Our top pick for
Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our opinions or reviews. Learn how we make money.
Cintas Corporation is a specialty business services business based in the US. Cintas Corporation shares (CTAS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cintas Corporation employs 40,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.1 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cintas Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$316.59, which is 7.34% up on its pre-crash value of USD$293.36 and 105.14% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$154.33.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Cintas Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$557.56 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,123.89.
|Latest market close||USD$316.59|
|52-week range||USD$154.33 - USD$343.37|
|50-day moving average||USD$321.24|
|200-day moving average||USD$258.6772|
|Wall St. target price||USD$308.3|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.55 (0.8%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$8.107|
The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
|1 week (2020-09-11)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-08-18)||N/A|
|3 months (2020-06-22)||17.23%|
|6 months (2020-03-20)||80.82%|
|1 year (2019-09-18)||N/A|
|2 years (2018-09-18)||N/A|
|3 years (2017-09-18)||N/A|
|5 years (2015-09-18)||N/A|
Valuing Cintas Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cintas Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cintas Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Cintas Corporation shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Cintas Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8369. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cintas Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cintas Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cintas Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$7.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.54%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$3.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||28.1%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$34.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.6 million Cintas Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Cintas Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% down from 1.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cintas Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Cintas Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cintas Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cintas Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 386066.27078385). Cintas Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.21. In other words for every 100,000 Cintas Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4210 shares are currently held short.
However Cintas Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cintas Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cintas Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cintas Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cintas Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0186% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cintas Corporation shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cintas Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Cintas Corporation stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Cintas Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 27.85
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cintas Corporation's overall score of 27.85 (as at 08/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 43rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cintas Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 6.48/100
Cintas Corporation's environmental score of 6.48 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cintas Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 14.95/100
Cintas Corporation's social score of 14.95 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cintas Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 11.42/100
Cintas Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cintas Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Cintas Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Cintas Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||27.85|
|Total ESG percentile||42.82|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 31.44% of net profits
Recently Cintas Corporation has paid out, on average, around 31.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cintas Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cintas Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.55 per share.
While Cintas Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Cintas Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Cintas Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 6 December 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 November 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Cintas Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 8 March 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cintas Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cintas Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Cintas Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Cintas Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $154.33 up to $343.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cintas Corporation's is 1.4961. This would suggest that Cintas Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through Uniform Rental and Facility Services and First Aid and Safety Services segments. The company rents and services uniforms and other garments, including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels, and other ancillary items; and provides restroom cleaning services and supplies, and carpet and tile cleaning services, as well as sells uniforms. It also offers first aid and safety services, and fire protection products and services. The company provides its products and services through its distribution network and local delivery routes, or local representatives to small service and manufacturing companies, as well as major corporations. Cintas Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are from companies from which finder.com receives compensation. We may receive compensation from our partners for placement of their products or services. We may also receive compensation if you click on certain links posted on our site. While compensation arrangements may affect the order, position or placement of product information, it doesn't influence our assessment of those products. Please don't interpret the order in which products appear on our Site as any endorsement or recommendation from us. finder.com compares a wide range of products, providers and services but we don't provide information on all available products, providers or services. Please appreciate that there may be other options available to you than the products, providers or services covered by our service.