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Last $34.76 USD
Change Today -0.37 / -1.05%
Volume 169.9K
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cato corp-class a (CATO) Key Developments

The Cato Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on September 28, 2015

The Board of Directors of The Cato Corporation declared regular quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be payable on September 28, 2015 to shareholders of record on September 14, 2015. The $0.30 dividend, or $1.20 on an annualized basis, represents an annualized yield of 3.5% at the closing market price on August 27, 2015.

The Cato Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter Ended August 1, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third and Fourth Quarter of 2015 and Second Half of 2015; Expects to Open 40 Stores

The Cato Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter ended August 1, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net income of $15.6 million or $0.56 per basic and diluted share compared to $15.7 million or $0.56 per basic and diluted share for the second quarter ended August 2, 2014. Net income and earnings per diluted share were flat to the prior year. Second quarter same-store sales were flat to last year. Total revenues were $251,269,000 compared to $246,059,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $24,955,000 compared to $24,764,000 a year ago. For the six months ended August 1, 2015, the company earned net income of $46.7 million or $1.67 per basic and diluted share compared with net income of $45.7 million or $1.61 per basic and diluted share for the six months ended August 2, 2014. Net income increased 2% and earnings per diluted share increased 4%. Same-store sales for the first half were down 2% from the prior year. Total revenues were $535,168,000 compared to $530,791,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $72,944,000 compared to $72,937,000 a year ago. The company expects second half earnings per diluted share will be within the original guidance range of $0.46 to $0.55. The earnings per diluted share for the second half is unchanged from the original guidance of $0.46 to $0.55. By quarter, earnings per share are estimated to be in the range of $0.12 to $0.16 versus $0.20 last year for the third quarter and $0.35 to $0.39 versus $0.33 last year for the fourth quarter. Comparable store sales for both the third and fourth quarters are estimated to be in the range of down 2% to flat. Based on year-to-date results and this guidance for the second half, earnings per diluted share are expected to be within the range of $2.10 to $2.23 versus $2.15 last year, a decrease of 2% to an increase of 4%. The company now expects to open 40 stores.

The Cato Corporation Reports Sales Results for the Month, Second Quarter and First Half Ended August 1, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter

The Cato Corporation reported sales results for the month, second quarter and first half ended August 1, 2015. For the month, the company reported sales of $66.9 million, up 2% to sales of $65.3 million for the four weeks ended August 2, 2014. Same-store sales for the month were down 1% to the prior year. Sales for the second quarter ended August 1, 2015 were $249.2 million, up 2% to sales of $243.8 million for the second quarter ended August 2, 2014. Second quarter same-store sales were flat to prior year. Sales for the first half were $530.8 million, up 1% to the prior year's first half sales of $526.2 million. Same-store sales for the first half were down 2% to the prior year. The company now expects second quarter earnings per diluted share to be near the high end of original range of $0.54 to $0.57 against $0.56 last year, a decrease of 4% to an increase of 2%.

The Cato Corporation to Report Q2, 2016 Results on Aug 20, 2015

The Cato Corporation announced that they will report Q2, 2016 results at 11:13 AM, GMT Standard Time on Aug 20, 2015

The Cato Corporation Reports Sales Results for the Five Weeks and Twenty-Two Weeks Ended July 4, 2015

The Cato Corporation reported sales results for the five weeks and twenty-two weeks ended July 4, 2015. For the five weeks, sales were $93.8 million, a 2% increase over sales of $92.0 million for the five weeks ended July 5, 2014. Same-store sales for the five-week period were flat to last year. For the twenty-two weeks, sales were $463.9 million, up 1% over sales of $460.9 million for the twenty-two weeks ended July 5, 2014. The company's year-to-date same-store sales decreased 2%.

 

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