CTAS
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Cintas
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Earnings Details
1st Quarter August 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 4:15:00 PM
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Cintas (CTAS) reported 1st Quarter August 2018 earnings of $1.93 per share on revenue of $1.7 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.78 per share on revenue of $1.7 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.84 per share. Revenue grew 5.4% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fiscal 2019 non-GAAP earnings of $7.19 to $7.29 per share on revenue of $6.80 billion to $6.855 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $7.00 to $7.15 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion to $6.82 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $7.16 per share on revenue of $6.81 billion for the year ending May 31, 2019.

Cintas Corp is a provider of corporate identity uniforms. It operates in four segments: Rental Uniforms & Ancillary Products, Uniform Direct Sales, First Aid, Safety & Fire Protection Services, & Document Management Services.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.93
Earnings Whisper
$1.84
Consensus Estimate
$1.78
Reported Revenue
$1.70 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.69 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
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Earnings Release

Cintas Corporation Announces Fiscal 2019 First Quarter Results

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) today reported results for its fiscal 2019 first quarter ended August 31, 2018.

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was $1.70 billion, an increase of 5.4% over last year’s first quarter. The organic growth rate, which adjusts for the impacts of acquisitions and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, was 5.2%. The organic growth rate for the Uniform Rental and Facility Services operating segment was 4.9%. We expect the Uniform Rental and Facility Services operating segment organic growth rate to increase during the remainder of fiscal 2019. The First Aid and Safety Services operating segment organic growth rate remained strong at 9.0%.

Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 of $265.2 million increased 6.5% from last year’s first quarter operating income of $249.1 million. Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was negatively impacted by $19.0 million in stock based compensation expense related to a change in the Cintas retirement policy in which the retirement age and tenure requirements were reduced. Operating income was also negatively impacted by integration expenses related to the G&K Services, Inc. (G&K) acquisition by $4.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and $4.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

Net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 of $212.5 million increased 31.9% from last year’s first quarter net income from continuing operations of $161.1 million. Earnings per diluted share (EPS) from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 were $1.89, an increase of 30.3% from EPS from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 of $1.45. Net income from continuing operations and EPS from continuing operations were positively impacted by a lower effective tax rate in this fiscal year’s first quarter compared to last fiscal year’s first quarter primarily from the enactment of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Tax Act). The effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was 12.0% compared to an effective tax rate of 26.5% in last year’s first quarter. Fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2018 first quarter EPS from continuing operations included a negative impact of $0.04 and $0.03, respectively, from integration expenses related to the G&K acquisition.

The following table provides a comparison of fiscal 2019 first quarter EPS to fiscal 2018 first quarter EPS:

     
Three Months Ended
Aug. 31, Aug. 31, Growth vs.

Earnings Per Share Results

2018   2017   FY 2018
 
EPS - continuing operations $ 1.89 $ 1.45
 
G&K integration expenses   0.04     0.03    
 

EPS excluding above items

$ 1.93   $ 1.48   30.4 %
 

Scott D. Farmer, Cintas’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased with our start to fiscal 2019 and look forward to another successful year. We remain focused on integrating the G&K acquisition, continuing the implementation of our enterprise resource planning system and increasing the number of businesses we help get Ready for the Workday™.”

Mr. Farmer concluded, “Following our first quarter results, we are increasing our annual guidance for fiscal 2019. We are raising our revenue guidance from a range of $6.75 billion to $6.82 billion to a range of $6.80 billion to $6.855 billion and EPS from continuing operations from a range of $7.00 to $7.15 to a range of $7.19 to $7.29. Fiscal 2019 guidance excludes any future integration expenses related to the acquired G&K business.”

The table below provides a comparison of fiscal 2018 revenue and EPS to our fiscal 2019 guidance.

         
Fiscal 2019 Fiscal 2019
Fiscal Low end Growth High end Growth
2018   of Range   vs. 2018   of Range   vs. 2018

Fiscal 2019 Revenue Guidance

($s in millions)
Total Revenue $ 6,476.6       $ 6,800.0     5.0 %   $ 6,855.0     5.8 %
 

Fiscal 2019 Earnings Per Share Guidance

 
EPS - continuing operations $ 7.03 $ 7.15 $ 7.25
 
G&K integration expenses 0.26 0.04 0.04
One-time cash payment to employees 0.24
Benefit of enactment of the Tax Act   (1.59 )                      
 
EPS excluding above items $ 5.94       $ 7.19     21.0 %   $ 7.29     22.7 %
 

Fiscal 2019 EPS guidance does not include any future G&K integration expenses. However, we expect that these expenses will be incurred in the remainder of fiscal 2019 as we continue to integrate this significant acquisition. We estimate that these expenses will range from $15 million to $20 million for the full fiscal year.

About Cintas

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday™. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the Nasdaq-100 Index.

CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor from civil litigation for forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “estimates,” “anticipates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “target,” “forecast,” “believes,” “seeks,” “could,” “should,” “may” and “will” or the negative versions thereof and similar words, terms and expressions and by the context in which they are used. Such statements are based upon current expectations of Cintas and speak only as of the date made. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be realized. These statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties, potentially inaccurate assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in or implied by this Press Release. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, risks inherent with the G&K transaction in the achievement of cost synergies and the timing thereof, including whether the transaction will be accretive and within the expected timeframe and the actual amounts of future integration expenses; the possibility of greater than anticipated operating costs including energy and fuel costs; lower sales volumes; loss of customers due to outsourcing trends; the performance and costs of integration of acquisitions, including G&K fluctuations in costs of materials and labor including increased medical costs; costs and possible effects of union organizing activities; failure to comply with government regulations concerning employment discrimination, employee pay and benefits and employee health and safety; the effect on operations of exchange rate fluctuations, tariffs and other political, economic and regulatory risks; uncertainties regarding any existing or newly-discovered expenses and liabilities related to environmental compliance and remediation; the cost, results and ongoing assessment of internal controls for financial reporting required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; the effect of new accounting pronouncements; costs of our SAP system implementation; disruptions caused by the inaccessibility of computer systems data, including cybersecurity risks; the initiation or outcome of litigation, investigations or other proceedings; higher assumed sourcing or distribution costs of products; the disruption of operations from catastrophic or extraordinary events; the amount and timing of repurchases of our common stock, if any; changes in federal and state tax and labor laws; and the reactions of competitors in terms of price and service. Cintas undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements or to otherwise update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information or to reflect events, circumstances or any other unanticipated developments arising after the date on which such statements are made. A further list and description of risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2018 and in our reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. The risks and uncertainties described herein are not the only ones we may face. Additional risks and uncertainties presently not known to us or that we currently believe to be immaterial may also harm our business.

Cintas Corporation
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income
(Unaudited)
(In thousands except per share data)
     
 
Three Months Ended
August 31, August 31, %
2018   2017   Change
 
Revenue:
Uniform rental and facility services $ 1,374,938 $ 1,311,784 4.8 %
Other   323,037       299,719   7.8 %
Total revenue 1,697,975 1,611,503 5.4 %
 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of uniform rental and facility services 746,453 706,863 5.6 %
Cost of other 176,810 165,287 7.0 %
Selling and administrative expenses 504,634 486,283 3.8 %
G&K Services, Inc. integration expenses   4,850       3,971   22.1 %
 
Operating income 265,228 249,099 6.5 %
 
Interest income (496 ) (297 ) 67.0 %
Interest expense   24,304       30,317   -19.8 %
 
Income before income taxes 241,420 219,079 10.2 %
Income taxes   28,873       57,971   -50.2 %
Income from continuing operations 212,547 161,108 31.9 %
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax   (32 )     56,103   -100.1 %
Net income $ 212,515     $ 217,211   -2.2 %
 
Basic earnings per share:
Continuing operations $ 1.96 $ 1.50 30.7 %
Discontinued operations   0.00       0.52   -100.0 %
Basic earnings per share $ 1.96     $ 2.02   -3.0 %
 
Diluted earnings per share:
Continuing operations $ 1.89 $ 1.45 30.3 %
Discontinued operations   0.00       0.51   -100.0 %
Diluted earnings per share $ 1.89     $ 1.96   -3.6 %
 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding 106,835 105,740
Diluted average number of shares outstanding 110,648 108,537
 
 
 
CINTAS CORPORATION SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
 
Three Months Ended
August 31, August 31,
2018   2017
 
Uniform rental and facility services gross margin 45.7 % 46.1 %
Other gross margin 45.3 % 44.9 %
Total gross margin 45.6 % 45.9 %
Net margin, continuing operations 12.5 % 10.0 %
 
 
 
 
Computation of Diluted Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations
 
Three Months Ended
August 31, August 31,
2018   2017
 
Income from continuing operations $ 212,547 $ 161,108
Less: income from continuing operations allocated to participating securities   2,945       3,187  
Income from continuing operations available to common shareholders $ 209,602     $ 157,921  
 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 106,835 105,740
Effect of dilutive securities - employee stock options   3,813       2,797  
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   110,648       108,537  
 
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations $ 1.89     $ 1.45  
 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Regulation G Disclosure

The press release contains non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. To supplement its consolidated condensed financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company provides the additional non-GAAP financial measures of earnings per diluted share and cash flow. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are appropriate to enhance understanding of its past performance as well as prospects for future performance. A reconciliation of the differences between these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP are shown in the tables within the narrative of the press release or below.

     
Earnings Per Share Results
 
Three Months Ended
August 31, August 31, Growth vs.
2018   2017   FY 2018
 
EPS - continuing operations $ 1.89 $ 1.45
G&K Services, Inc. integration expenses   0.04     0.03    
EPS excluding above items $ 1.93   $ 1.48   30.4 %
 
   
Computation of Free Cash Flow
 
Three Months Ended
August 31, August 31,
2018 2017
 
Net cash provided by operations $ 162,985 $ 254,366
Capital expenditures   (64,528 )     (62,517 )
Free cash flow $ 98,457     $ 191,849  
 

Management uses free cash flow to assess the financial performance of the Company. Management believes that free cash flow is useful to investors because it relates the operating cash flow of the Company to the capital that is spent to continue, improve and grow business operations.

