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Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
EV/EBITDA
4.92 (As of Today)

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Cato Corp's enterprise value is $601.4 Mil. Cato Corp's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was $122.4 Mil. Therefore, Cato Corp's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 4.92.

CATO' s EV/EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3   Max: 8.6
Current: 4.96

3
8.6

During the past 13 years, the highest EV/EBITDA Ratio of Cato Corp was 8.60. The lowest was 3.00. And the median was 5.10.

CATO's EV/EBITDA is ranked higher than
88% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. CATO: 4.96 )

EV/EBITDA (Enterprise value/EBITDA) is a valuation multiple used in finance and investment to measure the value of a company. This important multiple is often used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, the P/E Ratio to determine the fair market value of a company.

As of today, Cato Corp's stock price is $31.15. Cato Corp's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was $2.39. Therefore, Cato Corp's P/E Ratio for today is 13.03.

The "classic" EV/EBITDA ratio is much better in capturing debt and net cash than the P/E Ratio.


Definition

Cato Corp's EV/EBITDA for today is calculated as:

EV/EBITDA=Enterprise Value (Today)/Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization (TTM)
=601.445/122.354
=4.92

Cato Corp's current Enterprise Value is $601.4 Mil.
For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Cato Corp's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was $122.4 Mil.

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


Explanation

EV/EBITDA (Enterprise value/EBITDA) is a valuation multiple used in finance and investment to measure the value of a company. This important multiple is often used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, the P/E Ratio to determine the fair market value of a company.

Cato Corp's P/E Ratio for today is calculated as:

P/E Ratio=Share Price (Today)/Earnings Per Share (TTM)
=31.15/2.39
=13.03

Cato Corp's share price for today is $31.15.
For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Cato Corp's Earnings Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was $2.39.

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

Study has found that the companies with the lowest EV/EBITDA outperforms companies measured as cheap by other ratios such as P/E Ratio.

Please read Which price ratio outperforms the enterprise multiple?


Related Terms

Enterprise Value, Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization, P/E Ratio


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

Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
ev2ebitda 6.065.133.334.704.214.405.055.438.176.88

Cato Corp Semi-Annual Data

Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16
ev2ebitda 5.717.018.177.286.966.806.885.835.985.11
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