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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

x      QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended May 1, 2010

 

OR

 

o         TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Commission File Number  000-51315

 

CITI TRENDS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

DELAWARE

 

52-2150697

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

104 Coleman Boulevard

 

 

Savannah, Georgia

 

31408

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (912) 236-1561

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes  x  No  o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  o  Yes  o  No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large Accelerated Filer o

 

Accelerated Filer x

 

 

 

Non-Accelerated Filer o

 

Smaller Reporting Company o

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes  o  No  x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class

 

Outstanding at May 17, 2010

Common Stock, $.01 par value

 

14,835,285 shares

 

 

 



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CITI TRENDS, INC.

FORM 10-Q

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

PAGE
NUMBER

 

 

 

 

PART I

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1

 

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) May 1, 2010 and January 30, 2010

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) Thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2010 and May 2, 2009

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) Thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2010 and May 2, 2009

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

6

 

 

 

 

Item 2

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

10

 

 

 

 

Item 3

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

13

 

 

 

 

Item 4

 

Controls and Procedures

13

 

 

 

 

PART II

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1

 

Legal Proceedings

14

 

 

 

 

Item 1A

 

Risk Factors

14

 

 

 

 

Item 2

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

14

 

 

 

 

Item 3

 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

14

 

 

 

 

Item 4

 

(Removed and Reserved)

14

 

 

 

 

Item 5

 

Other Information

14

 

 

 

 

Item 6

 

Exhibits

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

15

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

Citi Trends, Inc.

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

May 1, 2010 and January 30, 2010

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share data)

 

 

 

May 1,

 

January 30,

 

 

 

2010

 

2010

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

83,390

 

$

62,993

 

Short-term investment securities

 

30,025

 

33,025

 

Inventory

 

95,685

 

100,874

 

Prepaid and other current assets

 

9,671

 

10,409

 

Deferred tax asset

 

4,460

 

4,518

 

Total current assets

 

223,231

 

211,819

 

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $80,300 and $76,247 as of May 1, 2010 and January 30, 2010, respectively

 

64,300

 

63,791

 

Goodwill

 

1,371

 

1,371

 

Deferred tax asset

 

2,094

 

2,488

 

Other assets

 

595

 

517

 

Total assets

 

$

291,591

 

$

279,986

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

61,289

 

$

62,706

 

Accrued expenses

 

12,046

 

12,773

 

Accrued compensation

 

7,033

 

9,500

 

Income tax payable

 

3,949

 

3,024

 

Layaway deposits

 

1,937

 

645

 

Total current liabilities

 

86,254

 

88,648

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

10,024

 

9,995

 

Total liabilities

 

96,278

 

98,643

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value. Authorized 32,000,000 shares; 15,001,169 shares issued as of May 1, 2010 and 14,899,577 shares issued as of January 30, 2010; 14,835,419 shares outstanding as of May 1, 2010 and 14,733,827 outstanding as of January 30, 2010

 

147

 

146

 

Paid-in-capital

 

75,888

 

74,368

 

Retained earnings

 

119,443

 

106,994

 

Treasury stock, at cost; 165,750 shares as of May 1, 2010 and January 30, 2010

 

(165

)

(165

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

195,313

 

181,343

 

Commitments and contingencies (note 7)

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

291,591

 

$

279,986

 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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Citi Trends, Inc.

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

Thirteen Weeks Ended May 1, 2010 and May 2, 2009

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

 

May 1,

 

May 2,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

Net sales

 

$

181,406

 

$

143,097

 

Cost of sales

 

109,016

 

85,909

 

Gross profit

 

72,390

 

57,188

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

48,450

 

40,133

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

4,750

 

4,373

 

Income from operations

 

19,190

 

12,682

 

Interest income

 

55

 

139

 

Interest expense

 

(4

)

(41

)

Unrealized loss on investment securities

 

 

(728

)

Income before income tax expense

 

19,241

 

12,052

 

Income tax expense

 

6,792

 

4,123

 

Net income

 

$

12,449

 

$

7,929

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income per common share

 

$

0.86

 

$

0.54

 

Diluted net income per common share

 

$

0.86

 

$

0.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common shares

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

12,449

 

$

7,780

 

Diluted

 

$

12,449

 

$

7,780

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

14,458

 

14,318

 

Diluted

 

14,489

 

14,339

 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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Citi Trends, Inc.

