Cato Corp Company Profile (NYSE:CATO)

About Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)

Cato Corp logoThe Cato Corporation is a fashion specialty retailer. The Company's merchandise lines include dressy, career, and casual sportswear, dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, handbags, men's wear and lines for kids and newborns. The Company has two segments: the operation of a fashion specialty stores segment (Retail Segment) and a credit card segment (Credit Segment). The Company operated its women's fashion specialty retail stores in 33 states as of January 28, 2017, principally in the southeastern United States. The Company offers its own credit card to its customers and all credit authorizations, payment processing, and collection efforts are performed by a separate subsidiary of the Company. The Company's stores offer an assortment of on-trend apparel and accessory items in primarily junior/missy, plus sizes, men's and kids sizes with a focus on color, product coordination and selection.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Apparel Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Symbol: NYSE:CATO
  • CUSIP: 14920510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $577 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 26,043,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $21.90
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $26.04
  • 52 Week Range: $19.73 - $38.88
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.93
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.79
  • P/E Growth: 1.44
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $908.34 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.63
  • Book Value: $14.52 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.52
  • Annual Dividend: $1.32
  • Dividend Yield: 6.2%
  • EBIDTA: $56.39 million
  • Net Margins: 7.28%
  • Return on Equity: 16.90%
  • Return on Assets: 11.23%
  • Current Ratio: 2.88%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.88%
  • Average Volume: 302,335 shs.
  • Beta: 0.95
  • Short Ratio: 3.16

Frequently Asked Questions for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)

What is Cato Corp's stock symbol?

Cato Corp trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CATO."

How often does Cato Corp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cato Corp?

Cato Corp announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 24th. Investors of record on Monday, March 6th will be given a dividend of $0.33 per share on Wednesday, March 22nd. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 2nd. This is an increase from Cato Corp's previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. View Cato Corp's Dividend History.

How were Cato Corp's earnings last quarter?

Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 18th. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.05. The business earned $237.66 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $245.20 million. Cato Corp had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 16.90%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 16.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.29 earnings per share. View Cato Corp's Earnings History.

Where is Cato Corp's stock going? Where will Cato Corp's stock price be in 2017?

1 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Cato Corp's stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $37.00. On average, they expect Cato Corp's stock price to reach $37.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Cato Corp.

How were Cato Corp's same store sales last quarter?

Cato Corp same-store sales fell 2% during the month of April. Cato Corp shares dropped by 2.1% in the first full-day of trading following the report.

Are investors shorting Cato Corp?

Cato Corp saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,464,836 shares, an increase of 39.5% from the March 31st total of 1,050,093 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 365,520 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.0 days. Currently, 6.1% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of Cato Corp's key competitors?

How do I buy Cato Corp stock?

Shares of Cato Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Cato Corp stock cost?

