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As of today, Cato Corp's current share price is $38.41. Cato Corp's E10 for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 was $2.15. Cato Corp's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 17.87.
During the past 13 years, Cato Corp's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 21.39. The lowest was 9.08. And the median was 15.93.
E10 is a concept invented by Prof. Robert Shiller, who uses E10 for his Shiller P/E calculation. E10 is the average of the inflation adjusted earnings of a company over the past 10 years.
Cato Corp's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $1.120. Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, here we use 6 years to calculate. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 6 years together and divide 6 will get our E10, which is $2.15 for the trailing six years ended in Apr. 2015.
For the Shiller P/E, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. The result is used for P/E calculation. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, the Shiller P/E is also called PE10.
The Shiller P/E was first used by professor Robert Shiller to measure the valuation of the overall market. The same calculation is applied here to individual companies.
Cato Corp's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as
|Shiller P/E Ratio||=||Share Price||/||E10|
Cato Corp's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Jan15 is calculated as:
For example, Cato Corp's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was:
|Adj_EPS||=||Earnigns per Share||/||CPI of Apr. 2015||*||CPI of Current|
Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, GuruFocus uses 6 years to do the calculation.
Current CPI = 238.709.
Cato Corp Quarterly Data
|per share eps||0.275||1.050||0.510||0.170||0.133||1.040||0.560||0.200||0.334||1.110|
|per share eps||0.580||0.200||0.378||1.040||0.610||0.210||0.351||1.090||0.590||0.160|
|per share eps||0.560||0.100||0.251||0.850|
Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 6 will get our E10.
Compared with the regular P/E ratio, which works poorly for cyclical businesses, the Shiller P/E smoothed out the fluctuations of profit margins during business cycles. Therefore it is more accurate in reflecting the valuation of the company.
If a company has consistent business performance, the Shiller P/E should give similar results to regular P/E.
Compared with the P/S ratio, the Shiller P/E makes the comparison between different industries more meaningful.
The Shiller P/E assumes that over the long term, businesses and profitability revert to their means. If a companys business model does not work in the future compared with the past, the Shiller P/E and P/S ratio will give false valuations.
Cato Corp Annual Data
Cato Corp Quarterly Data