CATO - The Cato Corporation

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The Cato Corporation

8100 Denmark Road
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States

SectorConsumer Cyclical
IndustryApparel Stores
Full Time Employees10,500

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. John P. Derham CatoChairman, Pres & CEON/AN/A1950
Mr. John R. HoweExec. VP & CFON/AN/A1963
Mr. Michael Timothy GreerExec. VP & Director of StoresN/AN/A1963
Mr. Gordon D. SmithExec. VP and Chief Real Estate & Store Devel. OfficerN/AN/A1956
Mr. Stephen HeadleySr. VP of Sourcing & MDSE SupportN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2017 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


The Cato Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of fashion apparel and accessories primarily in the southeastern United States. It operates through two segments, Retail and Credit. The company's stores and e-commerce Websites offer a range of apparel and accessories, including dressy, career, and casual sportswear; and dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, and handbags. It also provides men's wear, as well as lines for kids and newborns. The company operates its stores and e-commerce Websites under the Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It's Fashion, It's Fashion Metro, and Versona names. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 1,351 stores in 33 states. The company also provides credit card services to its customers, as well as layaway plans. The Cato Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Corporate Governance

The Cato Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of November 1, 2018 is 9. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 5; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 8.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.