Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 28, 2012.
Financial Highlights – Fourth quarter ended January 28, 2012
Total sales in the fourth quarter ended January 28, 2012 increased 3.7% to $178.4 million compared with $172.0 million in the quarter ended January 29, 2011. Comparable store sales decreased 6.2% in the fourth quarter.
A net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, was recognized in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with net income of $9.4 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, in last year’s fourth quarter. The loss in the fourth quarter of 2011 includes non-cash asset impairment expense totaling $0.18 per diluted share.The Company opened 5 stores and closed 1 store in the fourth quarter of 2011, reaching a total store count of 511 at the end of the year. Financial Highlights – Fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 Total sales in the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 increased 2.9% to $640.8 million compared with $622.5 million in the fiscal year ended January 29, 2011. Comparable store sales decreased 8.3% for the full year. A net loss of $10.0 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, was recognized in fiscal 2011 compared with net income of $20.9 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, in fiscal 2010. The net loss in 2011 includes non-cash asset impairment expense totaling $0.27 per diluted share. The Company opened 55 stores, relocated or expanded 14 others, and closed 5 stores in 2011. 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 March 16, 2012, by dialing (402) 977-9140 and entering the passcode, 21575847. The live broadcast of Citi Trends’ 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 March 16, 2012. During the conference call, the Company may discuss and answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends in fiscal 2012. 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.