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

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO): $7.66

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CATO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $7.66 52-week high $12.11
Prev. close $7.82 52-week low $7.22
Day low $7.30 Volume 262,600
Day high $7.95 Avg. volume 86,801
50-day MA $7.90 Dividend yield 8.11%
200-day MA $8.60 Market Cap 157.71M

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  • Value is the dimension where CATO ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 84.19% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CATO is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • CATO ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 33rd percentile.

CATO Stock Summary

  • CATO's went public 36.45 years ago, making it older than 92.32% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.22, CATO CORP has a higher such ratio than merely 7.67% of stocks in our set.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, CATO CORP is reporting a growth rate of -135.84%; that's higher than just 10.52% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to CATO CORP are NUS, SSNT, GCO, CTRN, and JCTCF.
  • 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/earnings ratio is -79.7; this is 631.33% lower than that of the median Consumer Cyclical stock.
  • CATO's price/sales ratio has moved down 0.5 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CATO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CATO 2023-09-13 0.2 0.7 -79.7 -54.0
CATO 2023-09-12 0.2 0.7 -80.8 -54.5
CATO 2023-09-11 0.2 0.7 -81.9 -55.0
CATO 2023-09-08 0.2 0.7 -81.9 -55.0
CATO 2023-09-07 0.2 0.7 -83.7 -55.8
CATO 2023-09-06 0.2 0.7 -83.3 -55.6

CATO Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -42.28%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at -53.03%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 15.56%.
Over the past 15 months, CATO's revenue has gone up $29,398,000.

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
2022-09-30 756.438 -0.324 -3.443
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

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

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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Below are the latest news stories about CATO CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CATO as an investment opportunity.

Cato's (NYSE:CATO) Dividend Will Be $0.17

The Cato Corporation ( NYSE:CATO ) has announced that it will pay a dividend of $0.17 per share on the 25th of...

Yahoo | August 28, 2023


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 25, 2023 to shareholders of record on September 11, 2023.

Yahoo | August 25, 2023


The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) today reported net income of $1.1 million or $0.06 per diluted share for the second quarter ended July 29, 2023, compared to a net loss of $2.3 million or ($0.11) per diluted share for the second quarter ended July 30, 2022.

Yahoo | August 17, 2023

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Yahoo | August 10, 2023

A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO)

Key Insights Using the Dividend Discount Model, Cato fair value estimate is US$7.17 With US$8.11 share price, Cato...

Yahoo | July 14, 2023

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CATO Price Returns

1-mo 1.08%
3-mo -2.45%
6-mo -8.19%
1-year -12.90%
3-year 14.05%
5-year -47.61%
YTD -12.57%
2022 -42.20%
2021 84.02%
2020 -43.53%
2019 32.97%
2018 -2.99%

CATO Dividends

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