Citi Trends, Inc. operates as a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories.
Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Citi Trends's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WW2's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
DE Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: WW2 exceeded the German Specialty Retail industry which returned 17.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WW2 exceeded the German Market which returned 15% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Citi Trends's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Citi Trends undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WW2 (€22) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€15.05)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WW2 is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WW2 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the Specialty Retail industry average (10.3x).
PE vs Market: WW2 is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the German market (21.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WW2's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WW2 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the DE Specialty Retail industry average (1.2x).
How is Citi Trends forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Retail industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Citi Trends has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Examine Citi Trends's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Citi Trends competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Retail industry.
How has Citi Trends performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WW2 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WW2's current net profit margins (1.9%) are lower than last year (2.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WW2's earnings have grown by 11.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WW2's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WW2 had negative earnings growth (-25.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Specialty Retail industry average (31.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WW2's Return on Equity (8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Citi Trends's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WW2's short term assets ($208.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($139.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: WW2's short term assets ($208.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($122.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WW2 is debt free.
Reducing Debt: WW2 has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WW2 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: WW2 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: WW2 has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if WW2's debt is covered by short term assets.
What is Citi Trends's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: WW2's dividend (1.35%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.32%).
High Dividend: WW2's dividend (1.35%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.59%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, WW2 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WW2's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (26.6%), WW2's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Peter Sachse (61yo)
Mr. Peter Sachse has been Interim Chief Executive Officer at Citi Trends, Inc. since December 9, 2019 and has been its Director since June 6, 2019. Mr. Sachse was Special Advisor to the CEO at Citi Trends ...
|Senior VP & CFO||1.9yrs||US$340.84k||0.12% $301.8k|
|Executive VP of Human Resources & Chief Compliance Officer||7.9yrs||US$582.53k||0.66% $1.7m|
|Senior VP & General Merchandise Manager||1.9yrs||US$464.29k||0.14% $340.7k|
|Senior VP & General Merchandise Manager||1.9yrs||US$468.98k||0.081% $203.3k|
|Interim CEO & Director||0.2yrs||no data||0.39% $977.0k|
|Senior Vice President of Store Operations||13.8yrs||US$624.43k||0.44% $1.1m|
|Executive VP & Chief Merchandising Officer||0.4yrs||no data||0.14% $357.4k|
|Senior Vice President of Supply Chain||0yrs||no data||0.068% $169.1k|
Experienced Management: WW2's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Interim CEO & Director||0.2yrs||no data||0.39% $977.0k|
|Independent Chairman||0.7yrs||US$193.25k||0.31% $765.9k|
|Independent Director||6.3yrs||US$215.00k||0.18% $440.7k|
|Independent Director||2.3yrs||US$178.00k||0.071% $177.1k|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$183.75k||0.038% $95.7k|
|Independent Director||0.4yrs||no data||0.026% $64.8k|
Experienced Board: WW2's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Citi Trends, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Citi Trends, Inc.
- Ticker: WW2
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1946
- Industry: Apparel Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$271.550m
- Listing Market Cap: US$250.451m
- Shares outstanding: 11.49m
- Website: https://www.cititrends.com
Number of Employees
- Citi Trends, Inc.
- 104 Coleman Boulevard
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CTRN||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||May 2005|
|WW2||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||May 2005|
Citi Trends, Inc. operates as a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories. The company offers apparel, such as fashion sportswear for men and women, as well as children, including newborns, infants, toddlers, boys, and girls; accessories comprising handbags, jewelry, footwear, belts, intimate apparel, scrubs, and sleepwear; and functional bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen products, as well as beauty products and toys. It provides its products primarily to African-Americans in the United States. As of February 2, 2019, the company operated 562 stores in 32 states. The company was formerly known as Allied Fashion, Inc. and changed its name to Citi Trends, Inc. in 2001. Citi Trends, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/15 20:54|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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