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Citi Trends, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. Citi Trends shares (CTRN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Citi Trends employs 3,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$742.4 million.
|52-week range||USD$6.7 - USD$84.2|
|50-day moving average||USD$61.3515|
|200-day moving average||USD$37.3679|
|Wall St. target price||USD$83|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.08 (0.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.441|
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Valuing Citi Trends stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Citi Trends's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Citi Trends's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 57x. In other words, Citi Trends shares trade at around 57x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Citi Trends's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.08. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Citi Trends's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Citi Trends's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$41.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Citi Trends's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$742.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.01%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$297.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.99%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$834.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 380,598 Citi Trends shares held short by investors – that's known as Citi Trends's "short interest". This figure is 6.5% down from 407,103 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Citi Trends shares can be evaluated.
Citi Trends's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Citi Trends shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Citi Trends shares traded daily (recently around 204622.58064516). Citi Trends's SIR currently stands at 1.86. In other words for every 100,000 Citi Trends shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1860 shares are currently held short.
However Citi Trends's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Citi Trends shares, or, against the total number of tradable Citi Trends shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Citi Trends's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Citi Trends shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0472% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Citi Trends shares, roughly 47 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Citi Trends.
Find out more about how you can short Citi Trends stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 6.46% of net profits
Recently Citi Trends has paid out, on average, around 6.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Citi Trends shareholders could enjoy a 2.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citi Trends's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.
While Citi Trends's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Citi Trends is investing more in its future growth.
Citi Trends's most recent dividend payout was on 17 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Citi Trends's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.7 up to $84.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Citi Trends's is 1.619. This would suggest that Citi Trends's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Citi Trends, Inc. operates as a value-priced retailer of fashion apparel, accessories, and home goods. 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 1, 2020, the company operated 571 stores in urban and rural markets in 33 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.
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