Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, women's apparel retailer Cato
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cato's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Charlotte, N.C. (1946)|
|Market Cap||$712.1 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$939.3 million|
Chairman/CEO John Derham Cato (since 1999)
CFO John Howe (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||16.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$267.9 million / $0|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 84% of the 91 members who have rated Cato believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include pbk100 and All-Star tenmiles, who is ranked in the top 0.05% of our community.
In fact, Cato currently sports a juicy dividend yield of 3.8%. That's higher than that of industry peers like Chico's FAS
Re-entering long on debt-free CATO around $24 given its "sleep at night" balance sheet with large cash postion and healthy dividend. Unlikely to be worse than market performer for those with 3 year timeframe after recent sell-off. No LBO opportunity here as two tier share class structure, but good opportunity for the "value camp" types to scale in at more attractive price.
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