Earnings Preview: Aeropostale Reports Results Wednesday

| About: Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO)

Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO) is scheduled to release last fiscal quarter's results after the closing bell on November 30, 2011.

Aeropostale operates as a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. It designs, markets and sells merchandise principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in New York. ARO trades an average of 3.3 million shares per day.

52 Week High: $26.83

52 Week Low: $9.16

Book Value: $4.42

Float Short: 18.86%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.29 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $-0.02. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $0.27 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.12 and $0.29 per share.

The stock has moved higher in price 4.06% in the last month, and -44.89% from one year ago.

When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is -34.45%.

Revenue year-over-year has increased to $2.40 billion for 2011 vs. $2.23 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $231.34 million for 2011 vs. $229.46 million for 2010. The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $386.79 million for 2011 vs. $382.69 million for 2010.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue.

paid2trade.com revenue gross bar chart for ARO

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Jul-11 $ 490.04 M $ 468.19 M $ -21.85 M -4.46%
Apr-11 $ 469.65 M $ 469.18 M $ -0.47 M -0.1%
Jan-11 $ 834.60 M $ 839.33 M $ 4.73 M 0.57%
Oct-10 $ 609.72 M $ 602.76 M $ -6.96 M -1.14%
Jul-10 $ 496.33 M $ 494.71 M $ -1.62 M -0.33%

M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.)

paid2trade.com Quarterly Estimates And Actual EPS results ARO

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for ARO.

paid2trade.com short interest tool. The total short interest number of shares for ARO

The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for ARO.

paid2trade.com number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for ARO

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