NYSE:CATO (USA) Also trade in: Germany

The Cato Corp

$ 14.04 -0.25 (-1.75%)
Volume: 15,020 Avg Vol (1m): 255,775
Market Cap $: 353.96 Mil Enterprise Value $: 143.07 Mil
P/E (TTM): 12.30 P/B: 1.03
Earnings Power Value 2.23
Net Current Asset Value 1
Tangible Book 13.83
Projected FCF 32.07
Median P/S Value 26.84
Graham Number 19
Peter Lynch Value 0
DCF (FCF Based) 0
DCF (Earnings Based) 0
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 8.5/10

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is . It is based on these factors
1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.
A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
Cash-To-Debt range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.09, Med: 10000, Max: 10000
Current: 10000
0.09
10000
Equity-to-Asset 0.49
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.24, Med: 0.65, Max: 0.74
Current: 0.49
0.24
0.74
Interest Coverage 278.76
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 96.28, Med: 900.7, Max: 4594.05
Current: 278.76
96.28
4594.05
Piotroski F-Score 8
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Altman Z-Score 2.81
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -1.25
Not Manipulator
Manipulator
WACC vs ROIC %
ROIC 20.65%
WACC 4.23%

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 3.26
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.29, Med: 8.87, Max: 10.36
Current: 3.26
1.29
10.36
Net Margin % 3.44
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 1, Med: 6.02, Max: 6.96
Current: 3.44
1
6.96
ROE % 8.34
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.36, Med: 15.95, Max: 19.08
Current: 8.34
2.36
19.08
ROA % 5.24
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.52, Med: 10.02, Max: 12.08
Current: 5.24
1.52
12.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 27.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 11.75, Med: 57.95, Max: 86.05
Current: 27.66
11.75
86.05
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate -6.40
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -2.2, Med: 4.1, Max: 12.9
Current: -2.2
-2.2
12.9
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate -26.00
N/A
3-Year EPS w/o NRI Growth Rate -19.90
N/A

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Business Description

Industry Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Retail - Apparel & Specialty    NAICS : 448190    SIC : 5699
Compare TSE:2792 TSE:3548 OSTO:BOOZT NYSE:TLRD BSP:LLIS3 IST:MAVI HKSE:01223 TSE:2686 HKSE:00330 TSE:3415 ASX:CCX BKK:ICC NYSE:TLYS PHS:SSI NYSE:CHS TSE:8018 NZSE:HLG NAS:SCVL TSE:9837 XBRU:FNG
Traded in other countries CO2A.Germany
Address 8100 Denmark Road, Charlotte, NC, USA, 28273-5975
Cato Corp operates over 1,000 fashion specialty stores under the Cato, It's Fashion, and Versona names. Stores are primarily located in strip shopping centers in the southeastern United States. The company's objective is to offer all types of fashion apparel and accessories at low prices. It also offers its own credit card and layaway plan. Most goods are sold under the company's private-label brands. The company purchases merchandise from hundreds of suppliers, most of whom are domestic importers. All merchandise is shipped to and distributed to stores from the company's distribution center in North Carolina.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PE Ratio (TTM) 12.30
PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.12, Med: 14.35, Max: 63.65
Current: 12.3
10.12
63.65
PE Ratio without NRI 12.30
PE without NRI range over the past 10 years
Min: 10.12, Med: 14.35, Max: 63.65
Current: 12.3
10.12
63.65
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 18.92
Price-to-Owner-Earnings range over the past 10 years
Min: 6.93, Med: 13.48, Max: 72.68
Current: 18.92
6.93
72.68
PB Ratio 1.03
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.85, Med: 2.08, Max: 3.27
Current: 1.03
0.85
3.27
PS Ratio 0.42
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.33, Med: 0.78, Max: 1.25
Current: 0.42
0.33
1.25
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.85
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.71, Med: 13.04, Max: 26.57
Current: 8.85
5.71
26.57
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.90
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.86, Med: 8.98, Max: 12.98
Current: 7.9
4.86
12.98
EV-to-EBIT 4.49
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.6, Med: 6.6, Max: 50.7
Current: 4.49
2.6
50.7
EV-to-EBITDA 2.96
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.7, Med: 4.8, Max: 11.2
Current: 2.96
1.7
11.2
EV-to-Revenue 0.18
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.1, Med: 0.5, Max: 1
Current: 0.18
0.1
1
Shiller PE Ratio 7.31
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 5.91, Med: 15.98, Max: 24.45
Current: 7.31
5.91
24.45
Current Ratio 2.01
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.71, Med: 2.46, Max: 3.19
Current: 2.01
1.71
3.19
Quick Ratio 1.39
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.68, Med: 1.61, Max: 2.42
Current: 1.39
0.68
2.42
Days Inventory 78.64
Days Inventory range over the past 10 years
Min: 76.34, Med: 84.62, Max: 93.16
Current: 78.64
76.34
93.16
Days Sales Outstanding 13.28
Days Sales Outstanding range over the past 10 years
Min: 7.03, Med: 15.32, Max: 16.86
Current: 13.28
7.03
16.86
Days Payable 47.06
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 47.06, Med: 65.41, Max: 71.25
Current: 47.06
47.06
71.25

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 9.24
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.62, Med: 3.31, Max: 11.82
Current: 9.24
0.62
11.82
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.14
Dividend Payout Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.11, Med: 0.48, Max: 3.88
Current: 1.14
0.11
3.88
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate (Per Share) 3.20
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 9.9, Max: 104.1
Current: 3.2
0
104.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 9.24
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 37.49
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.51, Med: 13.42, Max: 47.91
Current: 37.49
2.51
47.91
3-Year Share Buyback Rate 4.90
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -8.8, Med: 1.4, Max: 7
Current: 4.9
-8.8
7

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.03
Price-to-Tangible-Book range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.47, Med: 2.07, Max: 7.63
Current: 1.03
0.47
7.63
Price-to-Projected-FCF 0.45
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.37, Med: 0.93, Max: 5.49
Current: 0.45
0.37
5.49
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.53
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.07, Med: 0.88, Max: 2.19
Current: 0.53
0.07
2.19
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.75
Price-to-Graham-Number range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.66, Med: 1.17, Max: 2.88
Current: 0.75
0.66
2.88
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 22.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: 2, Med: 15.1, Max: 38.8
Current: 22.21
2
38.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -6.64
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: -13.3, Med: 9.4, Max: 26.9
Current: -6.64
-13.3
26.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 821.72
EPS (TTM) $ 1.16
Beta 0.35
Volatility % 31.28
52-Week Range $ 11.85 - 26.88
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 24.77

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 8
Positive ROA Y
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy Y
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy Y
Higher Current Ratio yoy N
Less Shares Outstanding yoy Y
Higher Gross Margin yoy Y
Higher Asset Turnover yoy Y