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Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Shiller P/E Ratio
18.61 (As of Today)

As of today, Cato Corp's current share price is $38.53. Cato Corp's E10 for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2015 was $2.07. Cato Corp's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 18.61.

CATO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 9.15   Max: 21.49
Current: 18.7

9.15
21.49

During the past 13 years, Cato Corp's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 21.49. The lowest was 9.15. And the median was 15.84.

CATO's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked higher than
85% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 97.60 vs. CATO: 18.70 )

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 Jan. 2015 was $0.339. 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 $2.07 for the trailing six years ended in Jan. 2015.


Definition

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
=38.53/2.07
=18.61

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

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 Jan. 2015 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Jan. 2015*CPI of Current
=0.334/233.707*237.167
=0.339

Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, GuruFocus uses 6 years to do the calculation.

Current CPI = 237.167.

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

201210201301201304201307201310201401201404201407201410201501
per share eps 0.1600.2751.0500.5100.1700.1331.0400.5600.2000.334
CPI 231.317230.280232.531233.596233.546233.916237.072238.250237.433233.707
Adj_EPS 0.1640.2831.0710.5180.1730.1351.0400.5570.2000.339
201004201007201010201101201104201107201110201201201204201207
per share eps 0.8500.5800.2000.3781.0400.6100.2100.3511.0900.590
CPI 218.009218.011218.711220.223224.906225.922226.421226.665230.085229.104
Adj_EPS 0.9250.6310.2170.4071.0970.6400.2200.3671.1240.611
200904200907200910201001
per share eps 0.6400.5600.1000.251
CPI 213.240215.351216.177216.687
Adj_EPS 0.7120.6170.1100.275

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 6 will get our E10.


Explanation

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.


Be Aware

The Shiller P/E assumes that over the long term, businesses and profitability revert to their means. If a company’s business model does not work in the future compared with the past, the Shiller P/E and P/S ratio will give false valuations.


Related Terms

P/E Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/S Ratio, Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio, E10


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Cato Corp Annual Data

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15
ShillerPE 18.0317.3912.5210.4514.6415.9716.0515.7514.6620.46

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15
ShillerPE 15.9415.7513.1015.2616.1514.6614.2915.3317.4720.46
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