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

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO): $16.45

-0.38 (-2.26%)

POWR Rating

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  • CATO scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 98.12% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CATO is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 52 weeks.
  • CATO's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 36.13% of US stocks).

CATO Stock Summary

  • Cato Corp's stock had its IPO on April 23, 1987, making it an older stock than 91.87% of US equities in our set.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.5, Cato Corp has a higher such ratio than only 9.8% of stocks in our set.
  • Over the past twelve months, CATO has reported earnings growth of -153.71%, putting it ahead of just 13.21% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Cato Corp are OCC, DYNT, UFCS, FSTR, and GLRE.
  • 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

  • The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -56.82%.
  • The 2 year price growth rate now stands at -55.45%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at -19.06%.
CATO's revenue has moved up $31,325,000 over the prior 15 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
2021-06-30 727.04 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
2020-03-31 695.715 -32.607 -13.776

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 $16.45 52-week high $19.89
Prev. close $16.83 52-week low $7.99
Day low $16.21 Volume 135,500
Day high $16.70 Avg. volume 146,023
50-day MA $17.44 Dividend yield 4.04%
200-day MA $15.61 Market Cap 362.31M

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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Yahoo | November 25, 2021

Under-the-Radar Cato Exemplifies What Makes Pursuing Cheap Stocks So Interesting

On Wednesday, under-the-radar fashion retailer Cato Corp. reported third-quarter earnings. Revenue of $170.5 million was up 14% year/year, while net income flipped from the red (-$3.6 million) into the black, to the tune of $8.6 million, good for earnings per share of $0.39.

Yahoo | November 19, 2021

The Cato Corporation Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend

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, 2022 to shareholders of record on December 20, 2021.

Yahoo | November 19, 2021

Cato Reports 3Q Net Income

The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) today reported net income of $8.6 million or $0.39 per diluted share for the third quarter ended October 30, 2021, compared to a net loss of $3.6 million or ($0.15) per diluted share for the third quarter ended October 31, 2020.

Yahoo | November 17, 2021

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CATO Price Returns

1-mo -8.25%
3-mo -2.91%
6-mo 4.01%
1-year 98.75%
3-year 26.53%
5-year -26.61%
YTD 74.50%
2020 -43.53%
2019 32.97%
2018 -2.99%
2017 -42.89%
2016 -15.16%

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