Citi Trends 4Q loss narrows, tops Street's view
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Citi Trends' fourth-quarter loss narrowed on lower asset impairments.
The clothing and accessories company lost $704,000, or 5 cents per share, for the period ended Feb. 2. A year earlier the company lost $5.3 million, or 36 cents per share.
Analysts predicted a loss of 7 cents per share, according to a FactSet poll.
The current quarter, which had an extra week, included an asset impairment of $517,000. In the prior-year period its asset impairment was $4.2 million.
Depreciation and amortization expenses also declined to $5.8 million from $6.6 million.
Revenue fell 2 percent to $175.7 million from $178.4 million, but met Wall Street's expectations.
Revenue at stores open at least a year dropped 11.8 percent. This metric is considered a key indicator of a retailer's health because it excludes results from stores recently opened or closed.
For the year, Citi Trends Inc. lost $2.2 million, or 15 cents per share. That compares with a loss of $10 million, or 69 cents per share, in the previous year.
Full-year revenue climbed 2 percent to $654.7 million from $640.8 million.
Revenue at stores open at least a year fell 5.6 percent.
Citi Trends, which is based in Savannah, Ga., has 513 stores in 29 states.