Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is one of 98 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cintas Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Cintas Corporation has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cintas Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cintas Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cintas Corporation $5.67 billion $1.12 billion 28.98
Cintas Corporation Competitors $1.12 billion $179.79 million 21.75

Cintas Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Cintas Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Cintas Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Cintas Corporation pays out 26.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 26.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Cintas Corporation has increased its dividend for 34 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Cintas Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cintas Corporation 9.79% 23.71% 9.70%
Cintas Corporation Competitors -128.67% -184.33% -5.60%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Cintas Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cintas Corporation 1 7 2 0 2.10
Cintas Corporation Competitors 748 2118 2702 84 2.38

Cintas Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $139.88, indicating a potential downside of 4.98%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.05%. Given Cintas Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cintas Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.8% of Cintas Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.9% of Cintas Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held 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.

Summary

Cintas Corporation beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cintas Corporation

Cintas Corporation is a provider of corporate identity uniforms through rental and sales programs, as well as a provider of related business services, including entrance mats, restroom cleaning services and supplies, carpet and tile cleaning services, first aid and safety services and fire protection products and services. Its segments include uniform rental and facility services, and first aid and safety services. Its uniform rental and facility service segment offers services, which include rental and servicing of uniforms and other garments, including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels, and other ancillary items. Its first aid and safety service segment offers services, which include first aid and safety products and services. Rental processing plants, rental branches, first aid and safety facilities, fire protection facilities, direct sales offices, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities are all utilized by the businesses included in All Other.

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