Citi Trends Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

Citi Trends Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

Second Quarter Sales Increased 4.2%; Including a Comparable Store Sales Increase of 1.7%

Second Quarter 2013 Loss Per Share of $0.37 Compared with $0.54 Loss Last Year


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

Financial Highlights - Second quarter ended August 3, 2013

Total sales in the second quarter ended August 3, 2013 increased 4.2% to $137.8 million compared with $132.3 million in the second quarter ended July 28, 2012. Comparable store sales increased 1.7% in the second quarter on a comparable weeks basis. Net loss was $5.5 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013, compared with a net loss of $7.9 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012.

The Company closed two stores in the second quarter of 2013, resulting in a total store count of 506 at the end of the quarter.

Financial Highlights - First half ended August 3, 2013

Total sales in the first half of fiscal 2013 decreased 3.1% to $319.6 million compared with $330.0 million in the first half of fiscal 2012. Comparable store sales decreased 1.7% in the first half of this year. Net income decreased to $0.7 million compared with $2.2 million in last year's first half. Earnings per diluted share were $0.05 in the first half of 2013 compared with $0.15 in 2012's first half.

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 August 28, 2013, by dialing (402) 977-9140 and entering the passcode, 21645979. The live broadcast of Citi Trends' conference call will be available online at the Company's website, www.cititrends.com, as well as http://ir.cititrends.com/events.cfm, beginning today at 9:00 a.m. ET. The online replay will follow shortly after the call and will be available for replay for one year.

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. The Company operated 506 stores located in 29 states as of the end of the second quarter of 2013. Citi Trends' website address is www.cititrends.com. 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.

CITI TRENDS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

Thirteen Weeks Ended

Thirteen Weeks Ended

August 3, 2013

July 28, 2012

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Net sales

$

137,821

$

132,318

Cost of sales

88,299

87,903

Gross profit

49,522

44,415

Selling, general and administrative expenses

51,920

50,932

Depreciation and amortization

5,667

6,038

Asset impairment

654

-

Loss from operations

(8,719

)

(12,555

)

Interest income

67

66

Interest expense

(49

)

(64

)

Loss before income tax benefit

(8,701

)

(12,553

)

Income tax benefit

(3,208

)

(4,628

)

Net loss

$

(5,493

)

$

(7,925

)

Basic net loss per common share

$

(0.37

)

$

(0.54

)

Diluted net loss per common share

$

(0.37

)

$

(0.54

)

Weighted average shares used to compute basic net loss per share

14,801

14,673

Weighted average shares used to compute diluted net loss per share

14,801

14,673

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

August 3, 2013

July 28, 2012

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Net sales

$

319,649

$

330,012

Cost of sales

202,804

210,931

Gross profit

116,845

119,081

Selling, general and administrative expenses

103,828

103,601

Depreciation and amortization

11,262

12,183

Asset impairment

681

-

Income from operations

1,074

3,297

Interest income

135

128

Interest expense

(96

)

(113

)

Income before income tax expense

1,113

3,312

Income tax expense

442

1,133

Net income

$

671

$

2,179

Basic net income per common share

$

0.05

$

0.15

Diluted net income per common share

$

0.05

$

0.15

Weighted average shares used to compute basic net income per share

14,776

14,654

Weighted average shares used to compute diluted net income per share

14,778

14,656

CITI TRENDS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)

(in thousands)

August 3, 2013

July 28, 2012

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

61,242

$

51,730

Short-term investment securities

15,847

3,311

Inventory

120,402

133,773

Prepaid and other current assets

20,046

23,845

Property and equipment, net

65,213

80,990

Long-term investment securities

8,353

16,397

Other noncurrent assets

6,302

2,688

Total assets

$

297,405

$

312,734

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:

Accounts payable

$

64,292

$

71,959

Accrued liabilities

24,992

27,943

Other current liabilities

1,903

1,995

Noncurrent liabilities

8,743

11,815

Total liabilities

99,930

113,712

Total stockholders' equity

197,475

199,022

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

297,405

$

312,734

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

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