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How to buy Rent-A-Center stock | $54.32

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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 14,320 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 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$54.32
52-week range$29.20 - $67.41
50-day moving average $59.28
200-day moving average $58.15
Wall St. target price$75.25
PE ratio 14.5213
Dividend yield $1.2 (2.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.65

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Rent-A-Center price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $54.32 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-12) 1.82%
1 month (2021-09-17) -12.36%
3 months (2021-07-19) 6.24%
6 months (2021-04-19) -3.28%
1 year (2020-10-19) 63.86%
2 years (2019-10-18) 105.99%
3 years (2018-10-19) 280.93%
5 years (2016-10-19) 482.21%

Is Rent-A-Center under- or over-valued?

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 $474.8 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 $3.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.16%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.08%
Return on equity TTM 34.18%
Profit margin 6.13%
Book value $12.42
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Rent-A-Center shares

There are currently 1.5 million Rent-A-Center shares held short by investors – that's known as Rent-A-Center's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% up from 1.5 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)

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 490148.84488449). Rent-A-Center's SIR currently stands at 3.03. In other words for every 100,000 Rent-A-Center shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3030 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Rent-A-Center shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0245% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Rent-A-Center shares, roughly 25 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.

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Rent-A-Center share dividends

25%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.7% of net profits

Recently Rent-A-Center has paid out, on average, around 24.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.34% 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 2.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rent-A-Center's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

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

Rent-A-Center's most recent dividend payout was on 18 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 September 2021 (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 $29.1986 up to $67.4096. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RCII.US volatility(beta: 1.6)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 1.6021. 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, Preferred Lease, 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 1.143% of Rent-A-Center shares are held by insiders and 79.629% by institutions.
How many people work for Rent-A-Center?
Latest data suggests 14,320 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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