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How to buy Cintas Corporation (CTAS) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Cintas Corporation stocks.

Cintas Corporation is a specialty business services business based in the US. Cintas Corporation stocks (CTAS.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $439.55 – a decrease of 3.73% over the previous week. Cintas Corporation employs 40,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.4 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Cintas Corporation stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Cintas Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cintas Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $391.06, which is 24.98% up on its pre-crash value of $293.36 and 153.39% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $154.33.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Cintas Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $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 $1,388.26.

Cintas Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:CTAS)

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Cintas Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$391.06
52-week range$311.81 - $461.44
50-day moving average $433.50
200-day moving average $393.39
Wall St. target price$457.56
PE ratio 37.1379
Dividend yield $3.4 (0.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.70

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Cintas Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $391.06 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -3.73%
1 month (2021-12-17) -10.82%
3 months (2021-10-19) -7.75%
6 months (2021-07-19) 3.30%
1 year (2021-01-19) 21.43%
2 years (2020-01-17) 37.59%
3 years (2019-01-18) 111.49%
5 years (2017-01-19) 243.82%

Is Cintas Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 37x. In other words, Cintas Corporation shares trade at around 37x 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 PEG ratio

Cintas Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.7287. 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

Cintas Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cintas Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Cintas Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $7.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.69%
Gross profit TTM $3.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.1%
Return on equity TTM 32.17%
Profit margin 15.5%
Book value $34.37
Market capitalisation $41.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cintas Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

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.

Cintas Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.38

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cintas Corporation's overall score of 26.38 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 42nd 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.).

Cintas Corporation's environmental score

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.

Cintas Corporation's social score

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.

Cintas Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.44/100

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.

Cintas Corporation's controversy score

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.

Cintas Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 33.61% of net profits

Recently Cintas Corporation has paid out, on average, around 33.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.96% 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 0.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cintas Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.4 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 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cintas Corporation's shares ever split?

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.

Cintas Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cintas Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $311.812 up to $461.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CTAS.US volatility(beta: 1.46)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.4622. 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 overview

Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services primarily in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. It operates through Uniform Rental and Facility Services, First Aid and Safety Services, and All Other 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, 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. .

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