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    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN), a leading specialty value retailer of apparel, accessories and home trends for way less spend primarily for African American and multicultural families in the United States, today reported results for the third quarter ended October 28, 2023.

    Financial Highlights – Third Quarter 2023

    • Total sales of $179.5 million decreased 6.7% vs. Q3 2022; Comparable store sales decreased 6.2% compared to Q3 2022
    • Gross margin of 38.2% vs. 39.8% in Q3 2022, flat to Q2 2023 gross margin
    • Operating loss of $6.0 million, or a loss of $7.0 million as adjusted*, compared to operating income of $31.6 million, or $2.4 million as adjusted* in Q3 2022
    • Net loss per share of $0.47, or adjusted net loss per share* of $0.56, vs. net earnings per share of $3.02, or $0.24 as adjusted*
    • Quarter-end total dollar inventory increased 0.9% compared to Q3 2022
    • Total liquidity of approximately $135 million at the end of the quarter, made up of $59.7 million of cash, no borrowings under a $75 million credit facility, and no debt
    • During Q3 2023, the Company closed 5 stores and remodeled 7 stores, which brings total remodels to 15 for the year. The Company ended the quarter with 606 stores

    Financial Highlights – 39 weeks ended October 28, 2023

    • Total sales of $532.8 million decreased 9.0% vs. 2022; Comparable store sales decreased 8.7% compared to 2022
    • Gross margin of 37.7%, or 37.8% as adjusted*, vs. 39.0% in 2022
    • Operating loss of $23.4 million, or a loss of $22.7 million as adjusted*, compared to operating income of $67.9 million in 2022, or $3.8 million as adjusted*
    • Net loss of $15.5 million, or $15.0 million as adjusted*, compared to net income of $52.3 million in 2022, or $2.9 million as adjusted*
    • Adjusted EBITDA* of ($8.5) million vs. $19.6 million in 2022
    • Net loss per share of $1.89, or adjusted net loss per share* of $1.83, vs. diluted earnings per share of $6.34 in 2022, or $0.35 as adjusted*

    Chief Executive Officer Comments

    David Makuen, Chief Executive Officer, said, “In the third quarter, our team continued to advance our strategic initiatives while navigating a very challenging selling environment and controlling the controllables like we always do. We successfully managed the middle of the P&L as we registered a strong gross margin of 38.2% and kept operating expense dollars essentially flat compared to the prior year. That said, our third quarter topline performance did not meet our expectations, with sales held back more than we expected by the ongoing challenging macroeconomic backdrop. Our primarily low-income customer base is being more selective and purchasing much closer to need as they navigate higher costs of living, a buying pattern further impacted by unseasonably warm weather throughout the quarter.”

    Mr. Makuen continued, “I am pleased to report that we’ve experienced improved top line momentum fourth quarter to date. Our customers are loving our Ready. Set. GIFT! Campaign with a timely in-store setup of a wide offering of gifts, from great toys to fragrances to Bluetooth speakers and apparel for the whole family, all at incredible values. I am truly grateful to our teams for their unwavering dedication in serving our African American and multicultural families in the heart of their local neighborhoods. Importantly, the strength of our balance sheet with total liquidity of $135 million at quarter-end and no debt, provides us the necessary flexibility to navigate the dynamic macroeconomic and consumer environment while maintaining our focus on our strategic initiatives and creating long-term shareholder value.”

    Capital Return Program Update

    In the third quarter of 2023, the Company did not repurchase any shares of its common stock. At the end of the third quarter of 2023, $50.0 million remained available under the Company’s share repurchase program.

    Guidance

    The Company is updating its outlook for fiscal 2023 as follows:

    • Full year total sales are expected to be down mid-single digits as compared to fiscal 2022
    • Full year gross margin is still expected to be in the high thirties
    • Full year EBITDA* expected to be in the range of $1 million to $7 million
    • Full year capex is expected to be in the range of $17 million to $20 million
    • Year end cash balance is expected to be in the range of $80 million to $90 million
    • Implied fourth quarter total sales are expected to be approximately flat to up low-single digits vs. Q4 2022 with EBITDA in the range of $9 million to $15 million

    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 (312) 281-2972. A replay of the conference call will be available until December 5, 2023, by dialing (800) 633-8284 and entering the passcode, 22028257.

