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Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Dividends Per Share
$0.45 (TTM As of Apr. 2014)

Cato Corp's dividends per share for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $0.30. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $0.45. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 0.29. As of today, Cato Corp's Dividend Yield is 2.30%.

Good Sign:

Cato Corp stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

During the past 12 months, Cato Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -43.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -34.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -18.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -0.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Cato Corp was 40.60% per year. The lowest was -34.80% per year. And the median was 10.65% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Definition

Dividends paid to per common share.


Explanation

1. Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

Cato Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Apr. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Apr. 2014 )
=0.3/1.04
=0.29

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Cato Corp was 5.50. The lowest was 0.05. And the median was 0.37.

2. Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Cato Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.3002014-06-052014-06-092014-06-23Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3002014-03-062014-03-102014-03-24Cash Dividendquarterly
0.0502013-12-122013-12-162014-01-02Cash Dividendquarterly
0.0502013-09-122013-09-162013-09-30Cash Dividendquarterly

Cato Corp's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=0.7/31.10
=2.25 %

Current Share Price is $31.10.
Cato Corp's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.7.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Cato Corp was 5.50%. The lowest was 0.62%. And the median was 2.97%.

Good Sign:

Cato Corp stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

Dividend Yield, Dividend Payout Ratio, Earnings per Share, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Cato Corp Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
Dividends Per Share 0.460.510.580.650.660.660.720.880.980.20

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
Dividends Per Share 0.230.230.250.250.250.050.050.050.050.30
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