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Thirteen Weeks Ended May 1, 2010 and May 2, 2009

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

 

May 1,

 

May 2,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

Operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

12,449

 

$

7,929

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

4,750

 

4,373

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

 

143

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

452

 

(649

)

Noncash stock-based compensation expense

 

914

 

355

 

Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements

 

(1,410

)

(622

)

Unrealized loss on investment securities

 

 

728

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory

 

5,189

 

1,646

 

Prepaid and other current assets

 

738

 

2,027

 

Other assets

 

(78

)

(45

)

Accounts payable

 

(1,417

)

(4,396

)

Accrued expenses and other long-term liabilities

 

(698

)

937

 

Accrued compensation

 

(2,467

)

(2,187

)

Income tax payable

 

2,335

 

3,917

 

Layaway deposits

 

1,292

 

1,039

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

22,192

 

15,052

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Sales/redemptions of investment securities

 

3,000

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(5,402

)

(3,925

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(2,402

)

(3,925

)

Financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Repayments on capital lease obligations

 

 

(415

)

Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements

 

1,410

 

622

 

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

 

151

 

153

 

Cash used to settle withholding taxes on stock option exercises

 

(954

)

(331

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

607

 

29

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

20,397

 

11,156

 

Cash and cash equivalents:

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of period

 

62,993

 

33,516

 

End of period

 

$

83,390

 

$

44,672

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

 

$

 

$

35

 

Cash paid for income taxes

 

$

4,005

 

$

855

 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).

 

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Citi Trends, Inc.
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

May 1, 2010

 

1. Basis of Presentation

 

Citi Trends, Inc. and its subsidiary (the “Company”) operate as a rapidly growing, value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family.  As of May 1, 2010, the Company operated 420 stores in 24 states.

 

The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of May 1, 2010 and the condensed consolidated statements of income and cash flows for the thirteen-week periods ended May 1, 2010 and May 2, 2009 have been prepared by the Company without audit. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of January 30, 2010 has been derived from the audited financial statements as of that date, but does not include all required year end disclosures.  In the opinion of management, such statements include all adjustments considered necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position as of May 1, 2010 and January 30, 2010, and its results of operations and cash flows for all periods presented.  It is suggested that these condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 30, 2010.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, they do not include all information and footnotes required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.  Operating results for the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2010 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending January 29, 2011.

 

The following contains references to years 2010 and 2009, which represent fiscal years ending or ended on January 29, 2011 (fiscal 2010) and January 30, 2010 (fiscal 2009), respectively.  Fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2009 both have 52-week accounting periods.

 

2. Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and use assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

The most significant estimates made by management include those made in the valuation of inventory, investment securities, stock-based compensation, property and equipment, and income taxes. Management periodically evaluates estimates used in the preparation of the financial statements for continued reasonableness. Appropriate adjustments, if any, to the estimates used are made prospectively based on such periodic evaluations.

 

3. Earnings per Share

 

Basic earnings per common share amounts are calculated using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per common share amounts are calculated using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding plus the additional dilution for all potentially dilutive securities, such as nonvested restricted stock and stock options.  During loss periods, diluted earnings per share amounts are based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding.

 

The dilutive effect of stock-based compensation arrangements is accounted for using the treasury stock method.  This method assumes that the proceeds the Company receives from the exercise of stock options are used to repurchase common shares in the market.  The Company includes as assumed proceeds the amount of compensation cost attributed to future services and not yet recognized, and the amount of tax benefits, if any, that would be credited to additional paid-in capital assuming exercise of outstanding options and vesting of nonvested restricted stock.  For the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2010 and May 2, 2009, there were 58,000 and 69,000 options outstanding, respectively, to purchase shares of common stock excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share because of antidilution.

 

Nonvested restricted stock awards granted to employees and non-employee directors contained nonforfeitable dividend rights prior to October 31, 2009, when amendments agreed to between the Company and its associates became effective.  Such amendments resulted in the dividend rights being forfeitable in the event an associate leaves the employ of the Company prior to the vesting of the restricted stock awards.  Accordingly, such awards were considered participating securities through the third quarter of 2009 and, therefore, were included in the earnings allocation in computing earnings per share under the required two-class method.  However, such awards will not be treated as participating securities after October 31, 2009 due to the aforementioned amendments.

