On this page of Benford's Law Stocks.com we present our study of CATO CORP — ticker symbol CATO. SEC filings have been screened by our Benford's Law software, for quarterly 10Q and annual 10K filings from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024 for CATO CORP under CIK number 0000018255. For filings made in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) format, our algorithm extracts all "tagged" numbers presented by the company; for any non-XBRL filings our algorithm uses its own interal set of rules to extract what it believes to be numbers as found throughout the filings. The format found for each filing is presented below together with the results for CATO, with the percentage of found numbers beginning with each digit (1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, and 9's) charted against the "normal" range observed throughout our coverage universe, as well as the "normal" range for CATO CORP based on the past CATO filings our system processed in the past.
34.9
12.8
10.3
9.0
7.2
9.5
2.8
10.5
3.1
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 390
Recent share count: 18,802,742 (1's column)

= Typical range across full coverage universe
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390
Low count compared to other filers, falling in the bottom quartile. At this number count, it would take about 4 numbers to move any given column by a full percentage point.
28

Starting from a possible score of 100, we made the following score deductions:
 • We deducted point upon observing the 2's percentage was below the typical coverage universe range.
 • We deducted point upon observing the 2's percentage was below the company's typical historical range.
 • The 6's percentage was higher than the 5's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • We deducted points (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 6's percentage was above the typical coverage universe range.
 • We deducted points (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 6's percentage was above the company's typical historical range.
 • We deducted points upon observing the 7's percentage was below the typical coverage universe range.
 • We deducted points upon observing the 7's percentage was below the company's typical historical range.
 • The 8's percentage was higher than the 7's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • This is the 2nd column with percentage higher than the prior column, resulting in a penalty deduction.
 • We deducted points (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 8's percentage was above the typical coverage universe range.
 • We deducted points (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 8's percentage was above the company's typical historical range.
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CATO
Low score compared to other filers, falling in the bottom quartile.
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Check our work! We provide our CATO CORP Benford's Law analysis for informational purposes only, and our software should be expected to make mistakes and contain errors (nothing you see on this website should be relied upon for any decision-making without first repeating the analysis yourself independently), and so below we present to you all of the numbers our system detected, for the CATO filing above. This way, you can open the filing on your own and compare what you see below against what you yourself find. This can also be helpful for exploring any columns in particular that caught your eye.

