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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended August 31, 2021
 OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                                         to                                        
 Commission file number 0-11399
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Cintas Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Washington 31-1188630
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization) (IRS Employer Identification Number)
6800 Cintas Boulevard
P.O. Box 625737
Cincinnati, Ohio 45262-5737
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
 
Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (513) 459-1200
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, no par value CTAS The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
(NASDAQ Global Select Market)
Indicate by checkmark whether the Registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes    No
Indicate by checkmark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit such files). Yes No
Indicate by checkmark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large Accelerated Filer                 Accelerated Filer                                               Non-Accelerated Filer  
Smaller Reporting Company           Emerging Growth Company 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by checkmark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes No 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Class   Outstanding September 30, 2021
Common Stock, no par value   103,407,624



CINTAS CORPORATION
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Part I. Financial Information
ITEM 1.                             
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CINTAS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In thousands except per share data)

  Three Months Ended
  August 31, 2021 August 31, 2020
Revenue:    
Uniform rental and facility services $ 1,508,176  $ 1,394,411 
Other 388,774  352,164 
Total revenue 1,896,950  1,746,575 
Costs and expenses:    
Cost of uniform rental and facility services
779,301  715,412 
Cost of other 214,893  204,962 
Selling and administrative expenses 508,655  476,495 
Operating income 394,101  349,706 
Interest income (56) (64)
Interest expense 21,854  24,550 
Income before income taxes 372,303  325,220 
Income taxes 41,124  25,215 
Net income $ 331,179  $ 300,005 
Basic earnings per share $ 3.19  $ 2.86 
Diluted earnings per share $ 3.11  $ 2.78 
Dividends declared per share $ 0.95  $ — 
 
See accompanying notes.
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CINTAS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

Three Months Ended
August 31,
2021
August 31,
2020
Net income $ 331,179  $ 300,005 
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:
Foreign currency translation adjustments
(24,016) 26,946 
Change in fair value of interest rate lock agreements, net of tax
   (benefit) expense of $(12,554) and $3,672, respectively
(36,679) 10,842 
Amortization of interest rate lock agreements, net of tax benefit
   of $148 and $116, respectively
(459) (358)
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax (benefit) expense of
   $(12,406) and $3,788, respectively
(61,154) 37,430 
Comprehensive income $ 270,025  $ 337,435 

See accompanying notes.






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CINTAS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands except share data)

  August 31, 2021 May 31,
2021
  (Unaudited)  
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 79,749  $ 493,640 
Accounts receivable, net 927,360  901,710 
Inventories, net 463,692  481,797 
Uniforms and other rental items in service 846,656  810,104 
Income taxes, current 11,249  22,282 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 148,960  133,776 
Total current assets 2,477,666  2,843,309 
Property and equipment, net 1,301,233  1,318,438 
Investments 295,268  274,616 
Goodwill 2,924,993  2,913,069 
Service contracts, net 403,982  408,445 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net 159,289  168,532 
Other assets, net 295,319  310,414 
  $ 7,857,750  $ 8,236,823 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $ 202,968  $ 230,786 
Accrued compensation and related liabilities 155,212  241,469 
Accrued liabilities 592,384  518,910 
Operating lease liabilities, current 43,308  43,850 
Debt due within one year 1,275,167  899,070 
Total current liabilities 2,269,039  1,934,085 
Long-term liabilities:    
Debt due after one year 1,343,222  1,642,833 
Deferred income taxes 395,599  386,647 
Operating lease liabilities 122,291  130,774 
Accrued liabilities 418,396  454,637 
Total long-term liabilities 2,279,508  2,614,891 
Shareholders’ equity:    
Preferred stock, no par value: —  — 
100,000 shares authorized, none outstanding
Common stock, no par value, and paid-in capital: 1,625,594  1,516,202 
425,000,000 shares authorized
   
FY 2022: 190,127,513 shares issued and 103,329,218 shares outstanding
   
FY 2021: 189,071,185 shares issued and 104,061,391 shares outstanding
Retained earnings 8,109,368  7,877,015 
Treasury stock: (6,395,493) (5,736,258)
FY 2022: 86,798,295 shares
   
FY 2021: 85,009,794 shares
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (30,266) 30,888 
Total shareholders’ equity 3,309,203  3,687,847 
  $ 7,857,750  $ 8,236,823 
See accompanying notes.
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CINTAS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

Common Stock
and Paid-In Capital 
Retained
Earnings
Other
Accumulated
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Treasury Stock   Total
Shareholders'
Equity
Shares Amount Shares Amount
Balance at June 1, 2021 189,071  $ 1,516,202  $ 7,877,015  $ 30,888  (85,010) $ (5,736,258) $ 3,687,847 
Net income —  —  331,179  —  —  —  331,179 
Comprehensive loss, net of tax —  —  —  (61,154) —  —  (61,154)
Dividends —  —  (98,826) —  —  —  (98,826)
Stock-based compensation —  36,496  —  —  —  —  36,496 
Vesting of stock-based compensation awards 493  —  —  —  —  —  — 
Stock options exercised, net of shares
   surrendered
564  72,896  —  —  —  —  72,896 
Repurchase of common stock —  —  —  —  (1,788) (659,235) (659,235)
Balance at August 31, 2021 190,128  $ 1,625,594  $ 8,109,368  $ (30,266) (86,798) $ (6,395,493) $ 3,309,203 

Common Stock
and Paid-In Capital  
Retained
Earnings
Other
Accumulated
Comprehensive
Loss
Treasury Stock   Total
Shareholders'
Equity
Shares Amount Shares Amount
Balance at June 1, 2020 186,793  $ 1,274,210  $ 7,296,509  $ (153,380) (83,378) $ (5,182,137) $ 3,235,202 
Net income —  —  300,005  —  —  —  300,005 
Comprehensive income, net of tax —  —  —  37,430  —  —  37,430 
Stock-based compensation —  29,055  —  —  —  —  29,055 
Vesting of stock-based compensation awards 568  —  —  —  —  —  — 
Stock options exercised, net of shares
   surrendered
795  72,123  —  —  —  —  72,123 
Repurchase of common stock —  —  —  —  (230) (69,011) (69,011)
Balance at August 31, 2020 188,156  $ 1,375,388  $ 7,596,514  $ (115,950) (83,608) $ (5,251,148) $ 3,604,804 

See accompanying notes.
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CINTAS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

  Three Months Ended
  August 31, 2021 August 31, 2020
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income $ 331,179  $ 300,005 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
   
Depreciation 60,955  60,574 
Amortization of intangible assets and capitalized contract costs 36,994  35,605 
Stock-based compensation 36,496  29,055 
Gain on sale of operating assets (12,178) — 
Deferred income taxes 22,887  (8,716)
Change in current assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions of businesses:    
Accounts receivable, net (27,742) 7,118 
Inventories, net 14,986  (77,944)
Uniforms and other rental items in service (39,274) 16,552 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets and capitalized contract costs (36,724) (42,277)
Accounts payable (26,272) 20,358 
Accrued compensation and related liabilities (85,834) (10,067)
Accrued liabilities and other (24,342) (14,297)
Income taxes, current 11,010  (3,674)
Net cash provided by operating activities 262,141  312,292 
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Capital expenditures (48,748) (30,876)
Purchases of investments (8,738) (4,940)
Proceeds from sale of operating assets 15,070  — 
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (35,725) (1,984)
Other, net (6,180) (2,142)
Net cash used in investing activities (84,321) (39,942)
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Issuance of commercial paper, net 326,000  — 
Repayment of debt (250,000) — 
Proceeds from exercise of stock-based compensation awards 72,896  72,123 
Dividends paid (79,135) — 
Repurchase of common stock (659,235) (69,011)
Other, net (610) (869)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (590,084) 2,243 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (1,627) 1,547 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (413,891) 276,140 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 493,640  145,402 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 79,749  $ 421,542 
See accompanying notes.
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CINTAS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited) 

Note 1 - Basis of Presentation
The consolidated condensed financial statements of Cintas Corporation (Cintas, the Company, we, us or our) included herein have been prepared by Cintas, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. While we believe that the disclosures are adequately presented, we suggest that these consolidated condensed financial statements be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2021. A summary of our significant accounting policies is presented beginning on page 40 of that report. There have been no material changes in the accounting policies followed by Cintas during the current fiscal year. 

