Cato Corporation (The) (CATO): Price and Financial Metrics

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO): $9.80

-0.14 (-1.41%)

POWR Rating

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  • CATO scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 79.12% of US stocks.
  • CATO's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • CATO's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 15.49% of US stocks).

CATO Stock Summary

  • CATO CORP's stock had its IPO on April 23, 1987, making it an older stock than 92.38% of US equities in our set.
  • CATO's price/sales ratio is 0.27; that's higher than the P/S ratio of merely 8.28% of US stocks.
  • CATO CORP's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 19.65%, greater than the shareholder yield of 89.84% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to CATO CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be APT, BGSF, NUS, KFY, and FOSL.
  • CATO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit CATO CORP's official web site, go to

CATO Valuation Summary

  • CATO's price/sales ratio is 0.3; this is 57.14% lower than that of the median Consumer Cyclical stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, CATO's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 23.3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CATO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CATO 2022-09-30 0.3 0.8 21.0 27.5
CATO 2022-09-29 0.3 0.8 21.0 27.5
CATO 2022-09-28 0.3 0.8 21.5 27.9
CATO 2022-09-27 0.3 0.8 20.9 27.4
CATO 2022-09-26 0.3 0.8 20.8 27.3
CATO 2022-09-23 0.3 0.8 21.1 27.6

CATO Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -36.39%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at -52.74%.
  • The 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -19.68%.
Over the past 33 months, CATO's revenue has gone down $74,865,000.

The table below shows CATO's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 752.025 -5.193 9.613
2022-03-31 762.907 14.523 25.879
2021-12-31 769.271 59.788 36.844
2021-09-30 748.462 74.765 35.035
2021-06-30 727.04 99.476 22.81
2021-03-31 687.464 85.125 1.648

CATO's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • CATO has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 78.85% of graded US stocks.
  • CATO's asset turnover comes in at 1.216 -- ranking 112th of 165 Retail stocks.
  • ULTA, DBI, and BURL are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with CATO.

The table below shows CATO's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-07-31 1.216 0.373 0.034
2021-05-01 1.147 0.312 -0.020
2021-01-30 0.951 0.247 -0.119
2020-10-31 0.972 0.264 -0.102
2020-08-01 1.012 0.296 -0.071
2020-05-02 1.056 0.344 -0.031

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CATO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $9.80 52-week high $19.89
Prev. close $9.94 52-week low $9.07
Day low $9.77 Volume 33,470
Day high $9.90 Avg. volume 118,444
50-day MA $10.98 Dividend yield 6.84%
200-day MA $13.72 Market Cap 207.57M

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) Company Bio

The Cato Corporation operates as a specialty retailer of fashion apparel and accessories in the Southeastern United States. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Board of Directors of The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share. The dividend will be payable on September 26, 2022 to shareholders of record on September 12, 2022.

Yahoo | August 26, 2022

Is The Cato Corporation's (NYSE:CATO) Recent Price Movement Underpinned By Its Weak Fundamentals?

It is hard to get excited after looking at Cato's (NYSE:CATO) recent performance, when its stock has declined 5.7% over...

Yahoo | August 21, 2022


The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) today reported a net loss of $2.3 million or ($0.11) per diluted share for the second quarter ended July 30, 2022, compared to net income of $14.0 million or $0.62 per diluted share for the second quarter ended July 31, 2021.

Yahoo | August 18, 2022

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Thomas Yeung on InvestorPlace | July 29, 2022

What Is The Ownership Structure Like For The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO)?

Every investor in The Cato Corporation ( NYSE:CATO ) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Insiders...

Yahoo | July 5, 2022

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CATO Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -13.88%
6-mo -29.65%
1-year -38.64%
3-year -36.72%
5-year -2.25%
YTD -40.40%
2021 84.02%
2020 -43.53%
2019 32.97%
2018 -2.99%
2017 -42.89%

CATO Dividends

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