Rent-A-Center Company Profile (NASDAQ:RCII)

About Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)

Rent-A-Center logoRent-A-Center, Inc. is a rent-to-own operator in North America. The Company provides an opportunity to obtain ownership of products, such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers (including tablets), smartphones and furniture (including accessories), under rental purchase agreements. The Company operates in four segments: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated over 2,463 Company-owned stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company's Mexico segment consists of the Company-owned rent-to-own stores in Mexico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 130 stores in this segment. Its Franchising segment engages in the sale of rental merchandise to its franchisees. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's Franchising segment franchised 229 stores in 31 states operating under the Rent-A-Center (152 stores), ColorTyme (39 stores) and RimTyme (38 stores) names.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Other Specialty Retailers - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Computer & Electronics Retail
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:RCII
  • CUSIP: 76009N10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $679.32 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 53,196,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.05
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.38
  • 52 Week Range: $7.76 - $13.73
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.37
  • P/E Growth: 8.81
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.87 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.23
  • Book Value: $4.86 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.55
  • Annual Dividend: $0.32
  • Dividend Yield: 2.5%
  • EBIDTA: $145.79 million
  • Net Margins: -4.77%
  • Return on Equity: -30.44%
  • Return on Assets: -7.06%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.53%
  • Current Ratio: 2.65%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.42%
  • Average Volume: 1.63 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.64
  • Short Ratio: 11.27
Frequently Asked Questions for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)

What is Rent-A-Center's stock symbol?

Rent-A-Center trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "RCII."

How often does Rent-A-Center pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Rent-A-Center?

Rent-A-Center announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 7th. Investors of record on Monday, July 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.08 per share on Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 29th. View Rent-A-Center's Dividend History.

How were Rent-A-Center's earnings last quarter?

Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) issued its earnings results on Monday, May, 1st. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.02) by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $742 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $733.43 million. Rent-A-Center had a negative return on equity of 30.44% and a negative net margin of 4.77%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.48 EPS. View Rent-A-Center's Earnings History.

When will Rent-A-Center make its next earnings announcement?

Rent-A-Center is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Rent-A-Center.

Where is Rent-A-Center's stock going? Where will Rent-A-Center's stock price be in 2017?

8 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Rent-A-Center's shares. Their predictions range from $8.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect Rent-A-Center's stock price to reach $10.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Rent-A-Center.

Are investors shorting Rent-A-Center?

Rent-A-Center saw a decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 16,315,623 shares, a decline of 11.0% from the May 31st total of 18,331,255 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,906,826 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 8.6 days. Approximately 32.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of Rent-A-Center's key competitors?

Who are Rent-A-Center's key executives?

Rent-A-Center's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Steven L. Pepper, Chairman of the Board
  • Mark E. Speese, Chief Executive Officer
  • Maureen B. Short, Interim Chief Financial Officer
  • Joel M. Mussat, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Christopher A. Korst, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel
  • Ricardo Cordon, Executive Vice President - Mexico
  • Mark E. Denman, Executive Vice President - AcceptanceNow
  • Fred E. Herman, Executive Vice President - Shared Services
  • James E. York, Executive Vice President - RTO Domestic
  • Angela J. Yochem, Senior Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

Who owns Rent-A-Center stock?

Rent-A-Center's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include ENGAGED CAPITAL LLC (16.90%), ENGAGED CAPITAL LLC (16.90%), Hollencrest Securities LLC (0.16%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.12%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.09%) and Creative Planning (0.08%). Company insiders that own Rent-A-Center stock include Christopher A Korst, Engaged Capital Llc, Jeffery M Jackson, Mark E Denman, Mark E Speese, Michael J Gade, Robert Dale Davis and Steven L Pepper. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Rent-A-Center.

Who sold Rent-A-Center stock? Who is selling Rent-A-Center stock?

Rent-A-Center's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Creative Planning, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Capstone Asset Management Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Rent-A-Center.

Who bought Rent-A-Center stock? Who is buying Rent-A-Center stock?

Rent-A-Center's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hollencrest Securities LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Aperio Group LLC. Company insiders that have bought Rent-A-Center stock in the last two years include Christopher A Korst, Engaged Capital Llc, Jeffery M Jackson, Mark E Denman, Mark E Speese, Robert Dale Davis and Steven L Pepper. View Insider Buying and Selling for Rent-A-Center.

How do I buy Rent-A-Center stock?

Shares of Rent-A-Center can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Rent-A-Center's stock price today?

