Cintas stock: buy or sell?

CTAS stock price: $162.69 -6.08% At close on April 1st, 2020

Updated on:
April 1st, 2020


Shares of Cintas collapsed a spooky -6.08% and closed at $162.69. On March/25 CTAS boosted an exceptional 9.63%. With Wednesday it's been 4 sliding days in a row, loosing $-29.89 (-15.54%).

Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Should I buy Cintas stock?

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None of our preferred buy setups matches with Cintas stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean CTAS will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Cintas stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for CTAS stock for the last 30 days.

Cintas stock analysis

Daily outlook

Cintas shares collapsed -6.08% to $162.69 today.

Cintas shares collapsed -6.08% to $162.69 today. Since March/11 when CTAS stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-105.73 per share (-39.39%). On February 19th, CTAS hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $302.67 recorded on Feb 18th. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

CTAS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Cintas plunged a dreadful -10.40% this week.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Cintas marked by mid February, but since then it dropped a 46.63%. Since early March, when CTAS stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-109.63 per share (-40.26%). Stocks below the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since late April 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, CTAS price slipped $-52.00 per share (-24.22%).

CTAS stock chart (weekly)

Cintas stock price history

Cintas stock went public on August 19th, 1983 with a price of $0.001. Since then, CTAS stock grew a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Cintas stock in 1983, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Cintas stock historical price chart

CTAS stock reached all-time highs on Feb 19th with a price of $304.81.

Cintas stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for Cintas stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Cintas reported decent results for 2019-Q1 . Cintas grew Earnings per Share (EPS) by 7.60%, beating analysts of $1.71. Cintas posted $1.84.
CTAS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a super good increase of 21.66% to $6,476.63 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, slightly worse, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stepped up a 3.98% to 13.01%.

To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of Cintas, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Cintas TTM sales up to February 2019 were $6,768.12 and income was $845.03 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Cintas business evolution since May 2018: Annual turnover up to February, compared to lastest yearly report, inched a decent 4.50%. On the other hand, profit margin (net income/revenues) remained constant at 13.01%.

CTAS annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$4,320 M-$314 M7.3%-
2014$4,550 M5.32%$371 M8.2%18.32%
2015$4,370 M-3.96%$431 M9.9%16.07%
2016$4,905 M12.26%$694 M14.1%61.05%
2017$5,323 M8.52%$481 M9.0%-30.69%
2018$6,477 M21.66%$843 M13.0%75.28%
TTM $6,768 M4.50%$845 M12.5%0.29%

Quarterly financial results

Cintas posted $1,682.33 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -2.09% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $203.33 million with a profit margin of 12.09%. Profit margin slightly fell a -2.06% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 14.14%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Cintas sales marked a fine growth and soared a 5.86%.
CTAS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$1,530 M-$81 M5.3%-
2017-Q3$1,610 M5.23%$158 M9.8%94.43%
2017-Q4$1,606 M-0.22%$137 M8.5%-13.18%
2018-Q1$1,589 M-1.08%$302 M19.0%120.33%
2018-Q2$1,670 M5.06%$186 M11.2%-38.37%
2018-Q3$1,698 M1.70%$213 M12.5%14.15%
2018-Q4$1,718 M1.20%$243 M14.1%14.35%
2019-Q1$1,682 M-2.09%$203 M12.1%-16.33%

Cintas ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Cintas shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 15.59% of all shares.

In case of Cintas stock, 67.44% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for CTAS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Cintas:

Market cap$16.9 B
Total shares104.0 M
Float shares87.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)67.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)15.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Cintas summary

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Day range$160.55 - $167.35
Previous close$173.22
Session gain-6.08%
Average true range$22.00
50d mov avg$254.99
100d mov avg$259.91
200d mov avg$257.22
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern

Cintas performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Cintas, the comparison is made against .

Cintas competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Cintas competitor. This doesn't mean Cintas does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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