Unifirst Corporation (UNF): Price and Financial Metrics

Unifirst Corporation (UNF): $165.01

3.20 (+1.98%)

POWR Rating

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  • UNF scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 92.42% of US stocks.
  • UNF's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • UNF's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 19.18% of US stocks).

UNF Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 310.63, Unifirst Corp is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 91.98% of US stocks.
  • Unifirst Corp's stock had its IPO on January 5, 1988, making it an older stock than 89.32% of US equities in our set.
  • For UNF, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by merely 13.58% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to UNF, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are PFC, NRC, SASR, SVT, and WABC.
  • Visit UNF's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.unifirst.com.

UNF Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, UNF's EV/EBIT ratio is 10.3% lower, now standing at 19.6.
  • Over the past 243 months, UNF's price/earnings ratio has gone up 15.2.
  • UNF's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.8 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for UNF.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
UNF 2021-09-03 2.4 2.3 29.2 19.6
UNF 2021-09-02 2.4 2.4 29.4 19.8
UNF 2021-09-01 2.4 2.3 29.1 19.5
UNF 2021-08-31 2.4 2.3 29.2 19.6
UNF 2021-08-30 2.4 2.3 29.3 19.6
UNF 2021-08-27 2.4 2.3 29.2 19.6

UNF Growth Metrics

    The 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 1.97%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at -4.5%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 30.13%.
UNF's revenue has moved up $404,264,000 over the prior 70 months.

The table below shows UNF's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 1,865.527 167.383 142.92
2021-09-30 1,826.216 212.302 151.111
2021-06-30 1,789.583 268.775 148.06
2021-03-31 1,770.778 277.831 127.329
2020-12-31 1,785.614 286.991 129.424
2020-09-30 1,804.159 286.684 135.77

UNF's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • UNF has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 80.73% of graded US stocks.
  • UNF's asset turnover comes in at 0.792 -- ranking 20th of 50 Personal Services stocks.
  • BFAM, GHC, and LRN are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with UNF.

The table below shows UNF's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-28 0.792 0.375 0.180
2021-05-29 0.791 0.373 0.183
2021-02-27 0.799 0.357 0.158
2020-11-28 0.817 0.355 0.161
2020-08-29 0.836 0.354 0.165
2020-05-30 0.875 0.356 0.184

UNF Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of UNF, see our UNF price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $247.00 Average Broker Recommendation 2.1 (Hold)

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UNF Price/Volume Stats

Current price $165.01 52-week high $242.79
Prev. close $161.81 52-week low $156.04
Day low $162.75 Volume 64,800
Day high $165.35 Avg. volume 68,745
50-day MA $171.68 Dividend yield 0.73%
200-day MA $194.52 Market Cap 3.10B

Unifirst Corporation (UNF) Company Bio

UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective work wear clothing primarily in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It operates through US Rental and Cleaning, Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing, Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning, and First Aid segments. The company was founded in 1936 and is based in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

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Investors in UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) have made a favorable return of 33% over the past five years

When you buy and hold a stock for the long term, you definitely want it to provide a positive return. Better yet, you'd...

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

UniFirst Reveals No. 9 Chevy Paint Scheme for the 2022 NASCAR Season

UniFirst (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products, in partnership with 14-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports, unveiled the all-new race car paint scheme for the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The car will once again be piloted by NASCAR's four-time Most Popular Driver and 2020 Cup Series champion Chase Elliott for three races during the upcoming 2022 season.

Yahoo | February 9, 2022

UniFirst Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility Program

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF), a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and facility service products for businesses, has been named a silver winner in the 11th annual Best in Biz Awards in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program of the Year category. Best in Biz Awards is an independent business awards program judged annually by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. 2021 marked a year that drew intense competition from mor

Yahoo | January 24, 2022

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Will Want To Turn Around Its Return Trends

If we want to find a stock that could multiply over the long term, what are the underlying trends we should look for...

Yahoo | January 19, 2022

UniFirst Declares Regular Cash Dividends

WILMINGTON, Mass., Jan. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) today declared regular quarterly cash dividends of $0.30 per share (30.0 cents) on the Company's Common Stock and $0.24 per share (24.0 cents) on the Company's Class B Common Stock. Both dividends are payable on March 30, 2022, to shareholders of record on March 9, 2022. Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and ser

Yahoo | January 11, 2022

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UNF Price Returns

1-mo -4.23%
3-mo -8.80%
6-mo -13.62%
1-year -25.15%
3-year 4.80%
5-year 19.59%
YTD -21.44%
2021 -0.14%
2020 5.37%
2019 41.64%
2018 -13.04%
2017 14.91%

UNF Dividends

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