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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.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.64
CTAS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CTAS: 0.64 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.64

0.03
1.17
Equity to Asset 0.47
CTAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. CTAS: 0.47 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.47

0.47
0.72
Interest Coverage 8.61
CTAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.17 vs. CTAS: 8.61 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.64   Max: 34.41
Current: 8.61

7.64
34.41
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.40
M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
7.10%
12.83%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.71
CTAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. CTAS: 13.71 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.84   Max: 17.25
Current: 13.71

10.84
17.25
Net-margin (%) 9.80
CTAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CTAS: 9.80 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6   Max: 10.31
Current: 9.8

6
10.31
ROE (%) 20.00
CTAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. CTAS: 20.00 )
CTAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 24.22
Current: 20

8.8
24.22
ROA (%) 9.84
CTAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. CTAS: 9.84 )
CTAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.61   Max: 15.69
Current: 9.84

5.61
15.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 39.23
CTAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.02 vs. CTAS: 39.23 )
CTAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.54   Max: 64
Current: 39.23

24.54
64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.90
CTAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CTAS: 12.90 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 27.5
Current: 12.9

0.1
27.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.60
CTAS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CTAS: 19.60 )
CTAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.2   Max: 19.6
Current: 19.6

-9.2
19.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 22.40
CTAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. CTAS: 22.40 )
CTAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 22.4
Current: 22.4

-12.3
22.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CTAS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 216,627 sh (+158.16%)
Murray Stahl 13,196 sh (+48.35%)
Steven Cohen 25,025 sh (+20.43%)
Chuck Royce 135,400 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 225,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Robert Olstein 56,000 sh (-11.11%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 15,154,087 sh (-12.16%)
Jim Simons 25,400 sh (-91.39%)
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Q2 2014

CTAS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 209,868 sh (+726.25%)
Robert Olstein 56,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 225,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 12,461 sh (-5.57%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 14,116,788 sh (-6.85%)
Chuck Royce 126,100 sh (-6.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 73,508 sh (-66.07%)
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Q3 2014

CTAS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 565,712 sh (+669.59%)
Jim Simons 275,968 sh (+31.5%)
Chuck Royce 126,100 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 59,804 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 225,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 12,407 sh (-0.43%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,461,573 sh (-11.73%)
Robert Olstein 49,000 sh (-12.5%)
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Q4 2014

CTAS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 69,700 sh (+16.55%)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 540,978 sh (-4.37%)
Murray Stahl 10,676 sh (-13.95%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 9,576,811 sh (-23.15%)
Jim Simons 208,776 sh (-24.35%)
Chuck Royce 74,300 sh (-41.08%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (-55.56%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CTAS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-12-31 Reduce -55.56%0.78%$67.44 - $79.86 $ 84.2117%100000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-12-31 Reduce -23.15%0.51%$67.44 - $79.86 $ 84.2117%9576811
Robert Olstein 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.45%$67.44 - $79.86 $ 84.2117%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 669.59%0.35%$62.56 - $67.215 $ 84.2129%565712
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Reduce -11.73%0.26%$62.56 - $67.215 $ 84.2129%12461573
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Reduce -6.85%0.16%$56.31 - $64.1 $ 84.2139%14116788
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -66.07%0.13%$56.31 - $64.1 $ 84.2139%73508
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Reduce -12.16%0.34%$55.62 - $61.66 $ 84.2142%15154087
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 158.16%0.12%$55.62 - $61.66 $ 84.2142%216627
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -43.75%0.48%$49.94 - $59.5 $ 84.2155%225000
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 Reduce -32.98%0.24%$49.94 - $59.5 $ 84.2155%63000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 273.21%0.09%$49.94 - $59.5 $ 84.2155%83912
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -48.39%0.77%$45.64 - $51.26 $ 84.2174%400000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 43.11%0.01%$45.64 - $51.26 $ 84.2174%22484
Robert Olstein 2013-06-30 New Buy0.73%$43.86 - $46.22 $ 84.2187%100000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -81.23%0.15%$43.86 - $46.22 $ 84.2187%15711
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.33%$40.9 - $45.93 $ 84.2195%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -26.09%0.07%$40.9 - $45.93 $ 84.2195%83696
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 233.33%0.77%$39.4 - $42.79 $ 84.21103%1000000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 213.67%0.18%$39.4 - $42.79 $ 84.21103%113233
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.81%$37.51 - $42.22 $ 84.21110%0
John Hussman 2012-09-30 New Buy0.3%$37.51 - $42.22 $ 84.21110%300000
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Reduce -43.77%0.25%$37.51 - $42.22 $ 84.21110%251200
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.1%$37.51 - $42.22 $ 84.21110%36099
Tweedy Browne 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.3%$35.71 - $39.57 $ 84.21122%0
Tweedy Browne 2012-03-31 Reduce -56.13%0.34%$36.405 - $40.47 $ 84.21138%220618
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-03-31 Reduce -14.11%0.13%$36.405 - $40.47 $ 84.21138%226781
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.90
CTAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.40 vs. CTAS: 22.90 )
CTAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.08   Max: 31.06
Current: 22.9

