Cintas Company Profile (NASDAQ:CTAS)

About Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)

Cintas logoCintas Corporation is a provider of corporate identity uniforms through rental and sales programs, as well as a provider of related business services, including entrance mats, restroom cleaning services and supplies, carpet and tile cleaning services, first aid and safety services and fire protection products and services. Its segments include uniform rental and facility services, and first aid and safety services. Its uniform rental and facility service segment offers services, which include rental and servicing of uniforms and other garments, including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels, and other ancillary items. Its first aid and safety service segment offers services, which include first aid and safety products and services. Rental processing plants, rental branches, first aid and safety facilities, fire protection facilities, direct sales offices, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities are all utilized by the businesses included in All Other.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Business Services
  • Sub-Industry: Diversified Support Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CTAS
  • CUSIP: 17290810
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $12.89 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 105,322,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $122.59
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $118.48
  • 52 Week Range: $91.24 - $128.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.39
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.29
  • P/E Growth: 2.26
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.14 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.51
  • Book Value: $20.71 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.91
  • Annual Dividend: $1.33
  • Dividend Yield: 1.1%
  • EBIDTA: $997.25 million
  • Net Margins: 10.37%
  • Return on Equity: 24.80%
  • Return on Assets: 11.58%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.52%
  • Current Ratio: 2.14%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.79%
  • Average Volume: 544,795 shs.
  • Beta: 0.87
  • Short Ratio: 9

Frequently Asked Questions for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)

What is Cintas' stock symbol?

Cintas trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CTAS."

How often does Cintas pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cintas?

Cintas announced an annual dividend on Wednesday, October 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 4th will be paid a dividend of $1.33 per share on Friday, December 2nd. This represents a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 2nd. This is a boost from Cintas's previous annual dividend of $1.05. View Cintas' Dividend History.

How were Cintas' earnings last quarter?

Cintas Co. (NASDAQ:CTAS) released its earnings results on Wednesday, March, 22nd. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.28 billion. Cintas had a net margin of 10.37% and a return on equity of 24.80%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.05 EPS. View Cintas' Earnings History.

When will Cintas make its next earnings announcement?

Cintas is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 17th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Cintas.

Where is Cintas' stock going? Where will Cintas' stock price be in 2017?

12 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Cintas' stock. Their forecasts range from $87.00 to $145.00. On average, they expect Cintas' share price to reach $128.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Cintas.

What are analysts saying about Cintas stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cintas stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Cintas recorded strong third-quarter fiscal 2017 results on the back of healthy top-line growth, with adjusted earnings comfortably beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $0.05. Cintas has completed the acquisition of rival G&K Services. The transaction is likely to fuel its growth momentum with an extended product portfolio and additional processing capacity. Cintas aims to continually achieve revenue build-up by increasing penetration levels at existing customers and broadening the customer base to include fresh business segments. Cintas’ shares have also outperformed the industry in the last three months. However, volatility in raw material prices and third-party supply constraints remain potential headwinds. Moreover, persistent challenging macroeconomic environment has mostly driven customers to perform certain in-house services themselves instead of outsourcing them to Cintas, which have resulted in some loss of businesses." (3/27/2017)
  • 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "Great execution improves confidence in the long-term trajectory. Another excellent quarter of execution saw organic growth rates strengthen sequentially with CTAS firing on all cylinders in an environment that remains conducive for new business wins, arguably modestly improved. Focus now shifts to GK integration with long-term synergy targets/timeline unchanged and management cognizant of need to maintain service quality to achieve. Recent GK close "bump" and expected strength tomorrow leaves less incremental near-term opportunity though conviction in the long-term preserves our rating." (3/23/2017)
  • 3. Piper Jaffray Companies analysts commented, "Cintas reported a healthy F3Q print, with the most significant development being the successful close of the $2.2B G&K acquisition on 3/21 following recent regulatory approval. We believe the transaction is highly strategic, and will lead to meaningful cost synergies and long-term margin expansion from improved utilization of GK's processing facilities, with incremental cross-selling opportunity of CTAS' diversified solutions into GK's customer base. We believe the improved long-term operating margin outlook for CTAS is balanced by near-term EPS dilution from deal amortization and additional anticipated SAP implementation costs." (3/23/2017)
  • 4. Deutsche Bank AG analysts commented, "Market conditions aside, we don't have a great view for how the CTAS stock reacts tomorrow as the market discounts revenue + EPS of $1,281m + $1.11 that was mixed compared to DBe/Street of $1,296m/$1,280m + $1.05/$1.07 coupled with the company unexpectedly pulling its guidance for the balance of FY-2017 after closing its previously announced'August-16'$2.2b acquisition of GK yesterday. While Cintas continues to see annualized expense synergies of $130m-$140m the fourth full year following the deal, the integration process needed to achieve the annual synergies will result in certain non-recurring costs. In addition, Cintas hasn't completed its purchase accounting, including certain third-party valuations, which may significantly impact future results. While Cintas has estimated integration costs + its purchase price accounting from its due diligence, it has to confirm these assumptions. That said, we nudge our FY 2017E EPS to $4.63 up from $4.60 due to FQ3 outperformance + offer $4.90 FY18E. IMPORTANTLY, these estimates don't factor GK operations + synergies. We maintain our Hold, but nudge our PT to $125 up from $120." (3/23/2017)

