UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Europe, and Canada.
UNF passed our risk checks.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$206.49|
|52 Week High||US$160.70|
|52 Week Low||US$258.86|
|1 Month Change||-6.39%|
|3 Month Change||-4.50%|
|1 Year Change||21.16%|
|3 Year Change||41.78%|
|5 Year Change||69.53%|
|Change since IPO||1,620.75%|
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 29.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UNF underperformed the US Market which returned 30.3% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: UNF is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UNF's weekly volatility (3%) 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$1.14b|
Last Reported Earnings
Aug 28, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||8.00|
|Net Profit Margin||8.27%|
How did UNF perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.6%Current Dividend Yield
Does UNF pay a reliable dividends?See UNF dividend history and benchmarks
|UniFirst dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Dec 06 2021|
|Dividend Pay Date||Jan 04 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||42 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||71 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?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: UNF ($206.49) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($235.41)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UNF is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UNF is good value based on its PE Ratio (25.8x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (38.2x).
PE vs Market: UNF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.8x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UNF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (68.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UNF is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (2.6x).
How is UniFirst forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UNF's forecast earnings growth (0.4% per year) is below the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: UNF's earnings (0.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UNF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UNF's revenue (5.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UNF's revenue (5.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: UNF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.2%).
How has UniFirst performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UNF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: UNF's current net profit margins (8.3%) are higher than last year (7.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UNF's earnings have grown by 7.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UNF's earnings growth over the past year (11.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (7.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: UNF earnings growth over the past year (11.2%) underperformed the Commercial Services industry 33.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: UNF's Return on Equity (8.1%) is considered low.
How is UniFirst's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UNF's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($254.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: UNF's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($253.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UNF is debt free.
Reducing Debt: UNF had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: UNF has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: UNF has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is UniFirst current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UNF's dividend (0.58%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.29%).
High Dividend: UNF's dividend (0.58%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of UNF's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Sintros (47 yo)
Mr. Steven S. Sintros, also known as Steve, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of UniFirst Corporation since July 31, 2017. Mr. Sintros has overall responsibility for management of UniFirst Cor...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD2.59M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.18M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: UNF's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: UNF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: UNF 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
- Market Cap: US$3.900b
- Shares outstanding: 18.89m
- 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||2021/10/24 22:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/22 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.