WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                  FORM 8-K

                               CURRENT REPORT

                   PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                       SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


                            ANGELICA CORPORATION
           (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

             MISSOURI                    1-5674                 43-0905260
(State or other jurisdiction of       (Commission            (I.R.S. Employer
          incorporation)              File Number)          Identification No.)

                          424 SOUTH WOODS MILL ROAD
                      CHESTERFIELD, MISSOURI 63017-3406
              (Address of principal executive office)(Zip Code)

                               (314) 854-3800
            (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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        (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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         On September 6, 2006, Angelica Corporation (the "Company")
conducted its earnings conference call after the release of second quarter
fiscal year 2006 financial results on September 5, 2006. In response to
questions posed by analysts on the conference call, Stephen M. O'Hara,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, gave the following
additional financial information and guidance with respect to the Company:

          o  Earnings (i.e., income from continuing operations) before
             interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization
             (EBITDA) for the current 2006 fiscal year is expected to
             increase 15% to 20% over EBITDA for the fiscal year ended
             January 28, 2006 (fiscal year 2005) of $27.5 million.

          o  EBITDA for fiscal year 2007 is expected to increase 20% to
             25% from fiscal year 2006 EBITDA.

          o  Capital expenditures for fiscal year 2006 will be
             approximately $500,000 per laundry facility, or approximately
             $15,000,000 in the aggregate.

          o  Revenues for fiscal year 2007 are expected to increase in the
             low to middle single digits before any acquisitions,
             reflecting low-end organic growth in revenues of 7% to 10%
             less revenues attributed to any divested business.

          o  Full year pre-tax and net income for fiscal year 2006 are
             expected to be higher than full year pre-tax and net income
             for fiscal year 2005.

         EBITDA does not appear as a line item on the Company's consolidated
statements of income under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Because EBITDA excludes interest and income taxes, we believe that it
provides insight with respect to our ongoing operating results irrespective
of our capital structure and because EBITDA excludes depreciation and
amortization, it provides a basis for measuring our financial performance
unrelated to historical costs or carrying values of long-lived assets. We
are frequently asked by analysts and other investors about EBITDA because it
is commonly used by them as a measurement of financial performance to
analyze and compare companies on the basis of operating performance alone.
We use EBITDA internally as managers to evaluate our performance against
peer companies as well. Our credit facility also requires us to report to
our lenders our compliance with certain financial ratios that are based in
part on EBITDA.

         Since EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP,
it should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to operating
income, as determined in accordance with GAAP, as a measure of our operating
performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities,
as determined in accordance with GAAP, as a measure of our liquidity. There
are material limitations to the use of EBITDA as a financial measure. For
example, EBITDA does not measure the capital we require to maintain our
fixed assets and does not take into account the total amount of interest we
pay on outstanding debt, nor does it show trends in interest costs due to
changes in our level of borrowings or interest rates. In addition, EBITDA
does not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient or
available for our cash requirements. Moreover, since EBITDA is not defined
by GAAP, other companies who disclose EBITDA may not calculate EBITDA on
exactly the same basis that we do. The following presents a reconciliation
of EBITDA for the 2005 fiscal year to our reported income from continuing
operations for the 2005 fiscal year (in thousands):

Income from continuing operations                              $ 2,319
Interest expense                                                 7,198
Income tax benefit                                              (1,591)
Depreciation                                                    14,865
Amortization                                                     4,677

EBITDA                                                         $27,468


         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 hereunto duly authorized.

                               ANGELICA CORPORATION

Dated: September 6, 2006       /s/ Steven L. Frey
                               Steven L. Frey
                               Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary