Published 07.15.13

Cintas Corporation Announces Fiscal 2013 Results

CINCINNATI - July 15, 2013 - Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) today reported results for its fourth quarter ended May 31, 2013. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $1.13 billion, representing a 7.2% increase compared to last year’s fourth quarter. Organic growth, which adjusts for the impact of acquisitions, compared to last year’s fourth quarter, was 6.2%. Net income increased 9.4% to $86.0 million as compared to $78.6 million in last year’s fourth quarter. Earnings per diluted share (EPS) for the fourth quarter were $0.69, a 15.0% increase over the $0.60 EPS in last year’s fourth quarter.

Scott D. Farmer, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased to report another quarter of record revenue. In addition, our fourth quarter operating margin of 13.6% of revenue reflects the execution of our plan to sell profitable business, manage our cost structure and continuously improve the efficiency of our processes. These solid results conclude a successful year for Cintas achieved in large part by the hard work and dedication of our employees, who we call partners.”

For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2013, revenue was a record $4.32 billion, a 5.2% increase from the prior fiscal year. Adjusting for one less workday in this fiscal year compared to last fiscal year, revenue grew 5.6% over last fiscal year. Organic growth, which adjusts for the impact of acquisitions and the impact of one less workday compared to last fiscal year, was 4.9%. Net income increased 6.0% to $315.4 million compared to last fiscal year. EPS increased 11.0% to $2.52 as compared to last fiscal year.

Mr. Farmer added, “I am proud to report that we achieved record fiscal year sales and EPS in fiscal year 2013. It was the third consecutive fiscal year of double digit EPS growth. In addition, our balance sheet and cash flow remain very strong. As of May 31, 2013, cash and marketable securities totaled $358.0 million, and debt to EBITDA was 1.9 to one. Cash flow from operations for the fiscal year increased 17.6% to $552.7 million compared to last fiscal year.”

Mr. Farmer concluded, “While the U.S. economy has shown some signs of improvement in the past several months, much uncertainty remains. This uncertainty, due to a number of factors including the effect of the Affordable Care Act, continues to cause many of our customers to delay hiring and investment decisions. We have developed our fiscal 2014 expectations with this uncertain economic landscape in mind. We expect fiscal 2014 revenue to be in the range of $4.5 billion to $4.6 billion, and full year EPS to be in the range of $2.66 to $2.75. This guidance assumes no deterioration in the U.S. economy and does not consider any additional share buybacks. It does incorporate the impact of having one less workday in fiscal 2014 compared to fiscal 2013 and our current estimate of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on our cost structure during fiscal year 2014.”

About Cintas Corporation

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, mats, mops, 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 Fortune 500 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 Nasdaq-100 Index.


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For additional information, contact:

J. Michael Hansen, Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer – 513-701-2079

Paul F. Adler, Vice President and Treasurer – 513-573-4195