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Cato Corp  (NYSE:CATO) 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate: 86.10% (As of Jul. 2017)

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

NYSE:CATO' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0   Max: 102.7
Current: 86.1

0
102.7

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.

NYSE:CATO's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 440 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NYSE:CATO: 86.10 )

During the past 12 months, Cato Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.30% 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 Jul. 2017 was 0.00. As of today, Cato Corp's Dividend Yield % is 8.09%.

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 1.94, which seems too high.

Good Sign:

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

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


Historical Data

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

* Premium members only.

Cato Corp Annual Data

Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

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 Jul. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends per Share (Q: Jul. 2017 )/ EPS without NRI (Q: Jul. 2017 )
=0.33/ -0.03
=N/A

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Cato Corp was 1.94. 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 1.94, 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
Cash Dividend:

* 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
=1.32/16.35
=8.07 %

Current Share Price is $16.35.
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 10.20%. The lowest was 0.62%. And the median was 3.21%.

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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