Unifirst Story

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UNF -- USA Stock  

USD 221.24  2.42  1.08%

Unifirst is generating 0.169% of daily returns assuming volatility of 2.2285% on return distribution over 90 days investment horizon. As many old-fashioned traders are trying to avoid industrials space, it makes sense to digest Unifirst a little further and try to understand its current volatility patterns. We will evaluate if Unifirst's current volatility will continue into February. Unifirst's low volatility may still impact the value of the stock as we estimate it as currently overvalued. The real value, based on our analysis, is getting close to 182.21 per share.
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Is Unifirst (NYSE:UNF) surge trustworthy given latest volatility?
Unifirst has roughly 474.84 M in cash with 286.68 M of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 25.13.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of Unifirst or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of Unifirst may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to Unifirst's beta indicator, it measures the risk of Unifirst and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of Unifirst fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

How important is Unifirst's Liquidity

Unifirst financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Unifirst ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Unifirst financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Unifirst's total debt and its cash.

How Unifirst utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Unifirst, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Unifirst is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Unifirst cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. Unifirst Net Cash Flow from Operations is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Cash Flow from Operations was at 282.14 Million

Unifirst Volatility Drivers

Unifirst unsystematic risk is unique to Unifirst and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in Unifirst you can also buy Copart Inc. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the specialty business services sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing Unifirst important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in Unifirst income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about Unifirst volatility.
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