NYSE:UNF

UniFirst Competitors

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$230.81
50-Day Range
$219.54
MA: $233.96
$257.35
52-Week Range
$145.96
Now: $227.68
$258.86
Volume44,920 shs
Average Volume79,120 shs
Market Capitalization$4.29 billion
P/E Ratio33.48
Dividend Yield0.45%
Beta1.03

Competitors

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Vs. SCI, HRB, DSEY, YELP, EM, and WW

Should you be buying UNF stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "personal services" are considered alternatives and competitors to UniFirst, including Service Co. International (SCI), H&R Block (HRB), Diversey (DSEY), Yelp (YELP), Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares (EM), and WW International (WW).

Service Co. International (NYSE:SCI) and UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) are both mid-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Service Co. International and UniFirst, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Service Co. International00403.00
UniFirst02002.00

Service Co. International presently has a consensus target price of $49.25, indicating a potential downside of 5.81%. UniFirst has a consensus target price of $248.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.92%. Given UniFirst's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe UniFirst is more favorable than Service Co. International.

Risk and Volatility

Service Co. International has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UniFirst has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Service Co. International and UniFirst's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Service Co. International$3.23 billion2.74$369.60 million$1.9027.52
UniFirst$1.80 billion2.38$135.77 million$7.1331.93

Service Co. International has higher revenue and earnings than UniFirst. Service Co. International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than UniFirst, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Service Co. International pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. UniFirst pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Service Co. International pays out 44.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. UniFirst pays out 14.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Service Co. International has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and UniFirst has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Service Co. International and UniFirst's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Service Co. International13.62%24.63%3.24%
UniFirst7.25%7.48%5.92%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.4% of Service Co. International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.2% of UniFirst shares are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Service Co. International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of UniFirst shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Service Co. International beats UniFirst on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) and UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for H&R Block and UniFirst, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
H&R Block03202.40
UniFirst02002.00

H&R Block presently has a consensus price target of $21.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.93%. UniFirst has a consensus price target of $248.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.92%. Given UniFirst's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe UniFirst is more favorable than H&R Block.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares H&R Block and UniFirst's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
H&R Block$2.64 billion1.52$-7,530,000.00$0.8426.30
UniFirst$1.80 billion2.38$135.77 million$7.1331.93

UniFirst has lower revenue, but higher earnings than H&R Block. H&R Block is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than UniFirst, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

H&R Block has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UniFirst has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares H&R Block and UniFirst's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
H&R Block6.38%-379.12%9.22%
UniFirst7.25%7.48%5.92%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.3% of H&R Block shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.2% of UniFirst shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of H&R Block shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of UniFirst shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

H&R Block pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. UniFirst pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. H&R Block pays out 123.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. UniFirst pays out 14.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. H&R Block has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and UniFirst has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Summary

UniFirst beats H&R Block on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Diversey (NASDAQ:DSEY) and UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) are both mid-cap consumer cyclical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Diversey and UniFirst, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Diversey0000N/A
UniFirst02002.00

UniFirst has a consensus target price of $248.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.92%. Given UniFirst's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe UniFirst is more favorable than Diversey.

Profitability

This table compares Diversey and UniFirst's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
DiverseyN/AN/AN/A
UniFirst7.25%7.48%5.92%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.2% of UniFirst shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of UniFirst shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Diversey and UniFirst's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
DiverseyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
UniFirst$1.80 billion2.38$135.77 million$7.1331.93

UniFirst has higher revenue and earnings than Diversey.

Summary

UniFirst beats Diversey on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yelp (NYSE:YELP) and UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Yelp and UniFirst's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Yelp-1.29%-1.64%-1.15%
UniFirst7.25%7.48%5.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Yelp and UniFirst, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Yelp212502.16
UniFirst02002.00

Yelp currently has a consensus target price of $33.6111, indicating a potential downside of 16.72%. UniFirst has a consensus target price of $248.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.92%. Given UniFirst's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe UniFirst is more favorable than Yelp.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.0% of Yelp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.2% of UniFirst shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.5% of Yelp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of UniFirst shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Yelp has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UniFirst has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yelp and UniFirst's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Yelp$1.01 billion2.98$40.88 million$0.5277.62
UniFirst$1.80 billion2.38$135.77 million$7.1331.93

UniFirst has higher revenue and earnings than Yelp. UniFirst is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Yelp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

UniFirst beats Yelp on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares (NYSE:EM) and UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) are both mid-cap consumer cyclical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.2% of UniFirst shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of UniFirst shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares and UniFirst's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary SharesN/AN/AN/A
UniFirst7.25%7.48%5.92%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares and UniFirst's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary SharesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
UniFirst$1.80 billion2.38$135.77 million$7.1331.93

UniFirst has higher revenue and earnings than Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares and UniFirst, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares0000N/A
UniFirst02002.00

UniFirst has a consensus target price of $248.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.92%. Given UniFirst's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe UniFirst is more favorable than Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares.

Summary

UniFirst beats Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

WW International (NASDAQ:WW) and UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for WW International and UniFirst, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
WW International04702.64
UniFirst02002.00

WW International currently has a consensus target price of $32.50, suggesting a potential upside of 11.68%. UniFirst has a consensus target price of $248.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.92%. Given WW International's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe WW International is more favorable than UniFirst.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.1% of WW International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.2% of UniFirst shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of WW International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of UniFirst shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

WW International has a beta of 2.88, meaning that its share price is 188% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UniFirst has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares WW International and UniFirst's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
WW International5.96%-17.46%7.88%
UniFirst7.25%7.48%5.92%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares WW International and UniFirst's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
WW International$1.41 billion1.43$119.62 million$1.7916.26
UniFirst$1.80 billion2.38$135.77 million$7.1331.93

UniFirst has higher revenue and earnings than WW International. WW International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than UniFirst, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


UniFirst Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Service Co. International logo
SCI
Service Co. International
1.9$52.29-0.5%$8.86 billion$3.23 billion20.51
H&R Block logo
HRB
H&R Block
2.1$22.09-0.6%$4.01 billion$2.64 billion22.31Decrease in Short Interest
DSEY
Diversey
0.0$14.34-0.1%$3.70 billionN/A0.00
Yelp logo
YELP
Yelp
1.4$40.36-0.0%$3.02 billion$1.01 billion-237.40Analyst Report
EM
Smart Share Global Limited American Depositary Shares
0.0$8.49-0.5%$2.12 billionN/A0.00News Coverage
WW International logo
WW
WW International
1.9$29.10-1.0%$2.02 billion$1.41 billion24.05Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Carriage Services logo
CSV
Carriage Services
2.2$35.83-0.9%$644.76 million$274.11 million61.78Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Regis logo
RGS
Regis
0.9$12.66-1.4%$453.06 million$669.73 million-2.35
StoneMor logo
STON
StoneMor
1.5$2.18-23.9%$257.06 million$289.52 million0.00Insider Buying
High Trading Volume
Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Gap Up
XpresSpa Group logo
XSPA
XpresSpa Group
1.2$1.36-0.7%$143.18 million$48.51 million0.00
Verb Technology logo
VERB
Verb Technology
1.4$1.13-0.0%$70.57 million$9.10 million-1.30Increase in Short Interest
Dolphin Entertainment logo
DLPN
Dolphin Entertainment
0.8$9.15-1.4%$60.02 million$25 million-9.15Earnings Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
Gap Down
MRM
MEDIROM Healthcare Technologies
0.0$9.45-2.0%$47.01 millionN/A0.00News Coverage
Gap Down
This page was last updated on 4/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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