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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 13.33
UNF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. UNF: 13.33 )
UNF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 13.33
Current: 13.33

0.01
13.33
Equity to Asset 0.79
UNF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. UNF: 0.79 )
UNF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.79

0.47
0.79
Interest Coverage 112.78
UNF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 58.82 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: 6.83
M-Score: -2.73
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 (%) 13.74
UNF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 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
83% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 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
78% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.41 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
83% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 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
80% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.45 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
77% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. UNF: 9.10 )
UNF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 11
Current: 9.1

3.2
11
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.70
UNF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 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
80% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UNF: 14.50 )
UNF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.3   Max: 24.5
Current: 14.5

-10.3
24.5
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

UNF Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 56,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 6,933 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 26,002 sh (+47.23%)
Third Avenue Management 605,910 sh (+0.77%)
Chuck Royce 1,861,666 sh (-4.31%)
Tweedy Browne 656,641 sh (-14.03%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 768,089 sh (-23.2%)
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Q2 2013

UNF Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 52,147 sh (+100.55%)
Jim Simons 93,400 sh (+65.6%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 751,089 sh (-2.21%)
Chuck Royce 1,777,703 sh (-4.51%)
Third Avenue Management 428,325 sh (-29.31%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,400 sh (-38.46%)
Tweedy Browne 377,713 sh (-42.48%)
Steven Cohen 3,301 sh (-52.39%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UNF

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -70.49%0.16%$97.64 - $106.99 $ 94.86-7%221413
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 92.02%0.15%$97.64 - $106.99 $ 94.86-7%123284
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 23.12%0.04%$92.55 - $103.13 $ 94.86-4%64204
Tweedy Browne 2013-06-30 Reduce -42.48%0.64%$88.85 - $99.58 $ 94.862%377713
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 100.55%0.1%$88.85 - $99.58 $ 94.862%52147
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Reduce -23.2%0.06%$73.32 - $90.5 $ 94.8613%768089
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 47.23%0.04%$73.32 - $90.5 $ 94.8613%26002
Tweedy Browne 2012-12-31 Add 12.32%0.18%$66.48 - $74.52 $ 94.8635%763794
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.08%$66.48 - $74.52 $ 94.8635%17661
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.08%$66.48 - $74.52 $ 94.8635%17661
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Reduce -29.05%0.1%$61.58 - $68.66 $ 94.8645%1000430
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.00
UNF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 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
54% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. UNF: 1.80 )
UNF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.8

0.72
2.21
P/S 1.40
UNF's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. UNF: 1.40 )
UNF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.4

0.4
1.68
PFCF 15.50
UNF's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. UNF: 15.50 )
UNF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 85.89
Current: 15.5

6.8
85.89
EV-to-EBIT 9.30
UNF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.28 vs. UNF: 9.30 )
UNF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 14.7
Current: 9.3

5.1
14.7
PEG 2.30
UNF's PEG is ranked higher than
54% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. UNF: 2.30 )
UNF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 4.38
Current: 2.3

0.67
4.38
Shiller P/E 20.90
UNF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 20.05 vs. UNF: 20.90 )
UNF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.53   Max: 29.37
Current: 20.9

8.53
29.37

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.20
UNF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. UNF: 0.20 )
UNF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.2

0.13
0.91
Dividend Payout 0.03
UNF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. UNF: 0.03 )
UNF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 7.6
Current: 0.03

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 517 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: 0.13   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.2

0.13
0.91
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
UNF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 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
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 206.20
UNF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. UNF: 206.20 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 222.26   Max: 222.26
Current: 206.2

Price/Tangible Book 2.70
UNF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. UNF: 2.70 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.27
Current: 2.7

0.6
5.27
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
UNF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
65% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UNF: 1.10 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.56
Current: 1.1

0.5
1.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
UNF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UNF: 1.50 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.5

0.35
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.30
UNF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. UNF: 2.30 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.06
Current: 2.3

0.72
3.06
Price/Graham Number 1.40
UNF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
50% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UNF: 1.40 )
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.4

0.52
2.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.70
UNF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 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) 9.89
UNF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. UNF: 9.89 )
UNF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 19.7
Current: 9.89

5.7
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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