UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing in the United States, Europe, and Canada. More Details
No risks detected for UNF from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has UniFirst's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: UNF is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UNF's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: UNF underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 13.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UNF underperformed the US Market which returned 19% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is UniFirst's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIf You Had Bought UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Shares Five Years Ago You'd Have Earned 74% Returns
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDid UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) Insiders Sell Shares?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWhat Do The Returns On Capital At UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Tell Us?
Is UniFirst undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: UNF ($190) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($120.71)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UNF is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UNF's PE Ratio (26.5x) is in line with the US Commercial Services industry average.
PE vs Market: UNF is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.5x) compared to the US market (19.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UNF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (42.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UNF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.9x).
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 (0.6% per year) is below the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: UNF's earnings (0.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UNF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UNF's revenue (0.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UNF's revenue (0.8% 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 (7.4%).
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 (7.5%) are lower than last year (9.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UNF's earnings have grown by 9.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UNF's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: UNF had negative earnings growth (-24.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (-5.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: UNF's Return on Equity (7.8%) is considered low.
How is UniFirst's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UNF's short term assets ($969.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($210.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: UNF's short term assets ($969.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($247.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UNF is debt free.
Reducing Debt: UNF has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 0.1%.
Debt Coverage: UNF has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: UNF has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is UniFirst current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UNF's dividend (0.53%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.5%).
High Dividend: UNF's dividend (0.53%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.15%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: UNF is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of UNF's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Sintros (46 yo)
Mr. Steven S. Sintros, also known as Steve, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of UniFirst Corporation since July 31, 2017. Mr. Sintros has overall responsibility for management of UniFirst Cor...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD2.72M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.19M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|CFO & Senior VP||2.83yrs||US$894.92k||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing||no data||US$981.61k||0.017% |
|Senior Vice President of Operations||18.83yrs||US$1.11m||0.040% |
|Executive VP||25.83yrs||US$1.56m||0.86% |
|Director of Marketing & Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Operations||5.83yrs||no data||6.1% |
|Senior Vice President of Operations||4.83yrs||no data||0.0010% |
|Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: UNF's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
|Executive VP||25.83yrs||US$1.56m||0.86% |
|Independent Director||20yrs||US$231.73k||0.077% |
|Independent Director||8.83yrs||US$207.23k||0.013% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||3.08yrs||US$348.73k||0.011% |
|Independent Director||12.83yrs||US$205.73k||0.17% |
|Independent Director||13.83yrs||US$216.25k||0.028% |
Experienced Board: UNF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.8 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 company bio, 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$3.673b
- Shares outstanding: 18.90m
- Website: https://www.unifirst.com
Number of Employees
- UniFirst Corporation
- 68 Jonspin Road
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|UNF||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1983|
|U1N||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1983|
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, Manufacturin...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/11/24 00:38|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/23 00:00|
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