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Rent-A-Center, Inc is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. Rent-A-Center shares (RCII) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Rent-A-Center employs 14,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.
|52-week range||USD$11.2191 - USD$54.87|
|50-day moving average||USD$47.6127|
|200-day moving average||USD$36.4322|
|Wall St. target price||USD$52.29|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.12 (2.06%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.439|
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Valuing Rent-A-Center stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Rent-A-Center's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Rent-A-Center's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Rent-A-Center shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Rent-A-Center's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 30.09. 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 Rent-A-Center's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Rent-A-Center's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$328.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Rent-A-Center's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.75%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.65%|
|Return on equity TTM||39.49%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.7 million Rent-A-Center shares held short by investors – that's known as Rent-A-Center's "short interest". This figure is 7.5% up from 1.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Rent-A-Center shares can be evaluated.
Rent-A-Center's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Rent-A-Center shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Rent-A-Center shares traded daily (recently around 586645.79124579). Rent-A-Center's SIR currently stands at 2.97. In other words for every 100,000 Rent-A-Center shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2970 shares are currently held short.
However Rent-A-Center's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Rent-A-Center shares, or, against the total number of tradable Rent-A-Center shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Rent-A-Center's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Rent-A-Center shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0522% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Rent-A-Center shares, roughly 52 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 Rent-A-Center.
Find out more about how you can short Rent-A-Center stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 47.01% of net profits
Recently Rent-A-Center has paid out, on average, around 47.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Rent-A-Center shareholders could enjoy a 2.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rent-A-Center's case, that would currently equate to about $1.12 per share.
While Rent-A-Center's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Rent-A-Center may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Rent-A-Center's most recent dividend payout was on 12 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Rent-A-Center's shares were split on a 5:2 basis on 2 September 2003. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Rent-A-Center shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 60% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rent-A-Center shares which in turn could have impacted Rent-A-Center's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Rent-A-Center's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.2191 up to $54.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Rent-A-Center's is 1.6265. This would suggest that Rent-A-Center's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a lease-to-own basis. The company operates through four segments: Rent-A-Center Business, Preferred Lease, Mexico, and Franchising. It offers consumer electronics, computers, tablets, smartphones, furniture and accessories, appliances, wheels and tires, tools, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories under rental purchase agreements. The company also provides merchandise on an installment sales basis; and lease-to-own transaction to consumers who do not qualify for financing from the traditional retailer through kiosks located within retailer's locations. It operates retail installment sales stores under the Get It Now and Home Choice names; lease-to-own and franchised lease-to-own stores under the Rent-A-Centre, ColorTyme, and RimTyme names; and rentacenter.com, an e-commerce platform. As of December 31, 2019, the company owned and operated approximately 1,973 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, including 44 retail installment sales stores; 998 Preferred Lease staffed locations in 41 states and Puerto Rico; and 123 stores in Mexico, as well as franchised 372 lease-to-own stores in 33 states. Rent-A-Center, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
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