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Last $39.57 USD
Change Today +1.06 / 2.75%
Volume 261.2K
As of 8:04 PM 03/30/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

cato corp-class a (CATO) Snapshot

Open
$38.82
Previous Close
$38.51
Day High
$39.74
Day Low
$38.69
52 Week High
02/24/15 - $44.89
52 Week Low
04/11/14 - $25.76
Market Cap
1.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
235.2K
EPS TTM
$2.13
Shares Outstanding
26.2M
EX-Date
03/5/15
P/E TM
18.6x
Dividend
$1.20
Dividend Yield
3.03%
Current Stock Chart for CATO CORP-CLASS A (CATO)

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cato corp-class a (CATO) Details

The Cato Corporation operates as a specialty retailer of fashion apparel and accessories in the Southeastern United States. It operates in two segments, Retail and Credit. The company’s stores offer a range of apparel and accessories for women, including dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, and handbags, as well as dressy, career, and casual sportswear. Its stores also offer men’s wear, and lines for kids and newborns. The company operates its stores primarily under the Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It’s Fashion, It’s Fashion Metro, and Versona Accessories names. As of January 31, 2015, the company operated 1,346 stores in 32 states. It also provides credit cards to its customers. The Cato Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

cato corp-class a (CATO) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $386.3K
Executive Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $407.5K
Executive Vice President and Director of Stor...
Total Annual Compensation: $339.0K
Chief Real Estate & Store Development Officer...
Total Annual Compensation: $307.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

cato corp-class a (CATO) Key Developments

The Cato Corp. Plans to Open 45 New Stores and Close 13 Stores in 2015

The Cato Corp. plans to open 45 new stores and close 13 stores in 2015.

Cato Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended January 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year 2015

Cato reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $240,113,000 compared to $217,574,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $11,379,000 compared to $5,867,000 a year ago. Net Income was $9,151,000 compared to $3,823,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share was $0.33 compared to $0.13 a year ago. For the full year, the company reported total revenues of $986,914,000 compared to $920,033,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $91,473,000 compared to $84,286,000 a year ago. Net Income was $60,502,000 compared to $54,322,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share was $2.15 compared to $1.86 a year ago. The company expects first quarter 2015 net income to be in a range of $28.8 million to $27.9 million, a decrease of 4% to 7% compared to $30.0 million in first quarter 2014. The company estimates earnings per diluted share will be in a range of $1.03 to $1.00, a decrease of 1% to 4% compared to $1.04 in first quarter 2014. The company estimates first quarter same-store sales to be down 3% to 4% based upon February same-store sales being down 10% and adverse weather continuing into March. For 2015, the company estimates same-store sales will be in a range of flat to down 2% and its gross margin rate will decrease to 38.0% to 37.8% from 38.6% in 2014, resulting in net income in a range of $61.2 million to $56.7 million, an increase of 1% to a decrease of 6% compared to $60.5 million in 2014. The company estimates earnings per diluted share will be in a range of $2.19 to $2.03, an increase of 2% to a decrease of 6% compared to $2.15 in 2014. Capital expenditures are projected to be approximately $38 million, including $21 million for store development, $8 million for home office renovation and additional investment in the Company's e-commerce platform as well as continued investment to enhance and upgrade existing. The effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 36.2%. Depreciation is expected to be approximately $24 million for the year.

The Cato Corporation Reports Sales for the Four Weeks Ended February 28, 2015

The Cato Corporation reported sales for the four weeks ended February 28, 2015. For the period, the company reported sales of $80.5 million, a 7% decrease over sales of $87.0 million for the four week period ended March 1, 2014. Same-store sales for the month decreased 10% from the prior year.

 

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