Cato Corporation (The) Company Profile (NYSE:CATO)

About Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)

Cato Corporation (The) 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: Women's Apparel Retailers
  • Sub-Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Symbol: NYSE:CATO
  • CUSIP: 14920510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $323.04 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 24,830,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $14.26
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $18.61
  • 52 Week Range: $12.20 - $36.64
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.498
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.69
  • P/E Growth: 1.580
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $876.41 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.37
  • Book Value: $14.60 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.89
  • Annual Dividend: $1.32
  • Dividend Yield: 9.9%
  • EBIDTA: $34.92 million
  • Net Margins: 1.92%
  • Return on Equity: 4.37%
  • Return on Assets: 2.86%
  • Current Ratio: 2.85%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.07%
  • Average Volume: 309,747 shs.
  • Beta: 1.13
  • Short Ratio: 10.9

Frequently Asked Questions for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)

What is Cato Corporation (The)'s stock symbol?

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

How often does Cato Corporation (The) pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cato Corporation (The)?

Cato Corporation (The) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Monday, September 25th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 10.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 8th. View Cato Corporation (The)'s Dividend History.

How were Cato Corporation (The)'s earnings last quarter?

Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 17th. The company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.14. The company earned $207 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $209.50 million. Cato Corporation (The) had a net margin of 1.92% and a return on equity of 4.37%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.57 earnings per share. View Cato Corporation (The)'s Earnings History.

When will Cato Corporation (The) make its next earnings announcement?

Cato Corporation (The) is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 16th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Cato Corporation (The).

What guidance has Cato Corporation (The) issued on next quarter's earnings?

Cato Corporation (The) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of below for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.35. Cato Corporation (The) also updated its Q2 guidance to loss EPS.

Where is Cato Corporation (The)'s stock going? Where will Cato Corporation (The)'s stock price be in 2017?

1 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Cato Corporation (The)'s shares. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Cato Corporation (The)'s stock price to reach $20.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Cato Corporation (The).

How were Cato Corporation (The)'s same store sales last quarter?

Cato Corporation (The) same store sales decreased by 10% during the month of August. Cato Corporation (The) shares dropped by 0.7% in the first day of trading following the report.

Who are some of Cato Corporation (The)'s key competitors?

Who are Cato Corporation (The)'s key executives?

Cato Corporation (The)'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • John P. Derham Cato, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • John R. Howe, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
  • Michael T. Greer, Executive Vice President, Director - Stores
  • Gordon D. Smith, Executive Vice President - Chief Real Estate and Store Development Officer
  • Bryan F. Kennedy III, Lead Independent Director
  • Thomas B. Henson, Independent Director
  • Thomas E. Meckley, Independent Director
  • Bailey W. Patrick, Independent Director
  • D. Harding Stowe, Independent Director

Who owns Cato Corporation (The) stock?

Cato Corporation (The)'s stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (3.49%), Denver Investment Advisors LLC (2.78%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.21%), Schroder Investment Management Group (1.41%), Ameriprise Financial Inc. (1.08%) and Marshall Wace North America L.P. (0.58%). Company insiders that own Cato Corporation (The) stock include Bailey W Patrick, Daniel Harding Stowe and Edward I Weisiger Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cato Corporation (The).

Who sold Cato Corporation (The) stock? Who is selling Cato Corporation (The) stock?

Cato Corporation (The)'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schroder Investment Management Group, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Carroll Financial Associates Inc., California State Teachers Retirement System, First Mercantile Trust Co., Comerica Bank, Rhumbline Advisers and Arizona State Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cato Corporation (The).

Who bought Cato Corporation (The) stock? Who is buying Cato Corporation (The) stock?

Cato Corporation (The)'s stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Denver Investment Advisors LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., State Street Corp, Systematic Financial Management LP, Ameriprise Financial Inc., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Tudor Investment Corp ET AL and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Cato Corporation (The) stock in the last two years include Bailey W Patrick, Daniel Harding Stowe and Edward I Weisiger Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cato Corporation (The).

How do I buy Cato Corporation (The) stock?

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

What is Cato Corporation (The)'s stock price today?

