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Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11648.87. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Cintas Corporation is 109.35 (with a change from open of -0.01%), this in conjunction with a target price of 121.18. Volume today has so far reached 204273, with an average volume of about 734.48. The GAP for this stock, is -0.36%.

The P/E ratio is 24.29, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.49. The current EPS for Cintas Corporation, is 4.52, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 20.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 20.54%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Cintas Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 6.06% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.34%. Quarter over quarter is 38.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 7.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 19.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 69.80%. Shares outstanding is 106.14, while shares float is at a value of 88.89. Float short for Cintas Corporation is 4.80% and the short ratio is 5.81.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.53, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.61. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.2, and the quick ratio is 1.9. The most recent gross margin is 43.70% and their operating margin is 16.10%. The profit margin is 14.70%.

Cintas Corporation has seen returns on assets of 17.30%, and on investment, 16.60%. Return on equity is 38.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.35. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.33, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.77 and Price/cash is 71.12, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 61.6.

The simple moving averages are -3.11% and 13.29% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.83% and the 52 week low is 36.69%.

Cintas Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.96%, with a current price of 109.35. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 15.30%. This is in an industry, Business Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Cintas Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Business Services industry means that Cintas Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -1.05%, with performance for the month coming to -2.82%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 12.09%, and for the half year the performance is 21.38%. Volatility for this week is 1.28% and for the month this is 1.55%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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