9.08
31.06
Forward P/E 23.47
CTAS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CTAS: 23.47 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.80
CTAS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.10 vs. CTAS: 23.80 )
CTAS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.09   Max: 31.08
Current: 23.8

9.09
31.08
P/B 4.48
CTAS's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. CTAS: 4.48 )
CTAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.5
Current: 4.48

1.22
4.5
P/S 2.22
CTAS's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. CTAS: 2.22 )
CTAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3
Current: 2.22

0.72
3
PFCF 20.39
CTAS's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.46 vs. CTAS: 20.39 )
CTAS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.24   Max: 30.96
Current: 20.39

7.24
30.96
POCF 14.88
CTAS's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.67 vs. CTAS: 14.88 )
CTAS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.46   Max: 18.88
Current: 14.88

5.46
18.88
EV-to-EBIT 15.82
CTAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.71 vs. CTAS: 15.82 )
CTAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 20.4
Current: 15.82

6.4
20.4
PEG 1.59
CTAS's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CTAS: 1.59 )
CTAS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 21.36
Current: 1.59

0.92
21.36
Shiller P/E 36.91
CTAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CTAS: 36.91 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 37.07
Current: 36.91

9.32
37.07
Current Ratio 2.52
CTAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CTAS: 2.52 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 4.5
Current: 2.52

1.66
4.5
Quick Ratio 2.24
CTAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CTAS: 2.24 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 3.76
Current: 2.24

1.33
3.76
Days Inventory 35.13
CTAS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CTAS: 35.13 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.01   Max: 56.7
Current: 35.13

27.01
56.7
Days Sales Outstanding 41.26
CTAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 75.74 vs. CTAS: 41.26 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.59   Max: 45.94
Current: 41.26

32.59
45.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.01
CTAS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CTAS: 1.01 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.57
Current: 1.01

0.61
3.57
Dividend Payout 0.24
CTAS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CTAS: 0.24 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.24

0.59
1.5
Dividend growth (3y) 16.30
CTAS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. CTAS: 16.30 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 23.2
Current: 16.3

2.1
23.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.63
CTAS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. CTAS: 1.63 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1   Max: 5.83
Current: 1.63

1
5.83
Share Buyback Rate 6.00
CTAS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. CTAS: 6.00 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.6   Max: -5
Current: 6

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 10.16
CTAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.54 vs. CTAS: 10.16 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.59   Max: 12.61
Current: 10.16

3.59
12.61
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.38
CTAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. CTAS: 1.38 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 7.15
Current: 1.38

0.53
7.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.68
CTAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CTAS: 1.68 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.27
Current: 1.68

0.6
3.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.23
CTAS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CTAS: 1.23 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 4.61
Current: 1.23

1.02
4.61
Price/Graham Number 3.23
CTAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CTAS: 3.23 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 4.95
Current: 3.23

1.26
4.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.30
CTAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CTAS: 6.30 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 15.6
Current: 6.3

4.9
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.39
CTAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. CTAS: 22.39 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 23.3
Current: 22.39

-1.2
23.3

Analyst Estimate

May15 May16 May17
Revenue(Mil) 4,537 4,828 5,092
EPS($) 3.30 3.58 3.95
EPS without NRI($) 3.30 3.58 3.95

Business Description

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Cintas Corp was founded in 1968. It was incorporated under the Laws of Washington. Cintas provides highly specialized products and services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America, as well as Latin America, Europe and Asia. The Company brings value to its customers by helping them provide a cleaner, safer and more pleasant atmosphere for their customers and employees. Its products and services are designed to improve its customers' images. The Company also helps its customers protect their employees and their company by enhancing workplace safety and helping to ensure legal compliance in key areas of their business. Cintas classifies its businesses into four operating segments based on the types of products and services provided. They are, The Rental Uniforms and Ancillary Products operating segment consists of the rental and servicing of uniforms and other garments including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels and other ancillary items. In addition to these rental items, restroom cleaning services and supplies and carpet and tile cleaning services are also provided within this operating segment. The Uniform Direct Sales operating segment consists of the direct sale of uniforms and related items and branded promotional products. The First Aid, Safety and Fire Protection Services operating segment consists of first aid, safety and fire protection products and services. The Company provides its products and services to over 900,000 businesses of all types — from small service and manufacturing companies to major corporations that employ thousands of people. It operates in highly competitive industries and competes with national, regional and local providers. Product, design, price, quality, service and convenience to the customer are the competitive elements in these industries. The Company is subject to various environmental laws and regulations, as are other companies in the uniform rental industry.
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