UniFirst Corporation is a supplier of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. The Company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst designs, manufactures, personalizes, rents, cleans, delivers, and sells a range of uniforms and protective clothing, including shirts, pants, jackets, coveralls, lab coats, smocks, and aprons, and specialized protective wear, such as flame resistant and high visibility garments.

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TypePublic
HQWilmington, US
Founded1936
Size (employees)14,000 (est)
Websiteunifirst.com
Unifirst was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Wilmington, US
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Unifirst Office Locations

Unifirst has an office in Wilmington
Wilmington, (HQ)
68 Jonspin Rd
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Unifirst Financials and Metrics

Unifirst Revenue

Unifirst's revenue was reported to be $1.70 b in FY, 2018
USD

Revenue (FY, 2018)

1.7b

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

639.8m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

37.7%

Net income (FY, 2018)

163.9m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

182.4m

Market capitalization (4-Dec-2018)

2.8b

Closing stock price (4-Dec-2018)

146.1
Unifirst's current market capitalization is $2.8 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

1.4b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.7b

Revenue growth, %

4%1%8%

Cost of goods sold

884.7m900.4m993.6m1.1b

Gross profit

571.9m567.6m597.4m639.8m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

365.6m373.4m363.1m368.0m386.1m391.4m409.8m415.8m419.3m1.3b

Cost of goods sold

222.0m222.6m229.7m225.0m238.8m249.3m255.8m253.7m265.4m786.2m

Gross profit

143.6m150.8m133.4m143.0m147.3m142.1m154.0m162.1m153.9m476.2m

Gross profit Margin, %

39%40%37%39%38%36%38%39%37%38%
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

197.5m191.8m276.6m363.8m349.8m

Accounts Receivable

156.6m187.2m

Inventories

74.4m78.9m80.4m78.9m79.1m90.2m

Current Assets

561.4m589.3m661.8m777.6m814.2m784.8m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

141.8m157.2m235.7m311.5m335.0m347.6m286.1m313.5m312.7m

Inventories

66.0m69.4m83.9m76.9m75.6m76.3m73.2m71.5m72.1m82.0m84.5m88.0m

Current Assets

511.8m524.1m643.8m713.7m720.9m735.9m704.2m733.2m744.5m842.7m854.5m719.0m

PP&E

466.0m470.8m515.5m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

116.7m119.9m124.3m125.0b70.2m163.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

69.6m71.8m77.1m81.6m88.9m96.7m

Inventories

1.1m(4.4m)(2.2m)1.5m1.9m(11.1m)

Accounts Payable

2.1m13.6m(7.6m)49.0k9.6m4.6m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

34.5m60.1m91.1m37.4m62.9m95.4m35.9m59.4m89.5m28.2m50.7m75.1m34.2m92.6m128.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

17.3m35.1m53.2m18.0m36.8m55.9m19.7m39.5m60.0m22.1m43.3m65.4m19.5m46.0m70.8m

Inventories

8.5m5.2m4.6m645.0k(6.6m)(5.7m)3.5m4.7m4.1m7.5m9.2m8.7m(2.9m)(5.3m)(9.0m)

Accounts Payable

6.5m4.3m(11.4m)559.0k(1.4m)(2.1m)7.9m(79.0k)(1.6m)(1.1m)3.7m2.3m(1.1m)(5.4m)(261.0k)
USDY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

121.2k

Financial Leverage

1.3 x
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Unifirst Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Customer Locations

260 k275 k300 k

Facilities

226 225 240
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Unifirst Revenue Breakdown

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Unifirst revenue breakdown by business segment: 5.5% from Specialty Garments, 11.5% from MFG, 78.8% from US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning and 4.3% from Other

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Unifirst Online and Social Media Presence

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Unifirst Blogs

UniFirst Honored for Providing English Classes to Immigrant Workers

UniFirst has received a 2018 Business Leadership Award from English for New Bostonians. The award recognizes UniFirst's support of workplace English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for its employee Team Partners.

Driving Customer Service Excellence: UniFirst Names 2018 Aldo Croatti Award Winners

Named after UniFirst's founder, the Aldo Croatti Award is presented to those RSRs who exemplify customer service excellence and satisfaction, while retaining 100% of their customers for an entire fiscal year. Remarkably, combined, these nine RSRs service more than 1,000 UniFirst business customers o…

William Byron Takes the UniFirst No. 24 Camaro to Kansas Speedway for its Final Run of the 2018 NASCAR Season

The No. 24 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, driven by 20-year-old rookie of the year contender William Byron, will make its final appearance of the 2018 NASCAR season this Sunday, Oct. 21, in Kansas City, Kansas. The 400.5-mile, 267-lap race begins at 2 p.m. EDT and will be nationally televised on NBC…

The UniFirst No. 24 Chevy Camaro and NASCAR Driver William Byron Head to Charlotte for Sunday’s Race

20-year-old rookie of the year contender William Byron, returns to the track this Sunday, Sept. 30, for the Bank of America ROVAL 400.

UniFirst Earns Top Rankings for 2018 in Both Selling Power and Apparel Magazines

UniFirst has again secured positions on both Selling Power magazine's annual list of the "50 Best Companies to Sell For" and Apparel magazine's "Top 50" apparel companies list

UniFirst Wins APEX Award for Publication Excellence for The Uniform Rental Catalog

UniFirst has won a 2018 APEX Award of Excellence for the cover design of the company’s 2018 Uniform Rental Catalog ®.

Unifirst Company Life and Culture

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Unifirst Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Unifirst founded?

    Unifirst was founded in 1936.

  • How many employees does Unifirst have?

    Unifirst has 14,000 employees.

  • What is Unifirst revenue?

    Latest Unifirst annual revenue is $1.7 b.

  • What is Unifirst revenue per employee?

    Latest Unifirst revenue per employee is $121.2 k.

  • Who are Unifirst competitors?

    Competitors of Unifirst include Gibson & Barnes, Cintas and Aramark.

  • Where is Unifirst headquarters?

    Unifirst headquarters is located at 68 Jonspin Rd, Wilmington.

  • Where are Unifirst offices?

    Unifirst has an office in Wilmington.

  • How many offices does Unifirst have?

    Unifirst has 1 office.