One share of Cato Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.06.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $37.00 (67.72% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/8/2016MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$37.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Earnings by Quarter for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/18/2017Q1 2018$0.80$0.85$245.20 million$237.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/16/2017Q4 2017($0.52)($0.48)$228.90 million$218.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/17/2016Q3 2017$0.26$0.30$210.00 million$209.26 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/18/2016Q2$0.54$0.57$244.30 million$238.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2016Q1$1.25$1.29$257.30 million$285.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/17/2016Q415$0.34$0.42$247.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/19/2015Q315$0.26$0.30$227.00 million$223.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/20/2015Q215$0.57$0.56$251.90 million$251.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/21/2015Q115$1.09$1.11$287.40 million$281.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/19/2015Q414$0.27$0.33$240.10 million$237.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/20/2014Q314$0.16$0.20$215.90 million$213.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/21/2014Q214$0.52$0.56$246.00 million$243.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/20/2014Q114$1.04$1.04$284.90 million$282.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/20/2014Q413$0.13$0.13$218.10 million$215.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/21/2013Q3$0.14$0.17$201.20 million$198.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/22/2013Q2 2013$0.48$0.51$237.00 million$229.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/23/2013Q1 2013$1.03$1.05$274.70 million$267.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/21/2013Q4 2012$0.28$0.27$230.20 million$232.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/15/2012Q312$0.15$0.16$197.60 million$197.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2012$0.53$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/17/2012$1.07$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2011$1.01$1.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/17/2011$0.26$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.50 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.60 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Most Recent Dividend:3/22/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.32
Dividend Yield:5.98%
Dividend Growth:103.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:51.16% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
88.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
82.50% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.98%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.37%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/21/2015Thomas B HensonDirectorBuy3,000$32.70$98,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2015Edward I Weisiger JrDirectorBuy2,000$37.00$74,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/25/2013Edward I Weisiger JrDirectorBuy2,000$24.45$48,900.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Latest Headlines for Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
DateHeadline logoCato 2017 Annual Meeting Highlights - May 19 at 4:04 PM logoCato Reports Decline In 1Q EPS - May 18 at 11:24 AM logoCato posts 1Q profit - May 18 at 11:24 AM logoCato Corp (CATO) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.05 EPS - May 18 at 8:52 AM logo5 Earnings Plays Could Squeeze Bears in Alibaba, Red Robin and More - May 16 at 4:13 PM logoThe Cato Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CATO-US : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 11:28 AM logoCable cowboy John Malone eyes the new landscape - May 10 at 9:22 PM logoThe Cato Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:CATO) : May 8, 2017 - May 8 at 9:05 PM logoTrumped Or Stumped? The Tax Cut, The Debt Ceiling And Riding The Gravy Train - May 5 at 4:22 PM logoThe Cato Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CATO-US : May 5, 2017 - May 5 at 4:22 PM logoCato Reports April Same-Store Sales Down 2% - May 4 at 4:17 PM logoCato Corp Same-Store Sales Down 2% in April, Stock Drops by 2.1% (NYSE:CATO) - May 4 at 3:58 PM logoCato Corp (CATO) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.17 - May 4 at 1:01 AM logoCato Corp (CATO) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest - May 2 at 7:08 AM logoGive Trump 130 days: President's tax plan is his biggest test (and biggest opportunity) - April 29 at 4:47 PM logoCato Corp (CATO) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 27 at 8:12 PM logoFavorable News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Cato Corp (CATO) Share Price - April 21 at 2:03 PM logoSomewhat Critical Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Cato Corp (CATO) Stock Price - April 18 at 9:55 AM logoThat GOP 'Middle Class' Tax Cut Might Be A Big Fat Trojan Horse For The Rich - April 17 at 12:18 PM logoThe Border-Adjustment Sleight of Hand - April 17 at 12:18 PM logoCato Corp (CATO) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of -0.19 - April 13 at 10:48 AM logoShould the Social Security Trust Fund Be Allowed to Invest in Stocks? - April 11 at 9:15 PM logoCato Corp's March Same Store Sales Numbers Miss Analysts' Estimates, Shares Rise by 2.1% (NYSE:CATO) - April 7 at 5:11 PM logoCato Reports March Same-Store Sales Down 21% - April 7 at 8:49 AM logoNo, Cato Isn't Cheap Enough - March 20 at 1:46 PM logoConstruction begins on Renaissance child-development center - March 18 at 1:12 AM logoQ4 2016 Cato Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open - March 16 at 10:30 PM logoCato Corp (CATO) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.04 EPS - March 16 at 10:43 AM logoWhat slashing the State Department budget by one-third would really mean - March 2 at 9:21 PM logoBRIEF-Cato says February same-store sales down 25 pct - March 2 at 9:21 PM logoCato Reports February Same-Store Sales Down 25% - March 2 at 4:20 PM logoCharlotte fashion retailer Cato sees sales slide 25% in February - March 2 at 4:20 PM logoAlarm bells ring for charities as Trump pledges to slash foreign aid budget - March 1 at 10:16 AM logoWhy Trump's Immigration Crackdown Could Sink U.S. Home Prices - February 23 at 2:19 AM logoBen Graham Would Love Cato Corp. - Wouldn't He? - February 9 at 9:27 PM logoEXCLUSIVE: Lincoln Harris, Cato plan major mixed-use project on former Knights Stadium site - February 9 at 4:25 PM logoExecutive Order Targets Victims Of Extremism, Not The Extremists - February 8 at 4:23 PM logo‘Death Spiral’ Looms for Zimbabwe Economy as Cash Runs Out - February 7 at 5:12 PM logo7:07 am Cato reports January comps of -15% vs -7% year ago and -12% last month; reaffirms prior guidance for Q4 EPS of ($0.50)-(0.54) vs ($0.52) single estimate and sees prelim Q4 sales of $218.2 mln vs $228.9 mln single estimate - February 3 at 9:21 PM logoReduce Cost Basis In These 3 Attractive Set-Ups - February 3 at 4:21 PM logoU.S. retailers' January same-store sales review - February 3 at 4:21 PM logoBRIEF-Cato reports January same-store sales down 15 percent - February 2 at 9:35 PM logoNeil Gorsuch: Scalia's true heir? - February 2 at 4:26 PM logoCato Reports January Same-Store Sales Down 15% - February 2 at 4:26 PM logoCato: Avoid - February 2 at 4:26 PM logoA warning to TD investors, Amazon still a buy, and the most important thing to do as Trump takes office - January 17 at 9:59 PM logoCan Cato Corporation Get Back To $30 A Share? - January 9 at 10:18 PM logoBRIEF-Cato reports December same-store sales down 12% - January 6 at 4:33 PM


Cato Corp (CATO) Chart for Monday, May, 22, 2017

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