| American Eagle Outfitters is a multi-brand specialty retailer. Co. operates and licenses retail stores and is online at www.ae.com and www.aerie.com in the United States and internationally. Co. provides an assortment of apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men and women under the American Eagle brand, and intimates, apparel, active wear, and swim collections under the Aerie brand. Co. sells directly to consumers through its retail channel, which includes its stores and concession-based shop-within-shops. Co. operates stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong. Co. also operates Todd Snyder New York, a menswear brand. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AEO shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AEO market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AEO market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AEO's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of AEO versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AEO market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like AEO can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AEO by allowing them to research the AEO market cap history.