Interim results are subject to variations and are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for a full fiscal year. In the opinion of management, adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair statement of the consolidated results of the interim periods shown have been made.

Inventories, net are valued at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out) or net realizable value. Inventory is comprised of the following: 
(In thousands) August 31, 2021 May 31,
2021
Raw materials $ 15,732  $ 15,109 
Work in process 30,681  37,664 
Finished goods 417,279  429,024 
  $ 463,692  $ 481,797 
Inventories are recorded net of reserves for obsolete inventory (excess and slow-moving) of $110.2 million and $111.0 million at August 31, 2021 and May 31, 2021, respectively. The inventory obsolescence reserve is determined by specific identification, as well as an estimate based on Cintas' historical rates of obsolescence. Once a specific inventory item is written down to the lower of cost or net realizable value, a new cost basis has been established, and that inventory item cannot subsequently be marked up.
Reclassification of Prior Year Presentation
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified for consistency with the current year presentation. The reclassification has been reflected in the consolidated condensed balance sheet and consolidated condensed statement of shareholders' equity for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2021 and the three months ended August 31, 2020, to combine common stock and paid-in capital for disclosure purposes. These reclassifications had no effect on the Company's reported results of operations.
New Accounting Pronouncements
In December 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. ASU 2019-12 is part of the FASB’s overall simplification initiative to reduce costs and complexity of applying accounting standards while maintaining or improving the usefulness of the information provided to users of financial statements. ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions to the general principles of Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 740, Income Taxes (ASC 740), in order to reduce the cost and complexity of its application in the areas of intraperiod tax allocation, deferred tax liabilities related to outside basis differences, year-to-date losses in interim periods and other areas within ASC 740. The Company adopted ASU 2019-12 on June 1, 2021. The adoption of ASU 2019-12 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated condensed financial statements currently but may in future periods.

No other new accounting pronouncement recently issued or newly effective had, or is expected to have, a material impact on Cintas' consolidated condensed financial statements.
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Note 2 - Revenue Recognition
The following table presents Cintas' total revenue disaggregated by operating segment for the three months ended August 31:
(In thousands) 2021 2020
Uniform Rental and Facility Services $ 1,508,176  79.5  % $ 1,394,411  79.8  %
First Aid and Safety Services 199,116  10.5  % 204,481  11.7  %
Fire Protection Services 128,218  6.8  % 108,065  6.2  %
Uniform Direct Sales 61,440  3.2  % 39,618  2.3  %
Total revenue $ 1,896,950  100.0  % $ 1,746,575  100.0  %

Fire Protection Services and Uniform Direct Sales operating segments are included within All Other as disclosed in Note 12 entitled Segment Information.

Revenue Recognition Policy
Approximately 95% of the Company's revenues are derived from fees for route servicing of Uniform Rental and Facility Services, First Aid and Safety Services and Fire Protection Services, performed by a Cintas employee-partner, at the customer's location of business. Revenues from our route servicing customer contracts represent a single-performance obligation. The Company recognizes revenues over time as services are performed based on the nature of services provided and contractual rates (output method) or at a point in time when the performance obligation under the terms of the contract with a customer are satisfied, at the customer's location of business. The Company's remaining revenue, primarily within the Uniform Direct Sales operating segment, and representing approximately 5% of the Company's total revenue, is recognized when the obligations under the terms of a contract with a customer are satisfied. This generally occurs when the goods are transferred to the customer.

Revenue recorded is presented net of sales and other taxes we collect on behalf of governmental authorities. Shipping and handling costs charged to customers are treated as fulfillment activities and are recorded in both revenue and cost of sales at the time control is transferred to the customer. Certain of our customer contracts, include pricing terms and conditions that include components of variable consideration. The variable consideration is typically in the form of consideration paid to a customer based on performance metrics specified within the contract. Specifically, some contracts contain discounts or rebates that the customer can earn through the achievement of specified volume levels. Each component of variable consideration is earned based on the Company's actual performance during the measurement period specified within the contract. To determine the transaction price, the Company estimates the variable consideration using the most likely amount method, based on the specific contract provisions and known performance results during the relevant measurement period. When determining if variable consideration should be constrained, the Company considers whether factors outside its control could result in a significant reversal of revenue. In making these assessments, the Company considers the likelihood and magnitude of a potential reversal. The Company's performance period generally corresponds with the monthly invoice period. No constraints on our revenue recognition were applied during the three months ended August 31, 2021 or 2020. The Company reassesses these estimates during each reporting period. Cintas maintains a liability for these discounts and rebates within accrued liabilities on the consolidated condensed balance sheets. Variable consideration also includes consideration paid to a customer at the beginning of a contract. Cintas capitalizes this consideration and amortizes it over the life of the contract as a reduction to revenue. These assets are included in other assets, net on the consolidated condensed balance sheets.

Additionally, certain Uniform Direct Sales operating segment customer contracts contain a provision with an enforceable right of payment, and the underlying product has no alternative use to Cintas. Consequently, when both aforementioned provisions are prevalent in a customer contract, the revenue is recorded for finished goods that the customer is obligated to purchase under the termination terms of the contract.

We are exposed to credit losses primarily through our trade receivables. We determine the allowance for credit losses using both an estimate, based on historical rates of collections, and reserves for specific accounts identified as uncollectible. The portion of the allowance that is an estimate based on Cintas' historical rates of collections is recorded for overdue amounts, beginning with a nominal percentage when the account is current and increasing substantially as the account ages. The amount provided as the account ages will differ slightly between the Uniform
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Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment, the First Aid and Safety Services reportable operating segment and All Other because of differences in customers served and the nature of each business. We update our estimate of credit loss reserves quarterly, considering recent write-offs and collections information and underlying economic expectations.

Costs to Obtain a Contract
The Company capitalizes commission expenses paid to our employee-partners when the commissions are deemed to be incremental for obtaining the route servicing customer contract. As permitted by ASC 606, "Revenue", the Company has elected to apply the guidance to a portfolio of contracts (or performance obligations) with similar characteristics because the Company reasonably expects that the effects on the consolidated condensed financial statements of applying this guidance to the portfolio would not differ materially from applying this guidance to the individual contracts within the portfolio. The Company also continues to expense certain costs to obtain a contract if those costs do not meet the criteria of the standard or the amortization period of the asset would have been one year or less. The deferred commissions are amortized on a straight-line basis over the expected period of benefit. We review the deferred commission balances for impairment on an ongoing basis. Deferred commissions are classified as current or noncurrent based on the timing of when we expect to recognize the expense. The current portion is included in prepaid expenses and other current assets and the noncurrent portion is included in other assets, net on the Company's consolidated condensed balance sheets. As of August 31, 2021, the current and noncurrent assets related to deferred commissions totaled $80.2 million and $227.2 million, respectively. As of May 31, 2021, the current and noncurrent assets related to deferred commissions totaled $79.4 million and $227.1 million, respectively. We recorded amortization expense related to deferred commissions of $21.4 million and $20.4 million during the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. These expenses are classified in selling and administrative expenses on the consolidated condensed statements of income.
Note 3 - Leases
Cintas has operating leases for certain operating facilities, vehicles and equipment, which provide the right to use the underlying asset and require lease payments over the term of the lease. Each new contract is evaluated to determine if an arrangement contains a lease and whether that lease meets the classification criteria of a finance or operating lease. All identified leases are recorded on the consolidated condensed balance sheet with a corresponding operating lease right-of-use asset, net, representing the right to use the underlying asset for the lease term and the operating lease liabilities representing the obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Short-term operating leases, which have an initial term of 12 months or less, are not recorded on the consolidated condensed balance sheet.

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net and operating lease liabilities are recognized at the commencement date of the lease based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term and include options to extend or terminate the lease when they are reasonably certain to be exercised. The present value of lease payments is determined primarily using the incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at lease commencement date. Lease expense for operating leases is recorded on a straight-line basis over the lease term and variable lease costs are recorded as incurred. Both lease expense and variable lease costs are primarily recorded in cost of uniform rental and facility services and other on the Company's consolidated condensed statements of income. The Company's lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants.

