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: $692.92 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 53,301,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.60
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.83
  • 52 Week Range: $7.76 - $13.89
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: 43.500
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.8 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.25
  • Book Value: $4.67 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.79
  • Annual Dividend: $0.32
  • Dividend Yield: 2.5%
  • EBIDTA: $104.7 million
  • Net Margins: -5.57%
  • Return on Equity: -43.47%
  • Return on Assets: -8.79%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.56%
  • Current Ratio: 2.53%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.45%
  • Average Volume: 1.42 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.67
  • 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 7th. Investors of record on Monday, July 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share on Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.45%. 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) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.08. The company earned $667.64 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $667.04 million. Rent-A-Center had a negative return on equity of 43.47% and a negative net margin of 5.57%. The company's revenue was down 10.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.41 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 Wednesday, October, 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 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Rent-A-Center's stock. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect Rent-A-Center's share price to reach $11.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Rent-A-Center.

Are investors shorting Rent-A-Center?

Rent-A-Center saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 18,575,557 shares, an increase of 15.8% from the July 14th total of 16,046,793 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,776,230 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 10.5 days. Approximately 36.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

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
  • 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
  • Michael J. Gade, Independent Director

Who owns Rent-A-Center stock?

Rent-A-Center's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include ENGAGED CAPITAL LLC (16.90%), ENGAGED CAPITAL LLC (16.90%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.22%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (5.90%), Arlington Value Capital LLC (5.11%) and Brandes Investment Partners LP (3.89%). 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 Vanguard Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, AJO LP, QS Investors LLC, LSV Asset Management, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN and State Street Corp. 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 Arlington Value Capital LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Rafferty Asset Management LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Numeric Investors LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Ameriprise Financial Inc. and Tudor Investment Corp ET AL. 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 $13.05.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ RCII)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  178 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  169 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  347
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: $11.00 (15.71% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/28/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$11.50 -> $13.00LowView Rating Details
7/18/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingSell$8.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCLower Price TargetHold$12.00 -> $9.00LowView 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
(Data available from 8/17/2015 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
10/24/2017$0.07N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.07($0.01)$667.04 million$667.64 millionViewN/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: $0.15
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.79
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173($0.09)$0.15$0.02
Q2 20173$0.05$0.09$0.07
Q3 20173($0.09)$0.08$0.02
Q4 20173($0.07)$0.11$0.04
Q1 20182$0.21$0.26$0.24
Q2 20182$0.13$0.26$0.20
Q3 20182$0.09$0.26$0.18
Q4 20182$0.09$0.28$0.19
(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:2.45%
Payout Ratio:
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, Inc. Reports July Key Operating Metrics - August 17 at 3:16 PM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Buy" - August 17 at 7:16 AM logoETFs with exposure to Rent-A-Center, Inc. : August 15, 2017 - August 16 at 7:08 AM logoComparing Rent-A-Center (RCII) and Dover Saddlery (DOVR) - August 15 at 6:08 PM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - August 14 at 1:24 PM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Barnes & Noble Education (BNED) & Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) - August 11 at 4:48 PM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Short Interest Up 15.8% in July - August 11 at 9:42 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) Upgraded by BidaskClub to "Strong-Buy" - August 5 at 10:58 AM logoAnalyzing Sally Beauty Holdings (SBH) & Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) - August 4 at 10:36 AM logoRent-A-Center Teams Up with National Hunger-Relief Organization - August 4 at 7:27 AM logoNorthcoast Research Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) - August 2 at 7:32 AM logoWhat Do Computers and Gift Cards Have in Common? They Make Going Back to School a Little Easier Thanks to Rent-A-Center - August 2 at 7:06 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. :RCII-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 1, 2017 - August 2 at 7:06 AM logoQ1 2018 EPS Estimates for Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) Decreased by Analyst - August 1 at 1:14 PM logoTraders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) - July 31 at 8:47 AM logoJefferies Group Research Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) - July 31 at 7:33 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) to Post Q4 2017 Earnings of $0.11 Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts - July 31 at 7:33 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $655.65 Million - July 30 at 7:44 AM logoRent-A-Center's (RCII) CEO Mark Speese On Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - July 29 at 6:40 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Posts Q2 Loss, Sales Fall, Stock Hurt - Nasdaq - July 29 at 6:40 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) Upgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - July 28 at 7:11 PM logo$0.09 EPS Expected for Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) This Quarter - July 28 at 8:08 AM logoEngaged Capital Calls on Rent-A-Center CEO Mark Speese to Cease Mischaracterizations to Investors and Calls on Incumbent Directors to Act as Fiduciaries for Stockholders or Resign - July 28 at 7:11 AM logoEdited Transcript of RCII earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 12:30pm GMT - July 28 at 7:11 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Shareholder Engaged Capital Says It's 'Outraged' Previous Approaches Weren't Disclosed - July 27 at 6:46 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Posts Q2 Loss, Sales Fall, Stock Hurt - July 27 at 6:46 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - July 27 at 6:46 AM logoRent-A-Center reports 2Q loss - July 27 at 6:46 AM logoInvestor Network: Rent-A-Center Inc to Host Earnings Call - July 27 at 6:46 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.09 EPS - July 26 at 5:31 PM logoWall Street's M&A Chatter From July 25: Aeterna Zentaris, Rent-A-Center, Michael Kors-Jimmy Choo - July 26 at 7:49 AM logoRent-A-Center shunned takeover interest from HIG, Lone Star: sources - Reuters - July 26 at 6:44 AM logoActivist Is'Outraged' that Rent-A-Center Rejected Multiple Bids - July 26 at 6:44 AM logoHedge fund Marcato tells Rent-A-Center to look at selling itself - July 26 at 6:44 AM logoHedge fund Marcato demands that Rent-A-Center sell itself - July 26 at 6:44 AM 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



Rent-A-Center (RCII) Chart for Thursday, August, 17, 2017

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