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

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 raised its dividend for 34 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional 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, 11.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cintas Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cintas Corporation $5.67 billion $1.12 billion 29.14
Cintas Corporation Competitors $1.12 billion $179.79 million 21.88

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Cintas Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cintas Corporation 1 7 2 0 2.10
Cintas Corporation Competitors 614 1811 2563 61 2.41

Cintas Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $139.88, indicating a potential downside of 5.50%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.84%. Given Cintas Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cintas Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

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 -86.23% -173.52% -2.74%

Risk & Volatility

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

Summary

Cintas Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Cintas Corporation Company Profile

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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