 

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The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net income per share (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

 

May 1, 2010

 

May 2, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic:

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

12,449

 

$

7,929

 

Net income allocated to participating securities

 

 

(149

)

Net income attributable to common stockholders-basic

 

12,449

 

7,780

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares

 

14,458

 

14,318

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders per share-basic

 

$

0.86

 

$

0.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

12,449

 

$

7,929

 

Net income allocated to participating securities

 

 

(149

)

Net income attributable to common stockholders-diluted

 

12,449

 

7,780

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator for basic calculation

 

14,458

 

14,318

 

Effect of dilutive securities

 

31

 

21

 

Denominator for diluted calculation

 

14,489

 

14,339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders per share-diluted

 

$

0.86

 

$

0.54

 

 

4. Fair Value Measurement

 

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants in the principal or most advantageous market at the measurement date. Fair value is established according to a hierarchy that prioritizes observable and unobservable inputs used to measure fair value into three broad levels, which are described below:

 

Level 1:  Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for assets or liabilities. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to Level 1 inputs.

 

Level 2:  Observable prices that are based on inputs not quoted on active markets, but corroborated by market data.

 

Level 3:  Unobservable inputs are used when little or no market data is available. Level 3 inputs are given the lowest priority in the fair value hierarchy.

 

As of May 1, 2010, the Company had $26.8 million ($30.0 million at par value) of investments in municipal auction rate securities (“ARS”) issued by student loan funding organizations. The ARS are classified as trading securities and are reflected at estimated fair value. These securities are high-grade (at least AA-rated with one or more rating agencies) and approximately 74% are either guaranteed  by the Department of Education under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (35%) or backed by insurance companies, AMBAC Assurance Corporation (32%) or MBIA Insurance Corporation (7%). Historically, liquidity for investors in ARS was provided via an auction process that reset the interest rate every 35 days, allowing investors to either roll over their investments or sell them at par value. Beginning in February 2008, there was insufficient demand for these types of investments during the auctions and, as a result, these securities became illiquid. Although the auctions for the securities have failed, $26.0 million of the Company’s ARS have been redeemed at par value by certain issuers and the Company’s investment banks since February 2008.  In addition, the Company has not experienced any defaults and continues to earn and receive interest on all of the investments still owned by the Company.

 

There was insufficient observable market information available as of May 1, 2010 to determine the fair value of the Company’s ARS. Accordingly, the Company estimated Level 3 fair values for these securities based on assumptions that market participants would use in their estimates of fair value. These assumptions included, among other things, discounted cash flow projections, the timing of expected future successful auctions or redemptions, collateralization of the underlying securities and the creditworthiness of the issuers and insurance companies.  Based on this Level 3 valuation, the ARS investments were valued at $26.8 million as of May 1, 2010, representing a $3.2 million decline from par value.

 

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In November 2008, the Company accepted an offer (the “Right”) from UBS AG (“UBS”) allowing the Company to sell at par value the remaining ARS to UBS at anytime during a two-year period from June 30, 2010 through July 2, 2012.  In accepting the Right, the Company granted UBS the authority to sell or auction the ARS at par value at any time up until the expiration date of the Right and released UBS from any claims relating to the marketing and sale of ARS.  The ARS will continue to earn interest until they are liquidated.  The obligations of UBS under the Right are not secured by its assets and do not require UBS to obtain any financing to purchase the ARS.  UBS has disclaimed any assurance that it will have sufficient financial resources to satisfy its obligations under the Right.  If UBS does not have sufficient funding to buy back the ARS and no alternative buyers are located either through the auction process, issuer redemptions or other means, then the Company may not be able to access cash by selling these securities without incurring a loss of principal.

 

The Right represents a put option and is recognized as an instrument separate from the ARS.  The Company elected to account for this Right at fair value using a discounted cash flow approach that includes estimates of interest rates and the credit risk associated with UBS.  The Right was valued at $3.2 million as of May 1, 2010.  This valuation was based on unobservable inputs, therefore, represented a Level 3 fair value.  The Company expects that subsequent changes in the value of the Right will largely offset the subsequent fair value movements of the ARS, subject to the continued expected performance by UBS of its obligations under the Right.  Prior to the acceptance of the Right, the ARS were classified as available-for-sale securities.  Upon acceptance of the Right to sell the ARS, the ARS were reclassified to trading securities.  The ARS and the Right included in the May 1, 2010 condensed consolidated balance sheet are classified as current assets due to the expectation that liquidity will occur during the next twelve months through the Company’s exercise of the Right.

