(unaudited)
   
Fourth Quarter Full Year Fiscal 2013
Fiscal 2012 Fiscal 2012 Guidance
Consolidated stores at beginning of period (1) 1,063 1,069 1,044
Consolidated stores opened during the period
AE Brand 3 16 50
Consolidated stores closed during the period
AE Brand (19) (34) (20) - (30)
aerie   (3)   (7)   (15) - (20)
Total consolidated stores at end of period 1,044 1,044 1044 - 1059
 
Stores remodeled and refurbished during the period 2 48 45 - 55
Total gross square footage at end of period 6,203,278 6,203,278 Not Provided
 
International franchise stores at end of period (2) 49 49 63
 
(1)- Consolidated store data and total gross square footage exclude all 77kids store locations.
(2)- International franchise stores are not included in the consolidated store data or the total gross square footage calculation.

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American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
Kristen Zaccagnini, 412-432-3300

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American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
Kristen Zaccagnini, 412-432-3300