UNF Stock Overview
UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Europe, and Canada.
No risks detected for UNF from our risk checks.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$166.23|
|52 Week High||US$242.80|
|52 Week Low||US$156.04|
|1 Month Change||-3.05%|
|3 Month Change||-9.01%|
|1 Year Change||-23.58%|
|3 Year Change||2.70%|
|5 Year Change||19.72%|
|Change since IPO||1,285.25%|
Recent News & Updates
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|UNF||US Commercial Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: UNF underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned -5.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UNF underperformed the US Market which returned -10.8% over the past year.
|UNF Average Weekly Movement||3.7%|
|Commercial Services Industry Average Movement||7.8%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: UNF is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UNF's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
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.
UniFirst Fundamentals Summary
|UNF fundamental statistics|
Is UNF overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|UNF income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.21b|
Last Reported Earnings
Feb 26, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||6.85|
|Net Profit Margin||6.77%|
How did UNF perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.7%Current Dividend Yield
Does UNF pay a reliable dividends?See UNF dividend history and benchmarks
|UniFirst dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jun 07 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Jun 29 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||20 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||42 days|
Does UNF pay a reliable dividends?See UNF dividend history and benchmarks
Is UniFirst undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: UNF ($166.23) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($119.07)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UNF is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UNF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.3x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (23.2x).
PE vs Market: UNF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.3x) compared to the US market (15.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UNF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UNF is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.8x).
How is UniFirst forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UNF's forecast earnings growth (18.4% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: UNF's earnings (18.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UNF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UNF's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UNF's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if UNF's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has UniFirst performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UNF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: UNF's current net profit margins (6.8%) are lower than last year (7.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UNF's earnings have grown by 5.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UNF's earnings growth over the past year (1.1%) is below its 5-year average (5.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: UNF earnings growth over the past year (1.1%) underperformed the Commercial Services industry 34.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: UNF's Return on Equity (6.8%) is considered low.
How is UniFirst's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UNF's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($250.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: UNF's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($263.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UNF is debt free.
Reducing Debt: UNF had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: UNF has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: UNF has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is UniFirst current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UNF's dividend (0.72%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.54%).
High Dividend: UNF's dividend (0.72%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.06%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Sintros (47 yo)
Mr. Steven S. Sintros, also known as Steve, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of UniFirst Corporation since July 31, 2017. Mr. Sintros has overall responsibility for management of UniFirst Cor...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD3.28M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.90M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: UNF's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: UNF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
UniFirst Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: UniFirst Corporation
- Ticker: UNF
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1936
- Industry: Diversified Support Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: US$3.078b
- Shares outstanding: 18.81m
- Website: https://www.unifirst.com
Number of Employees
- UniFirst Corporation
- 68 Jonspin Road
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/17 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/17 00:00|
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