 

The following table provides a summary of activity for the Company’s assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) for the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2010 (in thousands):

 

 

 

Put Option Related to ARS

 

Auction Rate Securities

 

Balance as of January 30, 2010

 

$

3,307

 

$

29,718

 

Unrealized gains (losses) included in earnings

 

62

 

(62

)

Sales/redemptions of investment securities

 

(149

)

(2,851

)

Balance as of May 1, 2010

 

$

3,220

 

$

26,805

 

 

5. Revolving Line of Credit

 

On March 22, 2010, the Company’s $20 million unsecured revolving credit facility with Bank of America was amended to extend the expiration date to March 22, 2012.  The facility has an unused commitment fee of 0.25% and loans under the facility bear interest at either (a) a rate equal to the highest of (i) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.50%, (ii) LIBOR plus 1.0% and (iii) Bank of America’s prime rate, plus an applicable margin; or (b) a rate equal to LIBOR plus an applicable margin.  The applicable margin is dependent on the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio and ranges from 0.75% to 1.25% for loans bearing interest at the rate described under (a) above and from 1.75% to 2.25% for loans bearing interest at the rate described under (b) above. The Company has had no borrowings under this facility.

 

6. Other Long-Term Liabilities

 

The components of other long-term liabilities as of May 1, 2010 and January 30, 2010 are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

May 1,
2010

 

January 30,
2010

 

Deferred rent

 

$

3,644

 

$

3,528

 

Tenant improvement allowances

 

5,551

 

5,600

 

Other

 

829

 

867

 

 

 

$

10,024

 

$

9,995

 

 

7. Commitments and Contingencies

 

The Company from time to time is involved in various legal proceedings incidental to the conduct of its business, including claims by customers, employees or former employees.  While litigation is subject to uncertainties and the outcome of any litigated matter is not predictable, the Company is not aware of any legal proceedings pending or threatened against it that it expects to have a material adverse effect on its financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

 

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8. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued a new accounting standard which established the Accounting Standards Codification (the “Codification” or “ASC”) as the single source of authoritative nongovernmental generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”).  All previously existing accounting standard documents, such as FASB, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Emerging Issues Task Force and other related literature, excluding guidance from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), were superseded by the Codification. All other non-grandfathered, non-SEC accounting literature not included in the Codification became nonauthoritative. The Codification did not change GAAP, but instead introduced a new structure that combines all authoritative standards into a comprehensive, topically organized online database. The Codification impacted the Company’s consolidated financial statements as all references to authoritative accounting literature are now referenced in accordance with the Codification. There have been no changes to the content of the Company’s consolidated financial statements as a result of adopting the Codification during the third quarter of fiscal 2009.

 

On February 1, 2009, the Company adopted new guidance (ASC Topic 260, Earnings Per Share) which addressed whether instruments granted in share-based payment transactions are participating securities prior to vesting, and therefore, need to be included in the earnings allocation in computing earnings per share under the two-class method.  The adoption of this new guidance changed the way the Company calculated earnings per share.  All prior period earnings per share information had to be adjusted retrospectively.  Adoption of the new standard had the effect of retrospectively decreasing basic and diluted earnings per share by $0.02 in fiscal 2008, and it caused basic and diluted earnings per share to be $0.01 lower than each would have otherwise been in fiscal 2009.  However, as discussed in Note 3, amendments to restricted stock awards between the Company and its associates effective October 31, 2009 eliminated the impact of this standard for periods subsequent to the third quarter of fiscal 2009.

 

In April 2009, the FASB issued guidance (ASC Topic 825, Financial Instruments) requiring additional interim disclosures about the fair value of all financial instruments.  This standard was adopted by the Company during the second quarter of 2009 and there was no material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.  See Note 4 for these disclosures.