One share of Rent-A-Center stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.37.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ RCII)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  163 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  156 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  319
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Rent-A-Center and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $10.75 (13.10% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/18/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingSell$8.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCLower Price TargetHold$12.00 -> $9.00LowView Rating Details
4/23/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$11.50LowView Rating Details
4/12/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Strong-Buy$15.00HighView Rating Details
4/6/2017StephensSet Price TargetSell$9.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017Janney Montgomery ScottInitiated CoverageBuy$12.00HighView Rating Details
3/31/2017Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> BuyHighView Rating Details
11/15/2016SidotiDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
5/23/2016Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageBuy$27.00N/AView Rating Details
1/12/2016BB&T CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Hold$13.31N/AView Rating Details
12/28/2015Cantor FitzgeraldInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/29/2015Benchmark Co.Boost Price TargetBuy$43.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
7/29/2015Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$43.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
Earnings by Quarter for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
Earnings History by Quarter for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ RCII)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/25/2017$0.08N/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2017Q1 2017($0.02)$0.04$733.43 million$742.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$0.09$0.11$701.27 million$693.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.49$0.41$782.12 million$749.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.40$0.48$850.92 million$835.65 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2016Q415$0.52$0.54$809.00 million$793.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2015Q315$0.45$0.47$804.03 million$791.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2015Q215$0.49$0.50$813.41 million$815.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q115$0.50$0.52$858.59 million$877.64 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2015Q414$0.63$0.50$804.95 million$797.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2014Q314$0.47$0.49$773.32 million$769.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2014Q2$0.38$0.38$772.24 million$773.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2014Q114$0.56$0.57$840.31 million$833.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2014Q413$0.76$0.25$792.12 million$769.61 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$0.62$0.51$773.56 million$754.78 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2013Q2 2013$0.75$0.76$779.38 million$760.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2013Q1 2013$0.87$0.80$845.70 million$819.28 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2013Q4 2012$0.83$0.81$777.57 million$758.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2012$0.67$0.67ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2012$0.72$0.74ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2012$0.85$0.87ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2012$0.82$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2011$0.58$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2011$0.72$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.85$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2011$0.68$0.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.25
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.91
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173($0.09)$0.15$0.02
Q2 20173$0.05$0.09$0.07
Q3 20173$0.06$0.10$0.08
Q4 20173$0.03$0.14$0.08
Q1 20182$0.21$0.27$0.24
Q2 20182$0.26$0.27$0.27
Q3 20182$0.14$0.26$0.20
Q4 20182$0.13$0.28$0.21
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
Most Recent Dividend:7/20/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.32
Dividend Yield:2.59%
Payout Ratio:123.08% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
32.00% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)

