Citi Trends Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results
Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011.
Financial Highlights – Second quarter ended July 30, 2011
Total sales in the second quarter ended July 30, 2011 increased 0.9% to $130.2 million compared with $129.0 million in the second quarter ended July 31, 2010. Comparable store sales decreased 11.9% in this year’s second quarter.
Net loss was $10.0 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011, compared with a net loss of $0.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in last year’s second quarter. The increase in this year’s net loss was a result of the negative comparable store sales and a related need to take clearance markdowns. In addition, non-cash impairment expense totaling $1.6 million was recorded in the second quarter of 2011 related to the property and equipment at 21 underperforming stores, and selling, general and administrative expenses include $0.6 million of expenses incurred in connection with the previously announced closing of the Savannah, Georgia distribution center.
The Company opened 9 stores, and relocated or expanded 4 others in the second quarter of 2011, reaching a total store count of 482 at the end of the quarter. In addition, 10 stores were converted to the new Citi Lights format in the quarter.
Financial Highlights – First half ended July 30, 2011
Total sales in the first half of fiscal 2011 increased 2.9% to $319.4 million compared with $310.4 million in the first half of fiscal 2010. Comparable store sales decreased 8.9% in the first half of this year. Net income decreased to $2.1 million compared with $11.9 million in last year’s first half. Earnings per diluted share were $0.14 in the first half of 2011 compared with $0.82 in 2010’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) 231-2901. A replay of the conference call will be available until August 24, 2011, by dialing (402) 977-9140 and entering the passcode, 21533196. The live broadcast of the quarterly 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 continue through August 24, 2011.
During the conference call, the Company may discuss and answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends. 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 opening 4 stores thus far in August 2011, the Company currently operates 486 stores located in 27 states. Citi Trends’ website address is www.cititrends.com. CTRN-E
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.
Bruce Smith, 912-443-2075
Chief Financial Officer
David Alexander, 912-443-3924
President and Chief Executive Officer
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