 

In January 2010, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2010-06, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures — Improving Disclosures about Fair Value Measurements” (ASU 2010-06).  This standard requires new disclosures for significant transfers in and out of Levels 1 and 2 of the fair value hierarchy and the activity within Level 3 of the hierarchy, while also clarifying existing disclosures regarding the level of disaggregation of assets or liabilities and the valuation techniques and inputs used to measure fair value.  The standard is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2009, with the exception of the new Level 3 activity disclosures, which are effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2010.  The adoption of the applicable provisions of this standard in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and the future adoption of the Level 3 activity disclosures is not expected to have a material impact.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Except for specific historical information, many of the matters discussed in this Form 10-Q may express or imply projections of revenues or expenditures, statements of plans and objectives for future operations, growth or initiatives, statements of future economic performance, or statements regarding the outcome or impact of pending or threatened litigation. These, and similar statements, are forward-looking statements concerning matters that involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual performance of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “expect,” “estimate,” “objective,” “forecast,” “goal,” “intend,” “will likely result,” or “will continue” and similar words and expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. The Company believes the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate, and therefore, actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

 

The factors that may result in actual results differing from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: transportation and distribution delays or interruptions; changes in freight rates; the Company’s ability to negotiate effectively the cost and purchase of merchandise; inventory risks due to shifts in market demand; the Company’s ability to gauge fashion trends and changing consumer preferences; changes in consumer spending on apparel; changes in product mix; interruptions in suppliers’ businesses; interest rate fluctuations; a deterioration in general economic conditions caused by acts of war or terrorism or other factors; temporary changes in demand due to weather patterns; seasonality of the Company’s business; delays associated with building, opening and operating new stores; delays associated with building, opening, expanding or converting new or existing distribution centers; the future liquidity of auction rate securities; and other factors described in the section titled “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2010 and in Part II, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q  and any amendments thereto and in the other documents the Company files with the SEC, including reports on Form 8-K.

 

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Form 10-Q. Except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this Form 10-Q or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Readers are advised, however, to read any further disclosures the Company may make on related subjects in its public disclosures or documents filed with the SEC, including reports on Form 8-K.

 

Overview

 

We are a rapidly growing, value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family. Our merchandise offerings are designed to appeal to the preferences of fashion conscious consumers, particularly African-Americans. Originally our stores were located in the Southeast, and in recent years we expanded into the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions and the states of Texas and California. We operated 420 stores in both urban and rural markets in 24 states as of May 1, 2010.

 

We measure performance using key operating statistics. One of the main performance measures we use is comparable store sales growth. We define a comparable store as a store that has been opened for an entire fiscal year. Therefore, a store will not be considered a comparable store until its 13th month of operation at the earliest or until its 24th month at the latest. As an example, stores opened in fiscal 2009 and fiscal 2010 are not considered comparable stores in fiscal 2010. Relocated and expanded stores are included in the comparable store sales results. We also use other operating statistics, most notably average sales per store, to measure our performance. As we typically occupy existing space in established shopping centers rather than sites built specifically for our stores, store square footage (and therefore sales per square foot) varies by store. We focus on overall store sales volume as the critical driver of profitability. The average sales per store has increased over the years, as we have increased comparable store sales and opened new stores that are generally larger than our historical store base. Average sales per store increased from $0.8 million in fiscal 2000 to $1.5 million in fiscal 2009. In addition to sales, we measure gross profit as a percentage of sales and store operating expenses, with a particular focus on labor, as a percentage of sales. These results translate into store level contribution, which we use to evaluate overall performance of each individual store. Finally, we monitor corporate expenses against budgeted amounts.  All of the statistics discussed above are critical components of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) which is considered our most important operating statistic.

 

Accounting Periods

 

The following discussion contains references to fiscal years 2010 and 2009, which represent fiscal years ending or ended on January 29, 2011 (fiscal 2010) and January 30, 2010 (fiscal 2009), respectively. Fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2009 both have 52-week accounting periods. This discussion and analysis should be read with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto.

 

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Results of Operations

 

The following discussion of the Company’s financial performance is based on the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements set forth herein. The nature of the Company’s business is seasonal. Historically, sales in the first and fourth quarters have been higher than sales achieved in the second and third quarters of the fiscal year. Expenses and, to a greater extent, operating income, vary by quarter. Results of a period shorter than a full year may not be indicative of results expected for the entire year. Furthermore, the seasonal nature of the Company’s business may affect comparisons between periods.

