News Release

Citi Trends Announces First Quarter 2012 Results

May 16, 2012 at 6:45 AM EDT

First quarter 2012 earnings per share of $0.69 compared with $0.83 last year

First quarter sales increased 4.5%; comparable store sales decreased 5.0%

SAVANNAH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

Financial Highlights — First quarter ended April 28, 2012

Total sales in the first quarter ended April 28, 2012 increased 4.5% to $197.7 million compared with $189.2 million in the first quarter ended April 30, 2011. Comparable store sales decreased 5.0% in the first quarter. Net income was $10.1 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2012, compared with $12.1 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, in last year's first quarter.

The Company opened two stores, relocated one store, and closed two stores in the first quarter of 2012, resulting in a total store count of 511 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) 231-2906. A replay of the conference call will be available until May 23, 2012, by dialing (402) 977-9140 and entering the passcode, 21575848. The live broadcast of Citi Trends' quarterly conference call will be available online at the Company's website,, as well as, beginning today at 9:00 a.m. ET. The online replay will follow shortly after the call and continue through May 23, 2012.

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 operates 511 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 Ended Thirteen Weeks Ended
April 28, 2012 April 30, 2011
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Net sales $ 197,694 $ 189,168
Cost of sales   123,028     114,099  
Gross profit 74,666 75,069
Selling, general and administrative expenses 52,669 51,072
Depreciation and amortization   6,145     5,584  
Income from operations 15,852 18,413
Interest income 62 54
Interest expense   (49 )   (4 )
Income before income taxes 15,865 18,463
Income tax expense   5,761     6,370  
Net income $ 10,104   $ 12,093  
Basic net income per common share $ 0.69   $ 0.83  
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.69   $ 0.83  
Weighted average shares used to compute basic net income per share   14,636     14,554  
Weighted average shares used to compute diluted net income per share   14,637     14,567  
(in thousands)
April 28, 2012 April 30, 2011
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents $ 63,964 $ 76,847
Short-term investment securities 1,637 -
Inventory 115,008 113,380
Prepaid and other current assets 17,749 15,828
Property and equipment, net 85,622 91,175
Long-term investment securities 18,088 16,824
Other noncurrent assets   3,022     3,132  
Total assets $ 305,090   $ 317,186  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:
Accounts payable $ 59,996 $ 58,988
Accrued liabilities 24,628 23,370
Other current liabilities 1,975 6,223
Noncurrent liabilities   12,218     10,778  
Total liabilities 98,817 99,359
Total stockholders' equity   206,273     217,827  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 305,090   $ 317,186  

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

Source: Citi Trends, Inc.

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