    The live broadcast of Citi Trends' conference call will be available online at the Company's website, cititrends.com, under the Investor Relations section, beginning today at 9:00 a.m. ET. The online replay will follow shortly after the call and will be available for replay for one year.

    During the conference call, the Company may discuss and answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends that have occurred after quarter-end. The Company’s responses to questions, as well as other matters discussed during the call, may contain or constitute information that has not been disclosed previously.

    About Citi Trends

    Citi Trends, Inc. is a leading specialty value retailer of apparel, accessories and home trends for way less spend primarily for African American and multicultural families in the United States. The Company operates 606 stores located in 33 states. For more information, visit www.cititrends.com or your local store.

    *Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    The historical non-GAAP financial measures discussed herein are reconciled to their corresponding GAAP measures at the end of this press release. The Company is unable to provide a full reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measure used in 2023 guidance without unreasonable effort because it is not possible to predict certain of its adjustment items with a reasonable degree of certainty. This information is dependent upon future events and may be outside of the Company’s control and its unavailability could have a significant impact on its financial results.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    All statements other than historical facts contained in this news release, including statements regarding the Company’s future financial results and position, business policy and plans, objectives and expectations of management for future operations and capital allocation expectations, are forward-looking statements that are subject to material risks and uncertainties. The words "believe," "may," "could," "plans," "estimate," “expects,” "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," “upcoming,” “trend” and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such language. Statements with respect to earnings, sales or new store guidance are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are subject to the finalization of the Company’s quarter-end financial and accounting procedures, are not guarantees of future performance or results, and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors which are discussed in our Annual Reports and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, respectively, and any amendments thereto, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, uncertainties relating to general economic conditions, including inflation, energy and fuel costs, unemployment levels, and any deterioration whether caused by acts of war, terrorism, political or social unrest (including any resulting store closures, damage or loss of inventory) or other factors; changes in market interest rates and market levels of wages; natural disasters such as hurricanes; uncertainty and economic impact of pandemics, epidemics or other public health emergencies such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ; transportation and distribution delays or interruptions; changes in freight rates; the Company’s ability to attract and retain workers; 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 confidence and consumer spending patterns; competition within the industry; competition in our markets; the duration and extent of any economic stimulus programs; changes in product mix; interruptions in suppliers’ businesses; the ongoing assessment and impact of the cyber disruption we identified on January 14, 2023, including legal, reputational, financial and contractual risks resulting from the disruption, and other risks related to cybersecurity, data privacy and intellectual property; temporary changes in demand due to weather patterns; seasonality of the Company’s business; changes in market interest rates and market levels of wages; the results of pending or threatened litigation; delays associated with building, remodeling, opening and operating new stores; and delays associated with building and opening or expanding new or existing distribution centers. Any forward-looking statements by the Company, with respect to guidance, the repurchase of shares pursuant to a share repurchase program, or otherwise, are intended to speak only as of the date such statements are made. 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, the Company 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.

    CITI TRENDS, INC.
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)
    (in thousands, except per share data)
     
    Thirteen Weeks Ended
    October 28, 2023 October 29, 2022 October 30, 2021
    Net sales

    $

    179,520

     

    $

    192,323

     

    $

    227,959

     

     
    Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below)

     

    (110,942

    )

     

    (115,741

    )

     

    (136,071

    )

    Selling, general and administrative expenses

     

    (69,654

    )

     

    (69,092

    )

     

    (74,784

    )

    Depreciation

     

    (4,749

    )

     

    (5,076

    )

     

    (5,527

    )

    Asset impairment

     

    (178

    )

     

     

     

     

    Gain on sale-leaseback

     

     

     

    29,168

     

     

     

    (Loss) income from operations

     

    (6,003

    )

     

    31,582

     

     

    11,577

     

    Interest income

     

    894

     

     

    202

     

     

    18

     

    Interest expense

     

    (76

    )

     

    (76

    )

     

    (76

    )

    (Loss) income before income taxes

     

