Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS) and (NYSE:VNTV) are both business support services – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Cintas and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cintas 9.23% 23.23% 8.94%
N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Cintas pays an annual dividend of $1.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. does not pay a dividend. Cintas pays out 36.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. has increased its dividend for 35 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.7% of Cintas shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.9% of Cintas shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cintas and ‘s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cintas $5.32 billion 3.28 $480.70 million $4.47 36.70
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cintas has higher revenue and earnings than .

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Cintas and , as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cintas 1 7 5 0 2.31
0 0 0 0 N/A

Cintas presently has a consensus target price of $151.10, suggesting a potential downside of 7.90%.

Summary

Cintas beats on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cintas

Cintas Corporation is a provider of corporate identity uniforms through rental and sales programs, as well as a provider of related business services, including entrance mats, restroom cleaning services and supplies, carpet and tile cleaning services, first aid and safety services and fire protection products and services. Its segments include uniform rental and facility services, and first aid and safety services. Its uniform rental and facility service segment offers services, which include rental and servicing of uniforms and other garments, including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels, and other ancillary items. Its first aid and safety service segment offers services, which include first aid and safety products and services. Rental processing plants, rental branches, first aid and safety facilities, fire protection facilities, direct sales offices, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities are all utilized by the businesses included in All Other.

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