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Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO)
Market Cap
$920 Mil (As of Today)

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 Oct. 2015 was $37.76. Cato Corp's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was 28 Mil. Therefore, Cato Corp's market cap for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was $1,054 Mil.

Cato Corp's quarterly market cap declined from Apr. 2015 ($1,104 Mil) to Jul. 2015 ($1,078 Mil) and declined from Jul. 2015 ($1,078 Mil) to Oct. 2015 ($1,054 Mil).

Cato Corp's annual market cap increased from Jan. 2013 ($794 Mil) to Jan. 2014 ($804 Mil) and increased from Jan. 2014 ($804 Mil) to Jan. 2015 ($1,184 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 $843 Mil.


Definition

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. 2015 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Jan. 2015 )=Share Price (A: Jan. 2015 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Jan. 2015 )
=42.4*27.92
=1,184

Cato Corp's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Oct. 2015 )=Share Price (Q: Oct. 2015 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Oct. 2015 )
=37.76*27.90
=1,054

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


Explanation

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 company’s 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.


Related Terms

Shares Outstanding (EOP)


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
mktcap 6867124813856057217827948041,184

Cato Corp Quarterly Data

Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15
mktcap 8238778187998629961,1841,1041,0781,054
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