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Aaron's, Inc is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. Aarons shares (AAN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aarons employs 12,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Aarons

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Aarons. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AAN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Aarons reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$58.81, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Aarons, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Aarons. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Aarons's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Aarons's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$58.81, which is 26.32% up on its pre-crash value of USD$43.33 and 352.21% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$13.005.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Aarons shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$260.32 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$973.89.

Aarons share price

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Aarons shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$58.81
52-week rangeUSD$13.005 - USD$78.65
50-day moving average USD$57.3206
200-day moving average USD$45.1728
Wall St. target priceUSD$73.44
PE ratio 53.6739
Dividend yield USD$0.16 (0.27%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.916

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Is it a good time to buy Aarons stock?

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Aarons price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $58.81 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -0.71%
1 month (2020-09-25) 5.62%
3 months (2020-07-24) 31.57%
6 months (2020-04-24) 128.83%
1 year (2019-10-25) -22.99%
2 years (2018-10-25) 33.99%
3 years (2017-10-25) 38.90%
5 years (2015-10-23) 59.42%

Is Aarons under- or over-valued?

Valuing Aarons stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aarons's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Aarons's P/E ratio

Aarons's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, Aarons shares trade at around 54x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Aarons's PEG ratio

Aarons's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.35. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Aarons's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Aarons's EBITDA

Aarons's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$479.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Aarons's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Aarons financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.68%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.42%
Return on equity TTM -16.55%
Profit margin -6.8%
Book value $22.657
Market capitalisation USD$3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Aarons shares

There are currently 2.1 million Aarons shares held short by investors – that's known as Aarons's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% up from 2.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Aarons shares can be evaluated.

Aarons's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Aarons's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Aarons shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Aarons shares traded daily (recently around 649104.92307692). Aarons's SIR currently stands at 3.25. In other words for every 100,000 Aarons shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3250 shares are currently held short.

However Aarons's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Aarons shares, or, against the total number of tradable Aarons shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Aarons's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Aarons shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0409% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Aarons shares, roughly 41 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Aarons.

Find out more about how you can short Aarons stock.

Aarons share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 4.09% of net profits

Recently Aarons has paid out, on average, around 4.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Aarons shareholders could enjoy a 0.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Aarons's case, that would currently equate to about $0.16 per share.

While Aarons's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Aarons is investing more in its future growth.

Aarons's most recent dividend payout was on 6 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Aarons's shares ever split?

Aarons's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 16 April 2010. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Aarons shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Aarons shares which in turn could have impacted Aarons's share price.

Aarons share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Aarons's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.005 up to $78.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAN.US volatility(beta: 1.66)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Aarons's is 1.6646. This would suggest that Aarons's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Aarons overview

Aaron's, Inc. operates as an omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions to underserved and credit-challenged customers. It operates in three segments: Progressive Leasing, Aaron's Business, and Vive. The company offers its lease-purchase solutions to customers for various products in the furniture and appliance, jewelry, mobile phones and accessories, mattress, and automobile electronics and accessories industries. It also engages in the sale, lease ownership, and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories. In addition, the company manufactures and sells bedding, including mattresses and box springs; and upholstered living-room furniture, such as contemporary sofas, chairs, modular sofa, and ottoman collections. Further, it provides revolving loans through third-party federally insured banks to customers that may not qualify for traditional prime lending. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated through 1,502 Aaron's stores, including 1,167 company-operated stores; and 335 franchised stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as well as its e-commerce platform, Aaron's, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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