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended May 1, 2010 and May 2, 2009

 

Net Sales.  Net sales increased $38.3 million, or 26.8%, to $181.4 million in the thirteen weeks ended May 1, 2010 from $143.1 million in the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2009.  The increase in net sales was due primarily to the opening of 60 new stores since last year’s first quarter, together with a 9.6% increase in comparable store sales, partially offset by the effect of closing five stores since last year’s first quarter. Comparable store sales benefited from a strong spring merchandise assortment that resonated well with our customers.  In addition, we believe that our customers received their tax refunds later this year which caused a shift of sales from January, the last month of fiscal 2009, to February, the first month of fiscal 2010.  Comparable stores include locations that have been relocated or expanded. There were twelve stores relocated or expanded since last year’s first quarter, all of which impacted comparable store sales. Sales in comparable relocated and expanded stores increased 15.2% in the first quarter of 2010, while sales in all other comparable stores increased 9.3%. Approximately two-thirds of the 9.6% overall increase in comparable store sales was due to an increase in the number of customer transactions, with the other one-third resulting from a higher average ticket. Comparable store sales changes by major merchandise class were as follows in the first quarter of 2010:  Accessories; +25%; Home +15%; Men’s +8%; Women’s +8%; and Children’s +4%.

 

The new stores opened in 2009 and 2010, net of the five closed stores, accounted for $24.9 million of the increase in total sales, while the 9.6% sales increase in the 352 comparable stores totaled $13.4 million.

 

Gross Profit.  Gross profit increased $15.2 million, or 26.6%, to $72.4 million in the first quarter of 2010 from $57.2 million in last year’s first quarter.  The increase in gross profit is a result of the increase in sales, partially offset by a slight decline in the gross margin to 39.9% from 40.0% in last year’s first quarter.  None of the components of gross margin (initial mark-up, markdowns, shrinkage and freight) individually fluctuated by more than 30 basis points as a percentage of sales between the first quarters of 2010 and 2009.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses.  Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $8.3 million, or 20.7%, to $48.5 million in the first quarter of 2010 from $40.1 million in last year’s first quarter.  The increase in these expenses was due primarily to additional store level, distribution and corporate costs arising from the opening of 60 new stores since last year’s first quarter.  As a percentage of sales, selling, general and administrative expenses improved to 26.7% in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 from 28.0% in the first quarter of fiscal 2009, due primarily to the leveraging effect that occurs on expenses as a percentage of sales when comparable store sales increase at a rate that is higher than the rate of inflation on expenses.  In particular, payroll expenses, which have a sizable fixed component associated with store management and corporate overhead, decreased 50 basis points as a percentage of sales, and occupancy expenses, which tend to be more fixed in nature than other expenses, decreased 40 basis points as a percentage of sales due to the leverage provided by the strong comparable store sales increase.  Smaller amounts of expense leverage were realized for items such as advertising, supplies and insurance.

 

Depreciation and Amortization.  Depreciation and amortization expense increased $0.4 million, or 8.6%, to $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2010 from $4.4 million in the first quarter of 2009, as the result of capital expenditures incurred for new and relocated/expanded stores.

 

Interest Income.  Interest income decreased to $55,000 in the first quarter of 2010 from $139,000 in the first quarter of 2009 due primarily to a declining interest rate environment which affected our returns on auction rate securities as well as cash and cash equivalents.

 

Interest Expense.  Interest expense decreased to $4,000 in the first quarter of 2010 from $41,000 in the first quarter of 2009 due to the final liquidation of our capital lease obligations.

 

Unrealized Loss on Investment Securities.  An impairment loss of $728,000 on our investments in auction rate securities and a related put option was reflected in the first quarter of fiscal 2009 due primarily to the declining interest rates on such securities.

 

Income Tax Expense.  Income tax expense increased $2.7 million, or 64.7%, to $6.8 million in this year’s first quarter from $4.1 million in the first quarter of 2009 due to an increase in pretax income, together with an increase in the effective income tax rate to 35.3% from 34.2% as the result of tax credits increasing at a lower rate than pretax income.

 

Net Income.  Net income increased 57.0% to $12.4 million in the first quarter of 2010 from $7.9 million in the first quarter of 2009 due to the factors discussed above.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Our cash requirements are primarily for working capital, expansion of our distribution infrastructure, opening of new stores, remodeling of our existing stores and the improvement of our information systems. Historically, we have met these cash requirements from cash flow from operations, short-term trade credit, borrowings under our revolving lines of credit, long-term debt, capital leases, and cash proceeds from our initial public offering in 2005.  We expect to be able to meet future cash requirements with cash flow from operations, short-term trade credit, existing cash balances and, if necessary, borrowings under our revolving credit facility.

