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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 15.92
UNF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. UNF: 15.92 )
UNF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 17.34
Current: 15.92

0.01
17.34
Equity to Asset 0.81
UNF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. UNF: 0.81 )
UNF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.81

0.47
0.81
Interest Coverage 112.78
UNF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 81.38 vs. UNF: 112.78 )
UNF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.11   Max: 112.78
Current: 112.78

5.11
112.78
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.49
M-Score: -2.59
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 (%) 13.74
UNF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. UNF: 13.74 )
UNF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.42   Max: 13.74
Current: 13.74

7.42
13.74
Net-margin (%) 8.61
UNF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. UNF: 8.61 )
UNF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 8.61
Current: 8.61

3.76
8.61
ROE (%) 11.51
UNF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. UNF: 11.51 )
UNF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.33   Max: 13.47
Current: 11.51

7.33
13.47
ROA (%) 8.50
UNF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. UNF: 8.50 )
UNF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.97   Max: 8.83
Current: 8.5

3.97
8.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.63
UNF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. UNF: 27.63 )
UNF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.1   Max: 27.63
Current: 27.63

12.1
27.63
Revenue Growth (%) 9.10
UNF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. UNF: 9.10 )
UNF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 11.2
Current: 9.1

3.2
11.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.70
UNF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. UNF: 9.70 )
UNF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 3   Max: 16.7
Current: 9.7

3
16.7
EPS Growth (%) 14.50
UNF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. UNF: 14.50 )
UNF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.3   Max: 24.5
Current: 14.5

-10.3
24.5
» UNF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

UNF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 127,700 sh (+36.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 64,204 sh (+23.12%)
Chuck Royce 2,172,788 sh (+22.22%)
Third Avenue Management 428,325 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 750,389 sh (-0.09%)
Tweedy Browne 344,165 sh (-8.88%)
Steven Cohen 2,302 sh (-30.26%)
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Q4 2013

UNF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 123,284 sh (+92.02%)
Jim Simons 190,600 sh (+49.26%)
Chuck Royce 2,273,700 sh (+4.64%)
Third Avenue Management 427,160 sh (-0.27%)
Tweedy Browne 328,028 sh (-4.69%)
Steven Cohen 1,995 sh (-13.34%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 221,413 sh (-70.49%)
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Q1 2014

UNF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 189,191 sh (+53.46%)
Jim Simons 201,947 sh (+5.95%)
Chuck Royce 2,275,350 sh (+0.07%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 384,535 sh (-9.98%)
Tweedy Browne 199,219 sh (-39.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,050 sh (-60.39%)
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Q2 2014

UNF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Robert Olstein 52,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,809 sh (+24.89%)
Jim Simons 208,505 sh (+3.25%)
Chuck Royce 2,280,800 sh (+0.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 187,593 sh (-0.84%)
Tweedy Browne 197,385 sh (-0.92%)
Third Avenue Management 360,951 sh (-6.13%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UNF

(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
Tweedy Browne 2014-03-31 Reduce -39.27%0.32%$102.33 - $116 $ 96.95-11%199219
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 53.46%0.11%$102.33 - $116 $ 96.95-11%189191
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$102.33 - $116 $ 96.95-11%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -70.49%0.16%$97.64 - $106.99 $ 96.95-5%221413
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 92.02%0.15%$97.64 - $106.99 $ 96.95-5%123284
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 23.12%0.04%$92.55 - $103.13 $ 96.95-2%64204
Tweedy Browne 2013-06-30 Reduce -42.48%0.64%$88.85 - $99.58 $ 96.954%377713
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 100.55%0.1%$88.85 - $99.58 $ 96.954%52147
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Reduce -23.2%0.06%$73.32 - $90.5 $ 96.9516%768089
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 47.23%0.04%$73.32 - $90.5 $ 96.9516%26002
Tweedy Browne 2012-12-31 Add 12.32%0.18%$66.48 - $74.52 $ 96.9538%763794
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.08%$66.48 - $74.52 $ 96.9538%17661
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.08%$66.48 - $74.52 $ 96.9538%17661
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Reduce -29.05%0.1%$61.58 - $68.66 $ 96.9548%1000430
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.00
UNF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 24.80 vs. UNF: 16.00 )
UNF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.27   Max: 20.33
Current: 16

