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Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Dividends per Share
$1.32 (TTM As of Apr. 2017)

Cato Corp's dividends per share for the three months ended in Apr. 2017 was $0.33. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was $1.32. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Apr. 2017 was 0.39. As of today, Cato Corp's Dividend Yield is 7.76%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Cato Corp is 1.03, which seems too high.

Good Sign:

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

During the past 12 months, Cato Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 10.00% 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.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Cato Corp was 102.70% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 9.90% per year.

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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. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Apr. 2017 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Apr. 2017 )
=0.33/0.85
=0.39

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Cato Corp was 1.03. The lowest was 0.11. And the median was 0.48.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Cato Corp is 1.03, which seems too high.

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 Forex Rate
USD 0.3302017-06-012017-06-052017-06-19Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.3302017-03-022017-03-062017-03-22Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.3302016-12-082016-12-122017-01-02Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.3302016-09-082016-09-122016-09-26Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000

* GuruFocus converts dividend currency to local traded share price currency in order to calculate dividend yield. Please refer to the last column "Forex Rate" in the above table.

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

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.32/17.00
=7.76 %

Current Share Price is $17.00.
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 7.97%. The lowest was 0.62%. And the median was 3.17%.

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

Trailing Dividend Yield, Forward Dividend Yield, Dividend Payout Ratio, Earnings per Share, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate, Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus)


Historical Data

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

Cato Corp Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
Dividends Per Share 0.650.660.660.720.880.980.201.201.201.29

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17Apr17
Dividends Per Share 0.300.300.300.300.300.300.330.330.330.33
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