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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 41.06
UNF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UNF: 41.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UNF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 41.06
Current: 41.06

0.01
41.06
Equity to Asset 0.80
UNF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. UNF: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UNF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.8

0.47
0.81
Interest Coverage 250.36
UNF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 196.49 vs. UNF: 250.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UNF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.11   Max: 250.36
Current: 250.36

5.11
250.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.31
M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
10.19%
12.82%
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 (%) 13.86
UNF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. UNF: 13.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UNF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.42   Max: 13.86
Current: 13.86

7.42
13.86
Net-margin (%) 8.54
UNF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. UNF: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UNF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 8.61
Current: 8.54

3.76
8.61
ROE (%) 10.82
UNF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. UNF: 10.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UNF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.52   Max: 14.32
Current: 10.82

7.52
14.32
ROA (%) 8.66
UNF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. UNF: 8.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UNF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.11   Max: 9.28
Current: 8.66

4.11
9.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.35
UNF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.68 vs. UNF: 28.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UNF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.47   Max: 41.59
Current: 28.35

12.47
41.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
UNF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. UNF: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UNF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 11.2
Current: 6.4

3.2
11.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
UNF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. UNF: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UNF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3   Max: 16.7
Current: 11

3
16.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.30
UNF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. UNF: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UNF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.3   Max: 24.5
Current: 15.3

-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

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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Q3 2014

UNF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 79,385 sh (+1984.14%)
Robert Olstein 65,000 sh (+25.00%)
Third Avenue Management 377,668 sh (+4.63%)
Chuck Royce 2,280,400 sh (-0.02%)
Tweedy Browne 196,150 sh (-0.63%)
Jim Simons 195,176 sh (-6.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 133,474 sh (-28.85%)
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Q4 2014

UNF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 136,926 sh (+2.59%)
Chuck Royce 2,276,674 sh (-0.16%)
Chuck Royce 2,276,674 sh (-0.16%)
Tweedy Browne 195,259 sh (-0.45%)
Jim Simons 145,885 sh (-25.25%)
Robert Olstein 48,000 sh (-26.15%)
Third Avenue Management 124,833 sh (-66.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,568 sh (-81.65%)
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Q1 2015

UNF Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 11,557 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 48,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 2,268,420 sh (-0.36%)
Tweedy Browne 191,593 sh (-1.88%)
Jim Simons 132,500 sh (-9.18%)
Joel Greenblatt 102,046 sh (-25.47%)
Third Avenue Management 53,555 sh (-57.10%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,757 sh (-74.21%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.60
UNF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. UNF: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UNF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.27   Max: 20.33
Current: 18.6

6.27
20.33
Forward P/E 18.21
UNF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. UNF: 18.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.40
UNF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. UNF: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UNF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.28   Max: 20.33
Current: 18.4

6.28
20.33
P/B 1.90
UNF's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. UNF: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UNF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.9

0.72
2.17
P/S 1.60
UNF's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. UNF: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UNF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.6

0.4
1.73
PFCF 23.20
UNF's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. UNF: 23.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UNF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 85.89
Current: 23.2

6.8
85.89
POCF 11.75
UNF's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.06 vs. UNF: 11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UNF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 13.75
Current: 11.75

3.45
13.75
EV-to-EBIT 10.30
UNF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.79 vs. UNF: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UNF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 13.6
Current: 10.3

5.1
13.6
PEG 2.56
UNF's PEG is ranked lower than
66% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. UNF: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UNF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.06
Current: 2.56

0.67
3.06
Shiller P/E 22.60
UNF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.27 vs. UNF: 22.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UNF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.56   Max: 29.57
Current: 22.6

8.56
29.57
Current Ratio 3.30
UNF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. UNF: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UNF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 3.41
Current: 3.3

1.5
3.41
Quick Ratio 2.86
UNF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. UNF: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UNF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.95
Current: 2.86

0.69
2.95
Days Inventory 31.68
UNF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 101.30 vs. UNF: 31.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UNF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 22.94   Max: 34.74
Current: 31.68

22.94
34.74
Days Sales Outstanding 40.44
UNF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 50.90 vs. UNF: 40.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UNF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.1   Max: 41.32
Current: 40.44

34.1
41.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.10
UNF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
99% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. UNF: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UNF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.1

0.09
0.71
Dividend Payout 0.02
UNF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. UNF: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UNF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 7.6
Current: 0.02

0.02
7.6
Dividend growth (3y) -15.60
UNF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
66% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UNF: -15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
UNF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -15.6   Max: 19.1
Current: -15.6

-15.6
19.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.08
UNF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
99% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. UNF: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UNF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.08

0.07
0.56
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
UNF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. UNF: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
UNF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9   Max: -0.7
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 26.10
UNF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. UNF: 26.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.49   Max: 47.92
Current: 26.1

6.49
47.92
Price/Tangible Book 2.80
UNF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. UNF: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.27
Current: 2.8

0.6
5.27
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
UNF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
60% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. UNF: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
UNF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.2

0.5
1.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
UNF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. UNF: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.7

0.34
1.79
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.00
UNF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UNF: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.06
Current: 2

0.72
3.06
Price/Graham Number 1.50
UNF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNF: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UNF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.5

0.52
2.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
UNF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. UNF: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
UNF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 19.6
Current: 9.7

7.3
19.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.12
UNF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. UNF: 13.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
UNF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 20.7
Current: 13.12

9.6
20.7

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16
Revenue(Mil) 1,453 1,522
EPS($) 5.92 6.35
EPS without NRI($) 5.92 6.35

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Apparel Manufacturing
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UniFirst Corp 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 design, manufacture, personalize, rent, clean, deliver, and sell a various uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, aprons and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments. It also rent industrial wiping products, floor mats, facility service products, restroom and cleaning supplies, and other non-garment items, and provide first aid cabinet services and other safety supplies, to a variety of manufacturers, retailers and service companies. It serves businesses of all sizes in numerous industry categories. Its operating segments include 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
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