As a leading specialty retailer of women's fashions and accessories, we're committed to offering high quality fashions at low prices every day. At Cato, you'll find the latest fashion styles for any occasion – work or play, dressy or casual in junior/misses and plus sizes. We've got great jewelry, shoes and accessories, too. Be sure to check us out for on-trend fashions, high quality and exclusive styles... all at an exceptional value. You can count on Cato for new fashions every week at low prices, every day! There are more than 1,000 Cato stores in 32 states. Versona is an exclusive women's boutique offering apparel and accessories at exceptional prices every day! Committed to high quality fashions, our stores carry everything needed to complete an individualized outfit including jewelry, handbags, shoes and all the fashion trend items of the season. Our customers enjoy an upscale shopping environment in an easy-to-shop format with styles organized by color and trends. It's Fashion offers the trendy looks you'll find in mall specialty stores at low prices every day. Check us out for the latest junior-inspired fashions, shoes and accessories for juniors, junior plus, young men, boys' sizes 8 to 20 and girls' sizes 7 to 16. It's Fashion Metro offers the latest trendy fashions for the entire family at low prices every day. Our stores feature fashions for juniors, junior plus sizes, men and big men's sizes, boys and girls, infants and toddlers, newborn and layette. Jewelry, shoes and accessories are also available.
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HQCharlotte, US
Size (employees)10,200 (est)
The Cato Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Charlotte, US
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The Cato Corporation Office Locations

The Cato Corporation has an office in Charlotte
Charlotte, US (HQ)
8100 Denmark Rd
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The Cato Corporation Financials and Metrics

The Cato Corporation Revenue

The Cato Corporation's revenue was reported to be $956.57 m in FY, 2016 which is a 5.4% decrease from the previous period.

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The Cato Corporation's current market capitalization is $347.5 m.
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The Cato Corporation Operating Metrics

The Cato Corporation's Stores was reported to be 1.4 k in Q1, 2018.
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The Cato Corporation Revenue Breakdown

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The Cato Corporation revenue breakdown by business segment: 99.5% from Credit and 0.5% from Other

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The Cato Corporation Online and Social Media Presence

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The Cato Corporation News and Updates

The Cato Corporation Increases Share Repurchase Authorization

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase in the Company's share repurchase program of 2 million shares. Prior to this authorization, the Company had approximately 19,000 shares...

The Cato Corporation Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.33 per share. The dividend will be payable on October 1, 2018 to shareholders of record on September 17, 2018. The $0.33 dividend, or...
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The Cato Corporation Blogs

Season Favorites: Cozy Sweaters & Tasty Recipes

We couldn’t be any happier to finally see and feel the change of seasons – beautiful fall leaves, cool morning air, boot-worthy temps and yes . . . two things we look forward to year after year – cozy sweaters and those recipes we turn to on those cold days and nights.  Sweater weather and [...]

Paint Your Town PINK!

Cato Cares. And, it’s that time of year when the color pink becomes more than just a color.  It becomes a symbol of hope, awareness, support and strength.  Not only do we offer a selection of pink styles to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we also donate to the Susan G. Komen …

Q&A With Fashion Blogger, Jana Meister

Sharing The Love Here at Cato, we gain just as much inspiration from our fans as we try to give. As much as we love sharing our knowledge of fashion, we are constantly learning from and loving how our fans and influencers style our pieces and the tips they give us. It’s a win, win! [...]

Teaching In Style – Creating That A+ Wardrobe

I think we can all agree that being a teacher is truly a selfless job.  These are the people that help create the path to a successful future for our children.  Every day they provide guidance, leadership and the skills needed to ensure that the children of today become successful and respectable ad…

Surviving The Summer Heat – Indoors

Summertime is always a time for the beach, barbecues and outdoor fun.  For many of us, it’s often our favorite time of  year – especially after surviving those cold winter months.  But, let’s talk about that heat.  When July and August hit, the humidity and heat are in full-force and it’s almost unb…

Summer Packing Made Simple

Your summer travel plans are underway and it’s time to start brainstorming what you want to pack and what you truly need to pack.  Let’s face it – we all love taking a vacation, but most of us don’t exactly love the prepping and planning involved. It’s tedious, time-consuming and at the same time, c…

The Cato Corporation Company Life and Culture

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The Cato Corporation Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was The Cato Corporation founded?

    The Cato Corporation was founded in 1946.

  • How many employees does The Cato Corporation have?

    The Cato Corporation has 10,200 employees.

  • Who are The Cato Corporation competitors?

    Competitors of The Cato Corporation include Next, JustFab and Fashion & You.

  • Where is The Cato Corporation headquarters?

    The Cato Corporation headquarters is located at 8100 Denmark Rd, Charlotte.

  • Where are The Cato Corporation offices?

    The Cato Corporation has an office in Charlotte.

  • How many offices does The Cato Corporation have?

    The Cato Corporation has 1 office.