Are investors shorting Cintas?

Cintas saw a decline in short interest in April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 4,669,831 shares, a decline of 2.3% from the April 13th total of 4,779,053 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 465,575 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 10.0 days.

Who are some of Cintas' key competitors?

Who owns Cintas stock?

Cintas' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.62%), BlackRock Inc. (6.14%), State Street Corp (4.65%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.73%), Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH (1.54%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (1.44%). Company insiders that own Cintas stock include Gerald S Adolph, J Michael Hansen, James Phillip Holloman, Paul F Adler, Ronald W Tysoe and Thomas E Frooman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cintas.

Who sold Cintas stock? Who is selling Cintas stock?

Cintas' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marshall Wace LLP, First Eagle Investment Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Redwood Investments LLC and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Cintas stock in the last year include Gerald S Adolph, J Michael Hansen, Paul F Adler and Thomas E Frooman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cintas.

Who bought Cintas stock? Who is buying Cintas stock?

Cintas' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Stifel Financial Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cintas.

How do I buy Cintas stock?

Shares of Cintas can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Cintas stock cost?

One share of Cintas stock can currently be purchased for approximately $122.39.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $128.00 (4.58% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/23/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$135.00 -> $143.00HighView Rating Details
3/23/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$130.00 -> $145.00HighView Rating Details
3/23/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetNeutral$117.00 -> $129.00LowView Rating Details
3/23/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$120.00 -> $125.00LowView Rating Details
1/18/2017William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
12/27/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSector PerformN/AView Rating Details
12/20/2016Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$118.00 -> $123.00N/AView Rating Details
10/3/2016KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$130.00 -> $135.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
9/28/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetSell$87.00N/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$130.00N/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$124.00 -> $135.00N/AView Rating Details
3/21/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$91.00N/AView Rating Details
9/25/2015Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingSell$80.00 -> $82.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
Earnings by Quarter for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/22/2017Q3 2017$1.07$1.11$1.28 billion$1.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/22/2016Q217$1.15$1.15$1.29 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/27/2016Q117$1.08$1.26$1.29 billion$1.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/19/2016Q416$1.00$1.08$1.25 billion$1.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/22/2016Q316$0.95$1.05$1.20 billion$1.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/21/2015Q216$1.00$1.03$1.22 billion$1.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/24/2015Q116$0.90$0.93$1.17 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/16/2015Q415$0.85$0.86$1.15 billion$1.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/18/2015Q315$0.79$0.85$1.11 billion$1.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/18/2014Q215$0.78$0.86$1.11 billion$1.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/29/2014Q115$0.76$0.78$1.10 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/15/2014Q414$0.75$0.76$1.17 billion$1.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/19/2014Q314$0.69$0.69$1.13 billion$1.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/19/2013Q2$0.68$0.70$1.13 billion$1.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/19/2013Q114$0.63$0.63$1.10 billion$1.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/15/2013Q4 2013$0.70$0.69$1.13 billion$1.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/19/2013Q3 2013$0.62$0.60$1.06 billion$1.08 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/20/2012Q2 2013$0.62$0.63$1.06 billion$1.06 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/20/2012Q113$0.60$0.60$1.07 billion$1.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/16/2012$0.60$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/20/2012$0.52$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/20/2011$0.48$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/22/2011$0.47$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2011$0.43$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/22/2011$0.36$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/21/2010$0.38$0.38$916.13 million$936.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.36
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.81
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$1.03$1.09$1.06
Q2 20174$1.12$1.18$1.15
Q3 20174$1.06$1.08$1.07
Q4 20174$1.03$1.18$1.08
Q1 20181$1.20$1.20$1.20
Q2 20181$1.21$1.21$1.21
Q3 20181$1.16$1.16$1.16
Q4 20181$1.24$1.24$1.24
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
Most Recent Dividend:12/2/2016
Annual Dividend:$1.33
Dividend Yield:1.09%
Dividend Growth:20.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:27.71% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
29.36% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
27.48% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:34 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)

