Cato Corp Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:CATO)

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$16.25 $0.42 (2.52%) CATO stock closing price Apr 20, 2018 (Closing)

The Cato Corp cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. While its important to look at the Cato Corp debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Cato Corp revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in Cato Corp stock analysis. Cato Corp had a positive net income cash flow of $47.21M for the latest 2017. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. CATO decrease in investments stood at a value of $-14.64M for the latest year 2017.

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Fiscal year is Feb - Jan201720162015201420132012201120102009
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow22.71M22.96M22.02M21.82M22.45M21.82M21.82M21.82M22.57M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-16.39M3.06M28.84M14.21M-5.53M-7.98M-10.04M9.85M4.42M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations---------
Other Adjustments Net18.59M-6.08M2.6M1.76M2.66M9.96M7.24M10.94M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-27.29M-26.53M-28.9M-31.54M-45.17M-35.89M-19.55M-9.96M-19.44M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments12.15M-50.02M-0.97M-2.68M47.98M-23.3M-33.85M-54.67M-9.84M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities--5.2M2.18M1.29M-0.67M-0.49M-2.25M6.51M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-41.83M-5.66M-41.6M-5.9M--10.08M-4.82M--1.77M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities---------
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings---------0.5M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-35.43M-33.57M-33.88M-5.85M-87.22M-25.71M-21.21M-19.48M-19.38M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-0.04M--------
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash---------
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year67.05M93.94M79.42M31.06M34.89M48.63M50.38M42.26M21.58M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End47.23M67.05M93.94M79.42M31.06M34.89M48.63M50.38M42.26M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The Cato Corp stock price history and Cato Corp stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Cato Corp is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Cato Corp stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Cato Corp reported a positive operating cash flow of $72.12M for 2017 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $-14.64M for CATO in last 2017 report.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Cato Corp and its owners and creditors and was $-77.3M for 2017. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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