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

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO)

Today's Latest Price: $10.68 USD

0.51 (5.01%)

Updated Jun 5 4:10pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 33 in Specialty Retailers

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CATO Stock Summary

  • CATO's went public 33.15 years ago, making it older than 91.91% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Over the past twelve months, CATO has reported earnings growth of -161.83%, putting it ahead of only 10.19% of US stocks in our set.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for Cato Corp comes in at -15.33%, a number that bests merely 12.53% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CATO, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are STFC, CHS, ZAGG, ESCA, and FOSL.
  • CATO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Cato Corp's official web site, go to
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CATO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $10.68 52-week high $19.73
Prev. close $10.17 52-week low $8.52
Day low $10.59 Volume 340,359
Day high $11.12 Avg. volume 196,095
50-day MA $10.38 Dividend yield 12.36%
200-day MA $15.14 Market Cap 259.50M

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.

CATO Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target:Forecasted Gain:

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Cato Corp. To summarize, we found that Cato Corp ranked in the 55th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 27% on a DCF basis. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Cato Corp ended up being:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 5.58 years comes in at -0.07%; that's greater than only 19.8% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • Cato Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than merely 23.49% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • The company's cost of debt, derived from its interest coverage, tax rate, and market capitalization, is greater than only 0% of stocks in its sector (Consumer Cyclical).

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

AN, LEVI, CLUB, MYE, and SIX can be thought of as valuation peers to CATO, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Cyclical sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Cato 2020 Annual Meeting Highlights

The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) held its Annual Shareholders' Meeting yesterday, reporting increases in net income and earnings per diluted share for 2019.

Yahoo | May 22, 2020

Cato Reports 1Q Net Loss

The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) today reported net loss of $28.4 million or ($1.19) per diluted share for the first quarter ended May 2, 2020, compared to net income of $21.3 million or $.87 per diluted share for the first quarter ended May 4, 2019. Sales for the first quarter were $98.8 million, or a decrease of 57% from sales of $228.1 million for the first quarter ended May 4, 2019. The Company's same-store sales for the quarter decreased 56% to last year.

Yahoo | May 21, 2020

Cato Provides Business Update

The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) today announced it reopened a majority of its stores, consistent with local health and safety guidelines and regulations. Company management will assess the guidance and local government mandates on a location by location basis as it executes its plan to reopen stores.

Yahoo | May 1, 2020

Cato Provides Business Update Related To Coronavirus

The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) today announced it will extend the closure of all brick and mortar stores, until further notice. Company management will continue to assess the situation, market by market as additional guidance is issued from U.S. and local governments, as well as the Centers for Disease Control, as it develops its plan to reopen stores at a future date.

Yahoo | April 6, 2020

Cato Reports 4Q and Full-Year Earnings

The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) today reported earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended February 1, 2020. For the fourth quarter, the Company reported a net loss of $3.2 million, or a loss of $0.13 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $3.2 million or a loss of $0.13 per diluted share for the prior fourth quarter ended February 2, 2019. Full-year fiscal 2019 net income was $35.9 million or $1.46 per diluted share compared to $30.5 million or $1.23 per diluted share for 2018. For the year, net income increased 18% and earnings per diluted share increased 19% from the prior year.

Yahoo | March 19, 2020

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CATO Price Returns

1-mo 2.59%
3-mo -24.36%
6-mo -40.90%
1-year -10.68%
3-year -23.03%
5-year -60.44%
YTD -37.11%
2019 32.97%
2018 -2.99%
2017 -42.89%
2016 -15.16%
2015 -9.91%

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