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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.24
CTAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. CTAS: 0.24 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.24

0.03
1.17
Equity to Asset 0.49
CTAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CTAS: 0.49 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.49

0.49
0.72
Interest Coverage 8.60
CTAS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 30.78 vs. CTAS: 8.60 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.64   Max: 34.41
Current: 8.6

7.64
34.41
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.69
M-Score: -3.13
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.09
CTAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. CTAS: 13.09 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.84   Max: 17.25
Current: 13.09

10.84
17.25
Net-margin (%) 7.31
CTAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. CTAS: 7.31 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6   Max: 10.31
Current: 7.31

6
10.31
ROE (%) 14.33
CTAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. CTAS: 14.33 )
CTAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.51   Max: 21.57
Current: 14.33

8.51
21.57
ROA (%) 7.26
CTAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. CTAS: 7.26 )
CTAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.43   Max: 14.06
Current: 7.26

5.43
14.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.14
CTAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.06 vs. CTAS: 33.14 )
CTAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.03   Max: 38.95
Current: 33.14

25.03
38.95
Revenue Growth (%) 14.30
CTAS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. CTAS: 14.30 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 27.5
Current: 14.3

0.1
27.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 18.10
CTAS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CTAS: 18.10 )
CTAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.2   Max: 19.4
Current: 18.1

-9.2
19.4
EPS Growth (%) 21.50
CTAS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. CTAS: 21.50 )
CTAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 22.1
Current: 21.5

-12.3
22.1
» CTAS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CTAS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 16,830,664 sh (+0.05%)
Chuck Royce 9,300 sh (unchged)
Meridian Funds Sold Out
John Hussman 836,000 sh (-16.4%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,800 sh (-25.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 83,696 sh (-26.09%)
Jim Simons 73,300 sh (-87.34%)
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Q2 2013

CTAS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 5,111 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 100,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 146,900 sh (+1479.57%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 17,094,764 sh (+1.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Hussman 775,000 sh (-7.3%)
Jim Simons 55,600 sh (-24.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 15,711 sh (-81.23%)
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Q3 2013

CTAS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 17,400 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 6,591 sh (New)
Jim Simons 492,068 sh (+785.01%)
Steven Cohen 8,558 sh (+67.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,484 sh (+43.11%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 17,147,806 sh (+0.31%)
Robert Olstein 94,000 sh (-6%)
Chuck Royce 135,400 sh (-7.83%)
John Hussman 400,000 sh (-48.39%)
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Q4 2013

CTAS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 83,912 sh (+273.21%)
Steven Cohen 20,780 sh (+142.81%)
Murray Stahl 8,895 sh (+34.96%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 17,251,320 sh (+0.6%)
Chuck Royce 135,400 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 63,000 sh (-32.98%)
Jim Simons 295,100 sh (-40.03%)
John Hussman 225,000 sh (-43.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,900 sh (-71.84%)
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» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CTAS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -43.75%0.48%$49.94 - $59.5 $ 56.344%225000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 273.21%0.09%$49.94 - $59.5 $ 56.344%83912
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -48.39%0.77%$45.64 - $51.26 $ 56.3416%400000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 43.11%0.01%$45.64 - $51.26 $ 56.3416%22484
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -81.23%0.15%$43.86 - $46.22 $ 56.3425%15711
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.33%$40.9 - $45.93 $ 56.3430%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -26.09%0.07%$40.9 - $45.93 $ 56.3430%83696
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 233.33%0.77%$39.4 - $42.79 $ 56.3436%1000000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 213.67%0.18%$39.4 - $42.79 $ 56.3436%113233
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.81%$37.51 - $42.22 $ 56.3440%0
John Hussman 2012-09-30 New Buy0.3%$37.51 - $42.22 $ 56.3440%300000
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Reduce -43.77%0.25%$37.51 - $42.22 $ 56.3440%251200
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.1%$37.51 - $42.22 $ 56.3440%36099
Tweedy Browne 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.3%$35.71 - $39.57 $ 56.3449%0
Tweedy Browne 2012-03-31 Reduce -56.13%0.34%$36.405 - $40.47 $ 56.3459%220618
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-03-31 Reduce -14.11%0.13%$36.405 - $40.47 $ 56.3459%226781
Meridian Funds 2011-06-30 Add 45%0.14%$29.85 - $32.85 $ 56.3480%455000
Meridian Funds 2011-03-31 New Buy0.28%$27.32 - $29.8 $ 56.3498%313800
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $27.32 - $29.8 $ 56.3498%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.70
CTAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. CTAS: 21.70 )
CTAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.08   Max: 33.51
Current: 21.7

9.08
33.51
P/B 3.10
CTAS's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. CTAS: 3.10 )
CTAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.77
Current: 3.1

1.22
4.77
P/S 1.50
CTAS's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. CTAS: 1.50 )
CTAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.17
Current: 1.5

0.72
3.17
PFCF 18.70
CTAS's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.35 vs. CTAS: 18.70 )
CTAS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.24   Max: 35.39
Current: 18.7

7.24
35.39
EV-to-EBIT 13.50
CTAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. CTAS: 13.50 )
CTAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 20.5
Current: 13.5

6.4
20.5
PEG 1.50
CTAS's PEG is ranked higher than
54% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CTAS: 1.50 )
CTAS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 21.36
Current: 1.5

0.92
21.36
Shiller P/E 27.20
CTAS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.39 vs. CTAS: 27.20 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.32   Max: 39.31
Current: 27.2

9.32
39.31

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.40
CTAS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. CTAS: 1.40 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.57
Current: 1.4

0.61
3.57
Dividend Payout 0.28
CTAS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. CTAS: 0.28 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.28

0.59
1.5
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
CTAS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CTAS: 10.10 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 23.2
Current: 10.1

2.1
23.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.02
CTAS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
53% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CTAS: 2.02 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 5.15
Current: 2.02

0.88
5.15
Share Buyback Rate 6.60
CTAS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CTAS: 6.60 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.6   Max: -5
Current: 6.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 12.80
CTAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CTAS: 12.80 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.59   Max: 12.64
Current: 12.8

3.59
12.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
CTAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
68% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CTAS: 1.10 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 7.15
Current: 1.1

0.53
7.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
CTAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CTAS: 1.20 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.27
Current: 1.2

0.6
3.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
CTAS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CTAS: 1.50 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 4.61
Current: 1.5

1.04
4.61
Price/Graham Number 3.40
CTAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CTAS: 3.40 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 4.95
Current: 3.4

1.26
4.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
CTAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CTAS: 7.40 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 15.6
Current: 7.4

4.9
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.67
CTAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. CTAS: 17.67 )
CTAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 22.3
Current: 17.67

-0.9
22.3

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
Compare:IDEXY, ARO, TJX, FRCOF, ROST » details
Traded in other countries:CIT.Germany
Cintas Corporation 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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