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About Cintas Corporation

Cintas has a uniform approach to business. The top uniform supplier in the US, Cintas boasts more than 1 million clients and some 5 million people wear its garb each day. Cintas, which sells, leases, and rents uniforms, operates over 480 facilities in more than 330 cities; it leases over half of them. Besides offering shirts, jackets, slacks, and footwear, the company provides clean-room apparel and flame-resistant clothing. Other products offered by Cintas include uniform cleaning , first-aid and safety products, and clean-room supplies. Richard Farmer founded the company in 1968. Cintas is run by his son, CEO Scott Farmer.

Operations

The company has two segments: Uniform Rental and Facility Services and First Aid and Safety Services.

Uniform Rental and Facility Services, which accounts for more 80% of total, consists of the rental and servicing of uniforms and other garments, including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels and other ancillary items. In addition to these rental items, it provides restroom cleaning services and supplies, and carpet and tile cleaning services.

First Aid and Safety Services, which accounts for about 10% of sales, consists of first aid and safety products and services.

The remainder of Cintas' businesses (around 10% of sales) consist primarily of Fire Protection Services and its Direct Sale business.

Geographic Reach

Cincinnati-based Cintas operates over 480 facilities, including five manufacturing plants and about a dozen distribution centers, in over 330 cities. It serves businesses in North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The company has approximately 11,400 local delivery routes. 

Sales and Marketing

Cintas provides its products and services to more than 1 million businesses of all sizes. Cintas uses its corporate website, www.cintas.com, as a channel for routine distribution of important information, including news releases, analyst presentations and financial information.

Financial Performance

Cintas has seen robust revenue growth in recent years. Its annual revenues have risen more than 54% since 2016.

Revenue increased to $6.4 billion in 2019, an approximately 21% increase from the year prior. The increase was driven by organic growth as well as acquisitions.

Net income was $843 million in fiscal year 2019, an increase from $481 million in fiscal year 2018. Selling, general and administrative expenses grew 3% in fiscal 2019 to $63.9 million.

Cash provided by operating activities was $1 billion in fiscal 2019, while investing activities used $235.6 million. Financing activities used another $873.3 million.

 

Strategy

Cintas' strategy for adding to its customer base includes investing in its sales force across all business segments as well expanding geographically.

Beyond its dominant position in uniform rental and sales, Cintas is looking to emerging businesses such as First Aid and Safety Services for growth. While still relatively small, representing 9% of sales, the business is growing through acquisitions and the introduction of new services. It is looking to increase its penetration with existing customers and by broadening its customer base to include business segments to which it has not historically served. It will also continue to identify additional product and service opportunities for its current and future customers.

The company pursues the strategy of broadening its customer base in several ways. Cintas has a national sales organization introducing all of its products and services to prospects in all business segments. Its broad range of products and services allows its sales organization to consider any type of business a prospect. It also broadens its customer base through geographic expansion, especially in its first aid and safety and fire protection businesses.

 

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2017 Cintas acquired rival G&K Services, a top-five uniform rental company, for $2.2 billion. The acquisition bolsters Cintas' business customer base, broadens its service areas, and strengthens its route operations. G&K Services now operates as a subsidiary of the company. 

Company Background

In 1929 onetime animal trainer, boxer, and blacksmith Richard "Doc" Farmer started a business of salvaging old rags, cleaning them, and then selling them to factories. Farmer later began renting the rags to his customers. He would pick up the dirty rags, clean them, and return them to the factory.

By 1936 the Acme Overall & Rag Laundry had established itself in Cincinnati with plans to convert an old bathhouse into a laundry. Farmer, along with his adopted son Herschell, suffered a setback from flood damage in 1937, but the family rebuilt and continued to grow the business. 

Cintas Corporation

6800 CINTAS BLVD
Cincinnati, OH 45262
Phone: 1 (513) 459-1200

Stats

Employer Type: Publicly Owned
Stock Symbol: CTAS
Stock Exchange: , NASDAQ
Chairman and CEO: Scott D. Farmer
VP Finance and CFO: J. Michael Hansen
President and COO: J. Phillip Holloman
Employees (This Location): 1,500
Employees (All Locations): 45,000

Major Office Locations

Cincinnati, OH

Other Locations

Bessemer, AL
Birmingham, AL
Dothan, AL
Fairhope, AL
Gadsden, AL
Huntsville, AL
Madison, AL
Mobile, AL
Montgomery, AL
Pelham, AL
Fort Smith, AR
Harrison, AR
Little Rock, AR
Maumelle, AR
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Searcy, AR
Springdale, AR
Chandler, AZ
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