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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.33
CTAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CTAS: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.33
0.07
0.72
Equity to Asset 0.46
CTAS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CTAS: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.46
0.46
0.7
Interest Coverage 10.69
CTAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 43.25 vs. CTAS: 10.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.64  Med: 12.92 Max: 34.41
Current: 10.69
7.64
34.41
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.92
M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
7.27%
15.20%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 15.55
CTAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. CTAS: 15.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.84  Med: 15.57 Max: 17.02
Current: 15.55
10.84
17.02
Net-margin (%) 9.62
CTAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. CTAS: 9.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6  Med: 9.17 Max: 10.31
Current: 9.62
6
10.31
ROE (%) 20.22
CTAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. CTAS: 20.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.8  Med: 15.71 Max: 24.22
Current: 20.22
8.8
24.22
ROA (%) 9.71
CTAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. CTAS: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.61  Med: 9.95 Max: 15.69
Current: 9.71
5.61
15.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.57
CTAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.49 vs. CTAS: 47.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.71  Med: 33.45 Max: 69.59
Current: 47.57
24.71
69.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
CTAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CTAS: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 10.30 Max: 20.6
Current: 6.5
0.1
20.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.10
CTAS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CTAS: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.2  Med: 11.10 Max: 19.4
Current: 11.1
-9.2
19.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
CTAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CTAS: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3  Med: 10.70 Max: 22
Current: 14.5
-12.3
22
» CTAS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CTAS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 565,712 sh (+669.59%)
Jim Simons 275,968 sh (+31.50%)
John Hussman 225,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 126,100 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 59,804 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 12,407 sh (-0.43%)
First Eagle Investment 12,461,573 sh (-11.73%)
Robert Olstein 49,000 sh (-12.50%)
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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%)
First Eagle Investment 9,576,811 sh (-23.15%)
First Eagle Investment 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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Q1 2015

CTAS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 429,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 7,659 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 179,724 sh (+1697.24%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 69,307 sh (-0.56%)
Murray Stahl 10,176 sh (-4.68%)
First Eagle Investment 9,057,089 sh (-5.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 503,521 sh (-6.92%)
Chuck Royce 63,700 sh (-14.27%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-50.00%)
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Q2 2015

CTAS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Hussman 40,000 sh (-20.00%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.93
CTAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. CTAS: 23.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.08  Med: 19.11 Max: 28.3
Current: 23.93
9.08
28.3
Forward P/E 22.83
CTAS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. CTAS: 22.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.90
CTAS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
56% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. CTAS: 24.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.09  Med: 19.13 Max: 28.31
Current: 24.9
9.09
28.31
P/B 5.19
CTAS's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. CTAS: 5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CTAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.54 Max: 5.19
Current: 5.19
1.22
5.19
P/S 2.28
CTAS's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. CTAS: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CTAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.75
Current: 2.28
0.72
2.75
PFCF 28.03
CTAS's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.53 vs. CTAS: 28.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CTAS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.24  Med: 18.09 Max: 30.96
Current: 28.03
7.24
30.96
POCF 17.57
CTAS's POCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.90 vs. CTAS: 17.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CTAS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.46  Med: 11.99 Max: 18.88
Current: 17.57
5.46
18.88
EV-to-EBIT 14.66
CTAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.78 vs. CTAS: 14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CTAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.4  Med: 12.20 Max: 16.9
Current: 14.66
6.4
16.9
PEG 1.52
CTAS's PEG is ranked higher than
64% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. CTAS: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CTAS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.88 Max: 21.36
Current: 1.52
0.92
21.36
Shiller P/E 34.51
CTAS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.77 vs. CTAS: 34.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.28  Med: 21.01 Max: 35.22
Current: 34.51
9.28
35.22
Current Ratio 2.79
CTAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CTAS: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.28  Med: 2.96 Max: 4.22
Current: 2.79
2.28
4.22
Quick Ratio 2.43
CTAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CTAS: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 2.42 Max: 3.55
Current: 2.43
1.9
3.55
Days Inventory 34.21
CTAS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. CTAS: 34.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.41  Med: 38.68 Max: 56.7
Current: 34.21
29.41
56.7
Days Sales Outstanding 40.45
CTAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 56.44 vs. CTAS: 40.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.59  Med: 40.36 Max: 45.94
Current: 40.45
32.59
45.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.99
CTAS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. CTAS: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.33 Max: 3.57
Current: 0.99
0.63
3.57
Dividend Payout 0.25
CTAS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CTAS: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.34
Current: 0.25
0.14
0.34
Dividend growth (3y) 16.30
CTAS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
69% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CTAS: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 10.40 Max: 23.2
Current: 16.3
2.1
23.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.85
CTAS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
73% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CTAS: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 2.48 Max: 6.67
Current: 1.85
1.18
6.67
Share Buyback Rate 3.30
CTAS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. CTAS: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.6  Med: 1.50 Max: -4.5
Current: 3.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 14.47
CTAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CTAS: 14.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 6.83 Max: 11.89
Current: 14.47
3.7
11.89
Price/Projected FCF 1.49
CTAS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CTAS: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.27 Max: 7.15
Current: 1.49
0.62
7.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
CTAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CTAS: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.70 Max: 3.05
Current: 1.7
0.71
3.05
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.42
CTAS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. CTAS: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 2.15 Max: 3.87
Current: 1.42
1.1
3.87
Price/Graham Number 4.05
CTAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CTAS: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.65  Med: 2.72 Max: 4.48
Current: 4.05
1.65
4.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.85
CTAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CTAS: 6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.9  Med: 8.20 Max: 15.6
Current: 6.85
5.9
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 20.74
CTAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. CTAS: 20.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CTAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -1.2  Med: 9.70 Max: 23.5
Current: 20.74
-1.2
23.5

Analyst Estimate

May16 May17
Revenue(Mil) 4,739 5,001
EPS($) 3.77 4.20
EPS without NRI($) 3.77 4.20

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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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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