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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.
TypePublic
Founded1946
HQCharlotte, NC, US
Websitecatofashions.com
Employee Ratings3.2
Overall CultureB

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)10,350(-1%)
Job Openings189
Revenue (FY, 2016)$956.6 M(-5%)
Share Price (May 2021)$13.5(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

The Cato Corporation Office Locations

The Cato Corporation has an office in Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, 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.
USD

Net income (FY, 2017)

47.2m

Market capitalization (14-May-2021)

306.1m

Closing stock price (14-May-2021)

13.5

Cash (29-Jul-2017)

78.7m
The Cato Corporation's current market capitalization is $306.1 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

920.0m977.9m1.0b956.6m

Revenue growth, %

6%3%(5%)

Net Income

54.3m54.3m66.8m66.8m47.2m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q3, 2017

Net Income

51.4m45.7m31.1m46.7m55.0m35.9m51.8m60.0m22.2m24.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

79.4m93.9m67.1m47.2m

Accounts Receivable

5.0m

Inventories

Current Assets

446.7m454.5m472.1m443.8m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2017

Cash

74.1m83.7m92.2m79.5m70.1m43.4m56.0m43.0m32.8m52.4m77.7m78.7m

Accounts Receivable

(497.0k)

Current Assets

421.2m425.2m423.4m429.4m463.3m452.4m481.1m485.3m442.9m413.7m391.5m393.4m

Total Assets

572.1m582.5m580.1m583.2m623.4m618.4m648.8m651.9m617.6m573.6m549.0m548.4m
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

54.3m60.5m66.8m47.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

21.8m22.0m23.0m22.7m

Inventories

Accounts Payable

Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Net Income

50.5m51.4m45.7m30.0m46.7m55.0m35.9m51.8m60.0m22.2m21.4m

Depreciation and Amortization

16.3m16.3m10.9m5.5m10.9m17.0m5.7m11.3m17.1m5.1m9.9m

Cash From Operating Activities

77.0m89.9m83.5m54.1m55.8m57.7m36.2m55.0m46.3m15.6m43.4m

Capital Expenditures

(23.8m)(21.4m)(14.0m)(7.4m)(11.4m)(22.4m)(6.0m)(10.0m)(24.0m)(3.4m)(6.4m)
USDQ3, 2013

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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The Cato Corporation Operating Metrics

The Cato Corporation's Stores was reported to be 1.4 k in Q1, 2018.
FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018

Stores

1.35 k1.35 k1.36 k1.37 k1.37 k1.37 k1.37 k1.37 k1.37 k1.37 k

Suppliers

600530428
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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

The Cato Corporation Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

65/100

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The Cato Corporation Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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The Cato Corporation Online and Social Media Presence

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The Cato Corporation Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    74/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    73/100

  • Compensation

    D+

    58/100

  • Diversity

    A-

    81/100

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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...

The Cato Corporation Blogs

Live Well: 4 Healthy Habits to Incorporate Into Your Year

New year, new habits, new intentions and new meanings. From one year to another, there’s no better time to prioritize the things that really matter- including yourself. As we break into the new spring season, we’re so excited to announce our new Live Well collections; three separate lines of everyda…

Fashion Forecast: Fall 2020

‘Tis the season to be cozy. Grab your pumpkin spice lattes, ladies, and get ready for the new season. We’ve rounded up our favorite trends this season, and are here to show you how to own the autumn season. Of course, we’ll always have a special place in our hearts (and closets) for the classics; [.…

Be The Light: Finding Joy During Difficult Times

No matter what’s going on, looking to the positive moments is something anyone and everyone benefits from. Be kind to yourself, your mind and your body by finding bits of love and light when needed. We’re sharing a few tips that we hope lift your spirits, and remind you to always seek joy and happin…

How To Give Your Work From Home Wardrobe an In-Office Look

The current circumstances we are in won’t last forever, which means soon enough, we can start wearing our new fashion finds. Much like you, we’ve done a bit (read: a lot) of online shopping, stocking up on cozy clothes to lounge around the house in.  Take a look at some of the ways we plan [...]

Tips for Working From Home: By our Staff

For all of us, the past few weeks have been emotional, stressful and just plain strange. While these current circumstances are anything but ordinary, we’re choosing to make light of this situation and finding the little joys that come out of each and every day. We sat down (Well, virtually-speaking …

2020 Red Carpet Recap

As the beginning of the year draws to a close, so does (arguably) the greatest time for fashion– awards show season! Celebrities from all over come out dressed by the hottest designers in hopes to make every fashion sites’ “best dressed” list. As viewers, we also love these fabulous looks, but not e…
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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 10,350 employees.

  • Who are The Cato Corporation competitors?

    Competitors of The Cato Corporation include Next, Wet Seal and Levi Strauss & Co..

  • 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.