| Cato is a fashion retailer which operates under the names Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It's Fashion, It's Fashion Metro and Versona. The Cato concept provides fashion apparel and accessories in junior/missy and plus sizes. The Cato concept's stores and e-commerce website feature an assortment of apparel and accessories, including dressy, career, and casual sportswear, dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry and handbags. The It's Fashion and It's Fashion Metro concepts provide fashion with styles for the family. The Versona concept's stores and e-commerce website provide fashion apparel items, jewelry and accessories. Co. also provides its own credit card and layaway plan. We show 36 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CATO shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CATO market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CATO market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CATO's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of CATO versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CATO market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like CATO can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CATO by allowing them to research the CATO market cap history.