Dividend History by Quarter for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ RCII)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.40%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/23/2017Steven L PepperDirectorBuy45,000$10.93$491,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Mark E SpeeseChairmanBuy100,000$11.70$1,170,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2017Engaged Capital LlcMajor ShareholderBuy1,695,233$8.65$14,663,765.45View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Mark E DenmanEVPBuy5,000$8.70$43,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Mark E SpeeseChairmanBuy100,000$8.45$845,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017Christopher A KorstEVPBuy5,000$8.32$41,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016Robert Dale DavisCEOBuy10,000$10.87$108,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Jeffery M JacksonDirectorBuy1,400$14.87$20,818.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Robert Dale DavisCEOBuy10,000$10.66$106,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016Jeffery M JacksonDirectorBuy955$10.52$10,046.60View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015Mark E DenmanEVPBuy1,270$16.84$21,386.80View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Jeffery M JacksonDirectorBuy1,000$16.70$16,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2015Robert Dale DavisCEOBuy10,000$18.42$184,200.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Jeffery M JacksonDirectorBuy1,200$17.76$21,312.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Michael J GadeDirectorSell9,000$27.39$246,510.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2015Robert Dale DavisCEOBuy5,000$26.86$134,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2015Mark E SpeeseChairmanSell153,510$32.61$5,005,961.10View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Joel M MussatEVPSell1,319$26.32$34,716.08View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Guy J ConstantCFOBuy10,000$24.84$248,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014J V LentellDirectorBuy5,000$23.81$119,050.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2014Mitchell FadelCOOSell75,544$29.66$2,240,635.04View SEC Filing  
1/30/2014Robert Dale DavisCFOBuy4,000$25.04$100,160.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013J LentellDirectorSell5,000$40.34$201,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Theodore V DemarinoEVPSell8,033$35.69$286,697.77View SEC Filing  
2/15/2013Theodore V DemarinoEVPSell5,000$37.41$187,050.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
Latest Headlines for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
DateHeadline logoRent-A-Center shunned takeover interest from HIG, Lone Star: sources - July 24 at 5:40 PM logoRent-A-Center shunned takeover interest from HIG, Lone Star-sources - July 24 at 5:40 PM logoAfter-hours buzz: GOOGL, APC, SANM & more - July 24 at 5:40 PM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Q2 Earnings: What Awaits the Stock? - Nasdaq - July 22 at 8:08 AM logoWall Street's M&A Chatter From July 20: Scripps Network, Rent-A-Center, Aircastle, Advisory Board - July 21 at 7:46 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Q2 Earnings: What Awaits the Stock? - July 21 at 6:31 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - July 20 at 5:38 PM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) June Core Comps Decline 7.7% - - July 19 at 6:34 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Reports June Key Operating Metrics - July 19 at 6:34 AM logoLoop Capital Reiterates Sell Rating for Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) - July 18 at 3:11 PM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) to Release Earnings on Tuesday - July 18 at 9:11 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Call and Webcast - July 18 at 7:47 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub - July 16 at 10:08 PM logoFast Money Traders Share Their Picks In Retail Sector - July 15 at 7:55 AM logoStock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Rent-A-Center (RCII) - July 14 at 7:30 AM logoInvestors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Rent-A-Center (RCII) - July 14 at 7:28 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Rejects Proposal from Vintage - July 13 at 8:36 AM logoUPDATE: Engaged Capital Publishes Statement Regarding Investment in Rent-A-Center (RCII) - July 12 at 7:21 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Is Climbing After Takeover Bid Rejected - July 12 at 7:21 AM logoRent-A-Center's stock rockets after disclosing buyout bid, that it rejected - July 12 at 7:21 AM logoVintage Capital Bids $800 Million for Rent-A-Center, Stock Soars, Deal Rejected - July 12 at 7:21 AM logoRent-A-Center Rejects Go-Private Offer - July 12 at 7:21 AM logoEngaged Capital Issues Statement in Respect of Rent-A-Center - July 12 at 7:21 AM logo[$$] Rent-A-Center Rejects Takeover Proposal; Stock Jumps - July 12 at 7:21 AM logoRent-A-Center Rejects $15-a-Share Vintage Offer Despite Activist's Recent Victory - July 12 at 7:21 AM logoWall Street's M&A Chatter From July 10: Abercrombie & Fitch, Rent-A-Center, Cincinnati Bell-Hawaiian Telcom - July 11 at 7:17 AM logoRent-A-Center +26% on report of $15/share buyout bid - July 10 at 8:34 PM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:RCII) : July 7, 2017 - July 8 at 1:59 PM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : RCII-US : July 6, 2017 - July 6 at 4:38 PM logo$665.88 Million in Sales Expected for Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) This Quarter - July 6 at 1:32 PM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - July 4 at 2:54 PM logo$0.08 Earnings Per Share Expected for Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) This Quarter - July 4 at 8:16 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest - June 29 at 7:13 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 29, 2017 - Nasdaq - June 29 at 6:27 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Appoints Martin Evans as Executive Vice President - Chief Human Resources Officer - Business Wire (press release) - June 28 at 8:46 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : RCII-US : June 21, 2017 - June 22 at 9:55 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - June 20 at 10:50 PM logoEquities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Rent-A-Center Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (RCII) - June 19 at 7:16 AM logoComparing Rent-A-Center (RCII) and Gaia (GAIA) - June 19 at 12:04 AM logoEquities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Rent-A-Center Inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (RCII) - June 16 at 10:58 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) May Comps Decline 9.9% - - June 15 at 9:45 PM logoCan activists revamp Rent-A-Center - June 15 at 9:45 PM logoCramer digs into Rent-A-Center to see if activists can revamp the struggling retailer - June 15 at 6:43 PM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Reports May Key Operating Metrics - June 15 at 4:42 PM logoHead to Head Review: Rent-A-Center (RCII) vs. Staples (SPLS) - June 15 at 10:17 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. -- Moody's Confirms Rent-A-Center's B2 CFR; Outlook Negative - June 12 at 7:05 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $667.79 Million - June 10 at 10:50 AM logoAll Engaged Capital Nominees Resoundingly Elected to the Board of Rent-A-Center - June 9 at 1:29 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Voting at 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders - June 9 at 1:29 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Stockholders Voted to Elect Three Nominees Proposed by Engaged Capital to Board - - June 8 at 8:28 PM



Rent-A-Center (RCII) Chart for Tuesday, July, 25, 2017

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