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UniFirst Return-on-Tangible-Asset

: 12.65% (As of May. 2019)
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Return on tangible assets is calculated as Net Income divided by its average total tangible assets. Total tangible assets equals to Total Assets minus Intangible Assets. UniFirst's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 was $189 Mil. UniFirst's average total tangible assets for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 was $1,493 Mil. Therefore, UniFirst's annualized return on tangible assests (ROTA) for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 was 12.65%.

NYSE:UNF' s Return-on-Tangible-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.17   Max: 12.12
Current: 11.82

5.17
12.12

During the past 13 years, UniFirst's highest Return on Tangible Assets (ROTA) was 12.12%. The lowest was 5.17%. And the median was 11.11%.

NYSE:UNF's Return-on-Tangible-Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 775 Companies
in the Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. NYSE:UNF: 11.82 )

UniFirst Return-on-Tangible-Asset Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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UniFirst Annual Data
Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Return-on-Tangible-Asset Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.41 11.00 9.91 5.17 11.94

UniFirst Quarterly Data
Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19
Return-on-Tangible-Asset Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 10.63 10.42 10.88 13.04 12.65

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


UniFirst Return-on-Tangible-Asset Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where UniFirst's Return-on-Tangible-Asset falls into.



UniFirst Return-on-Tangible-Asset Calculation

UniFirst's annualized Return on Tangible Assets (ROTA) for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2018 is calculated as:

ROTA=Net Income/( (Total Tangible Assets+Total Tangible Assets)/ 2 )
(A: Aug. 2018 )  (A: Aug. 2017 )(A: Aug. 2018 )
=Net Income/( (Total Assets - Intangible Assets+Total Assets - Intangible Assets)/ 2 )
(A: Aug. 2018 )  (A: Aug. 2017 )(A: Aug. 2018 )
=163.895/( (1371.274+1375.06)/ 2 )
=163.895/1373.167
=11.94 %

UniFirst's annualized Return on Tangible Assets (ROTA) for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as:

ROTA=Net Income/( (Total Tangible Assets+Total Tangible Assets)/ 2 )
(Q: May. 2019 )  (Q: Feb. 2019 )(Q: May. 2019 )
=Net Income/( (Total Assets - Intangible Assets+Total Assets - Intangible Assets)/ 2 )
(Q: May. 2019 )  (Q: Feb. 2019 )(Q: May. 2019 )
=188.88/( (1479.163+1506.968)/ 2 )
=188.88/1493.0655
=12.65 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

In the calculation of annual return on tangible assets, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total tangible assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (May. 2019) net income data.


UniFirst  (NYSE:UNF) Return-on-Tangible-Asset Explanation

Return on tangible assets (ROTA) measures the rate of return on the average total tangible assets (total assets minus intangible assets). Tangible means physical in nature. Intangible Assets are assets that are not physical in nature, and typically "derive their value from legal or intellectual rights." ROTA measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from its tangible assets. ROTA shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROTAs can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, return on tangible assets should not be used to compare companies in different industries.


Be Aware

Like ROE and ROA, ROTA is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company’s earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROTA can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by a company’s tax rate and its interest payment. ROTA may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROTA may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.


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