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

Cato Corp's dividends per share for the three months ended in Oct. 2017 was $0.33. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2017 was $1.32. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Oct. 2017 was 3.00. As of today, Cato Corp's Dividend Yield % is 9.74%.

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 2.75, 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 4.80% 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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Historical Data

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

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Cato Corp Annual Data

Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Dividends per Share Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.98 0.20 1.20 1.20 1.29

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17
Dividends per Share Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33

Calculation

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 Oct. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends per Share (Q: Oct. 2017 )/ EPS without NRI (Q: Oct. 2017 )
=0.33/ 0.11
=3.00

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Cato Corp was 2.75. 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 2.75, 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 0.3302017-12-082017-12-112018-01-02Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.3302017-09-082017-09-112017-09-25Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
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

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

Dividend Yield %=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.32/13.56
=9.73 %

Current Share Price is $13.56.
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 10.19%. The lowest was 0.62%. And the median was 3.22%.

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.


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