Aeropostale, Inc.(ARO)- NYSE
  • Aug. 21, 2014, 5:15 PM
    • Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) -9.2% AH despite posting a narrower than expected Q2 loss, as the struggling teen apparel retailer issues downside guidance for Q3, sees a loss of $0.44-$0.48/share vs. analyst consensus for a $0.35 loss.
    • Q2 gross margin narrowed to 15.8% from 17.9%, but input costs fell 11% to $333M.
    • ARO had pre-announced some of its Q2 results earlier in the week while announcing the return of former CEO Julian Geiger to replace Thomas Johnson.
    | Aug. 21, 2014, 5:15 PM
  • Aug. 21, 2014, 4:04 PM
    • Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO): Q2 EPS of -$0.46 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $396.2M (-12.7% Y/Y) beats by $1.82M.
    • Shares -1.53% AH.
    | Aug. 21, 2014, 4:04 PM
  • Aug. 20, 2014, 5:35 PM
  • Aug. 19, 2014, 12:49 PM
    | Aug. 19, 2014, 12:49 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 19, 2014, 10:01 AM
    • A CEO transition at Aeropostale (ARO +11.1%) along with some robust earnings reports from retail heavyweights is helping to give a lift to some beat-up mall sellers.
    • The general take from analysts is that the group is entering the Back-to-School season with an assortment more aligned to teenage tastes and with a tighter reign on SG&A expenses.
    • Gainers: Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) +2.4%, Express (NYSE:EXPR) +1.6%, Tilly's (NYSE:TLYS) +1.8%, Buckle (NYSE:BKE) +1.7%, Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) +2.3%, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) +2.8%, Gap (NYSE:GPS) +1.2%.
    | Aug. 19, 2014, 10:01 AM
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  • Aug. 18, 2014, 5:35 PM
    | Aug. 18, 2014, 5:35 PM
  • Aug. 18, 2014, 4:44 PM
    • Two years after resigning as Aeropostale's (NYSE:ARO) CEO, Julian Geiger has returned to take the top job.
    • Thomas P. Johnson will be stepping down as CEO, and leaving Aeropostale's board. Geiger re-joined Aeropostale's board in May.
    • The struggling apparel retailer also says it had FQ2 sales of $396.2M (-13% Y/Y), slightly above a $395.4M consensus. Including $0.37-$0.39/share in charges, FQ2 EPS is expected to be in a range of -$0.80 to -$0.83.
    • Backing out charges, EPS is expected to be in a range of -$0.42 to -$0.45; consensus is at -$0.58. Comparable sales fell 13% Y/Y in FQ2, even with FQ1's decline.
    • ARO +9.6% AH.
    | Aug. 18, 2014, 4:44 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 15, 2014, 5:35 PM
    | Jul. 15, 2014, 5:35 PM | 18 Comments
  • Jul. 14, 2014, 12:49 PM
    • A bankruptcy auction of Coldwater Creek stores brought in winning bids from women's retailers Lane Bryant, J Gill Group, Talbots, and Maurices - although it was fast-fashion chain Forever 21 which went for the priciest stores.
    • What to watch: The influx of fast-fashion chains at malls is another headache for teen retailers (AEO, ARO, ANF, ZUMZ) unable to keep up with current demand trends as neatly as H&M and Forever 21. To stay ahead of the fast-fasion curve, forward-thinking retailers such as Gap (GPS -0.9%) are going with simpler assortments or a safer mix-and-match strategy.
    | Jul. 14, 2014, 12:49 PM
  • Jul. 3, 2014, 9:38 AM
    • Keep an eye on specialty retailers, advises Topeka Capital's Dorothy Lakner.
    • A nice pickup in retail demand in May could be followed up by more strength in June with the economy stable, says the analyst.
    • If the stock market keeps moving higher and a potentially-disruptive West Coast port lockout can be avoided, the sector could be set for gains heading into the back to school and fall season.
    • Looking for a comeback: EXPR, RUE, ZUMZ, PSUN, ARO, AEO, ANF, CACH, BODY, CHS, CWTR, NWY, BEBE, ANN, CBK, GPS, GES.
    | Jul. 3, 2014, 9:38 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 13, 2014, 9:11 AM
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  • Jun. 12, 2014, 5:40 PM
    • In a new 13D, Sycamore Partners discloses it has a 9.9% Express (EXPR) stake, and says it would like the board's help in performing "due diligence to determine a definitive valuation of [Express] in order to submit a binding, fully financed proposal to acquire all of the remaining common stock of [Express] not owned by Sycamore."
    • Sycamore has already taken a large stake in fellow retailer Aeropostale (ARO), and struck a deal last year to acquire The Jones Group.
    • ARO +4.8% AH.
    | Jun. 12, 2014, 5:40 PM | 6 Comments
  • May 27, 2014, 12:47 PM
    | May 27, 2014, 12:47 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 27, 2014, 9:35 AM
    • Aeropostale (ARO +7.6%) lines up a $150M credit facility with affiliates of P-E firm Sycamore Partners.
    • Sycamore already owns close to 8% of the retailer and has convertible preferred stock which could give it another 5% block of shares.
    • There are also board changes at Aeropostale with former chief executive Julian Geiger and Sycamore Managing Director Stefan Kaluzny jumping on.
    | May 27, 2014, 9:35 AM
  • May 27, 2014, 9:11 AM
    | May 27, 2014, 9:11 AM
Company Description
Aéropostale, Inc. is a retailer of casual apparel and accessories which focuses in the selection of fashion basic merchandise. It operates through Retail Stores and E-commerce, and International Licensing segments. The Retail Stores and E-commerce segment includes the aggregation of the... More
Sector: Services
Industry: Apparel Stores
Country: United States