• Q3 loss narrowed to $3.7m
  • Total sales up 4.1% to $149m
  • Comparable store sales climbed 0.5%.

Value-priced fashion retailer Citi Trends saw its third-quarter net losses narrow on the back of rising sales.

Net losses narrowed to US$3.7m over the 13 weeks to 27 October, compared to a $6.8m loss the year before.

The retailer, which operates 513 stores, said last year's third quarter was impacted by $1.2m in severance costs as it axed 40 jobs in its corporate offices, distribution centres and stores.

Meanwhile, total sales climbed 4.1% to $149m compared to $143.1m the year before, while comparable store sales edged up 0.5%. 

Citi Trends opened one store and relocated or expanded two others during the quarter.