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GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Cato Corp $CATO.
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Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate
86.10% (As of Jan. 2017)

Cato Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $0.33.

CATO' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.8   Max: 86.1
Current: 86.1

-34.8
86.1

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Cato Corp was 86.10% per year. The lowest was -34.80% per year. And the median was 11.10% per year.

CATO's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CATO: 86.10 )

During the past 12 months, Cato Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 86.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 13.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 5.80% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.

Cato Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 0.00. As of today, Cato Corp's Dividend Yield is 6.16%.

Good Sign:

Cato Corp stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Definition

This is the average annual rate that a company has been raising its dividends. The growth rate is calculated with expontential compound based on the latest four year annual data.

Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.


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 Jan. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Jan. 2017 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Jan. 2017 )
=0.33/-0.45
=N/A

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Cato Corp was 0.75. The lowest was 0.11. And the median was 0.48.

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
0.3302017-03-022017-03-062017-03-22Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3302016-12-082016-12-122017-01-02Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3302016-09-082016-09-122016-09-26Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3302016-06-022016-06-062016-06-20Cash Dividendquarterly

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

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.32/21.43
=6.16 %

Current Share Price is $21.43.
Cato Corp's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.32.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Cato Corp was 6.16%. The lowest was 0.62%. And the median was 3.14%.

Good Sign:

Cato Corp stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Related Terms

Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus), Dividends Per Share, Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividend Yield, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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