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UniFirst Corporation is a specialty business services business based in the US. UniFirst Corporation shares (UNF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. UniFirst Corporation employs 14,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, UniFirst Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$192.34, which is 5.24% down on its pre-crash value of USD$202.97 and 57.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$121.89.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of UniFirst Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$635.20 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$932.85.
|Latest market close||USD$192.34|
|52-week range||USD$121.5753 - USD$216.7192|
|50-day moving average||USD$184.1575|
|200-day moving average||USD$182.9957|
|Wall St. target price||USD$197|
|Dividend yield||USD$1 (0.52%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$7.13|
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|1 month (2020-10-30)||17.42%|
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Valuing UniFirst Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of UniFirst Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
UniFirst 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 27x. In other words, UniFirst Corporation shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
UniFirst Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.88. 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 UniFirst 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.
UniFirst Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$278.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a UniFirst Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.57%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$639.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.03%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 230,128 UniFirst Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as UniFirst Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 27.6% down from 317,769 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting UniFirst Corporation shares can be evaluated.
UniFirst Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of UniFirst Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of UniFirst Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 91320.634920635). UniFirst Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.52. In other words for every 100,000 UniFirst Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2520 shares are currently held short.
However UniFirst Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of UniFirst Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable UniFirst Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case UniFirst Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 UniFirst Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0181% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable UniFirst Corporation shares, roughly 18 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 UniFirst Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short UniFirst Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 14.04% of net profits
Recently UniFirst Corporation has paid out, on average, around 14.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), UniFirst Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In UniFirst Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.
While UniFirst Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that UniFirst Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
UniFirst Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 4 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
UniFirst Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 January 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your UniFirst Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for UniFirst Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted UniFirst Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, UniFirst Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $121.5753 up to $216.7192. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while UniFirst Corporation's is 0.9893. This would suggest that UniFirst Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates through U.S. and Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing, Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning, and First Aid segments. It designs, manufactures, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, and aprons; and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments. The company also rents and sells industrial wiping products, floor mats, facility service products, and dry and wet mops; restroom and cleaning supplies comprising air fresheners, paper products, gloves, masks, sanitizers, and hand soaps; and other textile products. In addition, it provides first aid cabinet services and other safety supplies; decontaminates and cleans work clothes, and other items that is exposed to radioactive materials; and services special cleanroom protective wear and facilities. Further, it offers a range of garment service options, including full-service rental programs in which garments are cleaned and serviced; lease programs in which garments are cleaned and maintained by individual employees; and purchase programs to buy garments and related items directly. The company serves automobile service centers and dealers, delivery services, food and general merchandise retailers, food processors and service operations, light manufacturers, maintenance facilities, restaurants, service companies, soft and durable goods wholesalers, transportation companies, healthcare providers, government agencies, research and development laboratories, high technology companies, and utilities operating nuclear reactors, as well as others who require employee clothing for image, identification, protection, or utility purposes. UniFirst Corporation was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
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