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Market cap is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding (end-of-period, EOP). Cato Corp's share price for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was $36.59. Cato Corp's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was 28 Mil. Therefore, Cato Corp's market cap for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was $1,012 Mil.
Cato Corp's quarterly market cap increased from Oct. 2015 ($1,054 Mil) to Jan. 2016 ($1,124 Mil) but then declined from Jan. 2016 ($1,124 Mil) to Apr. 2016 ($1,012 Mil).
Cato Corp's annual market cap increased from Jan. 2014 ($804 Mil) to Jan. 2015 ($1,184 Mil) but then declined from Jan. 2015 ($1,184 Mil) to Jan. 2016 ($1,124 Mil).
Enterprise value is 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. Cato Corp's enterprise value for Today is $670 Mil.
Market cap is the short version of market capitalization. It is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding.
Cato Corp's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as
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Cato Corp's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as
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Market cap is not the real price you pay for a company. If you buy the company and become its owner, you become the owner of the cash the company has, and you also assume the companys debt. The real price you pay is the Enterprise Value.
Warren Buffett uses the ratio of total market cap of all public traded companies over GDP to measure if the market is expensive. As of April 2012, the US total market cap is about $14.7 trillion, while the US GDP is about $15 trillion. The market was modestly overvalued.
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