One share of Cato Corporation (The) stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.01.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE CATO)
Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  38 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  76 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  114
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $20.00 (53.73% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/9/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$23.00 -> $20.00LowView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
Earnings by Quarter for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE CATO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/16/2017$0.08N/AView Earnings Details
8/17/2017Q2 2018$0.11($0.03)$209.50 million$207.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.85 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.95 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
Next Dividend:9/25/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.32
Dividend Yield:10.15%
Dividend Growth:103.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:206.25% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
155.29% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
138.95% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.98%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 88.41%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/22/2017Daniel Harding StoweDirectorBuy7,000$14.27$99,890.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2017Daniel Harding StoweDirectorBuy2,500$13.71$34,275.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2017Edward I Weisiger JrDirectorBuy3,000$17.20$51,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2017Bailey W PatrickDirectorBuy1,000$16.76$16,760.00View SEC Filing  
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 Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
Latest Headlines for Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO)
DateHeadline logoContrasting New York & (NWY) & Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) - September 22 at 2:20 AM logoDestination Maternity: A Failed Merger And 14% Shareholder Selling Out Create An Extraordinary Opportunity - September 20 at 5:42 PM logoComparing Christopher & Banks Corporation (CBK) and Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) - September 18 at 2:30 PM logoCritical Review: Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) and J.Jill (JILL) - September 15 at 4:48 PM logoFinancial Review: Ann (ANN) versus Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) - September 15 at 4:28 PM logoChico's FAS (CHS) versus Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) Financial Analysis - September 11 at 4:22 AM logoThis Stock Has A 9.83% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book - September 8 at 5:17 PM logobebe stores, inc. (BEBE) versus Cato Corp (CATO) Critical Analysis - September 7 at 2:28 AM logoComparing J.Jill (JILL) & Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) - September 5 at 6:16 AM logoCritical Comparison: Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) versus Chico's FAS (CHS) - September 5 at 12:32 AM logoETFs with exposure to The Cato Corp. : September 1, 2017 - September 1 at 10:48 PM logoBRIEF-Cato reports August same-store sales down 10 percent - September 1 at 5:14 PM logoWhy the Small Business Administration plays an important role in disaster relief - September 1 at 5:14 PM logoCato Corp. (CATO) August Same-Store Sales Decline 10% - September 1 at 5:14 PM logoCato Corporation (The)'s August Same-Store Sales Numbers Miss Analysts' Expectations (NYSE:CATO) - September 1 at 9:02 AM logoCato Reports August Same-Store Sales Down 10% - August 31 at 4:53 PM logoRetailers on Track for Solid Gain in Back-to-School Sales - August 29 at 10:21 PM logoThe Cato Corp. :CATO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2018 By the Numbers : August 29, 2017 - August 29 at 5:18 PM logoCato: Covering The Short, And Hoping For Another Shot - August 28 at 4:52 PM logo Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "" from Brokerages - August 27 at 12:52 AM logoCato Corporation (The) (CATO) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.33 - August 25 at 6:52 PM logoS&P SmallCap 600 Dividend Dogs Bark Barnes & Noble Top Gainer With CBL & Associates Best By Yield In August - August 23 at 10:20 PM logoDaniel Harding Stowe Buys 7,000 Shares of Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) Stock - August 23 at 8:28 PM logoWhich Ideology Has Inspired The Most Murders In Terrorist Attacks On U.S. Soil? - August 21 at 9:51 PM logoIf You're Going To Buy Stage Stores (And You Shouldn't), Buy It For Gordman's - August 21 at 4:50 PM logoCato Corporation (The) (CATO) Downgraded by TheStreet - August 19 at 7:08 AM logoInsider Buying: Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) Director Buys 2,500 Shares of Stock - August 18 at 8:50 PM logoBRIEF-Cato Corp reports Q2 EPS loss of $0.03 - August 18 at 12:24 AM logoCato Reports 2Q EPS Loss Of $0.03 - August 17 at 6:18 PM logoCato reports 2Q loss - August 17 at 6:18 PM logoCato Corporation (The) (CATO) Issues Earnings Results - August 17 at 8:58 AM logoEarnings Update: What To Expect This Week From U.S. Retailers - August 15 at 10:45 PM logoNorth Korea bought black market rocket engines, study says - August 15 at 5:44 PM logoCato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub - August 13 at 11:10 AM logoCato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO) to Release Earnings on Thursday - August 10 at 7:32 AM logoETFs with exposure to The Cato Corp. : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 4:44 PM logoETFs with exposure to The Cato Corp. : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 4:44 PM logoCato (CATO) Continues its Dismal Trend, July Comps Drop 9% - August 4 at 5:13 PM logoCato Reports July Same-Store Sales Down 9% - August 3 at 6:23 PM logoCato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance - August 3 at 9:04 AM logoCato Corporation (The) (CATO) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance - August 3 at 9:04 AM logoCato Corporation (The) Stock Falls 7.4% Following July Same-Store Sales Report (NYSE:CATO) - August 1 at 9:34 AM logoTrump’s 'Massive' Middle Class Tax Cut Is Pure Bunkum - July 28 at 6:29 PM logoIllegal immigrant crime wave? Evidence is hard to find - July 12 at 5:32 PM logoCato's Dividend Yield Is the Cat's Meow, but for How Long? - July 12 at 5:32 PM logoThe Fed took bold steps to boost the economy. Will undoing one of them rattle markets? - July 11 at 2:57 AM logoRetail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2017 - July 11 at 2:57 AM logoCato's Dismal Comps Trend Continues, Stock Plummets 45% YTD - July 8 at 4:39 PM logoCato's Dismal Comps Trend Continues, Stock Plummets 45% YTD - July 8 at 9:33 AM logoCato 5-week Comps. Down 16%; Q2 Earnings To Be Significantly Below Prior Year - July 6 at 11:14 PM



Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) Chart for Friday, September, 22, 2017

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