Dividend History by Quarter for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 19.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 66.28%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/19/2017Paul F AdlerTreasurerSell4,030$122.26$492,707.80View SEC Filing  
3/23/2017J. Michael HansenCFOSell5,477$125.72$688,568.44View SEC Filing  
3/23/2017Thomas E FroomanVPSell11,500$127.23$1,463,145.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016Gerald S AdolphDirectorSell2,000$108.12$216,240.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Gerald S AdolphDirectorSell1,000$90.21$90,210.00View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Paul F AdlerTreasurerSell160$89.58$14,332.80View SEC Filing  
4/14/2016James Phillip HollomanCOOSell19,376$90.49$1,753,334.24View SEC Filing  
2/12/2016James Phillip HollomanCOOSell3,731$82.52$307,882.12View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Ronald W. TysoeDirectorSell7,008$86.39$605,421.12View SEC Filing  
1/13/2016James Phillip HollomanCOOSell3,730$84.65$315,744.50View SEC Filing  
1/8/2016James Phillip HollomanCOOSell7,462$85.74$639,791.88View SEC Filing  
4/30/2015James Phillip HollomanCOOSell3,745$80.13$300,086.85View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Thomas E FroomanVPSell5,218$83.99$438,259.82View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014William C GaleCFOSell12,243$79.89$978,093.27View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014Richard T FarmerChairmanSell102,870$79.81$8,210,054.70View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014James Phillip HollomanCOOSell6,981$78.30$546,612.30View SEC Filing  
10/9/2014Ronald W TysoeDirectorSell13,791$69.63$960,267.33View SEC Filing  
10/3/2014William C GaleCFOSell6,000$69.00$414,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2014James Phillip HollomanCOOSell6,115$65.64$401,388.60View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014William GaleCFOSell4,000$59.49$237,960.00View SEC Filing  
3/26/2014James Phillip HollomanCOOSell9,762$59.17$577,617.54View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Thomas FroomanVPSell11,350$60.43$685,880.50View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013James Phillip HollomanCOOSell5,800$48.76$282,808.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
Latest Headlines for Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS)
DateHeadline logo2015 Canada’s Best Restroom Winner Receives Positive Praise - May 23 at 12:38 PM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 23 at 12:31 PM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) Short Interest Down 2.3% in April - May 12 at 11:44 PM logoCintas Location in Fort Myers is Expanding and Hiring - May 10 at 4:43 PM logoCintas Wins Big at 2017 NAUMD Image of the Year Awards - May 9 at 4:31 PM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.5 Billion - May 6 at 10:08 AM logo$1.09 Earnings Per Share Expected for Cintas Co. (CTAS) This Quarter - May 4 at 9:18 AM logoCintas (CTAS) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - May 4 at 1:21 AM logoXavier honors Cincinnati business leader with basketball court name - May 3 at 4:29 PM logoPhiladelphia Janitor Mops Up the 2017 Cintas Janitor of the Year Award - May 2 at 7:49 PM logoCintas Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CTAS-US : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 7:49 PM logoFederal OSHA Recognizes Cintas Location in Lake Charles with Highest Safety Designation - May 2 at 7:49 PM logoCintas (CTAS) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.16 - April 30 at 4:55 