1's 2's 3's
We found 136 numbers that start with the digit 1. Here they are:
1763652
18,791,732
1,763,652
175,272
190,311
1,827
1,739
177,099
192,050
112,505
122,087
165,476
185,481
11,623
10,974
10,974
107
10,226
101,317
139,635
154,686
1,675
183,797
188,008
14,607
14,475
100
100,000
18,791,732
18,802,742
15,000,000
1,763,652
127,058
126,953
196,911
192,321
10,974
171
136
18
1,836
1,793
1,163
1,429
14,614
15,337
161
166
14,721
19,676
126,953
192,321
10,974
10,974
17
1
189
190
13
18
14
127,058
196,911
122,431
104,709
1,238
107
17
195
195
123,555
103,426
17
10,974
10,417
19,356,789
19,303,048
19,356,789
19,303,048
1,434
1,238
176,430
177,099
11,374
11,623
191,434
192,050
187
153
134
102
101
165
194
11,103,000
1,123,873
11.32
13.22
11.81
1,278,265
15
1.32
15
11,477
11,477
1,610
1,610
139
139
139
12,540
12,540
18,114
18,114
1,084
1,084
1,084
1
1.1
163
198
1,168
1,119
171,000
121,000
10,972
10,909
17,002
18,078
15,607
17,345
1,904
16,591
148,895
11,261
137,634
We found 50 numbers that start with the digit 2. Here they are:
2,040
2,357
2,141
22
22
23,940
29,751
249,641
243,062
23,305
25,047
2,023
2,040
2,357
2,714
27
2,066
21,413
27,421
2,237
2,267
27,913
23,792
2,223
2,237
226,593
2,259
2,267
226,781
227
22
22
206
2,040
2,040
249
2,357
2,357
2,760,305
232,696
2,812
22,194
29,000
2,958
2,958
253
292
2.1
2
29,329
We found 40 numbers that start with the digit 3. Here they are:
355
39,101
3,533
3,973
31,716
38,490
37,404
353
395
38
33
3,261
3,523
3,455
395
3,523
3,523
353
355
355
3,455
3,455
3
3
3.2
395
353
355
355
35.0
31
3,261
3,261
38,778
38,329
389,900
33,317
32.6
3
3.20
4's 5's 6's
We found 35 numbers that start with the digit 4. Here they are:
4,428
4,428
4,783
477,149
486,817
477,149
486,817
4,428
4,093
435
42,634
43,468
491
4,428
4,428
4,428
4,201
438,371
477,149
448,488
486,817
420
429
4,725,000
4.76
43,290
43,290
45,400
45,400
480
497
444
4.65
49,240
45,261
We found 28 numbers that start with the digit 5. Here they are:
56,752
5,821
54
54
518
55,800
50,000,000
59
59
5,243
532
518
5,706
5,914
5,034
5,599
5,556
5
557
54
54
5,821
5,821
578
5.6
5.7
5.8
594
We found 37 numbers that start with the digit 6. Here they are:
694
694
61,934
6,569
649
66,250
671
64,568
64,022
61,108
635
635
69,512
64,279
65
618
6,170
644
694
64,279
694
69,512
691
683
686
669
616
6,382
6,569
6,170
6,170
66,000
66,250
63
6
6,849
690
7's 8's 9's
We found 11 numbers that start with the digit 7. Here they are:
748
79,012
705
7,724
7,783
748
748
748
75,138
79,012
7,784
We found 41 numbers that start with the digit 8. Here they are:
897
86,966
87,821
81,834
832
8,572
84
84
8
883
892
883
897
897
8.97
86
8,749
8,749
8,749
8,662
8,662
8,662
8,662
8,586
8,586
88,682
8,586
8,654
8,654
8,654
8,654
8.7
8.6
8,586
8,749
8,654
8,662
8,586
8,903
8,654
8,143
We found 12 numbers that start with the digit 9. Here they are:
98,603
92,013
98
958
9,895
929
929
9,334,000
932,000
9,873
9,873
9,274
While the above CATO 10Q Filed 5/30/2024 is interesting in isolation, we have found that it is also useful to take a look at older CATO CORP filings processed by our Benford's Law Stocks algorithm, to see how the company's filings "typically look" on a Benford's Law analysis. Below we repeat the 10Q Filed 5/30/2024 but instead of the chart comparing against the typical company across our coverage universe, below we show the same chart compared against the typical CATO 10Q and 10K filings that we have processed historically. This is followed by similar charts for each of those historical filings.

34.9
12.8
10.3
9.0
7.2
9.5
2.8
10.5
3.1
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 28
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 390

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
30.9
15.8
8.9
9.2
6.4
6.1
3.6
8.7
10.5
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 3
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 392

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
35.2
18.5
8.9
7.5
7.0
7.3
3.0
4.8
7.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 55
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 372

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
36.8
16.9
11.2
7.9
7.4
5.4
7.4
4.0
3.1
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 93
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 555

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
36.0
16.9
12.8
7.4
8.1
5.8
6.2
4.3
2.5
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 90
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 608

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
28.8
14.8
13.6
11.0
7.3
5.8
6.9
7.5
4.3
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 74
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 852

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
30.0
16.6
11.6
9.5
7.8
6.4
7.0
5.2
5.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 84
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 829

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
36.2
16.1
11.3
7.4
9.5
5.4
3.3
7.4
3.3
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 76
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 608

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
30.0
14.9
13.5
12.4
8.4
7.3
6.0
4.0
3.4
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 92
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 783

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
36.0
20.0
7.6
6.4
9.4
5.9
6.2
3.7
4.9
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 74
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 406

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
32.2
17.8
14.9
7.7
6.7
5.0
7.2
4.1
4.3
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 86
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 556

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
34.5
16.3
12.5
5.2
7.9
6.6
4.7
5.5
6.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 71
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 559

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
39.5
15.9
11.4
5.5
8.4
6.6
5.4
3.6
3.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 93
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 559

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
36.2
15.6
11.3
8.2
9.0
4.8
6.2
5.1
3.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 89
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 610

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
30.1
14.7
13.5
12.5
8.1
6.1
7.7
5.1
2.2
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 79
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 835

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
26.6
22.1
10.8
6.5
6.0
8.9
6.0
5.8
7.4
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 55
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 417

= Typical CATO range from 3/27/2020 to 5/30/2024
 

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