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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 12192.1. 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 114.02 (with a change from open of 0.42%), this in conjunction with a target price of 117.56. Volume today has so far reached 109206, with an average volume of about 718.6. The GAP for this stock, is 0.19%.

The P/E ratio is 27.24, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.78. The current EPS for Cintas Corporation, is 4.16, 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 24.46%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Cintas Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.73% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.04%. Quarter over quarter is 32.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 11.30%. 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 68.50%. Shares outstanding is 107.59, while shares float is at a value of 90.85. Float short for Cintas Corporation is 4.83% and the short ratio is 6.1.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.71. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.6. The most recent gross margin is 43.40% and their operating margin is 15.90%. The profit margin is 14.10%.

Cintas Corporation has seen returns on assets of 16.40%, and on investment, 16.60%. Return on equity is 36.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.71. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.49, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.53 and Price/cash is 58.11, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 64.03.

The simple moving averages are 4.09% and 20.55% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.94% and the 52 week low is 42.52%.

Cintas Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.93%, with a current price of 114.02. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 16.40%. 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 -0.43%, with performance for the month coming to -2.01%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 20.53%, and for the half year the performance is 32.30%. Volatility for this week is 1.28% and for the month this is 1.30%.

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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