Last $42.09 USD
Change Today -1.60 / -3.66%
Volume 205.8K
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cato corp-class a (CATO) Snapshot

Open
$43.35
Previous Close
$43.69
Day High
$43.61
Day Low
$42.03
52 Week High
02/24/15 - $44.89
52 Week Low
03/27/14 - $25.67
Market Cap
1.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
134.8K
EPS TTM
$1.98
Shares Outstanding
26.2M
EX-Date
03/5/15
P/E TM
21.2x
Dividend
$1.20
Dividend Yield
2.85%
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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 November 01, 2014, the company operated 1,318 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.

10,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/10/14
Founded in 1946

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 Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend, Payable on March 25, 2015

The Board of Directors of The Cato Corporation declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 25, 2015 to shareholders of record on March 9, 2015.

The Cato Corporation Reports Sales Results for the Four Weeks, Fourth Quarter and Year Ended January 31, 2015; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2015

The Cato Corporation reported sales results for the four weeks, fourth quarter and year ended January 31, 2015. For the four weeks, the company reported sales of $54.9 million, an increase of 14% from sales of $48.1 million for the four weeks ended February 1, 2014. Same-store sales were increased 14% from last year. For the fourth quarter, the company reported sales of $237.8 million, an increase of 10% from sales of $215.5 million for the fourth quarter ended February 1, 2014. Same-store sales were increased 8% from last year. For the year, the company reported sales increased 7% to $977.9 million from 2013 sales of $910.8 million. Same-store sales were increased 4% from 2013. The company reaffirmed earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2015. For the quarter, the company continue to expect fourth quarter EPS results will be within previous range of $0.25 to $0.29 versus $0.13 last year. For the year, the company continue to expect diluted earnings per share will be within the range of $2.07 to $2.11 versus $1.86 last year.

The Cato Corporation Reports Sales Results for the Five Weeks and Eleven Months Ended January 3, 2015; Revised Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2014

The Cato Corporation reported sales results for the five weeks and eleven months ended January 3, 2015. For the month, the company reported sales of $109.2 million, a 9% increase from sales of $100.1 million for the five weeks ended January 4, 2014. Same-store sales for the month increased 6%. December same-store sales results were positively impacted by the weather and were above expectations. Sales for the eleven months ended January 3, 2015 were $923.0 million, a 7% increase from sales of $862.7 million for the eleven months ended January 4, 2014. The company's year-to-date same-store sales increased 4%. The company now expects that fourth quarter earnings per diluted share will be within the range of $0.25 to $0.29, against its original guidance of $0.13 to $0.17 and $0.13 last year. Increased earnings per diluted share are primarily due to higher sales and lower taxes. The company's estimate for full year earnings per diluted share is now in the range of $2.07 to $2.11 versus its most recent guidance of $1.95 to $1.99 and $1.86 last year. Reflected in both the fourth quarter and full year revised guidance is the positive effect of $0.02 and $0.09, respectively, for 2014 share repurchases.

 

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