Cato (NYSE:CATO) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, August 22nd. The Cato Corporation and its subsidiaries operate and manage stores in the United States. The stores, under the names Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, and It’s Fashion!, feature women’s apparel and accessories for juniors, misses, and large sizes. The Company’s apparel includes dresses, careerware, coats, hosiery, shoes, handbags, and other related items.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cato Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.48 per share on revenues of $237.00 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.34.
Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.11 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.81, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Cato has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||858||884||926||931||944|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.15||1.55||1.96||2.21||2.11|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jul. 31, 2012||Oct. 31, 2012||Jan. 31, 2013||Apr. 30, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||234.06||200.01||234.64||269.70|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.59||0.16||0.27||1.05|
Cato has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)