Citi Trends Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

Citi Trends Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

First quarter 2013 earnings per share of $0.42 compared with $0.69 last year

SAVANNAH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Citi Trends, Inc. (NAS: CTRN) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Financial Highlights - First quarter ended May 4, 2013

Total sales in the first quarter ended May 4, 2013 decreased 8.0% to $181.8 million compared with $197.7 million in the first quarter ended April 28, 2012. Comparable store sales decreased 4.1% in the first quarter on a comparable weeks basis. Net income was $6.2 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $10.1 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, in last year's first quarter.

Ed Anderson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our first quarter began slowly, but sales started to improve once the weather turned warm after Easter. Comparable store sales on a comparable weeks basis were down 7% in February and 8% in March, before increasing 9% in April. In addition, comparable store sales are up 2% in the first two weeks of the second quarter."

Each year, the Company's stores are closed on Easter Sunday, and with the shift in the timing of Easter this year to fiscal March from April last year, comparable store sales were negatively affected in March by approximately 2% and positively affected in April by approximately 3%.

The Company opened one store and closed six stores in the first quarter of 2013, resulting in a total store count of 508 at the end of the quarter.

Investor Conference Call and Webcast

Citi Trends will host a conference call today at 9:00 a.m. ET. The number to call for the live interactive teleconference is (212) 231-2921. A replay of the conference call will be available until May 29, 2013, by dialing (402) 977-9140 and entering the passcode, 21645978. The live broadcast of Citi Trends' quarterly conference call will be available online beginning today at 9:00 a.m. ET at the Company's website,, as well as at The online replay will follow shortly after the call and continue through May 29, 2013.

During the conference call, the Company may discuss and answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends after quarter-end. The Company's responses to questions, as well as other matters discussed during the conference call, may contain or constitute information that has not been disclosed previously.

About Citi Trends

Citi Trends, Inc. is a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family. After closing two stores since the end of the first quarter, the Company currently operates 506 stores located in 29 states. Citi Trends' website address is CTRN-E

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than historical facts contained in this news release, including statements regarding our future financial results and position, business policy and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements that are subject to material risks and uncertainties.The words "believe," "may," "could," "plans," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to Citi Trends, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.Statements with respect to earnings guidance are forward-looking statements.Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are subject to the finalization of the Company's quarterly financial and accounting procedures, are not guarantees of future performance or results and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified.Actual results or developments may differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements, as a result of various factors which are discussed in Citi Trends, Inc. filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, uncertainties relating to economic conditions, growth risks, consumer spending patterns, competition within the industry, competition in our markets and the ability to anticipate and respond to fashion trends.Any forward-looking statements by the Company, with respect to earnings guidance or otherwise, are intended to speak only as of the date such statements are made.Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Citi Trends does not undertake to publicly update any forward-looking statements in this news release or with respect to matters described herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise.

(in thousands, except per share data)
Thirteen Weeks EndedThirteen Weeks Ended
 May 4, 2013  April 28, 2012 
Net sales$181,828$197,694
Cost of sales  114,505    123,028  
Gross profit67,32374,666
Selling, general and administrative expenses51,90852,669
Depreciation and amortization5,5956,145
Asset impairment  27    -  
Income from operations9,79315,852
Interest income6862
Interest expense  (47)   (49) 
Income before income taxes9,81415,865
Income tax expense  3,650    5,761  
Net income $6,164   $10,104  
Basic net income per common share $0.42   $0.69  
Diluted net income per common share $0.42   $0.69  
Weighted average shares used to compute basic net income per share  14,752    14,636  
Weighted average shares used to compute diluted net income per share  14,753    14,637  
(in thousands)
 May 4, 2013  April 28, 2012 
Cash and cash equivalents$64,065$63,964
Short-term investment securities16,2491,637
Prepaid and other current assets17,26917,749
Property and equipment, net69,20285,622
Long-term investment securities1,76918,088
Other noncurrent assets  4,575    3,022  
Total assets $281,638   $305,090  

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:

Accounts payable$40,498$59,996
Accrued liabilities26,32524,628
Other current liabilities3,1011,975
Noncurrent liabilities  9,513    12,218  
Total liabilities79,43798,817

Total stockholders' equity

  202,201    206,273  

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 $281,638   $305,090  

Citi Trends, Inc.
Bruce Smith, 912-443-2075
Chief Financial Officer
Ed Anderson, 912-443-3705
Chief Executive Officer

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Georgia


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