Operating lease costs were $18.2 million and $17.1 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Short-term lease expense and variable lease costs are included within operating lease costs and immaterial for the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020.

The following table provides supplemental information related to the Company's consolidated condensed statements of cash flows for the three months ended August 31:
(In thousands) 2021 2020
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of operating lease liabilities $ 11,913  $ 12,254 
Operating lease right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new and renewed
   operating lease liabilities
$ 2,792  $ 9,317 
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Other information related to the operating lease right-of-use assets, net and operating lease liabilities was as follows:
August 31,
2021
May 31,
2021
Weighted-average remaining lease term - operating leases 5.22 years 5.33 years
Weighted-average discount rate - operating leases 2.29% 2.32%
The contractual future minimum lease payments of Cintas' operating lease liabilities by fiscal year are as follows as of August 31, 2021:
(In thousands)
2022 (remaining nine months)
$ 35,794 
2023 40,285 
2024 29,941 
2025 22,509 
2026 16,995 
Thereafter 30,336 
Total payments 175,860 
Less interest (10,261)
Total present value of lease payments $ 165,599 

Note 4 - Fair Value Measurements
All financial instruments that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis (at least annually) have been classified within the most appropriate level within the fair value hierarchy based on the inputs used to determine the fair value at the consolidated condensed balance sheet date. These financial instruments measured at fair value on a recurring basis are summarized below: 
As of August 31, 2021
(In thousands) Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Fair Value
Cash and cash equivalents $ 79,749  $ —  $ —  $ 79,749 
Other assets, net:
  Interest rate lock agreements —  18,335  —  18,335 
Total assets at fair value $ 79,749  $ 18,335  $ —  $ 98,084 
Current accrued liabilities:
  Interest rate lock agreements $ —  $ 88,736  $ —  $ 88,736 
Total liabilities at fair value $ —  $ 88,736  $ —  $ 88,736 
As of May 31, 2021
(In thousands) Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Fair Value
Cash and cash equivalents $ 493,640  $ —  $ —  $ 493,640 
Other assets, net:
Interest rate lock agreements —  40,400  —  40,400 
Total assets at fair value $ 493,640  $ 40,400  $ —  $ 534,040 
Long-term accrued liabilities:
  Interest rate lock agreements $ —  $ 61,567  $ —  $ 61,567 
Total liabilities at fair value $ —  $ 61,567  $ —  $ 61,567 

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Cintas’ cash and cash equivalents are generally classified within Level 1 or Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. Financial instruments classified as Level 1 are based on quoted market prices in active markets, and financial instruments classified as Level 2 are based on quoted market prices, broker or dealer quotations or alternative pricing sources with reasonable levels of price transparency. The types of financial instruments Cintas classifies within Level 1 include most bank deposits and money market securities. Cintas does not adjust the quoted market price for such financial instruments.

The fair values of Cintas' interest rate lock agreements are based on similar exchange traded derivatives (market approach) and are, therefore, included within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. The fair value was determined by comparing the locked rates against the benchmarked treasury rate. No other amounts included in other assets, net, current accrued liabilities or long-term accrued liabilities are recorded at fair value on a recurring basis.

The methods described above may produce a fair value that may not be indicative of net realizable value or reflective of future fair values. Furthermore, while Cintas believes its valuation methods are appropriate and consistent with other market participants, the use of different methodologies or assumptions to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in a different estimate of fair value at the consolidated condensed balance sheet dates.

In addition to assets and liabilities that are recorded at fair value on a recurring basis, Cintas records assets and liabilities at fair value on a nonrecurring basis as required under U.S. GAAP. The assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis primarily relate to assets and liabilities acquired in a business acquisition, which were not material during the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020.

Note 5 - Investments
Cintas' investments are summarized as follows:
(In thousands) August 31,
2021
May 31,
2021
Cash surrender value of insurance policies $ 274,721  $ 252,061 
Equity method investments 18,383  19,388 
Cost method investments 2,164  3,167 
Total investments $ 295,268  $ 274,616 
Investments are generally evaluated for impairment on an annual basis or when indicators of impairment exist. For the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, no impairment losses were recorded.

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Note 6 - Earnings Per Share 
Cintas uses the two-class method to calculate basic and diluted earnings per share as a result of outstanding participating securities in the form of restricted stock awards. The following tables set forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share using the two-class method for amounts attributable to Cintas’ common shares for the three months ending August 31:
Basic Earnings per Share
(In thousands except per share data)
2021 2020
Net income $ 331,179  $ 300,005 
Less: income allocated to participating securities 1,765  2,173 
Income available to common shareholders $ 329,414  $ 297,832 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
103,295  104,110 
Basic earnings per share $ 3.19  $ 2.86 
Diluted Earnings per Share
(In thousands except per share data)
2021 2020
Net income $ 331,179  $ 300,005 
Less: income allocated to participating securities 1,765  2,173 
Income available to common shareholders $ 329,414  $ 297,832 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
103,295  104,110 
Effect of dilutive securities – employee stock options
2,649  3,019 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding
105,944  107,129 
Diluted earnings per share $ 3.11  $ 2.78 

For the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, options granted to purchase 0.1 million and 0.2 million shares of Cintas common stock, respectively, were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share. The exercise prices of these options were greater than the average market price of the common stock (anti-dilutive).

On October 29, 2019, Cintas announced that the Board of Directors authorized a $1.0 billion share buyback program, which was completed during the first quarter of fiscal 2022. From the inception of the October 29, 2019 share buyback program through July 2021, Cintas purchased a total of 2.8 million shares of Cintas common stock at an average price of $358.93 per share for a total purchase price of $1.0 billion. On July 27, 2021, Cintas announced that the Board of Directors authorized a new $1.5 billion share buyback program, which does not have an expiration date. The following tables summarize the share buyback activity by program for the three months ended August 31:
2021 2020
Buyback Program
(In thousands except per share data)
Shares Avg. Price
per Share
Purchase
Price
Shares Avg. Price
per Share
Purchase
Price
October 29, 2019 1,590  $ 365.41  $ 581,220  —  $ —  $ — 
July 27, 2021 —  $ —  $ —  —  $ —  $ — 
1,590  $ 365.41  $ 581,220  —  $ —  $ — 

There were no share buybacks in the period subsequent to August 31, 2021, through October 7, 2021 under any share buyback program.

For the three months ended August 31, 2021, Cintas acquired 0.2 million shares of Cintas common stock for employee payroll taxes due on restricted stock awards that vested. These shares were acquired at an average price of $394.19 per share for a total purchase price of $78.0 million. For the three months ended August 31, 2020, Cintas acquired 0.2 million shares of Cintas common stock for employee payroll taxes due on restricted stock awards that vested. These shares were acquired at an average price of $300.01 per share for a total purchase price of $69.0 million.
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Note 7 - Goodwill, Service Contracts and Other Assets
Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill and service contracts for the three months ended August 31, 2021, by reportable operating segment and All Other, are as follows:
Goodwill
(in thousands)
Uniform Rental
 and Facility Services
First Aid
 and Safety Services
All
Other
Total
Balance as of June 1, 2021 $ 2,547,510  $ 248,571  $ 116,988  $ 2,913,069 
Goodwill acquired 24,512  —  41  24,553 
Foreign currency translation (11,565) (1,024) (40) (12,629)
Balance as of August 31, 2021 $ 2,560,457  $ 247,547  $ 116,989  $ 2,924,993 

Service Contracts
(in thousands)
Uniform Rental
 and Facility Services
First Aid
 and Safety Services
All
Other
Total
Balance as of June 1, 2021 $ 369,141  $ 18,294  $ 21,010  $ 408,445 
Service contracts acquired 12,807  —  53  12,860 
Service contracts amortization (12,380) (991) (1,190) (14,561)
Foreign currency translation (2,637) (125) —  (2,762)
Balance as of August 31, 2021 $ 366,931  $ 17,178  $ 19,873  $ 403,982 
Information regarding Cintas’ service contracts and other assets is as follows:

  As of August 31, 2021 As of May 31, 2021
(In thousands) Carrying
Amount
Accumulated
Amortization
Net Carrying
Amount
Accumulated
Amortization
Net
Service contracts $ 969,728  $ 565,746  $ 403,982  $ 961,942  $ 553,497  $ 408,445 
Capitalized contract
   costs (1)
$ 480,535  $ 253,298  $ 227,237  $ 459,079  $ 231,940  $ 227,139 
Noncompete and
   consulting agreements
45,783  42,601  3,182  44,683  42,408  2,275 
Other 89,293  24,393  64,900  105,371  24,371  81,000 
Total other assets $ 615,611  $ 320,292  $ 295,319  $ 609,133  $ 298,719  $ 310,414 
(1)    The current portion of capitalized contract costs, included in prepaid expenses and other current assets on the consolidated condensed balance sheets as of August 31, 2021 and May 31, 2021, is $80.2 million and $79.4 million, respectively.