 

Current Financial Condition. As of  May 1, 2010, we had total cash and cash equivalents of $83.4 million compared with total cash and cash equivalents of $63.0 million as of January 30, 2010. Inventory represented 32.8% of our total assets as of May 1, 2010. Management’s ability to manage our inventory can have a significant impact on our cash flows from operations during a given interim period or fiscal year. In addition, inventory purchases can be seasonal in nature, such as the purchase of warm-weather or Christmas-related merchandise.  Total inventories at the end of the first quarter of 2010 were up $11.1 million, or 13.1%, compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2009, while store selling square footage increased 17.2%.  Inventory in comparable stores was 3.5% lower than the first quarter of fiscal 2009 due to our efforts to conservatively control our investment in inventory.

 

Cash Flows From Operating Activities. Net cash provided by operating activities was $22.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 compared to $15.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2009.  The main source of cash provided during the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was net income adjusted for noncash expenses such as depreciation and amortization, loss on disposal of property and equipment, deferred income taxes and stock-based compensation expense, totaling $18.7 million (compared to $12.7 million in last year’s first quarter).  Other significant sources of cash in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 were (1) a $5.2 million decrease in inventory (compared to $1.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2009) due to strong sales in the first quarter, including a shift in sales from January to February as discussed in the “Results of Operations” section above, as well as ongoing efforts to conservatively manage inventory, (2) a $2.3 million increase in income tax payable (compared to $3.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2009) resulting primarily from an increase in pretax income, and (3) a $1.3 million decrease in the liability for layaway deposits (compared to $1.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2009) due to the seasonality of layaway balances which are low at the end of our fiscal year, because all balances have to be redeemed by customers or they are cancelled by the middle of December each year.  Significant uses of cash included (1) a $2.5 million decrease in accrued compensation (compared to $2.2 million in last year’s first quarter) as a result of the payment of the prior year’s annual accrued incentive compensation in the first quarter and due to the accrual for our bi-weekly payroll including one week of payroll at the end of the first quarter compared with two weeks at the end of the fiscal year, and (2) a $1.4 million decrease in accounts payable (compared to $4.4 million in last year’s first quarter) due to the timing of payments made for spring merchandise purchases.

 

Cash Flows From Investing Activities. Cash used in investing activities was $2.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 compared to $3.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2009. Purchases of property and equipment included in cash flows from investing activities totaled $5.4 million and $3.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and 2009, respectively, with the increase resulting from opening 19 new stores in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 compared with 8 in the first quarter of fiscal 2009.  Capital expenditures in both years included routine amounts for new stores, relocated and expanded stores and other general corporate purposes. Redemptions of municipal auction rate securities provided cash of $3.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2010.

 

Cash Flows From Financing Activities. Cash flows from financing activities were insignificant in the first quarters of both fiscal 2010 and 2009.

 

Cash Requirements

 

Our principal sources of liquidity consist of: (i) cash and cash equivalents (which equaled $83.4 million as of May 1, 2010); (ii) short-term trade credit; (iii) cash generated from operations on an ongoing basis as we sell our merchandise inventory; and (iv) a $20 million revolving credit facility. Trade credit represents a significant source of financing for inventory purchases and arises from customary payment terms and trade practices with our vendors.  Historically, our principal liquidity requirements have been for working capital and capital expenditure needs.

 

As of May 1, 2010, we had $26.8 million ($30.0 million at par value) of investments in municipal auction rate securities (“ARS”) issued by student loan funding organizations. These securities are high-grade (at least AA-rated with one or more rating agencies) and approximately 74% are either guaranteed by the Department of Education under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (35%) or backed by insurance companies, AMBAC Assurance Corporation (32%) or MBIA Insurance Corporation (7%). Historically, liquidity for investors in ARS was provided via an auction process that reset the interest rate every 35 days, allowing investors to either roll over their investments or sell them at par value. Beginning in February 2008, there was insufficient demand for these types of investments during the auctions and, as a result, these securities became illiquid. Although the auctions for the securities have failed, $26.0 million of the Company’s ARS have been redeemed at par value by certain issuers and the Company’s investment banks since February 2008.  In addition, we have not experienced any defaults and continue to earn and receive interest on all of the investments that we still own.

