Since Citi Trends Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRN) and Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK) are part of the Apparel Stores industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation of both companies.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Citi Trends Inc. 769.55M 0.30 21.37M 1.56 13.61
Christopher & Banks Corporation N/A 0.00 N/A -0.81 0.00

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for Citi Trends Inc. and Christopher & Banks Corporation.


Table 2 shows Citi Trends Inc. and Christopher & Banks Corporation’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Citi Trends Inc. 2.78% 9.4% 6.1%
Christopher & Banks Corporation 0.00% -71.6% -26.7%

Risk and Volatility

A 0.47 beta means Citi Trends Inc.’s volatility is 53.00% less than Standard & Poor’s 500’s volatility. Christopher & Banks Corporation’s 2.73 beta is the reason why it is 173.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.


The current Quick Ratio of Citi Trends Inc. is 0.9 while its Current Ratio is 2.4. Meanwhile, Christopher & Banks Corporation has a Current Ratio of 1.3 while its Quick Ratio is 0.4. Citi Trends Inc. is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Christopher & Banks Corporation.


Citi Trends Inc. pays out an annual dividend of $0.32 per share while its dividend yield is 1.69%. Christopher & Banks Corporation does not pay a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Citi Trends Inc. and Christopher & Banks Corporation has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 90% and 49%. Citi Trends Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 0.7%. Insiders Competitively, owned 2.1% of Christopher & Banks Corporation shares.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Citi Trends Inc. 0.33% 3.42% -6.45% -32.92% -4.46% 3.92%
Christopher & Banks Corporation -1.03% -3.84% 20.08% -38.51% -48.98% 23.93%

For the past year Citi Trends Inc. has weaker performance than Christopher & Banks Corporation


On 10 of the 11 factors Citi Trends Inc. beats Christopher & Banks Corporation.

Citi Trends, Inc. operates as an off-price retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories. The company offers apparel comprising fashion sportswear for men, women, and children, as well as offerings for newborns, infants, toddlers, boys, and girls; accessories comprising handbags, jewelry, footwear, belts, intimate apparel, scrubs, and sleepwear; and decorative home products, functional home products, beauty products, books, toys, and electronic accessories. It also offers its products through the Internet. The company offers its products primarily to African-Americans in the United States. As of March 23, 2017, it operated 538 stores in 31 states. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.

Christopher & Banks Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of private-brand womenÂ’s apparel and accessories in the United States. The company designs and sells womenÂ’s apparel and accessories to customers ranging in age from 40 and older. Its stores offer womenÂ’s apparel consisting of casual clothing, everyday basics, wear-to-work, leisure/active wear, and sleepwear in missy, petite, and women sizes, as well as jewelry and accessories. As of March 15, 2017, the company operated 479 stores, including 319 MPW stores, 82 Outlet stores, 40 Christopher & Banks stores, and 38 CJ Banks stores in 45 states. It also operates an e-commerce Web site for its Christopher & Banks and C.J. Banks brands. The company was formerly known as BraunÂ’s Fashions Corporation and changed its name to Christopher & Banks Corporation in July 2000. Christopher & Banks Corporation was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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