Citi Trends Announces Third Quarter 2006 Results
SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov 17, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Citi Trends, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRN) today reported results for the third quarter ended October 28, 2006.
Financial Highlights - 13 weeks ended October 28, 2006
Total net sales increased 24.6% to $87.1 million compared with $69.9 million for the 13-week period ended October 29, 2005. Comparable store sales increased 6.2% compared with a 25.0% increase in the prior-year quarter. Relocated and expanded stores are included in the comparable store sales results. Net income increased 6.7% to $2.8 million compared with $2.6 million for the prior-year quarter. Earnings per diluted share increased 11.1% to $0.20 compared with $0.18 in the prior-year quarter.
For the third quarter, the Company opened 13 stores, bringing the new store year-to-date count to 31 and reaching a total store count of 266 at the end of the quarter. During the fourth quarter, the Company plans to open an additional 10 to 11 stores bringing the end of year store count to 276 to 277.
Financial Highlights - 39 weeks ended October 28, 2006
Total net sales increased 32.2% to $255.1 million compared with $193.0 million for the 39-week period ended October 29, 2005. Comparable store sales increased 11.6% compared with a 14.1% increase in the prior-year period. Net income increased 74.9% to $11.0 million compared with $6.3 million for the prior-year period. Earnings per diluted share increased 59.2% to $0.78 compared with $0.49 in the prior-year period. Last year results included a one-time fee of $1.2 million pre-tax, or $0.06 per diluted share, paid by the Company to Hampshire Equity Partners to terminate its management consulting agreement with the Company.
Fiscal 2006 Outlook
The Company is raising its fiscal 2006 earnings guidance to a range of $1.43 to $1.47 per diluted share. This guidance is based upon an anticipated fiscal 2006 comparable store sales increase of between 7% and 9%, the opening of 41 to 42 new stores, with no closings planned, and 14.1 million diluted shares outstanding. This store opening schedule in fiscal 2006 is expected to increase selling square footage by approximately 22%.
Fiscal 2007 Initial Guidance
The Company is initiating its fiscal 2007 earnings guidance at a range of $1.73 to $1.77 per diluted share. This guidance is based upon an anticipated fiscal 2007 comparable store sales increase of between 3% and 4%, the opening of 48 to 51 new stores, with two closings planned, and 14.2 million diluted shares outstanding. This store opening schedule in fiscal 2007 is expected to increase selling square footage by approximately 20%.
The Company reminds investors of the complexity of accurately assessing future growth given the difficulty in predicting fashion trends, consumer preferences and general economic conditions and the impact of other business variables.
The Company also announced that commencing with the first quarter of fiscal 2007 it will change from a monthly sales reporting cycle to a quarterly sales reporting cycle.
Investor Conference Call and Webcast
Citi Trends will host a conference call on November 17, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. ET. The number to call for the live interactive teleconference is (913) 981-5520. A replay of the conference call will be available until November 24, 2006, by dialing (719) 457-0820 and entering the passcode, 1499462.
The live broadcast of Citi Trends' quarterly conference call will be available online beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET at the Company's website, www.cititrends.com. To access the webcast, click on "Investor Relations" then "Webcasts." An online replay will be available shortly after the call and continue for two weeks using the same link.
About Citi Trends
Citi Trends, Inc. is a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family. The Company currently operates 270 stores located in 16 states in the South, Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and our website address is www.cititrends.com.
All statements other than historical facts contained in this news release, including statements regarding our future financial 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," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to Citi Trends, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those 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 and expansion risks, consumer spending patterns, competition within the industry, competition in our markets and the ability to anticipate and respond to fashion trends. 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. CTRN-E
CITI TRENDS INC. CONDENSED STATEMENT OF INCOME (unaudited) (in $000's, except share and per share data) Thirteen Weeks Ended Oct. 28, 2006 Oct. 29, 2005 Net sales $87,118 $69,895 Cost of sales 54,155 42,873 Gross profit 32,963 27,022 Selling, general and administrative expenses 29,202 23,252 Income from operations 3,761 3,770 Interest income 475 314 Interest expense (90) (62) Income before provision for income taxes 4,146 4,022 Provision for income taxes 1,337 1,390 Net income $2,809 $2,632 Net income per share, basic $0.21 $0.21 Net income per share, diluted $0.20 $0.18 Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share, basic 13,583,263 12,825,199 Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share, diluted 14,082,634 14,379,974 Thirty Nine Weeks Ended Oct. 28, 2006 Oct. 29, 2005 Net sales $255,130 $192,961 Cost of sales 157,640 119,039 Gross profit 97,490 73,922 Selling, general and administrative expenses 82,124 64,281 Income from operations 15,366 9,641 Interest income 1,429 499 Interest expense (169) (302) Income before provision for income taxes 16,626 9,838 Provision for income taxes 5,647 3,560 Net income $10,979 $6,278 Net income per share, basic $0.81 $0.55 Net income per share, diluted $0.78 $0.49 Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share, basic 13,515,645 11,348,502 Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share, diluted 14,031,733 12,847,419 CITI TRENDS, INC. CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited) (in $000's) Oct. 28, 2006 Oct. 29, 2005 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $5,667 $9,371 Marketable securities 49,904 32,581 Inventory 74,499 53,978 Other assets 10,270 7,651 Property and equipment, net 30,335 21,797 Total assets $170,675 $125,378 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Borrowings under line of credit $- $- Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 55,969 45,504 Other liabilities 10,111 7,081 Total stockholders' equity 104,595 72,793 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $170,675 $125,378 CITI TRENDS, INC. REGULATION G RECONCILIATION Thirty Nine Weeks Ended Oct. 29, 2005 % to Sales Selling, general and administrative expenses, as adjusted $63,081 32.7% Items to Reconcile to GAAP Termination fee paid to Hampshire Equity Partners 1,200 0.6% Selling, general and administrative expenses, as reported $64,281 33.3% Thirty Nine Weeks Ended Oct. 29, 2005 Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted $0.55 Items to Reconcile to GAAP Diluted earnings per share impact of termination fee paid to Hampshire Equity Partners 0.06 Diluted earnings per share, as reported $0.49
SOURCE Citi Trends, Inc.
Ed Anderson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citi Trends, Inc., +1-912-443-3705
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