6.27
20.33
P/B 1.80
UNF's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. UNF: 1.80 )
UNF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.8

0.72
2.17
P/S 1.40
UNF's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. UNF: 1.40 )
UNF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.4

0.4
1.67
PFCF 18.10
UNF's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 90.81 vs. UNF: 18.10 )
UNF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 85.89
Current: 18.1

6.8
85.89
EV-to-EBIT 9.31
UNF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.17 vs. UNF: 9.31 )
UNF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 14.7
Current: 9.31

5.1
14.7
PEG 2.34
UNF's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNF: 2.34 )
UNF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.65
Current: 2.34

0.67
3.65
Shiller P/E 20.00
UNF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNF: 20.00 )
UNF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.56   Max: 29.57
Current: 20

8.56
29.57
Current Ratio 3.41
UNF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. UNF: 3.41 )
UNF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 3.41
Current: 3.41

1.5
3.41
Quick Ratio 2.95
UNF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. UNF: 2.95 )
UNF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 2.95
Current: 2.95

0.67
2.95

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.20
UNF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. UNF: 0.20 )
UNF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.2

0.1
0.74
Dividend Payout 0.02
UNF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 36.75 vs. UNF: 0.02 )
UNF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 7.6
Current: 0.02

0.02
7.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.20
UNF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
96% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. UNF: 0.20 )
UNF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.2

0.1
0.74
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
UNF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. UNF: -0.60 )
UNF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9   Max: -0.6
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 41.24
UNF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNF: 41.24 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 42.11   Max: 222.26
Current: 41.24

42.11
222.26
Price/Tangible Book 2.56
UNF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. UNF: 2.56 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.27
Current: 2.56

0.6
5.27
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.09
UNF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. UNF: 1.09 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.56
Current: 1.09

0.5
1.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.54
UNF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UNF: 1.54 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.76
Current: 1.54

0.34
1.76
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.13
UNF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNF: 2.13 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.06
Current: 2.13

0.72
3.06
Price/Graham Number 1.35
UNF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. UNF: 1.35 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.35

0.52
2.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.70
UNF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. UNF: 10.70 )
UNF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 19.6
Current: 10.7

6.8
19.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.93
UNF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. UNF: 10.93 )
UNF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 19.7
Current: 10.93

6.8
19.7

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Apparel Manufacturing
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UniFirst Corporation, a corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1950. The Company together with its subsidiaries is a provider of workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States. It has operating segments: US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing (MFG), Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning (Specialty Garments), First Aid and Corporate. The US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning reporting segment purchases, rents, cleans, delivers and sells, uniforms and protective clothing and non-garment items in the United States and Canada. The Corporate operating segment consists of costs associated with its distribution center, sales and marketing, information systems, engineering, materials management, manufacturing planning, finance, budgeting, human resources, other general and administrative costs and interest expense. The MFG operating segment designs and manufactures uniforms and non-garment items solely for the purpose of providing these goods to the US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning reporting segment. The Specialty Garments operating segment purchases, rents, cleans, delivers and sells, specialty garments and non-garment items mainly for nuclear and cleanroom applications. The First Aid operating segment sells first aid cabinet services and other safety supplies. It provides its customers with personalized workplace uniforms and protective work clothing in a broad range of styles, colors, sizes and fabrics. The Company's uniform products include shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, aprons and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments. The Company's typical customers include automobile service centers and dealers, delivery services, food and general merchandise retailers, food processors and service operations, light manufacturers, maintenance facilities, restaurants, service companies, soft and durable goods wholesalers, transportation companies, and others who require employee clothing for image, identification, protection or utility purposes. Marketing contact is made through print advertising, direct mail, publicity, trade shows, catalogs, telemarketing, multiple web sites and direct field sales representation. The Company's competitors include Cintas Corporation, Aramark Corporation and G&K Services, Inc. It is subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations governing, among other things, the generation, handling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes and other substances.
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