PM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 28 at 2:12 PM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Likely to Affect Cintas (CTAS) Share Price - April 27 at 6:52 PM logoFederal OSHA Recognizes Cintas Location in Springfield, MO with Highest Safety Designation - April 27 at 2:05 AM logoCintas (CTAS) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 24 at 8:30 PM logoETFs with exposure to Cintas Corp. : April 24, 2017 - April 24 at 4:25 PM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Likely to Affect Cintas (CTAS) Stock Price - April 21 at 6:24 PM logoPaul F. Adler Sells 4,030 Shares of Cintas Co. (CTAS) Stock - April 20 at 7:47 PM logoCintas (CTAS) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds - April 18 at 3:56 PM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Very Likely to Impact Cintas (CTAS) Stock Price - April 15 at 3:39 PM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.09 Per Share - April 13 at 9:36 AM logoETFs with exposure to Cintas Corp. : April 12, 2017 - April 12 at 4:32 PM logoCintas Corp. :CTAS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : April 11, 2017 - April 11 at 1:02 PM logo2016 Canada’s Best Restroom Winner Sees Boom in Business - April 11 at 1:02 PM logoCintas Corporation: Not Uniformly Attractive At Present - Seeking Alpha - April 9 at 4:24 PM logoHere are Cincinnati’s best and worst stocks for March - April 7 at 9:15 AM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Cintas' Quarterly Revenue Climbed 5.3% - April 7 at 9:15 AM logo2017 Cintas Janitor of the Year Voting Closes in One Week - April 7 at 9:15 AM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 6 at 4:25 PM logoWanted: Top Toilets for Cintas’ Annual America’s Best Restroom® Contest - April 3 at 9:58 AM logoCintas Rides the Employment Boom Higher - March 29 at 12:01 PM logoEquities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Cintas Co.'s FY2017 Earnings (CTAS) - March 29 at 11:35 AM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) Price Target Raised to $145.00 - March 29 at 8:47 AM logoNorthcoast Research Weighs in on Cintas Co.'s FY2019 Earnings (CTAS) - March 28 at 1:34 PM logoCintas Helps Restaurant Operators Get READY for Game Day! - March 28 at 12:23 PM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Cintas Co. (CTAS) to "Hold" - March 27 at 12:58 PM logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for Cintas Co. (CTAS) Decreased by Oppenheimer Holdings - March 27 at 9:53 AM logoFY2017 Earnings Estimate for Cintas Co. Issued By William Blair (CTAS) - March 27 at 9:53 AM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - March 27 at 9:44 AM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) CFO Sells $688,568.44 in Stock - March 24 at 7:23 PM logoCintas Co. (CTAS) VP Thomas E. Frooman Sells 11,500 Shares - March 24 at 4:24 PM logoOppenheimer Holdings Comments on Cintas Co.'s FY2019 Earnings (CTAS) - March 24 at 2:28 PM logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for Cintas Co. Lowered by Analyst (CTAS) - March 24 at 10:32 AM logoCintas Co. Expected to Earn Q4 2017 Earnings of $1.18 Per Share (CTAS) - March 24 at 10:32 AM logoEdited Transcript of CTAS earnings conference call or presentation 22-Mar-17 9:00pm GMT - March 23 at 5:08 PM logoCintas: Integration Will Be Dominant Theme, Short-Term - March 23 at 5:08 PM logoPiper Jaffray Companies Raises Cintas Co. (CTAS) Price Target to $129.00 - March 23 at 11:29 AM logoRobert W. Baird Reiterates "Outperform" Rating for Cintas Co. (CTAS) - March 23 at 11:05 AM



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