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Cintas Corporation (CTAS) is a leading specialty business services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$365.03 after a previous close of US$362.79. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD363.01 to a high of USD374.95. The latest price was USD374.5 (25 minute delay). Cintas Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Cintas Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Cintas Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CTAS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Cintas Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$350.88, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Cintas Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cintas Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Cintas Corporation share price

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Cintas Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
OpenUS$365.03
HighUS$374.95
LowUS$363.01
CloseUS$374.5
Previous closeUS$362.79
Change US$11.71
Change % 3.2278%
Volume 570,384
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$250.339 - US$367.6027
50-day moving average US$351.6409
200-day moving average US$345.6321
Target priceUS$373.63
PE ratio 39.0587
Dividend yield US$4.26 (1.19%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$9.136

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Is it a good time to buy Cintas Corporation stock?

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Cintas Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $374.5

1 week (2021-06-16) 4.95%
1 month (2021-05-21) 7.48%
3 months (2021-03-23) 12.46%
6 months (2020-12-23) 10.34%
1 year (2020-06-23) 37.41%
2 years (2019-06-21) 61.16%
3 years (2018-06-22) 98.54%
5 years (2016-06-23) 291.37%

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 39x. In other words, Cintas Corporation shares trade at around 39x 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 3.0785. 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 US$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.

Cintas Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$6.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.05%
Gross profit TTM US$3.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.58%
Return on equity TTM 27.67%
Profit margin 14.32%
Book value 36.334
Market capitalisation US$37.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cintas Corporation shares

There are currently 990,054 Cintas Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Cintas Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.4% up from 888,496 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)

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 394443.8247012). Cintas Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.51. In other words for every 100,000 Cintas Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2510 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cintas Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cintas Corporation shares, roughly 11 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.

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 12/31/2018) 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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Cintas Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.38
Total ESG percentile 42.24
Environmental score 6.48
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 14.95
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 10.44
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Cintas Corporation share dividends

56%

Dividend payout ratio: 56.48% of net profits

Recently Cintas Corporation has paid out, on average, around 56.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.84% 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 0.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cintas Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.26 per share.

Cintas Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Cintas Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cintas Corporation's shares ever split?

Cintas Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 7 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 US$250.339 up to US$367.6027. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CTAS.US volatility(beta: 1.47)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 1.4745. 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 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.

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