Unifirst Corporation

Specialty Business Services

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$3.19 billion
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$2.18 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$694.37 million
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Company Profile

Unifirst Corporation had its IPO on 1988-01-05 under the ticker symbol UNF.

The company operates in the Industrials sector and Specialty Business Services industry. Unifirst Corporation has a staff strength of 14,000 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Unifirst Corporation opened at $170.5 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-09-12.

The stocks traded within a range of $166.67 - $172.92, and closed at $172.85.

This is a +1.15% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 65,395 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Unifirst Corporation have slipped by -3.53%.

Unifirst Corporation's Key Ratios

Unifirst Corporation has a market cap of $3.19 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 1.83 and a price to sales ratio of 1.7165.

In the last 12-months Unifirst Corporation’s revenue was $2.18 billion with a gross profit of $694.37 million and an EBITDA of $248.05 million. The EBITDA ratio measures Unifirst Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Unifirst Corporation’s operating margin was 6.13% while its return on assets stood at 3.38% with a return of equity of 5.27%.

In Q1.6666666666667, Unifirst Corporation’s quarterly earnings growth was a negative -3% while revenue growth was a positive 12.7%.

Unifirst Corporation’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $5.46 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 23.8663 and a PEG multiple of 2.88. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Unifirst Corporation’s profitability.

Unifirst Corporation stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 1.59 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 13.0852. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 1.7165.

Unifirst Corporation stock pays annual dividends of $1.23 per share, indicating a yield of 0.72% and a payout ratio of 17.59%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$2.53 billion
Total Liabilities
$258.93 million
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$49.22 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

Unifirst Corporation ended 2023 with $2.53 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $2.53 billion while shareholder equity stood at $1.98 billion.

Unifirst Corporation ended 2023 with $119.40 million in deferred long-term liabilities, $258.93 million in other current liabilities, 1869000.00 in common stock, $1.90 billion in retained earnings and $648.40 million in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $59.30 million and cash and short-term investments were $69.32 million. The company’s total short-term debt was $18,515,000 while long-term debt stood at $0.

Unifirst Corporation’s total current assets stands at $813.01 million while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $10.01 million. Its net receivables were $279.49 million compared to accounts payable of $89.50 million and inventory worth $397.25 million.

In 2023, Unifirst Corporation's operating cash flow was $-439754000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $49.22 million.

Comparatively, Unifirst Corporation paid $0.18 in dividends in 2023.

Other key metrics

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Analyst Target Price

Unifirst Corporation stock is currently trading at $172.85 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $204.5393 and a 52-week low of $204.5393. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $179.

Its 50-day moving average was $164.37 and 200-day moving average was $177.83 The short ratio stood at 2.01 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 105% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 9922.5% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Unifirst Corporation

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Unifirst Corporation is UNF

The IPO of Unifirst Corporation took place on 1988-01-05

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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. The company also rents and sells industrial wiping products, floor mats, facility service products, and dry and wet mops; restroom and cleaning supplies comprising air fresheners, paper products, gloves, masks, sanitizers, and hand soaps; and other textile products. In addition, it provides first aid cabinet services and other safety supplies; decontaminates and cleans work clothes, and other items that is exposed to radioactive materials; and services special cleanroom protective wear and facilities. Further, it offers a range of garment service options, including full-service rental programs in which garments are cleaned and serviced; lease programs in which garments are cleaned and maintained by individual employees; and purchase programs to buy garments and related items directly. The company serves automobile service centers and dealers, delivery services, food and general merchandise retailers, food processors and service operations, light manufacturers, maintenance facilities, restaurants, service companies, soft and durable goods wholesalers, transportation companies, healthcare providers, government agencies, research and development laboratories, high technology companies, and utilities operating nuclear reactors, as well as others who require employee clothing for image, identification, protection, or utility purposes. UniFirst Corporation was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.


68 Jonspin Road, Wilmington, MA, United States, 01887