TriNet Group Inc. (TNET)’s Financial Results Comparing With Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS)

We will be comparing the differences between TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE:TNET) and Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) as far as analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Business Services industry.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TriNet Group Inc. 3.43B 0.93 229.00M 3.17 13.35
Cintas Corporation 6.67B 3.01 927.82M 6.02 28.50

Table 1 demonstrates TriNet Group Inc. and Cintas Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Cintas Corporation is observed to has higher revenue and earnings than TriNet Group Inc. The business that is currently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower price-to-earnings ratio. TriNet Group Inc.’s current price-to-earnings ratio is lower than that of Cintas Corporation, which means that it is the affordable of the two.


Table 2 provides us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TriNet Group Inc. 6.68% 81.4% 10.5%
Cintas Corporation 13.91% 28% 11.7%

Risk & Volatility

TriNet Group Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 139.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 2.39 beta. Cintas Corporation on the other hand, has 1.02 beta which makes it 2.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.


1.2 and 1.2 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of TriNet Group Inc. Its rival Cintas Corporation’s Current and Quick Ratios are 3.1 and 2.7 respectively. Cintas Corporation has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than TriNet Group Inc.


On the other side Cintas Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share. It’s dividend yield is 1.07%. No dividend is paid out for TriNet Group Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The next table highlights the shown recommendations and ratings for TriNet Group Inc. and Cintas Corporation.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
TriNet Group Inc. 0 1 0 2.00
Cintas Corporation 1 1 4 2.67

$54 is TriNet Group Inc.’s consensus target price while its potential upside is 19.02%. Competitively Cintas Corporation has a consensus target price of $194.8, with potential upside of 1.49%. The results from earlier shows that analysts opinion suggest that TriNet Group Inc. seems more appealing than Cintas Corporation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

TriNet Group Inc. and Cintas Corporation has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 87% and 67.6%. Insiders owned 0.6% of TriNet Group Inc. shares. Insiders Competitively, owned 1.5% of Cintas Corporation shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
TriNet Group Inc. -7.82% -10.4% -25.06% -22.89% -4.14% -4.56%
Cintas Corporation -8.45% -5.44% -20.01% -9.96% 8.57% 10.08%

For the past year TriNet Group Inc. has -4.56% weaker performance while Cintas Corporation has 10.08% stronger performance.


Cintas Corporation beats on 15 of the 16 factors TriNet Group Inc.

TriNet Group, Inc. provides human resources solutions for small and midsize businesses in the United States and Canada. The company offers multi-state payroll processing and tax administration; employee benefits programs, including health insurance and retirement plans; workers compensation insurance and claims management; local, state, and federal employment and benefit laws; and other services. It serves clients in various industries, including technology, life sciences, not-for-profit, professional services, financial services, property management, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality. The company markets its solutions through its sales representatives. TriNet Group, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Leandro, California.

Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through Uniform Rental and Facility Services; First Aid and Safety Services; and All Other segments. The company rents and services uniforms and other garments, including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels, and other ancillary items; and provides restroom cleaning services and supplies, and carpet and tile cleaning services, as well as sells uniforms directly. It also offers first aid and safety services, and fire protection products and services. The company offers its products and services through its distribution network and local delivery routes, or local representatives to small service and manufacturing companies, as well as major corporations. Cintas Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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