|Q. Who is G&K Services, Inc.?|
|A. G&K Services, Inc., founded in 1902 and headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs. We deliver value to our customers by enhancing their image and brand, and by promoting workplace safety, security and cleanliness. We accomplish this by providing high quality branded work apparel programs, and a variety of facility products and services including floor mats, towels, mops and restroom hygiene products. We have a team of nearly 7,800 employees who operate from approximately 160 locations. These locations serve customers in 85 of the top 100 metropolitan markets across the United States and Canada.
|Q. How long has G&K been in business?|
|A. In 1902, we began as a small, family owned dye house. G&K has since risen to become one of the market leaders of business apparel and facilities services. G&K went public in 1969 and has achieved uninterrupted revenue growth. Throughout the years, one thing has remained constant: our dedication to excellence, in everything we do, including managing and growing the business for long-term financial strength.|
|Q. How large is the branded identity apparel and facility services market?|
|A. We believe our addressable market in the United States and Canada is over $16 billion annually, based on company estimates and data from the U.S. Census Bureau. We estimate the market for uniform rental and related services is approximately $7 billion, the market for linen supply and facility services is approximately $4.5 billion and the market for direct sale of uniforms is approximately $5 billion.
|Q. Where is G&K’s stock traded?|
|A. G&K Services common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol GK.|
|Q. What is G&K’s market capitalization?|
|A. Market capitalization changes as the stock price fluctuates. Market capitalization can be calculated by multiplying the number of fully diluted shares outstanding (see recent financial statements) by the stock price.|
|Q. Can I purchase G&K stock directly from G&K or do I need to use a broker?|
|A. To purchase the stock of G&K Services, contact a licensed broker.|
|Q. How do I obtain a copy of G&K’s Annual Report or other financial filings, such as a 10-K or 10-Q?|
|A. You may print and/or view a “PDF” format Annual Report from the “Financial Reports” section on this Website. To obtain our SEC filings go to the “SEC Filings” button of this Website. You may also contact G&K’s Investor Relations for these items via the “Information Request” button located on this Website or by contacting G&K investor relations.|
|Q. How can I contact a G&K investor relations representative?|
|A. You may contact a G&K investor relations representative by mail, phone or e-mail.|
|Q. When is G&K’s fiscal year?|
|A. The fiscal year ends on the Saturday closest to June 30th.|
|Q. When will quarterly earnings be released?|
|A. Quarterly earnings are generally released on the fifth Tuesday following the end of the quarter with the exception of fourth quarter. Earnings for the fourth quarter and year-end are typically released the seventh Tuesday after the close of the quarter. These dates are subject to change. Actual dates will be published via a press release, as well as on the “Calendar of Events” on this Web site. You may sign up for notification of events via our “E-mail Alert” button.|
|Q. When is G&K’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting?|
|A. G&K's Annual Shareholder meeting is typically in early November and announced in the annual report and proxy statement.
|Q. Does G&K pay a cash dividend?|
|A. G&K has historically paid a regular quarterly cash dividend upon declaration by the Board of Directors. A press release is issued upon declaration.|
|Q. How many employees does G&K have?|
|A. We have a team of nearly 7,800 employees who operate from approximately 160 locations.