 

In November 2008, we accepted an offer (the “Right”) from UBS AG (“UBS”) allowing us to sell at par value our remaining ARS to UBS at anytime during a two-year period from June 30, 2010 through July 2, 2012.  As of May 1, 2010, the Right was valued at $3.2 million.  In accepting the Right, we granted UBS the authority to sell or auction the ARS at par value at any time up until the expiration date of the Right and released UBS from any claims relating to the marketing and sale of ARS.  We will continue to earn interest on the ARS until they are

 

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liquidated.  The obligations of UBS under the Right are not secured by its assets and do not require UBS to obtain any financing to purchase the ARS.  UBS has disclaimed any assurance that it will have sufficient financial resources to satisfy its obligations under the Right.  If UBS does not have sufficient funding to buy back the ARS and no alternative buyers are located either through the auction process, issuer redemptions or other means, then we may not be able to access cash by selling these securities without incurring a loss of principal.

 

We believe that our existing sources of liquidity will be sufficient to fund our operations and anticipated capital expenditures for at least the next 12 months.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. There have been no material changes to the Critical Accounting Policies outlined in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 30, 2010.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

There have been no material changes in our market risk during the three months ended May 1, 2010 compared to the disclosures in Part II, Item 7A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 30, 2010.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

We have carried out an evaluation under the supervision and with the participation of management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of May 1, 2010 pursuant to Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 of the Exchange Act. Based on that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer each concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information has been accumulated and communicated to our management, including the officers who certify our financial reports, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding the required disclosures.

 

Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that the controls and procedures will meet their objectives. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives.

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended May 1, 2010 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

We are from time to time involved in various legal proceedings incidental to the conduct of our business, including claims by customers, employees or former employees. While litigation is subject to uncertainties and the outcome of any litigated matter is not predictable, we are not aware of any legal proceedings pending or threatened against us that we expect to have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

There are no material changes to the Risk Factors described under the section “ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2010.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. (Removed and Reserved).

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item  6. Exhibits.

 

10.1

 

Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 22, 2010, by and between Citi Trends, Inc. and Bank of America, N.A. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.37 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 30, 2010)

 

 

 

31.1

 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*

 

 

 

31.2

 

Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*

 

 

 

32.1

 

Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.* †

 


*                    Filed herewith.

 

†      Pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission Release No. 33-8238, this certification will be treated as “accompanying” this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and not “filed” as part of such report for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liability of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and this certification will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except to the extent  that the registrant specifically incorporates it by reference.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, and the undersigned also has signed this report in his capacity as the Registrant’s Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer).

 

 

CITI TRENDS, INC.

 

 

 

Date: May 28, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Bruce D. Smith

 

Name:

Bruce D. Smith

 

Title:

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

 

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Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, R. David Alexander, Jr., certify that:

 

1.             I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended May 1, 2010, of Citi Trends, Inc.;

 

2.             Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.             Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.             The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

a)             designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b)                                     designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

c)             evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d)            disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.             The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a)             all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

b)                                     any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

Date: May 28, 2010

 

 /s/ R. David Alexander, Jr.

 

R. David Alexander, Jr.

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 


Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Bruce D. Smith, certify that:

 

1.             I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended May 1, 2010 of Citi Trends, Inc.;

 

2.             Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.             Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.             The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

a)                                      designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b)                                     designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

c)                                      evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d)                                     disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.                                       The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a)                                      all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

b)                                     any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

Date: May 28, 2010

 

 /s/ Bruce D. Smith

 

Bruce D. Smith

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

 


Exhibit 32.1

 

Certifications pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted).

 

I, R. David Alexander, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Citi Trends, Inc.,

 

and

 

I, Bruce D. Smith, Chief Financial Officer of Citi Trends, Inc., certify that:

 

1. We have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Citi Trends, Inc. for the period ended May 1, 2010;

 

2. Based on our knowledge, this quarterly report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

 

3. Based on our knowledge, the financial statements, and other information included in this quarterly report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this quarterly report.

 

 

Date: May 28, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ R. David Alexander, Jr.

 

R. David Alexander, Jr.

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

Date: May 28, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Bruce D. Smith

 

Bruce D. Smith

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to Citi Trends, Inc. and will be retained by Citi Trends, Inc. and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.