Cato Past Earnings Performance

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Cato's earnings have been declining at an average annual rate of -23.3%, while the Specialty Retail industry saw earnings growing at 25.4% annually. Revenues have been declining at an average rate of 1.6% per year.

Key information

-23.3%

Earnings growth rate

-22.6%

EPS growth rate

Specialty Retail Industry Growth26.6%
Revenue growth rate-1.6%
Return on equity-12.4%
Net Margin-3.2%
Last Earnings Update03 Feb 2024

Recent past performance updates

Recent updates

Cato Corporation: Commercially Doomed But Liquidation Upside Exists

Mar 19

Cato's Operations Are Eating The Deep Value Play

Mar 02

Cato: Declining Sales And Widening Losses Could Impact Dividend Payout

Dec 26

The Cato Corporation: Pressure On Growth Rates And Profitability Continues

Oct 03

Cato (NYSE:CATO) Has Announced A Dividend Of $0.17

Aug 29
Cato (NYSE:CATO) Has Announced A Dividend Of $0.17

The Cato Corporation: A Deep Value Retail Stock With Solid Upside

Jul 28

Cato (NYSE:CATO) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of $0.17

May 22
Cato (NYSE:CATO) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of $0.17

Cato (NYSE:CATO) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of $0.17

Feb 27
Cato (NYSE:CATO) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of $0.17

Cato  declares $0.17 dividend, boosts share repurchase authorization

Feb 24

The Cato Corporation's Fortress Balance Sheet Deserves Attention

Jan 20

Cato (NYSE:CATO) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of $0.17

Dec 19
Cato (NYSE:CATO) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of $0.17

Cato (NYSE:CATO) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of $0.17

Nov 22
Cato (NYSE:CATO) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of $0.17

The Cato Corporation: Cheap Enough To Warrant Attention

Oct 21

Capital Allocation Trends At Cato (NYSE:CATO) Aren't Ideal

Oct 20
Capital Allocation Trends At Cato (NYSE:CATO) Aren't Ideal

Cato (NYSE:CATO) Will Pay A Dividend Of $0.17

Aug 29
Cato (NYSE:CATO) Will Pay A Dividend Of $0.17

Cato  declares $0.17 dividend

Aug 26

Cato  GAAP EPS of -$0.11, revenue of $196.84M

Aug 18

The Cato Corporation: A Cheap Prospect That Bears Some Long-Term Risk

Jun 20

Cato Corporation: Milk This Rally For All Its Worth

Nov 24

Shopping For Value At Cato

Jul 01

We Discuss Why The Cato Corporation's (NYSE:CATO) CEO Compensation May Be Closely Reviewed

May 14
We Discuss Why The Cato Corporation's (NYSE:CATO) CEO Compensation May Be Closely Reviewed

What Percentage Of The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) Shares Do Insiders Own?

Mar 21
What Percentage Of The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) Shares Do Insiders Own?

What Type Of Returns Would Cato's(NYSE:CATO) Shareholders Have Earned If They Purchased Their SharesFive Years Ago?

Jan 25
What Type Of Returns Would Cato's(NYSE:CATO) Shareholders Have Earned If They Purchased Their SharesFive Years Ago?

Cato: Debt-Free Retailer With Fortress Balance Sheet And Hidden Real Estate

Dec 29

What You Need To Know About The Cato Corporation's (NYSE:CATO) Investor Composition

Dec 21
What You Need To Know About The Cato Corporation's (NYSE:CATO) Investor Composition

Cato  reports Q3 results

Nov 19

Revenue & Expenses Breakdown

How Cato makes and spends money. Based on latest reported earnings, on an LTM basis.


Earnings and Revenue History

NYSE:CATO Revenue, expenses and earnings (USD Millions)
DateRevenueEarningsG+A ExpensesR&D Expenses
03 Feb 24708-232530
28 Oct 23712-32440
29 Jul 23731-22430
29 Apr 23745-52420
28 Jan 2375902430
29 Oct 22756-32510
30 Jul 2275292530
30 Apr 22763242630
29 Jan 22769352670
30 Oct 21748332450
31 Jul 21727222340
01 May 2168722070
30 Jan 21575-452050
31 Oct 20611-412100
01 Aug 20651-312220
02 May 20696-132450
01 Feb 20825352620
02 Nov 19827352600
03 Aug 19825322580
04 May 19822272610
02 Feb 19830302610
03 Nov 18850182650
04 Aug 18850172650
05 May 1884992610
03 Feb 1885082590
28 Oct 17857112600
29 Jul 17876162650
29 Apr 17908332690
28 Jan 17957462760
29 Oct 16987702740
30 Jul 161,003702770
30 Apr 161,015702760
30 Jan 161,011652740
31 Oct 151,001632770
01 Aug 15991602740
02 May 15986602750
31 Jan 15987592760
01 Nov 14964542670
02 Aug 14949532610
03 May 14935532510
01 Feb 14920532430
02 Nov 13937582430
03 Aug 13936572400

Quality Earnings: CATO is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: CATO is currently unprofitable.


Free Cash Flow vs Earnings Analysis


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CATO is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 23.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CATO's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: CATO is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (-16.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CATO has a negative Return on Equity (-12.45%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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