Amortization expense for service contracts and other assets was $36.5 million and $35.1 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. These expenses are recorded in selling and administrative expenses on the consolidated condensed statements of income. As of August 31, 2021, the estimated future amortization expense for service contracts and other assets, excluding any future acquisitions and commissions to be earned, is as follows:
Fiscal Year (In thousands)
2022 (remaining nine months)
$ 104,871 
2023 122,464 
2024 110,029 
2025 96,113 
2026 79,013 
Thereafter 204,245 
Total future amortization expense $ 716,735 
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Note 8 - Debt, Derivatives and Hedging Activities
Cintas' outstanding debt is summarized as follows:
(In thousands) Interest
 Rate
Fiscal Year
Issued
Fiscal Year
Maturity
August 31,
2021
May 31,
2021
Debt due within one year
Senior notes 4.30  % 2012 2022 $ —  $ 250,000 
Senior notes 2.90  % 2017 2022 650,000  650,000 
Senior notes 3.25  % 2013 2023 300,000  — 
Commercial paper 0.20  %
(1)
2022 2022 326,000  — 
Debt issuance costs (833) (930)
Total debt due within one year $ 1,275,167  $ 899,070 
Debt due after one year
Senior notes 3.25  % 2013 2023 $ —  $ 300,000 
Senior notes (2)
2.78  % 2013 2023 50,707  50,815 
Senior notes (3)
3.11  % 2015 2025 51,217  51,301 
Senior notes 3.70  % 2017 2027 1,000,000  1,000,000 
Senior notes 6.15  % 2007 2037 250,000  250,000 
Debt issuance costs (8,702) (9,283)
Total debt due after one year $ 1,343,222  $ 1,642,833 
(1)    Variable rate debt instrument. The rate presented is the variable borrowing rate at August 31, 2021.
(2)  Cintas assumed these senior notes with the acquisition of G&K Services, Inc. (G&K) in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, and they were recorded at fair value. The interest rate shown above is the effective interest rate. The principal amount of these notes is $50.0 million with a stated interest rate of 3.73%.
(3)    Cintas assumed these senior notes with the acquisition of G&K in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, and they were recorded at fair value. The interest rate shown above is the effective interest rate. The principal amount of these notes is $50.0 million with a stated interest rate of 3.88%.

Cintas' senior notes, excluding the G&K senior notes assumed with the acquisition of G&K in fiscal 2017, are recorded at cost, net of debt issuance costs. The fair value of the long-term debt is estimated using Level 2 inputs based on general market prices. The carrying value and fair value of Cintas' debt as of August 31, 2021 were $2,626.0 million and $2,863.8 million, respectively, and as of May 31, 2021 were $2,550.0 million and $2,788.8 million, respectively. On June 1, 2021, in accordance with the terms of the notes, Cintas paid the $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.30%, 10-year senior notes that matured on that date with cash on hand. During the three months ended August 31, 2021, Cintas issued $326.0 million, net of commercial paper borrowings.

The credit agreement that supports our commercial paper program has a revolving credit facility with a capacity of $1.0 billion. The credit agreement has an accordion feature that provides Cintas the ability to request increases to the borrowing commitments under the revolving credit facility of up to $250.0 million in the aggregate, subject to customary conditions. The maturity date of the revolving credit facility is May 23, 2024. As of August 31, 2021, there was $326.0 million of commercial paper outstanding with maturity dates less than 30 days and with a weighted average interest rate of 0.20% and there was no borrowings on our revolving credit facility. As of May 31, 2021, there was no commercial paper outstanding and no borrowings on our revolving credit facility.

Cintas uses interest rate locks to manage its overall interest expense as interest rate locks effectively change the interest rate of specific debt issuances. The interest rate locks are entered into to protect against unfavorable movements in the benchmark treasury rate related to forecasted debt issuances. Cintas used interest rate lock agreements to hedge against movements in the treasury rates at the time Cintas issued its senior notes in fiscal 2007, fiscal 2012, fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2017. The amortization of the cash flow hedges resulted in a decrease to other comprehensive income of $0.5 million and $0.4 million three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. During fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019, Cintas entered into interest rate lock agreements with a total
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notional value of $950.0 million and $500.0 million, respectively, for forecasted debt issuances in connection with upcoming debt maturities.

The fair values of the outstanding interest rate lock agreements are summarized as follows:
August 31, 2021 May 31, 2021
Fiscal Year of Issuance
(in thousands)
Notional
 Value
Other
assets, net
Current
accrued liabilities
Other
assets, net
Long-term
accrued liabilities
2020 $ 950,000  $ 18,335  $ 10,264  $ 40,400  $ — 
2019 $ 500,000  $ —  $ 78,472  $ —  $ 61,657 

The interest rate locks are also recorded in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax. These interest rate locks had no impact on net income or cash flows for the three months ended August 31, 2021 or 2020.

Cintas has certain covenants related to debt agreements. These covenants limit Cintas' ability to incur certain liens, to engage in sale-leaseback transactions and to merge, consolidate or sell all or substantially all of Cintas' assets. These covenants also require Cintas to maintain certain debt to consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and interest coverage ratios. Cross-default provisions exist between certain debt instruments. If a default of a significant covenant were to occur, the default could result in an acceleration of the maturity of the indebtedness, impair liquidity and limit the ability to raise future capital. Cintas was in compliance with all of the debt covenants for all periods presented.

Note 9 - Income Taxes
In the normal course of business, Cintas provides for uncertain tax positions and the related interest and adjusts its unrecognized tax benefits and accrued interest accordingly. As of August 31, 2021 and May 31, 2021, recorded unrecognized tax benefits were $34.6 million and $34.2 million, respectively, and are included in long-term accrued liabilities on the consolidated condensed balance sheets.

The majority of Cintas' operations are in North America. Cintas is required to file federal income tax returns, as well as state income tax returns in a majority of the domestic states and also in certain Canadian provinces. At times, Cintas is subject to audits in these jurisdictions. The audits, by nature, are sometimes complex and can require several years to resolve. The final resolution of any such tax audit could result in either a reduction in Cintas' accruals or an increase in its income tax provision, either of which could have an impact on the consolidated results of operations in any given period.

All United States federal income tax returns are closed to audit through fiscal 2017. Cintas is currently in various audits in certain foreign jurisdictions and certain domestic states. The years under foreign and domestic state audits cover fiscal years back to 2014. Based on the resolution of the various audits and other potential regulatory developments, it is reasonably possible that the balance of unrecognized tax benefits would not change for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2022.

Cintas’ effective tax rate was 11.0% and 7.8% for the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The effective tax rate for all periods was impacted by certain discrete items (primarily the tax accounting for stock-based compensation).
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Note 10 - Pension Plans
In conjunction with the acquisition of G&K in fiscal 2017, Cintas assumed G&K's noncontributory defined benefit pension plan (the Pension Plan) that covers substantially all legacy G&K employees who were employed as of July 1, 2005, except certain employees who were covered by union-administered plans. Benefits are based on the number of years of service and each employee’s compensation near retirement. We will make annual contributions to the Pension Plan consistent with federal funding requirements. The Pension Plan was frozen by G&K effective December 31, 2006. Future growth in benefits will not occur beyond this date. Applicable accounting standards require that the consolidated condensed balance sheets reflect the funded status of the Pension Plan. The funded status of the Pension Plan is measured as the difference between the plan assets at fair value and the projected benefit obligation (PBO). The PBO represents the actuarial present value of benefits expected to be paid upon retirement based on estimated future compensation levels. The measurement of the PBO is based on the Company’s estimates and actuarial valuations. The net pension liability is included in long-term accrued liabilities on the consolidated condensed balance sheets. Unrecognized differences between actual amounts and estimates based on actuarial assumptions are included in accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income on our consolidated condensed balance sheets. The difference between actual amounts and estimates based on actuarial assumptions are recognized in other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax, in the period in which they occur. The Pension Plan assumptions are evaluated annually and are updated as deemed necessary.

