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Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Inventory Turnover
1.04 (As of Jan. 2017)

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. It is calculated as cost of goods sold divided by average inventory. Cato Corp's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$155.3 Mil. Cato Corp's average inventory for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was \$149.5 Mil. Cato Corp's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was 1.04.

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Cato Corp's days inventory for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 87.84.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Cato Corp's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 61.89.

Inventory to revenue ratio determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue. Cato Corp's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was 0.68.

Definition

Cato Corp's Inventory Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (A: Jan. 2017 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (A: Jan. 2017 ) / ( (Inventory (A: Jan. 2016 ) + Inventory (A: Jan. 2017 )) / 2 ) = 601.985 / ( (141.101 + 145.682) / 2 ) = 601.985 / 143.3915 = 4.20

Cato Corp's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (Q: Jan. 2017 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jan. 2017 ) / ( (Inventory (Q: Oct. 2016 ) + Inventory (Q: Jan. 2017 )) / 2 ) = 155.327 / ( (153.346 + 145.682) / 2 ) = 155.327 / 149.514 = 1.04

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. A higher inventory turnover means the company has light inventory. Therefore the company spends less money on storage, write downs, and obsolete inventory. If the inventory is too light, it may affect sales because the company may not have enough to meet demand.

1. Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory.

Cato Corp's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Average Inventory (Q: Jan. 2017 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jan. 2017 ) * Days in Period = 149.514 / 155.327 * 365 / 4 = 87.84

2. Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI).

Cato Corp's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Average Inventory (Q: Jan. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Jan. 2017 ) * Days in Period = 149.514 / 220.447 * 365 / 4 = 61.89

3. Inventory to Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue.

Cato Corp's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue = Average Inventory (Q: Jan. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Jan. 2017 ) = 149.514 / 220.447 = 0.68

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Be Aware

Usually retailers pile up their inventories at holiday seasons to meet the stronger demand. Therefore, the inventory of a particular quarter of a year should not be used to calculate inventory turnover. An average inventory is a better indication.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Cato Corp Annual Data

 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Inventory Turnover 4.88 4.87 4.78 4.29 4.18 4.29 3.92 4.16 4.42 4.20

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Inventory Turnover 1.12 1.14 1.20 1.20 1.08 1.15 1.19 1.11 0.93 1.04
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