Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS

Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 21st. The business services provider reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.04, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Cintas had a net margin of 9.23% and a return on equity of 23.23%. The company had revenue of $1.61 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.59 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.15 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 26.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Cintas updated its FY18 guidance to $5.39-5.46 EPS.

Cintas (NASDAQ CTAS) traded down $1.59 during trading on Friday, reaching $160.46. 449,058 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 677,512. Cintas has a 12 month low of $112.96 and a 12 month high of $163.45. The stock has a market cap of $17,060.00, a PE ratio of 35.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 1.77.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on CTAS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cintas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $179.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $145.00 price target on shares of Cintas in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and set a $185.00 target price (up previously from $165.00) on shares of Cintas in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cintas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $174.00 price target (up from $148.00) on shares of Cintas in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Cintas presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $153.73.

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About Cintas

Cintas Corporation is a provider of corporate identity uniforms through rental and sales programs, as well as a provider of related business services, including entrance mats, restroom cleaning services and supplies, carpet and tile cleaning services, first aid and safety services and fire protection products and services.

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