Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Cintas (CTAS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.64 Billion

Wall Street brokerages expect that Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS) will post sales of $1.64 billion for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have issued estimates for Cintas’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.63 billion to $1.65 billion. Cintas posted sales of $1.53 billion in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 7.2%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, July 19th.

On average, analysts expect that Cintas will report full-year sales of $6.44 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $6.43 billion to $6.45 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will report sales of $6.80 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $6.75 billion to $6.87 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Cintas.

Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The business services provider reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.27 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $1.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.57 billion. Cintas had a net margin of 11.69% and a return on equity of 22.86%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 26.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.11 earnings per share.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Cintas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. ValuEngine cut shares of Cintas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Goldman Sachs assumed coverage on shares of Cintas in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a “conviction-buy” rating and a $210.00 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Cintas from $151.00 to $152.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Cintas from $145.00 to $162.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $168.55.

Shares of NASDAQ CTAS traded down $1.04 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $173.12. 330,655 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 511,039. The stock has a market cap of $18,586.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.22, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.90. Cintas has a 12 month low of $119.54 and a 12 month high of $178.34. The company has a quick ratio of 1.86, a current ratio of 2.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Egerton Capital UK LLP bought a new stake in Cintas in the 4th quarter valued at $239,268,000. Congress Asset Management Co. MA lifted its position in Cintas by 3.3% in the 4th quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA now owns 992,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $154,633,000 after acquiring an additional 32,155 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in Cintas by 50.7% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 715,166 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $111,443,000 after acquiring an additional 240,495 shares in the last quarter. Fred Alger Management Inc. lifted its position in Cintas by 1,018.9% in the 4th quarter. Fred Alger Management Inc. now owns 592,705 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $92,361,000 after acquiring an additional 539,735 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Republic Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Cintas by 0.4% in the 4th quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 510,373 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $79,531,000 after acquiring an additional 1,915 shares in the last quarter. 66.39% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Cintas

Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through Uniform Rental and Facility Services; First Aid and Safety Services; and All Other segments. The company rents and services uniforms and other garments, including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels, and other ancillary items; and provides restroom cleaning services and supplies, and carpet and tile cleaning services, as well as sells uniforms directly.

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