CATO CORP (CATO)

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Score: 80/100
Analysis based upon 12/5/2019 closing price.
Latest Close: $18.46 Market Cap ($ mil): $455 Sector: Services Industry: Retail (Apparel) 52 Week High: $19.73 52 Week Low: $11.85 Relative Strength: 75 Twelve Minus One Return: 20.4%
PE Ratio: 12.9 Price/Sales: 0.6 Price/Book: 1.4 Price/Cash Flow: 8.9 EV/EBITDA: 4.79 Yield: 7.15% Shareholder Yield: 10.50% Value Composite Percentile: 4
Return on Equity: 10.4% Return on Tangible Capital: 7.8% Return on Invested Capital: 45.7% WACC: N/A Debt/Equity: 0.00 LT EPS Growth: -9.9% LT Sales Growth: -3.8% Quality Composite Percentile: 40
The Cato Corporation is a fashion specialty retailer. The Company's merchandise lines include dressy, career, and casual sportswear, dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, handbags, men's wear and lines for kids and newborns. The Company has two segments: the operation of a fashion specialty stores segment (Retail Segment) and a credit card segment (Credit Segment). The Company operated its women's fashion specialty retail stores in 33 states as of January 28, 2017, principally in the southeastern United States. The Company offers its own credit card to its customers and all credit authorizations, payment processing, and collection efforts are performed by a separate subsidiary of the Company. The Company's stores offer an assortment of on-trend apparel and accessory items in primarily junior/missy, plus sizes, men's and kids sizes with a focus on color, product coordination and selection.

Report Card - Price/Sales Investor

Guru Criteria: Kenneth Fisher  
PRICE/SALES RATIO:PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO:PASS
PRICE/RESEARCH RATIO:PASS
PRICE/SALES RATIO:PASS
LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH RATE:FAIL
FREE CASH PER SHARE:PASS
THREE YEAR AVERAGE NET PROFIT MARGIN:FAIL

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