The components of net periodic pension benefit are summarized as follows for the three months ended August 31:
(In thousands) 2021 2020
Interest cost $ 542  $ 512 
Expected return on assets (917) (731)
Amortization of net loss —  56 
Net periodic pension benefit $ (375) $ (163)

Note 11 - Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
The following tables summarize the changes in the accumulated balances for each component of accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:
(In thousands) Foreign
Currency
Unrealized Loss on
Interest Rate Hedges
Other Total
Balance at June 1, 2021 $ 41,839  $ (7,308) $ (3,643) $ 30,888 
Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications (24,016) (36,679) —  (60,695)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other
   comprehensive (loss) income
—  (459) —  (459)
Net current period other comprehensive loss (24,016) (37,138) —  (61,154)
Balance at August 31, 2021 $ 17,823  $ (44,446) $ (3,643) $ (30,266)

(In thousands) Foreign
Currency
Unrealized Loss on
Interest Rate Hedges
Other Total
Balance at June 1, 2020 $ (26,343) $ (112,718) $ (14,319) $ (153,380)
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications 26,946  10,842  —  37,788 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income —  (358) —  (358)
Net current period other comprehensive income 26,946  10,484  —  37,430 
Balance at August 31, 2020 $ 603  $ (102,234) $ (14,319) $ (115,950)
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The following table summarizes the reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income for the three months ended August 31:

Details about Accumulated
Other Comprehensive
(Loss) Income Components
Amount Reclassified from
Accumulated Other
 Comprehensive (Loss) Income
Affected Line in the
Consolidated Condensed
Statements of Income
(In thousands) 2021 2020
Amortization of interest rate locks
$ 607  $ 474  Interest expense
Tax expense (148) (116) Income taxes
Amortization of interest rate locks,
   net of tax
$ 459  $ 358 

Note 12 - Segment Information
Cintas’ reportable operating segments are Uniform Rental and Facility Services and First Aid and Safety Services. The Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment consists of the rental and servicing of uniforms and other garments including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels and other ancillary items. In addition to these rental items, restroom cleaning services and supplies, and the sale of items from our catalogs to our customers on route are included within this reportable operating segment. The First Aid and Safety Services reportable operating segment consists of first aid and safety products and services. The remainder of Cintas’ operating segments, which consists of the Fire Protection Services operating segment and the Uniform Direct Sale operating segment, is included in All Other.

Cintas evaluates the performance of each operating segment based on several factors of which the primary financial measures are operating segment revenue and income before income taxes. The accounting policies of the operating segments are the same as those described in Note 1 entitled Basis of Presentation. Information related to the operations of Cintas’ reportable operating segments and All Other is set forth below: 

(In thousands) Uniform Rental
and Facility Services
First Aid
and Safety Services
All
Other
Corporate (1)
Total
As of and for the three months ended August 31, 2021      
Revenue $ 1,508,176  $ 199,116  $ 189,658  $ —  $ 1,896,950 
Income (loss) before income taxes $ 329,382  $ 25,728  $ 38,991  $ (21,798) $ 372,303 
Total assets $ 6,770,296  $ 636,829  $ 370,876  $ 79,749  $ 7,857,750 
As of and for the three months ended August 31, 2020
Revenue $ 1,394,411  $ 204,481  $ 147,683  $ —  $ 1,746,575 
Income (loss) before income taxes $ 315,028  $ 18,527  $ 16,151  $ (24,486) $ 325,220 
Total assets $ 6,628,127  $ 620,169  $ 373,543  $ 421,542  $ 8,043,381 
(1) Corporate assets include cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities, if applicable, in all periods.
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ITEM 2.                
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Business Strategy
Cintas helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes, primarily in the United States (U.S.), as well as Canada and Latin America, 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 training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Cintas is also the creator of the Total Clean Program — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting projects and services.

We are North America’s leading provider of corporate identity uniforms through rental and sales programs, as well as a significant provider of related business services, including entrance mats, restroom cleaning services and supplies, first aid and safety services and fire protection products and services.

Cintas’ principal objective is “to exceed customers’ expectations in order to maximize the long-term value of Cintas for shareholders and working partners,” and it provides the framework and focus for Cintas’ business strategy. This strategy is to achieve revenue growth for all our products and services by increasing our penetration at existing customers and by broadening our customer base to include market segments to which we have not historically served. We will also continue to identify additional product and service opportunities for our current and future customers.

To pursue the strategy of increasing penetration, we have a highly talented and diverse team of service professionals visiting our customers on a regular basis. This frequent contact with our customers enables us to develop close personal relationships. The combination of our distribution system and these strong customer relationships provides a platform from which we launch additional products and services.

We pursue the strategy of broadening our customer base in several ways. Cintas has a national sales organization introducing all its products and services to prospects in all market segments. Our broad range of products and services allows our sales organization to consider any type of business a prospect. We also broaden our customer base through geographic expansion. Finally, we evaluate strategic acquisitions as opportunities arise.
  
Results of Operations
Cintas classifies its business into two reportable operating segments and places the remainder of its operating segments in an All Other category. Cintas’ two reportable operating segments are Uniform Rental and Facility Services and First Aid and Safety Services. The Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment consists of the rental and servicing of uniforms and other garments including flame resistant clothing, mats, mops and shop towels and other ancillary items. In addition to these rental items, restroom cleaning services and supplies and the sale of items from our catalogs to our customers on route are included within this reportable operating segment. The First Aid and Safety Services reportable operating segment consists of first aid and safety products and services. The remainder of Cintas’ business, which consists of the Fire Protection Services operating segment and the Uniform Direct Sale operating segment, is included in All Other. These operating segments consist of fire protection products and services and the direct sale of uniforms and related items. Cintas evaluates operating segment performance based on revenue and income before income taxes. Revenue and income before income taxes for the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, for the two reportable operating segments and All Other are presented in Note 12 entitled Segment Information of “Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.”

We have operations throughout the U.S. and Canada and participate in a global supply chain. During most of fiscal 2021, the existence of the novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the fear associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the reactions of governments around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to regulate the flow of labor and products and impede the business of our customers, impacted our ability to conduct normal business operations, which had an adverse effect on our business. Many of Cintas' customers were also impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we saw an impact on some customer's ability to pay timely. While there was
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minimal disruption to our supply chain, Cintas did increase inventory, primarily personal protective equipment and facility services inventory, in response to the customer needs and demand associated with the safety and cleanliness requirements of COVID-19. The increase in inventory resulted in additional inventory reserves during fiscal 2021 and could result in future inventory reserve increases if demand for personal protective equipment materially declines. The on-going roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines and gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions had a positive impact on our business during the three months ended August 31, 2021. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is fluid and continues to evolve, and therefore, we cannot predict the extent to which our business, consolidated results of operations, consolidated financial condition or liquidity will ultimately be impacted.

Consolidated Results
Three Months Ended August 31, 2021 Compared to Three Months Ended August 31, 2020
 
Total revenue increased 8.6% to $1,897.0 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to $1,746.6 million for the three months ended August 31, 2020. The organic revenue growth rate, which adjusts for the impact of acquisitions, divestitures and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, was 8.6%. Revenue growth was negatively impacted by a net 0.5% due to acquisitions and divestitures and positively impacted by 0.5% due to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.

Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment revenue was $1,508.2 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to $1,394.4 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year, which was an increase of 8.2%. The organic revenue grow rate for this reportable operating segment was 8.2%. Revenue growth in the Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment was negatively impacted by a net 0.5% due to acquisitions and divestitures and positively impacted by 0.5% due to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. Revenue growth was a result of new business, the penetration of additional products and services into existing customers and price increases, partially offset by lost business. New business growth resulted from an increase in the number of sales representatives.

Other revenue, consisting of revenue from the First Aid and Safety Services reportable operating segment and All Other, increased 10.4% for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to the same period in the prior fiscal year, from $352.2 million to $388.8 million. The organic revenue grow rate for other revenue was 10.3%. Revenue growth was positively impacted by 0.1% due to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.

Cost of uniform rental and facility services consists primarily of production expenses, delivery expenses and the amortization of in service inventory, including uniforms, mats, shop towels and other ancillary items. Cost of uniform rental and facility services increased $63.9 million, or 8.9%, for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to the three months ended August 31, 2020. This change from prior fiscal year was primarily due to higher Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment sales volume, as well as increased labor and energy costs.

Cost of other consists primarily of cost of goods sold (predominantly first aid and safety products, personal protective equipment, uniforms, and fire protection products), delivery expenses and distribution expenses in the First Aid and Safety Services reportable operating segment and All Other. Cost of other increased $9.9 million, or 4.8%, for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to the three months ended August 31, 2020. Cost of other improved as a percentage of revenue, decreasing from 58.2% for three months ended August 31, 2020 to 55.3% for the three months ended August 31, 2021. The decrease in cost of sales as a percent to revenue was primarily due to a favorable change sales mix, including a decrease in the proportion of sales related to personal protective equipment.

Selling and administrative expenses increased $32.2 million, or 6.7%, in the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year. The increase in expense was due to increases in selling labor and increased travel and meeting expenses, partially offset by a gain on the sale of certain operating assets within the Uniform Direct Sales operating segment. Selling and administrative expenses as a percent of revenue were 26.8% for the three months ended August 31, 2021, which is a 50 basis point improvement compared to 27.3% for the same period in the prior fiscal year. The improvement as a percent of revenue was primarily due to revenue growth outpacing the growth in expenses.
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Operating income was $394.1 million, or 20.8% of revenue, for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to $349.7 million, or 20.0% of revenue, for the three months ended August 31, 2020. The 80 basis point increase in operating income as a percent of revenue was due to both cost of sales and selling and administrative expenses decreasing as a percent of revenue for the three months ended August 31, 2021.

Net interest expense (interest expense less interest income) was $21.8 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to $24.5 million for the three months ended August 31, 2020. The change was primarily due to the refinancing of $250.0 million from senior debt with an interest rate of 4.30% which matured on June 1, 2021, into commercial paper which had an interest rate of 0.20% at August 31, 2021.

Cintas’ effective tax rate for continuing operations was 11.0% and 7.8% for the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The effective tax rate in both periods was impacted by certain discrete items, primarily the tax accounting impact for stock-based compensation.

Net income for the three months ended August 31, 2021 increased $31.2 million, or 10.4%, compared to the three months ended August 31, 2020. Diluted earnings per share were $3.11 for the three months ended August 31, 2021, which was an increase of 11.9% compared to the same period in the prior fiscal year. Diluted earnings per share increased primarily due to the increase in net income combined with the decrease in weighted average common shares outstanding. The decrease in common shares outstanding resulted from purchasing an aggregate of approximately 3.0 million shares of common stock under the October 30, 2018 and October 29, 2019 share buyback programs since the beginning of the third quarter of fiscal 2021 through the first quarter of fiscal 2022.

Uniform Rental and Facility Services Reportable Operating Segment
Three Months Ended August 31, 2021 Compared to Three Months Ended August 31, 2020
 
Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment revenue was $1,508.2 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021 compared to $1,394.4 million for the same period of the prior fiscal year, and the cost of uniform rental and facility services increased $63.9 million, or 8.9%. The organic revenue grow rate for the reportable operating segment was 8.2%. The reportable operating segment’s gross margin was $728.9 million, or 48.3% of revenue. The gross margin was 40 basis points lower than the prior fiscal year’s first quarter gross margin of 48.7%. The difference in gross margin as a percent to revenue was driven primarily by an increase in labor and energy costs.

Selling and administrative expenses for the Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment increased $35.5 million in the three months ended August 31, 2021 compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year. Selling and administrative expenses as a percent of revenue for the three months ended August 31, 2021 was 26.5% compared to 26.1% in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. The increase as a percent of revenue was primarily due to increases in selling labor and increased travel and meeting expenses.

Income before income taxes increased $14.4 million, or 4.6%, for the Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to the same period in the prior fiscal year. Income before income taxes was 21.8% of the reportable operating segment’s revenue, which was a 80 basis point decrease compared to the first quarter of the prior fiscal year of 22.6%. This decrease was primarily due to the previously discussed changes in gross margin and selling and administrative expenses as a percent of revenue.

First Aid and Safety Services Reportable Operating Segment
Three Months Ended August 31, 2021 Compared to Three Months Ended August 31, 2020

First Aid and Safety Services reportable operating segment revenue decreased from $204.5 million to $199.1 million, or 2.6%, for the three months ended August 31, 2021, over the same period in the prior fiscal year. Revenue for the reportable operating segment declined organically by 3.3%. First Aid and Safety Services reportable operating segment revenue was positively impacted by 0.5% due to acquisitions and by 0.2% due to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. The change in revenue was caused by a decrease in demand for personal protective equipment.
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Cost of first aid and safety services decreased $12.5 million, or 10.2%, for the three months ended August 31, 2021, over the three months ended August 31, 2020, due to lower sales volume. The gross margin as a percent of revenue was 44.8% for the quarter ended August 31, 2021, compared to the gross margin as a percent of revenue of 40.2% in the same period of the prior fiscal year. The improvement in gross margin from the first quarter of the prior year was primarily driven by a decrease in the proportion of sales related to personal protective equipment, which typically have lower gross margins than first aid cabinet sales.
Selling and administrative expenses remained at $63.5 million, which is in line with the first quarter of the prior fiscal year, but increased as a percent of revenue to 31.9%, compared to 31.1% in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. The change as a percent of revenue from the prior year was primarily due to lower revenue.

Income before income taxes for the First Aid and Safety Services reportable operating segment increased $7.2 million to $25.7 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to the same period in the prior fiscal year. Income before income taxes was 12.9% of the reportable operating segment’s revenue compared to the first quarter of the prior fiscal year of 9.1%. This change was primarily due to the previously discussed increase in gross margin.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
The following is a summary of our cash flows and cash and cash equivalents as of and for the three months ended August 31:
(In thousands) 2021 2020
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 262,141  $ 312,292 
Net cash used in investing activities $ (84,321) $ (39,942)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities $ (590,084) $ 2,243 
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $ 79,749  $ 421,542 
Cash and cash equivalents as of August 31, 2021 and 2020, include $38.1 million and $36.3 million, respectively, that is located outside of the U.S.

Cash flows provided by operating activities have historically supplied us with a significant source of liquidity. We generally use these cash flows to fund most, if not all, of our operations and expansion activities and dividends on our common stock. We may also use cash flows provided by operating activities, as well as proceeds from long-term debt and short-term borrowings, to fund growth and expansion opportunities, as well as other cash requirements such as the repurchase of our common stock and payment of long-term debt.
We expect our cash flows from operating activities to remain sufficient to provide us with adequate levels of short-term liquidity. In addition, we have access to $1.0 billion of short-term debt from our revolving credit facility. Although the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is fluid and continues to evolve, we believe our long-term liquidity position remains strong. We believe the Company has sufficient liquidity to operate in the current business environment. Acquisitions and dividends remain strategic objectives, but they will be dependent on the economic outlook and liquidity of the Company.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $262.1 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021, compared to $312.3 million for the three months ended August 31, 2020. The change from the prior fiscal year was primarily due to an increase in accounts receivable and uniforms and other rental items in service which resulted from the growth in sales. Additionally, there were uses of cash from the change in accrued compensation and other related liabilities, which was caused by the differences in the annual bonus payments and accounts payable, which was due to timing. These uses of cash were partially offset by increased net income and favorable changes in working capital, specifically, inventories, net.
Net cash used in investing activities includes capital expenditures, purchases of investments, proceeds from sale of operating assets and cash paid for acquisitions of businesses. Capital expenditures were $48.7 million and $30.9 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Capital expenditures in three months ended August 31, 2021 included $34.5 million for the Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment and $10.7 million for the First Aid and Safety Services reportable operating segment. Cash paid for acquisitions of businesses was $35.7 million and $2.0 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021 and
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2020, respectively. The acquisitions during the three months ended August 31, 2021 occurred in our Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment and our Fire Protection operating segment, which is included in All Other. The acquisitions during the three months ended August 31, 2020 occurred in our Uniform Rental and Facility Services reportable operating segment. Also, during the three months ended August 31, 2021, the Company received proceeds of $15.1 million from the sale of certain operating assets in All Other. Net cash used in investing activities also includes $8.7 million and $4.9 million of purchases of investments during the three months ended August 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Net cash used in financing activities was $590.1 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021, and net cash provided by financing activities was $2.2 million for the three months ended August 31, 2020. The change in cash used in financing activities was primarily due to the increase in share buyback activity, debt payments and dividend payments, partially offset by the net issuance of commercial paper in the three months ended August 31, 2021.

