Unifirst Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:UNF)

About Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)

Unifirst Corporation logoUniFirst Corporation is a provider of workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States. The Company designs, manufactures, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of 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 operates in six segments: the US Rental and Cleaning, Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing (MFG), Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning (Specialty Garments), First Aid and Corporate. The Company also rents and sells industrial wiping products, floor mats, facility service products and other non-garment items, and provides restroom and cleaning supplies and first aid cabinet services, and other safety supplies. It also decontaminates and cleans work clothes, which has been exposed to radioactive materials and service special cleanroom protective wear and facilities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Business Support Services
  • Sub-Industry: Diversified Support Services
  • Symbol: NYSE:UNF
  • CUSIP: 90470810
  • Web: www.unifirst.com
  • Market Cap: $3.16048 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 20,266,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $149.91
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $142.11
  • 52 Week Range: $118.15 - $160.63
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.74
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 27.46
  • P/E Growth: 2.93
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.55 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.04
  • Book Value: $71.42 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.18
  • Annual Dividend: $0.15
  • Dividend Yield: 0.1%
  • EBITDA: $249.49 million
  • Net Margins: 4.40%
  • Return on Equity: 7.53%
  • Return on Assets: 6.06%
  • Current Ratio: 4.58%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.21%
  • Average Volume: 41,954 shs.
  • Beta: 0.7
  • Short Ratio: 3.76

Frequently Asked Questions for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)

What is Unifirst Corporation's stock symbol?

Unifirst Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UNF."

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

Unifirst Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 7th. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.0375 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a $0.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. View Unifirst Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Unifirst Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 18th. The company reported $1.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.24 by $0.20. The company earned $403.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $392.15 million. Unifirst Corporation had a net margin of 4.40% and a return on equity of 7.53%. Unifirst Corporation's revenue was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.27 EPS. View Unifirst Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Unifirst Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Unifirst Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January, 3rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Unifirst Corporation.

What guidance has Unifirst Corporation issued on next quarter's earnings?

Unifirst Corporation issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 18th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.00-5.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.52. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.625-1.645 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.63 billion.

Where is Unifirst Corporation's stock going? Where will Unifirst Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Unifirst Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $171.00 to $171.00. On average, they expect Unifirst Corporation's share price to reach $171.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Unifirst Corporation.

Who are some of Unifirst Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Unifirst Corporation's key executives?

Unifirst Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Steven S. Sintros, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Director
  • Cynthia Croatti, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Director
  • David Martin Katz, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing
  • Michael A. Croatti, Senior Vice President - Operations
  • David A. DiFillippo, Senior Vice President - Operations
  • William M. Ross, Senior Vice President - Operations
  • Kathleen M. Camilli, Independent Director
  • Phillip L. Cohen, Independent Director
  • Michael Iandoli, Independent Director
  • Thomas S. Postek, Independent Director

How do I buy Unifirst Corporation stock?

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

What is Unifirst Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Unifirst Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $155.95.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE UNF)
Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  60 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  125 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  185
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Unifirst Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $171.00 (9.65% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
Price Target History for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
Analysts' Ratings History for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/19/2017Northcoast ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/19/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform$163.00 -> $171.00N/AView Rating Details
1/17/2017William BlairReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
6/30/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
12/16/2015SidotiUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
Earnings by Quarter for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
Earnings History by Quarter for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE UNF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/2/2018$1.41N/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2017Q4 2017$1.24$1.44$392.15 million$403.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/28/2017Q3 17$1.34$1.36$396.07 million$409.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/29/2017Q2 2017$1.01$1.10$385.28 million$391.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/4/2017Q117$1.58$1.38$393.08 million$386.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/19/2016Q416$1.23$1.27$362.62 million$363.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/29/2016Q316$1.35$1.49$366.38 million$367.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/30/2016Q216$1.26$1.16$362.60 million$36.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/6/2016Q116$1.65$1.78$372.15 million$373.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q415$1.30$1.43$359.94 million$359.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/1/2015Q315$1.39$1.61$360.38 million$365.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/1/2015Q215$1.30$1.37$360.63 million$361.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/7/2015Q115$1.67$1.85$364.58 million$370.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q414$1.31$1.43$342.83 million$352.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/2/2014Q314$1.42$1.53$349.24 million$352.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/2/2014Q214$1.39$1.27$347.49 million$344.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/8/2014Q1$1.62$1.71$347.07 million$346.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q413$1.40$1.52$348.23 million$352.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/26/2013Q3 2013$1.37$1.16$336.36 million$335.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/27/2013Q2 2013$1.13$1.33$328.59 million$334.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/3/2013Q1 2013$1.33$1.54$327.27 million$332.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2012$1.01$1.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/27/2012$0.99$1.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/28/2012$0.89$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/4/2012$1.07$1.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2011$0.85$0.90ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/30/2011$0.82$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/5/2011$0.96$1.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.13
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.28
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.81
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$1.55$1.63$1.58
Q2 20174$0.96$1.02$1.00
Q3 20174$1.27$1.38$1.34
Q4 20174$1.19$1.25$1.21
Q1 20183$1.29$1.46$1.40
Q2 20183$1.09$1.14$1.12
Q3 20183$1.33$1.37$1.36
Q4 20183$1.38$1.44$1.40
Q1 20191$1.58$1.58$1.58
Q2 20191$1.25$1.25$1.25
Q3 20191$1.48$1.48$1.48
Q4 20191$1.50$1.50$1.50
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
Most Recent Dividend:9/29/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.15
Dividend Yield:0.10%
Dividend Growth:10.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:4.37% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
2.84% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
2.64% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)

Dividend History by Quarter for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE UNF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.47%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/28/2017Cynthia CroattiVPSell1,755$142.00$249,210.00View SEC Filing  
4/11/2017Phillip L CohenDirectorSell1,500$137.02$205,530.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2017Cynthia CroattiVPSell1,708$134.21$229,230.68View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017Steven S SintrosVPSell1,115$131.10$146,176.50View SEC Filing  
3/7/2017William Masters RossVPSell134$131.80$17,661.20View SEC Filing  
2/28/2017Cynthia CroattiVPSell1,669$132.63$221,359.47View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017David A DifillippoVPSell1,158$128.85$149,208.30View SEC Filing  
2/9/2017David Martin KatzVPSell1,098$127.00$139,446.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2017William Masters RossVPSell126$125.90$15,863.40View SEC Filing  
1/11/2017David A DifillippoVPSell1,142$132.35$151,143.70View SEC Filing  
1/11/2017Steven S SintrosCFOSell1,087$132.35$143,864.45View SEC Filing  
1/9/2017David Martin KatzVPSell1,089$129.39$140,905.71View SEC Filing  
1/5/2017William Masters RossVPSell133$134.85$17,935.05View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016David Martin KatzVPSell1,191$145.95$173,826.45View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016David A DifillippoVPSell1,267$115.48$146,313.16View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016David A DifillippoVPSell467$114.77$53,597.59View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016Steven S SintrosCFOSell1,083$114.77$124,295.91View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016David A DifillippoVPSell1,267$109.00$138,103.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2016Steven S SintrosCFOSell1,070$113.16$121,081.20View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016David A DifillippoVPSell467$113.48$52,995.16View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016David A DifillippoVPSell1,266$113.69$143,931.54View SEC Filing  
5/23/2016Steven S SintrosCFOSell1,059$111.00$117,549.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016David A DifillippoVPSell466$110.43$51,460.38View SEC Filing  
4/20/2016Kathleen M CamilliDirectorSell91$112.55$10,242.05View SEC Filing  
4/14/2016Phillip L CohenDirectorSell1,000$110.08$110,080.00View SEC Filing  
4/13/2016Michael A CroattiVPSell400$109.31$43,724.00View SEC Filing  
4/5/2016Michael A CroattiVPSell200$109.10$21,820.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Cecelia LevensteinMajor ShareholderSell4,000$109.41$437,640.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016David Martin KatzVPSell1,016$105.50$107,188.00View SEC Filing  
1/21/2016David Martin KatzVPSell935$102.06$95,426.10View SEC Filing  
1/7/2016Cynthia Croattimajor shareholderSell1,513$101.57$153,675.41View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015David Martin KatzVPSell1,011$101.83$102,950.13View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Michael A. CroattiVPSell372$103.50$38,502.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015David A. DifillippoVPSell3,800$110.00$418,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/30/2015Cynthia CroattiMajor ShareholderSell1,565$109.47$171,320.55View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015Cynthia Croattimajor shareholderSell1,521$103.92$158,062.32View SEC Filing  
10/8/2015David A. DifillippoVPSell3,800$110.00$418,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Michael IandoliDirectorSell1,247$119.48$148,991.56View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Ronald D CroattiCEOBuy4,000$103.50$414,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/16/2015Donald J EvansDirectorSell3,500$116.96$409,360.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Cynthia CroattiMajor ShareholderSell4,000$119.18$476,720.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Cynthia CroattiMajor ShareholderSell4,000$110.05$440,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2014Cynthia CroattiMajor ShareholderSell4,000$111.96$447,840.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Steven S SintrosCFOSell8,000$111.81$894,480.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2014Donald J EvansDirectorSell2,336$111.00$259,296.00View SEC Filing  
7/16/2014Michael IandoliDirectorSell2,636$101.81$268,371.16View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Donald J EvansDirectorSell3,500$101.78$356,230.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014David Martin KatzVPSell2,000$98.96$197,920.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Steven SintrosCFOSell2,000$105.06$210,120.00View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014Cynthia Croattimajor shareholderSell2,000$107.00$214,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014David DifillippoVPSell1,100$109.15$120,065.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Michael IandoliDirectorSell3,000$103.02$309,060.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Cynthia CroattiMajor ShareholderSell4,800$103.71$497,808.00View SEC Filing  
10/2/2013Ronald CroattiCEOBuy8,242$91.00$750,022.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2013Ronald D CroattiCEOSell4,045$89.47$361,906.15View SEC Filing  
1/17/2013Steven S SintrosCFOSell2,100$81.10$170,310.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2012Bruce P BoyntonVPSell1,400$70.02$98,028.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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