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

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO): $10.12

-0.06 (-0.59%)

POWR Rating

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  • CATO scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 72.34% of US stocks.
  • CATO's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • CATO ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 17th percentile.

CATO Stock Summary

  • CATO CORP's stock had its IPO on April 23, 1987, making it an older stock than 92.7% of US equities in our set.
  • CATO's price/sales ratio is 0.28; that's higher than the P/S ratio of just 7.21% of US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for CATO comes in at 15.38% -- higher than that of 89.77% 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 FSTR, AKA, KBAL, FLXS, and PUYI.
  • 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 84.21% lower than that of the median Consumer Cyclical stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, CATO's price/earnings ratio has gone down 71.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CATO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CATO 2023-01-17 0.3 0.9 -61.3 -1726.6
CATO 2023-01-13 0.3 0.9 -62.4 -1745.3
CATO 2023-01-12 0.3 0.9 -63.2 -1760.4
CATO 2023-01-11 0.3 0.9 -63.3 -1762.5
CATO 2023-01-10 0.3 0.9 -61.5 -1729.7
CATO 2023-01-09 0.3 0.9 -60.1 -1703.6

CATO Growth Metrics

    The 4 year price growth rate now stands at -53.03%.
  • The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -163.23%.
  • The year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -82.94%.
CATO's revenue has moved down $151,899,000 over the prior 67 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
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

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CATO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $10.12 52-week high $18.00
Prev. close $10.18 52-week low $8.40
Day low $9.99 Volume 47,400
Day high $10.23 Avg. volume 93,578
50-day MA $9.80 Dividend yield 6.68%
200-day MA $11.31 Market Cap 214.35M

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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With 56% ownership of the shares, The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) is heavily dominated by institutional owners

If you want to know who really controls The Cato Corporation ( NYSE:CATO ), then you'll have to look at the makeup of...

Yahoo | December 19, 2022

Allegro Microsystems and CubeSmart Set to Join S&P MidCap 400; Others to Join S&P SmallCap 600

S&P Dow Jones Indices ("S&P DJI") will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices effective prior to the open of trading on Monday, December 19 to coincide with the quarterly rebalance:

Yahoo | December 3, 2022

Cato (NYSE:CATO) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of $0.17

The board of The Cato Corporation ( NYSE:CATO ) has announced that it will pay a dividend on the 3rd of January, with...

Yahoo | November 22, 2022

Cato Third Quarter 2023 Earnings: US$0.21 loss per share (vs US$0.39 profit in 3Q 2022)

Cato ( NYSE:CATO ) Third Quarter 2023 Results Key Financial Results Revenue: US$176.6m (up 2.6% from 3Q 2022). Net...

Yahoo | November 19, 2022


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 January 3, 2023 to shareholders of record on December 23, 2022.

Yahoo | November 18, 2022

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CATO Price Returns

1-mo 7.32%
3-mo -13.44%
6-mo -16.28%
1-year -33.38%
3-year -30.19%
5-year 6.78%
YTD 8.47%
2022 -42.20%
2021 84.02%
2020 -43.53%
2019 32.97%
2018 -2.99%

CATO Dividends

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