On October 29, 2019, we announced the Board of Directors authorized a $1.0 billion share buyback program, which was completed during the first quarter of fiscal 2022. On July 27, 2021, we announced that the Board of Directors authorized a new $1.5 billion share buyback program, which does not have an expiration date. The following table summarizes the buyback activity by program and for the three months ended August 31:
2021 2020
Buyback Program
(In thousands except per share data)
Shares Avg. Price
per Share
Purchase
Price
Shares Avg. Price
per Share
Purchase
Price
October 29, 2019 1,590  $ 365.41  $ 581,220  —  $ —  $ — 
July 27, 2021 —  $ —  $ —  —  $ —  $ — 
1,590  $ —  $ 581,220  —  $ —  $ — 

There were no share buybacks in the period subsequent to August 31, 2021, through October 7, 2021 under any share buyback program. In addition, for the three months ended August 31, 2021, Cintas acquired 0.2 million shares of Cintas common stock for employee payroll taxes due on restricted stock awards that vested during the three months ended August 31, 2021. These shares were acquired at an average price of $394.19 per share for a total purchase price of $78.0 million. For the three months ended August 31, 2020, Cintas acquired 0.2 million shares of Cintas common stock for employee payroll taxes due on restricted stock awards that vested during the three months ended August 31, 2020. These shares were acquired at an average price of $300.01 per share for a total purchase price of $69.0 million.

On April 13, 2021, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.75 per share on outstanding common stock. These dividends, totaling $79.1 million, were paid on June 15, 2021, to shareholders of record as of May 15, 2021. On July 27, 2021, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.95 per share on outstanding common stock. This dividend of $98.8 million was accrued on the August 31, 2021 consolidated condensed balance sheet and was paid on September 15, 2021, during the second quarter of fiscal 2022, to shareholders of record as of August 13, 2021. Any future dividend declarations, including the amount of any dividends, are at the discretion of the Board of Directors and dependent upon then-existing conditions, including the Company's consolidated operating results and consolidated financial condition, capital requirements, contractual restrictions, business prospects and other factors that the Board of Directors may deem relevant.

During the three months ended August 31, 2021, Cintas issued $326.0 million, net of commercial paper borrowings. On June 1, 2021, in accordance with the terms of the notes, Cintas paid the $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.30%, 10-year senior notes that matured on that date with cash on hand. During the next 12 months, Cintas expects to issue long-term debt to pay the $650 million principal amount of its 2.90%, 5-year senior notes that mature in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 and the $300 million principal amount of its 3.25%, 10-year senior notes that mature in the first quarter of fiscal 2023.
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The following table summarizes Cintas' outstanding debt:
(In thousands) Interest
 Rate
Fiscal Year
Issued
Fiscal Year
 Maturity
August 31, 2021 May 31,
2021
Debt due within one year
Senior notes 4.30  % 2012 2022 $ —  $ 250,000 
Senior notes 2.90  % 2017 2022 650,000  650,000 
Senior notes 3.25  % 2013 2023 300,000  — 
Commercial paper 0.20  %
(1)
2022 2022 326,000  — 
Debt issuance costs (833) (930)
Total debt due within one year $ 1,275,167  $ 899,070 
Debt due after one year
Senior notes 3.25  % 2013 2023 $ —  $ 300,000 
Senior notes (2)
2.78  % 2013 2023 50,707  50,815 
Senior notes (3)
3.11  % 2015 2025 51,217  51,301 
Senior notes 3.70  % 2017 2027 1,000,000  1,000,000 
Senior notes 6.15  % 2007 2037 250,000  250,000 
Debt issuance costs (8,702) (9,283)
Total debt due after one year $ 1,343,222  $ 1,642,833 

(1)   Variable rate debt instrument. The rate presented is the variable borrowing rate at August 31, 2021.
(1)  Cintas assumed these senior notes with the acquisition of G&K Services, Inc. (G&K) in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, and they were recorded at fair value. The interest rate shown above is the effective interest rate. The principal amount of these notes is $50.0 million with a stated interest rate of 3.73%.
(2)    Cintas assumed these senior notes with the acquisition of G&K in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, and they were recorded at fair value. The interest rate shown above is the effective interest rate. The principal amount of these notes is $50.0 million with a stated interest rate of 3.88%.
The credit agreement that supports our commercial paper program has a revolving credit facility with capacity to $1.0 billion. The credit agreement has an accordion feature that provides Cintas the ability to request increases to the borrowing commitments under the revolving credit facility of up to $250.0 million in the aggregate, subject to customary conditions. The maturity date of the revolving credit facility is May 23, 2024. As of August 31, 2021, there was $326.0 million of commercial paper outstanding and no borrowings on our revolving credit facility. As of May 31, 2021, there was no commercial paper outstanding and no borrowings on our revolving credit facility.

Cintas has certain covenants related to debt agreements. These covenants limit our ability to incur certain liens, to engage in sale-leaseback transactions and to merge, consolidate or sell all or substantially all of Cintas' assets. These covenants also require Cintas to maintain certain debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and interest coverage ratios. Cross-default provisions exist between certain debt instruments. If a default of a significant covenant were to occur, the default could result in an acceleration of the maturity of the indebtedness, impair liquidity and limit the ability to raise future capital. Cintas was in compliance with all of the debt covenants for all periods presented.

Our access to the commercial paper and long-term debt markets has historically provided us with sources of liquidity. We do not anticipate having difficulty in obtaining financing from those markets in the future in view of our favorable experiences in the debt markets in the recent past, including, without limitation, to repay our long-term debt that is maturing in the next twelve months. However, the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused disruption in the capital markets, could make financing more difficult and/or expensive. Additionally, our ability to continue to access the commercial paper and long-term debt markets on favorable interest rate and other terms will depend, to
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a significant degree, on the ratings assigned by the credit rating agencies to our indebtedness. As of August 31, 2021, our ratings were as follows:
Rating Agency Outlook Commercial
Paper
Long-term
 Debt
Standard & Poor’s Stable A-2 A-
Moody’s Investors Service Stable P-2 A3

In the event that the ratings of our commercial paper or our outstanding long-term debt issues were substantially lowered or withdrawn for any reason, or if the ratings assigned to any new issue of long-term debt securities were significantly lower than those noted above, particularly if we no longer had investment grade ratings, our ability to access the debt markets may be adversely affected. In addition, in such a case, our cost of funds for new issues of commercial paper and long-term debt would be higher than our cost of funds would have been had the ratings of those new issues been at or above the level of the ratings noted above. The rating agency ratings are not recommendations to buy, sell or hold our commercial paper or debt securities. Each rating may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time by the assigning rating organization and should be evaluated independently of any other rating. Moreover, each credit rating is specific to the security to which it applies.

To monitor our credit rating and our capacity for long-term financing, we consider various qualitative and quantitative factors. One such factor is the ratio of our total debt to EBITDA. For the purpose of this calculation, debt is defined as the sum of short-term borrowings, long-term debt due within one year, long-term debt and standby letters of credit. 