    (5,185

    )

     

    31,708

     

     

    11,519

     

    Income tax benefit (expense)

     

    1,322

     

     

    (7,120

    )

     

    (2,505

    )

    Net (loss) income

    $

    (3,863

    )

    $

    24,588

     

    $

    9,014

     

     
    Basic net (loss) income per common share

    $

    (0.47

    )

    $

    3.02

     

    $

    1.04

     

    Diluted net (loss) income per common share

    $

    (0.47

    )

    $

    3.02

     

    $

    1.03

     

     
    Weighted average number of shares outstanding
    Basic

     

    8,238

     

     

    8,145

     

     

    8,706

     

    Diluted

     

    8,238

     

     

    8,145

     

     

    8,787

     

     
     
    Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
    October 28, 2023 October 29, 2022 October 30, 2021
    Net sales

    $

    532,762

     

    $

    585,550

     

    $

    750,621

     

     
    Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below)

     

    (331,827

    )

     

    (357,341

    )

     

    (440,404

    )

    Selling, general and administrative expenses

     

    (210,004

    )

     

    (208,599

    )

     

    (228,059

    )

    Depreciation

     

    (14,138

    )

     

    (15,793

    )

     

    (15,218

    )

    Asset impairment

     

    (178

    )

     

     

     

     

    Gain on sale-leasebacks

     

     

     

    64,088

     

     

     

    (Loss) income from operations

     

    (23,385

    )

     

    67,905

     

     

    66,940

     

    Interest income

     

    2,804

     

     

    204

     

     

    24

     

    Interest expense

     

    (228

    )

     

    (230

    )

     

    (200

    )

    (Loss) income before income taxes

     

    (20,809

    )

     

    67,879

     

     

    66,764

     

    Income tax benefit (expense)

     

    5,279

     

     

    (15,624

    )

     

    (14,363

    )

    Net (loss) income

    $

    (15,530

    )

    $

    52,255

     

    $

    52,401

     

     
    Basic net (loss) income per common share

    $

    (1.89

    )

    $

    6.34

     

    $

    5.77

     

    Diluted net (loss) income per common share

    $

    (1.89

    )

    $

    6.34

     

    $

    5.71

     

     
    Weighted average number of shares outstanding
    Basic

     

    8,215

     

     

    8,237

     

     

    9,081

     

    Diluted

     

    8,215

     

     

    8,237

     

     

    9,179

     

     

    CITI TRENDS, INC. 

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited) 

    (in thousands) 

     
    October 28, 2023 October 29, 2022
    Assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents

    $

    59,726

    $

    77,771

    Inventory

     

    129,727

     

    128,511

    Prepaid and other current assets

     

    14,572

     

    12,903

    Property and equipment, net

     

    56,658

     

    60,912

    Operating lease right of use assets

     

    239,282

     

    264,667

    Deferred tax assets

     

    7,197

     

    873

    Other noncurrent assets

     

    1,050

     

    1,218

    Total assets

    $

    508,212

    $

    546,855

     
    Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:
    Accounts payable

    $

    83,393

    $

    83,451

    Accrued liabilities

     

    24,985

     

    30,528

    Current operating lease liabilities

     

    46,511

     

    48,294

    Other current liabilities

     

    1,269

     

    1,486

    Noncurrent operating lease liabilities

     

    196,856

     

    222,430

    Other noncurrent liabilities

     

    2,132

     

    2,204

    Total liabilities

     

    355,146

     

    388,393

     
    Total stockholders' equity

     

    153,066

     

    158,462

    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

    $

    508,212

    $

    546,855

     

    RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (unaudited) 

    (in thousands, except per share data) 

     

    The Company makes reference in this release to adjusted gross margin, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA. The Company believes these supplemental measures reflect operating results that are more indicative of the Company's ongoing operating performance while improving comparability to prior and future periods, and as such, may provide investors with an enhanced understanding of the Company's past financial performance and prospects for the future. This information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or earnings per diluted share prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

     
    Thirteen Weeks Ended
    October 28, 2023 October 29, 2022
    Reconciliation of Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income
    Operating (loss) income

