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How to buy Rent-A-Center stock

Learn how to easily invest in Rent-A-Center stock.

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 14,290 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Rent-A-Center stock price (NASDAQ: RCII)

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Rent-A-Center shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-02.
Latest market close$19.75
52-week range$19.01 - $64.93
50-day moving average $24.82
200-day moving average $38.34
Wall St. target price$46.75
PE ratio 15.1923
Dividend yield $1.27 (6.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.30

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Rent-A-Center price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.75 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-29) 0.66%
1 month (2022-06-02) -25.30%
3 months (2022-04-06) -18.69%
6 months (2022-01-06) -58.35%
1 year (2021-07-06) -62.26%
2 years (2020-07-06) -26.84%
3 years (2019-07-05) 27.43
5 years (2017-07-05) 72.64%

Is Rent-A-Center stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

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 15x. In other words, Rent-A-Center shares trade at around 15x 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 PEG ratio

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

Rent-A-Center's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $429.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Rent-A-Center's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Rent-A-Center financials

Revenue TTM $4.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.25%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.34%
Return on equity TTM 13.93%
Profit margin 1.87%
Book value $8.86
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Rent-A-Center share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.76% of net profits

Recently Rent-A-Center has paid out, on average, around 26.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.99% 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 6.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rent-A-Center's case, that would currently equate to about $1.27 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 11 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Rent-A-Center's shares ever split?

Rent-A-Center's shares were split on a 5:2 basis on 1 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.

Rent-A-Center share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rent-A-Center's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.01 up to $64.9299. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RCII.US volatility(beta: 1.55)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.5454. 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 overview

Rent-A-Center, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a lease-to-own basis. The company operates in four segments: Rent-A-Center Business, Acima, Mexico, and Franchising. It offers furniture and accessories, appliances, consumer electronics, computers, tablets and smartphones, tools, tires, handbags, and other accessories under rental purchase agreements. The company also provides merchandise on an installment sales basis; and the 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Rent-A-Center is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.361% of Rent-A-Center shares are held by insiders and 89.136% by institutions.
How many people work for Rent-A-Center?
Latest data suggests 14,290 work at Rent-A-Center.
When does the fiscal year end for Rent-A-Center?
Rent-A-Center's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Rent-A-Center based?
Rent-A-Center's address is: 5501 Headquarters Drive, Plano, TX, United States, 75024
What is Rent-A-Center's ISIN number?
Rent-A-Center's international securities identification number is: US76009N1000
What is Rent-A-Center's CUSIP number?
Rent-A-Center's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 76009N100

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