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

As of today, Cato Corp's current share price is $38.30. Cato Corp's E10 for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 was $1.92. Cato Corp's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 19.95.

CATO' s Shiller P/E Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.29   Max: 24.45
Current: 19.91


During the past 13 years, Cato Corp's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 24.45. The lowest was 9.29. And the median was 17.04.

CATO's Shiller P/E Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.56 vs. CATO: 19.91 )

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. 2016 was $0.420. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 10 years together and divide 10 will get our E10, which is $1.92 for the trailing ten years ended in Jan. 2016.


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

* 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 Jan16 is calculated as:

For example, Cato Corp's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Jan. 2016 (Change)*Current CPI (Jan. 2016)

Current CPI (Jan. 2016) = 236.916.

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

per share eps 0.1021.0400.5600.2000.3281.1100.5600.3000.4201.290
CPI 233.916237.072238.250237.433233.707236.599238.654237.838236.916238.642
Adj_EPS 0.1031.0390.5570.2000.3331.1110.5560.2990.4201.281
per share eps 0.6100.2100.3511.0900.5900.1600.2751.0500.5100.170
CPI 225.922226.421226.665230.085229.104231.317230.280232.531233.596233.546
Adj_EPS 0.6400.2200.3671.1220.6100.1640.2831.0700.5170.172
per share eps 0.1340.6400.5600.1000.2510.8500.5800.2000.3781.040
CPI 211.143213.240215.351216.177216.687218.009218.011218.711220.223224.906
Adj_EPS 0.1500.7110.6160.1100.2740.9240.6300.2170.4071.096
per share eps 0.3800.1800.3980.5900.3900.090-0.0600.5800.4100.030
CPI 203.500201.800202.416206.686208.299208.936211.080214.823219.964216.573
Adj_EPS 0.4420.2110.4660.6760.4440.102-0.0670.6400.4420.033

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 10 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.

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

ShillerPE 20.1613.4310.5115.2516.9917.1816.8316.0123.3120.97

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

ShillerPE 16.0115.8316.7619.4323.3120.9520.1019.6120.970.00
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