Citi Trends, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2005 Second Quarter Results
SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug 24, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Citi Trends, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRN) today reported results for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 30, 2005.
Quarter Ended July 30, 2005
Total net sales for the thirteen weeks ended July 30, 2005 increased by 38.2% to $59.4 million from $43.0 million reported in the prior year. Comparable store sales increased 11.5% for the thirteen weeks ended July 30, 2005 compared to 0.3% in the thirteen weeks ended July 31, 2004. Total net sales for the twenty-six weeks ended July 30, 2005 increased by 35.1% to $123.1 million from $91.1 million reported in the prior year. Comparable store sales increased 9.0% for the twenty-six weeks ended July 30, 2005 compared to 2.0% in the twenty-six weeks ended July 31, 2004. Relocated stores and expanded stores are included in the comparable store sales results.
The Company reported net income for the thirteen weeks ended July 30, 2005 of approximately $381,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to net loss of approximately $41,000 or $0.00 per diluted share in the thirteen weeks ended July 31, 2004. The Company reported net income for the twenty-six weeks ended July 30, 2005 of $3.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.2 million or $0.20 per diluted share in the twenty-six weeks ended July 31, 2004.
The Company paid a one-time fee in the second quarter of $1.2 million pre- tax, or $0.05 per diluted share, to Hampshire Equity Partners to terminate its management consulting agreement with the Company, as previously disclosed by the Company in the prospectus for its initial public offering. The fee is included in the net income results reported above.
For fiscal 2005, the Company plan was to open 40 new stores. In the twenty-six weeks ended July 30, 2005, the Company opened 21 new stores and is on plan for store openings for the remainder of the year.
Fiscal 2005 EPS Outlook
The Company anticipates full year diluted earnings per share of between $0.80 and $0.83 based on 13.4 million diluted shares outstanding. 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.
A one-hour conference call will be held on August 25, 2005 at 10:00 am EST to discuss second quarter results and answer questions. To access the conference call, listeners should dial 800-218-8862. International callers should dial 303-262-2211. For those unable to listen at that time, a replay of the call will be available through September 1, 2005 at 800-405-2236 for domestic callers or 303-590-3000 for international callers. The pass code for the replay is 11037385.
The call will be broadcast live over the Internet via http://ir.cititrends.com/medialist.cfm. For those who are unavailable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the above web site for 60 days.
Citi Trends, Inc. is a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family. The Company currently operates 221 stores located in 12 states in the South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region, and our website address is http://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 July 30, 2005 July 31, 2004 (unaudited) (unaudited) Net sales 59,449 43,011 Gross profit 21,767 14,916 Selling, general and administrative expenses 21,271 14,806 Income from operations 496 110 Net income 381 (41) Net income per share, basic 0.03 0.00 Net income per share, diluted 0.03 0.00 Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share, basic 11,925,307 9,310,600 Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share, diluted 13,587,400 10,952,838 CITI TRENDS, INC. CONDENSED STATEMENT OF INCOME (unaudited) in $000's, except share and per share data) Twenty-six Weeks Ended July 30, 2005 July 31, 2004 (unaudited) (unaudited) Net sales 123,066 91,080 Gross profit 46,900 33,950 Selling, general and administrative expenses 41,029 30,026 Income from operations 5,871 3,924 Net income 3,646 2,198 Net income per share, basic 0.34 0.24 Net income per share, diluted 0.30 0.20 Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share, basic 10,610,154 9,308,000 Weighted average shares used to compute net income per share, diluted 12,230,180 10,928,216 CITI TRENDS, INC. CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS (in $000's) July 30, 2005 July 31, 2004 (unaudited) (unaudited) Assets Cash and cash equivalents 30,760 5,894 Marketable securities 12,013 -- Inventory 50,064 36,936 Other assets 7,279 5,715 Property and equipment, net 20,129 15,276 Total assets 120,245 63,821 Liabilities and stockholders' equity Borrowings under line of credit -- 5,660 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 43,713 29,661 Other liabilities 7,414 9,769 Total stockholders' equity 69,118 18,731 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 120,245 63,821
SOURCE Citi Trends, Inc.
Tom Stoltz, Chief Financial Officer, +1-912-443-2075, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ed Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, +1-912-443-3075, email@example.com, both of Citi Trends, Inc.; or General: Marilynn Meek, +1-212-827-3773, or Analysts: Susan Garland, +1-212-827-3775, both of Financial Relations Board for Citi Trends, Inc.
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