The Cato Corporation (CATO)

NYSE: CATO · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-0.27 (-2.25%)
Jun 29, 2022 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed

Total Valuation

CATO has a market cap or net worth of $245.76 million. The enterprise value is $159.11 million.

Market Cap 245.76M
Enterprise Value 159.11M

Important Dates

The next earnings date is Thursday, August 18, 2022, before market open.

Estimated Earnings Date Aug 18, 2022
Ex-Dividend Date Jun 10, 2022

Share Statistics

CATO has 20.99 million shares outstanding. The number of shares has decreased by -4.49% in one year.

Shares Outstanding 20.99M
Shares Change (YoY) -4.49%
Shares Change (QoQ) -1.98%
Owned by Insiders (%) 8.47%
Owned by Institutions (%) 66.85%
Float 16.09M

Valuation Ratios

PE Ratio 9.84
Forward PE n/a
PS Ratio 0.32
PB Ratio 0.98
P/FCF Ratio 37.62
PEG Ratio 1.54
Financial Ratio History

Enterprise Valuation

The stock's EV/EBITDA ratio is 4.08, with a EV/FCF ratio of 24.36.

EV / Earnings 6.15
EV / Sales 0.21
EV / EBITDA 4.08
EV / EBIT 5.91
EV / FCF 24.36

Financial Position

The company has a current ratio of 1.46, with a Debt / Equity ratio of 0.25.

Current Ratio 1.46
Quick Ratio 0.89
Debt / Equity 0.25
Debt / EBITDA 1.62
Debt / FCF 9.67

Financial Efficiency

Return on equity (ROE) is 9.90%, which is not very high. The company has a high ROIC of 5.90%.

Return on Equity (ROE) 9.90%
Return on Assets (ROA) 4.30%
Return on Capital (ROIC) 5.90%
Revenue Per Employee $101,721
Profits Per Employee $3,451
Employee Count 7,500
Asset Turnover 1.26
Inventory Turnover 4.35


In the past 12 months, CATO has paid $989,000 in taxes.

Income Tax 989,000
Effective Tax Rate 3.68%

Stock Price Statistics

The stock price has decreased by -28.94% in the last 52 weeks. The beta is 0.90, so CATO's price volatility has been lower than the market average.

Beta (1Y) 0.90
52-Week Price Change -28.94%
50-Day Moving Average 12.29
200-Day Moving Average 14.76
Average Volume (30 Days) 122,558

Short Selling Information

The latest short interest is 1.14 million, so 5.44% of the outstanding shares have been sold short.

Short Interest 1.14M
Short % of Shares Out 5.44%
Short % of Float 7.09%
Short Ratio (days to cover) 9.69

Income Statement

In the last 12 months, CATO had revenue of $762.91 million and earned 25.88 million in profits. Earnings per share was $1.19.

Revenue 762.91M
Gross Profit 301.27M
Operating Income 25.06M
Pretax Income 26.87M
Net Income 25.88M
EBIT 26.94M
Earnings Per Share (EPS) $1.19
Full Income Statement

Balance Sheet

The company has $149.82 million in cash and $63.18 million in debt, giving a net cash position of $86.65 million or $4.13 per share.

Cash & Cash Equivalents 149.82M
Total Debt 63.18M
Net Cash 86.65M
Net Cash Per Share $4.13
Book Value 250.65M
Book Value Per Share 11.94
Working Capital 107.80M
Full Balance Sheet

Cash Flow

In the last 12 months, operating cash flow was $14.52 million and capital expenditures -$7.99 million, giving a free cash flow of $6.53 million.

Operating Cash Flow 14.52M
Capital Expenditures -7.99M
Free Cash Flow 6.53M
FCF Per Share $0.31
Full Cash Flow Statement


Gross margin is 39.49%, with operating and profit margins of 3.28% and 3.39%.

Gross Margin 39.49%
Operating Margin 3.28%
Pretax Margin 3.52%
Profit Margin 3.39%
EBITDA Margin 5.11%
EBIT Margin 3.53%
FCF Margin 0.86%

Dividends & Yields

This stock pays an annual dividend of $0.68, which amounts to a dividend yield of 5.81%.

Dividend Per Share $0.68
Dividend Yield 5.81%
Earnings Yield 10.53%
FCF Yield 2.66%
Dividend Growth (YoY) n/a
Payout Ratio 52.10%
Buyback Yield n/a
Shareholder Yield 5.81%
Dividend Details

Analyst Forecast

Price Target n/a
Price Target Difference n/a
Analyst Consensus Sell
Analyst Count 6
Stock Forecasts

Stock Splits

The last stock split was on June 28, 2005. It was a forward split with a ratio of 3:2.

Last Split Date Jun 28, 2005
Split Type Forward
Split Ratio 3:2