Citi Trends (NASDAQ: CTRN) is one of 37 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Citi Trends to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Citi Trends and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Citi Trends $712.38 million $35.16 million 22.60
Citi Trends Competitors $3.36 billion $448.52 million 21.45

Citi Trends’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Citi Trends. Citi Trends is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Citi Trends pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Citi Trends pays out 35.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 55.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Citi Trends and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Citi Trends 0 0 0 0 N/A
Citi Trends Competitors 511 2958 2887 84 2.40

As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 4.96%. Given Citi Trends’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Citi Trends has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.8% of Citi Trends shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Citi Trends shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Citi Trends and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Citi Trends 1.88% 6.93% 4.69%
Citi Trends Competitors 0.71% -3.11% 3.09%

Volatility & Risk

Citi Trends has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Citi Trends’ peers have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Citi Trends

Citi Trends, Inc. is a retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories. The Company’s segment is retail operations. The Company operates approximately 520 stores in both urban and rural markets in over 30 states. The Company offers products under its brands, such as Citi Steps and Red Ape. The Company’s merchandise includes apparel, accessories and home. Within apparel, the Company offers fashion sportswear for men, women and children, including offerings for newborns, infants, toddlers, boys and girls. Accessories include handbags, jewelry, footwear, belts, intimate apparel, scrubs and sleepwear. The Company’s home merchandise includes decorative home product, functional home product, beauty, books, toys and electronic accessories. The Company sources its merchandise from approximately 1,700 vendors, consisting of domestic manufacturers and importers.

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