Cathay General Bancorp (CATY): Price and Financial Metrics

Cathay General Bancorp (CATY): $39.86

0.71 (+1.81%)

POWR Rating

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  • CATY scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 89.62% of US stocks.
  • CATY's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • CATY's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 29.8% of US stocks).

CATY Stock Summary

  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 8.07 for Cathay General Bancorp; that's greater than it is for 87.34% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -40.87%, Cathay General Bancorp's debt growth rate surpasses only 10.09% of about US stocks.
  • Cathay General Bancorp's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 11.11%, greater than the shareholder yield of 85.52% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to CATY, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are AUB, AMNB, SYBT, EQBK, and BFST.
  • CATY's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Cathay General Bancorp's official web site, go to

CATY Valuation Summary

  • CATY's price/sales ratio is 4.9; this is 53.12% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • CATY's price/sales ratio has moved down 0.2 over the prior 243 months.
  • CATY's price/sales ratio has moved down 0.2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CATY.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CATY 2017-01-25 6.4 1.6 17.5 13.4
CATY 2013-10-01 4.9 1.2 18.6 15.8
CATY 2013-07-31 5.0 1.2 18.8 16.3
CATY 2010-11-19 13.4 0.8 -19.1 -38.2
CATY 2008-05-23 2.4 0.8 6.3 19.4
CATY 2002-09-16 7.2 2.9 16.4 9.3

CATY Growth Metrics

    The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 58.29%.
  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 173.3%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at -9.83%.
CATY's revenue has moved up $132,348,000 over the prior 15 months.

The table below shows CATY's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 668.366 334.317 298.304
2021-09-30 652.881 324.382 293.873
2021-06-30 626.212 314.101 278.27
2021-03-31 581.709 316.493 255.392
2020-12-31 537.43 319.955 228.86
2020-09-30 536.018 344.351 225.344

CATY'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.
  • CATY has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 42.38% of graded US stocks.
  • CATY's asset turnover comes in at 0.033 -- ranking 322nd of 428 Banking stocks.
  • WTFC, PACW, and LBAI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with CATY.

The table below shows CATY's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.033 1 0.019
2021-03-31 0.030 1 0.017
2020-12-31 0.028 1 0.014
2020-09-30 0.029 1 0.014
2020-06-30 0.030 1 0.016
2020-03-31 0.033 1 0.018

CATY Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CATY, see our CATY price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $43.60 Average Broker Recommendation 1.8 (Moderate Buy)

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CATY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $39.86 52-week high $48.88
Prev. close $39.15 52-week low $35.51
Day low $38.69 Volume 327,800
Day high $39.99 Avg. volume 328,608
50-day MA $40.16 Dividend yield 3.41%
200-day MA $43.11 Market Cap 3.00B

Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) Company Bio

Cathay General Bancorp offers various commercial banking products and services for individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses across California, New York State, Chicago, Washington State, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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Latest CATY News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Cathay General Bancorp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CATY as an investment opportunity.

Cathay General Bancorp goes ex-dividend tomorrow

Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) had declared $0.34/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Payable March 7; for shareholders of record Feb. 25; ex-div Feb. 24. See CATY Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth....

Seeking Alpha | February 23, 2022

Here's Why I Think Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) Is An Interesting Stock

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Yahoo | February 23, 2022

All You Need to Know About Cathay (CATY) Rating Upgrade to Strong Buy

Cathay (CATY) might move higher on growing optimism about its earnings prospects, which is reflected by its upgrade to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

Yahoo | February 21, 2022

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Here is how Aegon NV (AEG) and Cathay General (CATY) have performed compared to their sector so far this year.

Yahoo | February 18, 2022

Are You Looking for a High-Growth Dividend Stock? Cathay General (CATY) Could Be a Great Choice

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Yahoo | February 16, 2022

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CATY Price Returns

1-mo -4.76%
3-mo -9.16%
6-mo -9.09%
1-year 5.76%
3-year 23.69%
5-year 21.48%
YTD -5.79%
2021 37.74%
2020 -11.64%
2019 17.48%
2018 -18.47%
2017 13.40%

CATY Dividends

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