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Citi Trends Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.

Financial Highlights – Second quarter ended July 28, 2012

Total sales in the second quarter ended July 28, 2012 increased 1.6% to $132.3 million compared with $130.2 million in the second quarter ended July 30, 2011. Comparable store sales decreased 4.0% in the second quarter. Net loss was $7.9 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012, compared with a net loss of $10.0 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011. Last year’s second quarter included $1.6 million of non-cash impairment expense related to the property and equipment at 21 underperforming stores, resulting in an adverse impact on loss per diluted share of $0.07.

The Company opened one store in the second quarter of 2012, resulting in a total store count of 512 at the end of the quarter.

Financial Highlights – First half ended July 28, 2012

Total sales in the first half of fiscal 2012 increased 3.3% to $330.0 million compared with $319.4 million in the first half of fiscal 2011. Comparable store sales decreased 4.6% in the first half of this year. Net income increased to $2.2 million compared with $2.1 million in last year’s first half. Earnings per diluted share were $0.15 in the first half of 2012 compared with $0.14 in 2011’s first half.

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 August 22, 2012, by dialing (402) 977-9140 and entering the passcode, 21575849. 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 August 22, 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.

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