    $

    (6,003

    )

    $

    31,582

     

    Gain on insurance

     

    (1,188

    )

     

     

    Asset impairment

     

    178

     

     

     

    Gain on sale-leaseback

     

     

     

    (29,168

    )

    Adjusted operating (loss) income

    $

    (7,013

    )

    $

    2,414

     

     
    Thirteen Weeks Ended
    October 28, 2023 October 29, 2022
    Reconciliation of Adjusted Diluted EPS
    Diluted (loss) earnings per share

    $

    (0.47

    )

    $

    3.02

     

    Gain on insurance

     

    (0.14

    )

     

     

    Asset impairment

     

    0.02

     

     

     

    Gain on sale-leaseback

     

     

     

    (3.58

    )

    Tax effect

     

    0.03

     

     

    0.80

     

    Adjusted diluted (loss) earnings per share

    $

    (0.56

    )

    $

    0.24

     

     
    Thirty-Nine
    Weeks Ended
    October 28, 2023
    Reconciliation of Adjusted Gross Margin
    Net sales

    $

    532,762

     

    Cost of sales

     

    (331,827

    )

    Gross profit

    $

    200,935

     

    Gross margin

     

    37.7

    %

    Cyber incident expenses

    $

    513

     

    Adjusted gross profit

    $

    201,448

     

    Adjusted gross margin

     

    37.8

    %

     
    Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
    October 28, 2023 October 29, 2022
    Reconciliation of Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income
    Operating (loss) income

    $

    (23,385

    )

    $

    67,905

     

    Gain on insurance

     

    (1,188

    )

     

     

    Asset impairment

     

    178

     

     

     

    Cyber incident expenses

     

    1,723

     

     

     

    Gain on sale-leaseback

     

     

     

    (64,088

    )

    Adjusted operating (loss) income

    $

    (22,672

    )

    $

    3,817

     

     
    Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
    October 28, 2023 October 29, 2022
    Reconciliation of Adjusted Net (Loss) Income
    Net (loss) income

    $

    (15,530

    )

    $

    52,255

     

    Gain on insurance

     

    (1,188

    )

     

     

    Asset impairment

     

    178

     

     

     

    Cyber incident expenses

     

    1,723

     

     

     

    Gain on sale-leaseback

     

     

     

    (64,088

    )

    Tax effect

     

    (181

    )

     

    14,751

     

    Adjusted net (loss) income

    $

    (14,998

    )

    $

    2,918

     

     
    Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
    October 28, 2023 October 29, 2022
    Reconciliation of Adjusted Diluted EPS
    Diluted (loss) earnings per share

    $

    (1.89

    )

    $

    6.34

     

    Gain on insurance

     

    (0.14

    )

     

     

    Asset impairment

     

    0.02

     

     

     

    Cyber incident expenses

     

    0.21

     

     

     

    Gain on sale-leaseback

     

     

     

    (7.78

    )

    Tax effect

     

    (0.02

    )

     

    1.79

     

    Adjusted diluted (loss) earnings per share

    $

    (1.83

    )

    $

    0.35

     

     
    Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
    October 28, 2023 October 29, 2022
    Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA
    Net (loss) income

    $

    (15,530

    )

    $

    52,255

     

    Interest income

     

    (2,804

    )

     

    (204

    )

    Interest expense

     

    228

     

     

    230

     

    Income tax (benefit) expense

     

    (5,279

    )

     

    15,624

     

    Depreciation

     

    14,138

     

     

    15,793

     

    Gain on insurance

     

    (1,188

    )

     

     

    Asset impairment

     

    178

     

     

     

    Cyber incident expenses

     

    1,723

     

     

     

    Gain on sale-leaseback

     

     

     

    (64,088

    )

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $

    (8,534

    )

    $

    19,610

     

     


    The Citi Trends Stock at the time of publication of the news with a raise of +0,83 % to 24,20USD on Tradegate stock exchange (27. November 2023, 22:26 Uhr).


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    Citi Trends Announces Third Quarter 2023 Results Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN), a leading specialty value retailer of apparel, accessories and home trends for way less spend primarily for African American and multicultural families in the United States, today reported results for the third …