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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 0.19
GK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. GK: 0.19 )
GK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.19

0
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.53
GK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. GK: 0.53 )
GK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.53

0.3
0.61
Interest Coverage 16.04
GK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. GK: 16.04 )
GK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.32   Max: 16.04
Current: 16.04

3.32
16.04
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.85
M-Score: -2.75
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.60
GK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. GK: 8.60 )
GK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.12   Max: 15.02
Current: 8.6

-8.12
15.02
Net-margin (%) 5.15
GK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. GK: 5.15 )
GK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.74   Max: 8.26
Current: 5.15

-7.74
8.26
ROE (%) 10.00
GK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.29 vs. GK: 10.00 )
GK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.57   Max: 17.16
Current: 10

-16.57
17.16
ROA (%) 5.21
GK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. GK: 5.21 )
GK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.45   Max: 9.29
Current: 5.21

-8.45
9.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.39
GK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. GK: 23.39 )
GK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -21.91   Max: 27.42
Current: 23.39

-21.91
27.42
Revenue Growth (%) 1.20
GK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. GK: 1.20 )
GK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.2   Max: 24
Current: 1.2

-3.2
24
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.60
GK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. GK: 1.60 )
GK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 26.2
Current: 1.6

-6.7
26.2
EPS Growth (%) 15.80
GK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. GK: 15.80 )
GK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 20.4
Current: 15.8

-8.3
20.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GK Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 8,906 sh (New)
Jim Simons 48,102 sh (+25.95%)
Bill Frels 815,959 sh (+3.83%)
Pioneer Investments 342,187 sh (+0.18%)
Chuck Royce 1,955 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q2 2013

GK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 45,803 sh (New)
Jim Simons 110,390 sh (+129.49%)
Pioneer Investments 342,386 sh (+0.06%)
Chuck Royce 1,955 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Bill Frels 772,429 sh (-5.33%)
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Q3 2013

GK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 3,350 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 80,143 sh (+74.97%)
Jim Simons 168,964 sh (+53.06%)
Pioneer Investments 342,386 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,955 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 730,229 sh (-5.46%)
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Q4 2013

GK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 3,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 186,790 sh (+10.55%)
Chuck Royce 1,955 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 342,386 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Bill Frels 667,446 sh (-8.6%)
Joel Greenblatt 31,105 sh (-61.19%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GK

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -61.19%0.1%$55.17 - $63.62 $ 58.47-3%31105
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Sold Out $55.17 - $63.62 $ 58.47-3%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 74.97%0.07%$49.11 - $58.4 $ 58.479%80143
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 New Buy$49.11 - $58.4 $ 58.479%3350
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.09%$43.73 - $49.5 $ 58.4725%45803
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$34.15 - $45.51 $ 58.4745%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.06%$30.75 - $35.12 $ 58.4778%29635
Tweedy Browne 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0466%$25.53 - $36.23 $ 58.4794%0
Tweedy Browne 2011-06-30 Reduce -28.21%0.02%$29.8 - $34.06 $ 58.4783%41691
Tweedy Browne 2011-03-31 Reduce -62.89%0.1%$30.6 - $34.27 $ 58.4782%58072
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 26.90
GK's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. GK: 26.90 )
GK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.16   Max: 33.49
Current: 26.9

10.16
33.49
P/B 2.40
GK's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. GK: 2.40 )
GK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.64
Current: 2.4

0.63
2.64
P/S 1.27
GK's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. GK: 1.27 )
GK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.27

0.3
1.39
PFCF 21.03
GK's PFCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. GK: 21.03 )
GK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 32.52
Current: 21.03

3.91
32.52
EV-to-EBIT 15.01
GK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. GK: 15.01 )
GK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.9   Max: 21.1
Current: 15.01

7.9
21.1
Shiller P/E 67.20
GK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.49 vs. GK: 67.20 )
GK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 73.99
Current: 67.2

8.9
73.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.70
GK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. GK: 1.70 )
GK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.7

0.16
2.15
Dividend Payout 0.65
GK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. GK: 0.65 )
GK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.65

0.03
0.88
Dividend growth (3y) 37.50
GK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. GK: 37.50 )
GK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 58.7
Current: 37.5

-0.5
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.61
GK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. GK: 6.61 )
GK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 8.36
Current: 6.61

0.62
8.36
Share Buyback Rate -1.70
GK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. GK: -1.70 )
GK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5   Max: -1.7
Current: -1.7

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 7.72
GK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. GK: 7.72 )
GK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 19.52
Current: 7.72

2.52
19.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.26
GK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
65% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GK: 1.26 )
GK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 448.02
Current: 1.26

0.34
448.02
Price/Median PS Value 1.48
GK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GK: 1.48 )
GK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.76
Current: 1.48

0.43
2.76
Price/Graham Number 2.77
GK's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. GK: 2.77 )
GK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 4.9
Current: 2.77

1.19
4.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
GK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. GK: 6.70 )
GK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 12.7
Current: 6.7

4.7
12.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.53
GK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. GK: 4.53 )
GK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.6   Max: 22
Current: 4.53

-3.6
22

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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G&K Services, Inc., is a Minnesota Corporation founded in 1902. The Company is engaged in offering branded uniform and facility services programs. It delivers value to its customers by enhancing their image and brand, and by promoting workplace safety, security and cleanliness. The Company accomplish this by providing high quality branded work apparel programs, and a variety of facility products and services including floor mats, towels, mops and restroom hygiene products. The Company operates from approximately 165 locations. These locations serve customers in 93 of the top 100 metropolitan markets across the United States and Canada. The Company serves a base of approximately 170,000 customers. It serves customers in virtually all industries, including automotive, warehousing, distribution, transportation, energy, manufacturing, food processing, pharmaceutical, retail, restaurants, hospitality, government, healthcare and many others. It provides service to customers of almost every size, from Fortune 100 companies to small and midsize firms. The Company also offers facility services programs that provide a range of dust control, maintenance, hand care and hygiene products and services. They include floor mat offerings (traction control, logo, message, scraper, anti-fatigue), towel products (shop, kitchen, bar, bath, dish, continuous roll, microfiber), mop offerings (dust, microfiber, wet), fender covers, selected linen items and restroom hygiene products. The Company's operating facilities are subject to stringent environmental laws, rules and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and health and safety matters, including those governing the potential discharges of pollutants to the air and water, the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes and the clean-up of contaminated sites.
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