         

SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT DATA

Uniform Rental First Aid
and Facility and Safety All
Services Services Other Corporate Total
For the three months ended August 31, 2018
Revenue $ 1,374,938 $ 153,417 $ 169,620 $ - $ 1,697,975
Gross margin $ 628,485 $ 73,485 $ 72,742 $ - $ 774,712
Selling and administrative expenses $ 392,101 $ 51,502 $ 61,031 $ - $ 504,634
G&K Services, Inc. integration expenses $ 4,850 $ - $ - $ - $ 4,850
Interest income $ - $ - $ - $ (496 ) $ (496 )
Interest expense $ - $ - $ - $ 24,304 $ 24,304
Income (loss) before income taxes $ 231,534 $ 21,983 $ 11,711 $ (23,808 ) $ 241,420
 
For the three months ended August 31, 2017
Revenue $ 1,311,784 $ 140,582 $ 159,137 $ - $ 1,611,503
Gross margin $ 604,921 $ 66,775 $ 67,657 $ - $ 739,353
Selling and administrative expenses $ 382,040 $ 47,364 $ 56,879 $ - $ 486,283
G&K Services, Inc. integration expenses $ 3,971 $ - $ - $ - $ 3,971
Interest income $ - $ - $ - $ (297 ) $ (297 )
Interest expense $ - $ - $ - $ 30,317 $ 30,317
Income (loss) before income taxes $ 218,910 $ 19,411 $ 10,778 $ (30,020 ) $ 219,079
 
   

Cintas Corporation

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets

(In thousands except share data)

 
August 31, May 31,

ASSETS

2018   2018
    (Unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 118,356 $ 138,724
Accounts receivable, net 838,192 804,583
Inventories, net 303,770 280,347
Uniforms and other rental items in service 724,708 702,261
Income taxes, current 6,878 19,634
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   112,474     32,383  
Total current assets 2,104,378 1,977,932
 
Property and equipment, net 1,394,634 1,382,730
 
Investments 180,262 175,581
Goodwill 2,850,082 2,846,888
Service contracts, net 535,865 545,768
Other assets, net   221,983     29,315  
 
$ 7,287,204   $ 6,958,214  
 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 214,011 $ 215,074
Accrued compensation and related liabilities 84,308 140,654
Accrued liabilities   380,775     420,129  
Total current liabilities 679,094 775,857
 
Long-term liabilities:
Debt due after one year 2,535,859 2,535,309
Deferred income taxes 424,344 352,581
Accrued liabilities   301,939     277,941  
Total long-term liabilities 3,262,142 3,165,831
 
Shareholders' equity:
Preferred stock, no par value: - -
100,000 shares authorized, none outstanding
Common stock, no par value: 796,988 618,464
425,000,000 shares authorized
FY19: 184,055,883 issued and 106,969,908 outstanding
FY18: 182,723,471 issued and 106,326,383 outstanding
Paid-in capital 140,371 245,211
Retained earnings 6,239,535 5,837,827
Treasury stock: (3,840,787 ) (3,701,319 )
FY19: 77,085,975 shares
FY18: 76,397,088 shares
Accumulated other comprehensive income   9,861     16,343  
Total shareholders' equity   3,345,968     3,016,526  
 
$ 7,287,204   $ 6,958,214  
 
 

Cintas Corporation

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

        Three Months Ended
August 31,   August 31,
2018   2017

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income $ 212,515 $ 217,211
 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation 52,745 53,568
Amortization of intangible assets and capitalized costs 33,550 14,941
Stock-based compensation 46,172 28,630
Gain on sale of business - (100,269 )
Deferred income taxes 9,022 24,938

Change in current assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions of businesses:

Accounts receivable, net (15,051 ) 8,955
Inventories, net (34,629 ) (5,827 )
Uniforms and other rental items in service (23,019 ) (13,058 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets and other assets (46,930 ) (16,011 )
Accounts payable (329 ) 17,684
Accrued compensation and related liabilities (56,186 ) (30,306 )
Accrued liabilities and other (27,556 ) (16,218 )
Income taxes, current   12,681     70,128  
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 162,985 254,366
 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 
Capital expenditures (64,528 ) (62,517 )
Proceeds from redemption of marketable securities and investments 1,558 65,256
Purchase of marketable securities and investments - (58,022 )
Proceeds from sale of business - 128,511
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (7,613 ) (302 )
Other, net   (202 )   (304 )
 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (70,785 ) 72,622
 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 
Payments of commercial paper, net - (43,000 )
Repayment of debt - (250,000 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock-based compensation awards 27,512 17,256
Repurchase of common stock (139,468 ) (35,040 )
Other, net   (552 )   (649 )
 
Net cash used in financing activities (112,508 ) (311,433 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (60 )   6,593  
 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (20,368 ) 22,148
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   138,724     169,266  
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 118,356   $ 191,414  

Cintas Corporation
J. Michael Hansen, 513-701-2079
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
or
Paul F. Adler, 513-573-4195
Vice President and Treasurer

Source: Cintas Corporation