The Cato Corporation

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.
Company Growth (employees)
Charlotte, US
Size (employees)
10,500 (est)
The Cato Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Charlotte, US

The Cato Corporation Office Locations

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

The Cato Corporation Metrics

The Cato Corporation Financial Metrics

The Cato Corporation's revenue was reported to be $956.6 m in FY, 2016 which is a 5% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

$956.6 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

$66.8 m

Market capitalization (23-May-2017)

$558.4 m

Closing share price (23-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$67.1 m
The Cato Corporation's current market capitalization is $558.4 m.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$920 m$977.9 m$1 b$956.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Net Income

$54.3 m$54.3 m$66.8 m$66.8 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$79.4 m$93.9 m$67.1 m

Accounts Receivable


Current Assets

$446.7 m$454.5 m$472.1 m

Total Assets

$596.9 m$608.3 m$642.3 m

Accounts Payable

$113.2 m$105.2 m

Current Liabilities

$177.1 m$193.9 m$193.1 m

Common Stock

$975 k$931 k$935 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

$80.5 m$85 m$90.3 m

Retained Earnings

$308.9 m$293.5 m$320.6 m

Total Equity

$391.1 m$380.2 m$412.7 m

Financial Leverage

1.5 x1.6 x1.6 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$54.3 m$60.5 m$66.8 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$21.8 m$22 m$23 m

Accounts Receivable

$3.5 m$5.4 m


Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

$93 m$117.5 m$93.9 m

Capital Expenditures

($31.5 m)($28.9 m)($26.5 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($32.9 m)($27.7 m)($81.8 m)

Dividends Paid

($5.9 m)($33.9 m)($33.6 m)

Free Cash Flow

$124.5 m$146.4 m$120.4 m
Y, 2016


$91.1 k

Financial Leverage

1.6 x

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