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Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO)
Enterprise Value
$577.0 Mil (As of Jan. 2014)

Think of enterprise value as the theoretical takeover price. It is more comprehensive than market capitalization (market cap), which only includes common equity. Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.

EV/EBIT ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBIT. As of today, Cato Corporation's enterprise value is $538.7 Mil. Cato Corporation's operating income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $81.8 Mil. Therefore, Cato Corporation's EV/EBIT ratio for today is 6.58.

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Cato Corporation's enterprise value is $538.7 Mil. Cato Corporation's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $106.9 Mil. Therefore, Cato Corporation's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 5.04.

EV/Revenue ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its Revenue. As of today, Cato Corporation's enterprise value is $538.7 Mil. Cato Corporation's revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $920.0 Mil. Therefore, Cato Corporation's EV/Revenue ratio for today is 0.59.


Definition

Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.

Cato Corporation's Enterprise Value for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Enterprise Value (A: Jan. 2014 )
=Market Cap+Preferred Stock+Long-Term Debt
=804.49308+0+0
+Short-Term Debt Without Lease+Minority Interest-Cash and Cash Equivalents
+0+0-240.555
=563.9

Cato Corporation's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Enterprise Value (Q: Jan. 2014 )
=Market Cap+Preferred Stock+Long-Term Debt
=817.5504+0+0
+Short-Term Debt Without Lease+Minority Interest-Cash and Cash Equivalents
+0+0-240.555
=577.0

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


Explanation

When an investor buy a company, the investor needs to pay not only the common shares, he/she also needs to pay the shareholders of Preferred Stocks. He also assumes the debt of the company, and receives the cash on the company's balance sheet.

If a company has more cash than debt, the investor actually pays less than the Market Cap because he immediately owns the cash once the transaction goes through.

The market value of Preferred Stock needs to be added to the market value of common stocks in the calculation of enterprise value.

For the companies with the same Market Cap, the smaller the Enterprise Value is, the cheaper the company is.

Enterprise Value can be negative when the company's net cash is more than its Market Cap. In this case the investor is basically getting the company for free and get paid for that.

1. EV/EBIT ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBIT.

Cato Corporation's EV/EBIT for today is

EV/EBIT ratio=Enterprise Value (Today)/Operating Income (TTM)
=538.737/81.824
=6.58

Cato Corporation's current Enterprise Value is $538.7 Mil.
Cato Corporation's Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 47.959 (Apr. 2013 ) + 23.097 (Jul. 2013 ) + 5.765 (Oct. 2013 ) + 5.003 (Jan. 2014 ) = $81.8 Mil.

2. EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA.

Cato Corporation's EV/EBITDA for today is:

Cato Corporation's current Enterprise Value is $538.7 Mil.
Cato Corporation's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 53.408 (Apr. 2013 ) + 28.533 (Jul. 2013 ) + 11.224 (Oct. 2013 ) + 13.751 (Jan. 2014 ) = $106.9 Mil.

3. EV/Revenue ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its Revenue.

Cato Corporation's EV/Revenue for today is:

EV/Revenue ratio=Enterprise Value (Today)/Revenue (TTM)
=538.737/920.033
=0.59

Cato Corporation's current Enterprise Value is $538.7 Mil.
Cato Corporation's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 269.698 (Apr. 2013 ) + 231.718 (Jul. 2013 ) + 201.043 (Oct. 2013 ) + 217.574 (Jan. 2014 ) = $920.0 Mil.

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


Related Terms

Market Cap, Preferred Stock, Long-Term Debt, Cash and Cash Equivalents


Historical Data

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

Cato Corporation Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
ev 550.9578.5594.5401.3239.9406.8491.0541.1605.4563.9

Cato Corporation Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
ev 505.1541.1528.9542.4575.6618.9476.8577.5643.3577.0
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