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cato corp-class a (CATO) Snapshot

Open
$35.16
Previous Close
$35.23
Day High
$35.18
Day Low
$34.88
52 Week High
09/4/14 - $36.30
52 Week Low
03/27/14 - $25.67
Market Cap
978.3M
Average Volume 10 Days
163.9K
EPS TTM
$1.95
Shares Outstanding
26.2M
EX-Date
09/11/14
P/E TM
17.9x
Dividend
$1.20
Dividend Yield
2.71%
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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 July 10, 2014, the company operated 1,328 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 of Merchandising Cat...
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 Announces Sales Results for the Four Weeks and Thirty Weeks Ended August 30, 2014

The Cato Corporation announced sales results for the four weeks and thirty weeks ended August 30, 2014. The company reported sales for the four weeks ended August 30, 2014 of $63.6 million, a 7% increase over sales of $59.2 million for the four week period ended August 31, 2013. Same-store sales in August were up 3% to the prior year. Sales for the thirty weeks ended August 30, 2014 were $589.8 million, up 6% to sales of $555.8 million for the thirty weeks ended August 31, 2013. The company's year-to-date same-store sales increased 3%.

The Cato Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on September 29, 2014

The Board of Directors of The Cato Corporation declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be payable on September 29, 2014 to shareholders of record on September 15, 2014.

The Cato Corporation Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended August 2, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter, Fourth Quarter and Second Half of 2014

The Cato Corporation announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended August 2, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues were $246.46 million against $231.72 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $24.76 million against $23.1 million a year ago. Net income was $15.65 million or $0.56 basic and diluted earnings per share against $14.8 million or $0.51 basic and diluted earnings per share a year ago. Second quarter same-store sales were in line with year-to-date trend. Second quarter same-store sales increased 3%. For the six months, the company reported total revenues were $531.19 million against $501.42 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $72.94 million against $71.93 million a year ago. Net income was $45.66 million or $1.61 basic and diluted earnings per share against $45.61 million or $1.56 basic and diluted earnings per share a year ago. Same-store sales for the first half were up 3% from the prior year. The guidance of earnings per diluted share for the second half is unchanged, but it is updated for share repurchases, at $0.21 to $0.30. By quarter, earnings per share are estimated to be in the range of $0.08 to $0.13 versus $0.17 last year for the third quarter and $0.13 to $0.17 versus $0.13 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 adjusted range of $1.82 to $1.91 versus $1.86 last year, a decrease of 2% to an increase of 3%.

 

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