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Financial and Nonfinancial Disclosure About Issuers and Guarantors of Cintas’ Senior Notes
Cintas Corporation No. 2 (Corp. 2) is the indirectly, wholly owned principal operating subsidiary of Cintas. Corp. 2 is the issuer of the $2,300.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes outstanding as of August 31, 2021, which are unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, by Cintas Corporation and its wholly owned, direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries.

Basis of Preparation of the Summarized Financial Information
The following tables include summarized financial information of Cintas Corporation (Issuer), Corp. 2 and subsidiary guarantors (together, the Obligor Group). Investments in and equity in the earnings of non-guarantors, which are not members of the Obligor Group, have been excluded. Non-guarantor subsidiaries are located outside the U.S., and therefore, excluded from the Obligor Group.

The summarized financial information of the Obligor Group is presented on a combined basis with intercompany balances and transactions between entities in the Obligor Group eliminated. The Obligor Group’s amounts due from, amounts due to and transactions with non-guarantors have been presented in separate line items, if they are material. Summarized financial information of the Obligor Group is as follows:
Three Months Ended
Summarized Consolidated Condensed Statement of Income
(In thousands)
August 31,
2021
August 31,
2020
Net sales to unrelated parties $ 1,788,303  $ 1,647,338 
Net sales to non-guarantors $ 1,493  $ 831 
Operating income $ 380,322  $ 338,962 
Net income $ 320,957  $ 292,039 

Summarized Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
August 31,
2021
May 31,
2021
ASSETS
Receivables due from non-obligor subsidiaries $ 4,667  $ 2,292 
Total other current assets $ 2,283,848  $ 2,652,810 
Total other noncurrent assets $ 4,935,913  $ 4,924,550 
LIABILITIES
Amounts due to non-obligor subsidiaries $ 1,446  $ 457 
Current liabilities $ 2,234,867  $ 1,893,352 
Noncurrent liabilities $ 2,216,902  $ 2,549,911 

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Litigation and Other Contingencies
Cintas is subject to other legal proceedings, insurance receipts, legal settlements and claims arising from the ordinary course of its business, including personal injury, customer contract, environmental and employment claims. In the opinion of management, the aggregate liability, if any, with respect to such ordinary course of business actions will not have a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial position, consolidated results of operations or consolidated cash flows of Cintas. 

Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor from civil litigation for forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “estimates,” “anticipates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “target,” “forecast,” “believes,” “seeks,” “could,” “should,” “may” and “will” or the negative versions thereof and similar words, terms and expressions and by the context in which they are used. Such statements are based upon current expectations of Cintas and speak only as of the date made. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be realized. These statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties, potentially inaccurate assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in or implied by this Quarterly Report. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, the possibility of greater than anticipated operating costs including energy and fuel costs; lower sales volumes; loss of customers due to outsourcing trends; the performance and costs of integration of acquisitions; fluctuations in costs of materials and labor including increased medical costs; costs and possible effects of union organizing activities; failure to comply with government regulations concerning employment discrimination, employee pay and benefits and employee health and safety; the effect on operations of exchange rate fluctuations, tariffs and other political, economic and regulatory risks; uncertainties regarding any existing or newly-discovered expenses and liabilities related to environmental compliance and remediation; the cost, results and ongoing assessment of internal controls for financial reporting; the effect of new accounting pronouncements; disruptions caused by the inaccessibility of computer systems data, including cybersecurity risks; the initiation or outcome of litigation, investigations or other proceedings; higher assumed sourcing or distribution costs of products; the disruption of operations from catastrophic or extraordinary events including viral pandemics such as the COVID-19 coronavirus; the amount and timing of repurchases of our common stock, if any; changes in federal and state tax and labor laws; and the reactions of competitors in terms of price and service. Cintas undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements or to otherwise update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information or to reflect events, circumstances or any other unanticipated developments arising after the date on which such statements are made. A further list and description of risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2021 and in our reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. The risks and uncertainties described herein are not the only ones we may face. Additional risks and uncertainties presently not known to us, or that we currently believe to be immaterial, may also harm our business.

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ITEM 3.                          
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE
DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
In our normal operations, Cintas has market risk exposure to interest rates. There has been no material change to this market risk exposure to interest rates from that which was previously disclosed on page 29 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2021.
 
Through its foreign operations, Cintas is exposed to foreign currency risk. Foreign currency exposures arise from transactions denominated in a currency other than the functional currency and from foreign currency denominated revenue and profit translated into U.S. dollars. The primary foreign currency to which Cintas is exposed is the Canadian dollar. 

 
ITEM 4.                             
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
With the participation of Cintas’ management, including Cintas’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Controllers, Cintas has evaluated the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act)) as of August 31, 2021. Based on such evaluation, Cintas’ management, including Cintas’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Controllers, has concluded that Cintas’ disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of August 31, 2021, in ensuring (i) information required to be disclosed by Cintas in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission's rules and forms and (ii) information required to be disclosed by Cintas in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to Cintas’ management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in Cintas’ internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2021, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, Cintas' internal control over financial reporting.




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Part II.  Other Information
 
ITEM 1.                              
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

Cintas is subject to legal proceedings, insurance receipts, legal settlements and claims arising from the ordinary course of its business, including personal injury, customer contract, environmental and employment claims. In the opinion of management, the aggregate liability, if any, with respect to such ordinary course of business actions will not have a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial position, consolidated results of operations or consolidated cash flows of Cintas.


ITEM 2.                           
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY
SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
Period
(In millions, except share and per share data)
Total number
of shares
purchased
Average
price paid
per share
Total number of
shares purchased
as part of the
publicly announced
plan (1)
Maximum
approximate dollar
value of shares
that may yet be
purchased under
the plan (1)
June 1 - 30, 2021 (2)
1,158,068  $ 358.64  1,153,324  $ 167.6 
July 1 - 31, 2021 (3)
628,949  $ 386.86  437,265  $ 1,500.0 
August 1 - 31, 2021 (4)
1,484  $ 395.77  —  $ 1,500.0 
Total 1,788,501  $ 368.60  1,590,589  $ 1,500.0 

(1)   On October 29, 2019, Cintas announced that the Board of Directors authorized a $1.0 billion share buyback program, which was completed during the first quarter of fiscal 2022. From the inception of the October 29, 2019 share buyback program through July, 2021, Cintas has purchased a total of 2.8 million shares of Cintas common stock at an average price of $358.93 per share for a total purchase price of $1.0 billion. On July 27, 2021, Cintas announced that the Board of Directors authorized a new $1.5 billion share buyback program, which does not have an expiration date. There were no share buybacks under the July 27 2021 share buyback program through August 31, 2021.
(2)   During June 2021, Cintas acquired 4,744 shares of Cintas common stock in trade for employee payroll taxes due on restricted stock awards that vested during the fiscal year. These shares were acquired at an average price of $357.11 per share for a total purchase price of $1.7 million.
(3)  During July 2021, Cintas acquired 191,684 shares of Cintas common stock in trade for employee payroll taxes due on restricted stock awards that vested during the fiscal year. These shares were acquired at an average price of $395.10 per share for a total purchase price of $75.7 million.
(4)  During August 2021, Cintas acquired 1,484 shares of Cintas common stock in trade for employee payroll taxes due on restricted stock awards that vested during the fiscal year. These shares were acquired at an average price of $395.77 per share for a total purchase price of $0.6 million.


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ITEM 6.                                   
EXHIBITS

22 Subsidiary Guarantors and Issuers of Guaranteed Securities and Affiliates Whose Securities Collateralize Securities of the Registrant (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 22 to Cintas' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2021).
101
The following financial statements from Cintas' Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended August 31, 2021, formatted in Inline XBRL: (i) Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income (unaudited), (ii) Consolidated Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited), (iii) Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets (unaudited), (iv) Consolidated Condensed Statements of Shareholders' Equity (unaudited), (v) Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) and (vi) Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements, tagged as blocks of text and including detailed tags.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

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Signatures
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
    CINTAS CORPORATION  
    (Registrant)  
Date: October 7, 2021   /s/ J. Michael Hansen  
      J. Michael Hansen
      Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
      (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

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