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

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO): $14.15

0.43 (+3.13%)

POWR Rating

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  • Value is the dimension where CATO ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 92.7% of US stocks.
  • CATO's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • CATO ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 41st percentile.

CATO Stock Summary

  • Cato Corp's stock had its IPO on April 23, 1987, making it an older stock than 91.92% of US equities in our set.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.42, Cato Corp has a higher such ratio than merely 9.14% of stocks in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, CATO is more volatile than only 10.96% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Cato Corp are VIRC, SAMG, BGSF, OLLI, and HVT.
  • CATO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Cato Corp's official web site, go to

CATO Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Cyclical stock, CATO's price/sales ratio is 57.14% lower, now standing at 0.6.
  • Over the past 243 months, CATO's price/sales ratio has gone down 0.1.
  • Over the past 243 months, CATO's price/sales ratio has gone down 0.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CATO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CATO 2021-08-27 0.6 1.5 17.9 28.9
CATO 2021-08-26 0.5 1.4 16.5 27.1
CATO 2021-08-25 0.5 1.4 16.8 27.6
CATO 2021-08-24 0.6 1.5 234.2 -37.1
CATO 2021-08-23 0.6 1.5 240.6 -38.0
CATO 2021-08-20 0.6 1.5 236.5 -37.4

CATO Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year price growth rate is now at -73.06%.
  • The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -241.74%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -162.69%.
CATO's revenue has moved down $108,960,000 over the prior 49 months.

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
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
2020-12-31 575.111 -30.71 -47.483
2020-09-30 610.572 -21.975 -42.419
2020-06-30 651.304 -40.014 -32.812

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 $14.15 52-week high $19.89
Prev. close $13.72 52-week low $12.89
Day low $13.62 Volume 31,015
Day high $14.25 Avg. volume 112,419
50-day MA $14.67 Dividend yield 4.96%
200-day MA $16.42 Market Cap 305.47M

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.


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 April 4, 2022 to shareholders of record on March 22, 2022.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

What You Need To Know About The Cato Corporation's (NYSE:CATO) Investor Composition

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

Yahoo | January 26, 2022


The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) announced today that John R. Howe, its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and the Company's principal financial officer, plans to retire from these roles effective January 17, 2022 following 35 years of service with the Company. Mr. Howe will remain employed with the Company through May 1, 2022 to assist with the transition.

Yahoo | January 4, 2022

Cato Turned Out to Be the Cat's Meow as My Favorite Pick for 2021

At this time last year, while trading in the $8 range, CATO had $151 million, or $6.68 per share, in net cash on the books and was trading at about 0.73x tangible book value per share. However, the former dividend payer had halted its massive 33-cent quarterly payout in early 2020 at the onset of the pandemic.

Yahoo | December 22, 2021

Four Days Left To Buy The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) Before The Ex-Dividend Date

The Cato Corporation ( NYSE:CATO ) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in four days. The ex-dividend date is one...

Yahoo | December 12, 2021

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CATO Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -16.24%
6-mo -8.18%
1-year 6.23%
3-year 19.43%
5-year -12.03%
YTD -16.63%
2021 84.02%
2020 -43.53%
2019 32.97%
2018 -2.99%
2017 -42.89%

CATO Dividends

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