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: Rental & Leasing Services
  • Sub-Industry: Computer & Electronics Retail
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:RCII
  • CUSIP: 76009N10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $596.33 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 53,196,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $11.02
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.28
  • 52 Week Range: $7.76 - $13.73
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.32
  • P/E Growth: 6.37
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.87 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.21
  • Book Value: $4.86 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.31
  • Annual Dividend: $0.32
  • Dividend Yield: 2.9%
  • EBIDTA: $145.79 million
  • Net Margins: -28.44%
  • Return on Equity: 16.57%
  • Return on Assets: 4.49%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.43%
  • Current Ratio: 2.95%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.60%
  • Average Volume: 1.94 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.7
  • Short Ratio: 8.88

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 Thursday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share on Thursday, April 20th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 30th. View Rent-A-Center's Dividend History.

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

Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) released its earnings results on Monday, May, 1st. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.06. The company earned $742 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $733.43 million. Rent-A-Center had a positive return on equity of 16.57% and a negative net margin of 28.44%. The firm's revenue was down 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.48 EPS. View Rent-A-Center's Earnings History.

What guidance has Rent-A-Center issued on next quarter's earnings?

Rent-A-Center issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, April, 10th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.20-1.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.99.

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

8 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Rent-A-Center's shares. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate Rent-A-Center's share 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 drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 19,073,684 shares, a drop of 16.7% from the April 28th total of 22,906,207 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,265,544 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.4 days. Currently, 37.8% of the company's shares 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:

  • Mark E. Speese, Chairman of the Board, 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
  • Michael J. Gade, Independent Director

Who owns Rent-A-Center stock?

Rent-A-Center's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include ENGAGED CAPITAL LLC (16.90%), ENGAGED CAPITAL LLC (16.90%), ENGAGED CAPITAL LLC (16.90%), ENGAGED CAPITAL LLC (13.70%), Vanguard Group Inc. (13.38%) and Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (5.97%). 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Geode Capital Management LLC, Alambic Investment Management L.P., Nationwide Fund Advisors, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC and Paloma Partners 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nomura Holdings Inc., FMR LLC, Blackstone Group L.P., State Street Corp, UBS Group AG, Vanguard Group Inc., Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. 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 $11.21.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ RCII)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  141 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  132 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  273
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) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.38)
Consensus Price Target: $10.75 (4.10% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
4/12/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHold$8.00LowView 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 Co.DowngradeBuy -> 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 5/29/2015 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
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$0.08
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:4/20/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.32
Dividend Yield:2.85%
Payout Ratio:-1.95% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
91.43% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
35.16% (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%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.78%
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 logoTracking Allan Mecham's Arlington Value Capital Portfolio - Q1 2017 Update - May 29 at 12:53 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Short Interest Down 16.7% in May - May 27 at 7:12 AM logoRent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - May 26 at 10:42 PM logoRent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Director Buys $491,850.00 in Stock - May 24 at 1:22 PM logoEngaged Capital Releases Second Presentation to Set the Record Straight for Rent-A-Center Stockholders - May 22 at 6:34 PM logoRent-A-Center says Engaged Capital rejects 2 board seats - May 22 at 6:34 PM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Highlights How Engaged Capital is Seeking to Advance Its Own Interests at the Expense of All Other Stockholders - May 22 at 9:25 AM logoRent-A-Center highlights strategic plan - Seeking Alpha - May 18 at 9:41 AM logoEngaged Capital Responds to Rent-A-Center’s Misleading Claims and Reminds Stockholders of the Need for Change - May 18 at 9:41 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Files Investor Presentation Highlighting Strategic Plan to Drive Growth, Improve Profitability and Deliver Enhanced Stockholder Value - May 18 at 9:41 AM logoRent-A-Center highlights strategic plan - May 18 at 9:26 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Highlights Inexperience of Engaged Capital Nominees - May 15 at 9:40 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Reports April Key Operating Metrics - May 15 at 9:40 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $667.79 Million - May 14 at 11:14 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) to Announce $0.09 EPS - May 12 at 9:53 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Names Joel M. Mussat as EVP - COO - - May 12 at 8:03 AM logoShort Interest in Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Drops By 9.6% - May 12 at 7:08 AM logoETFs with exposure to Rent-A-Center, Inc. : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 7:55 PM logoMark E. Speese Purchases 100,000 Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Stock - May 10 at 10:44 PM logoRent-A-Center Surprises Single Mom with Furniture and Appliances - May 10 at 7:42 PM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Appoints Joel M. Mussat as Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer - May 10 at 11:18 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. :RCII-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 7:00 PM logoEngaged Capital Sets the Record Straight on Rent-A-Center’s Misleading Letter to Stockholders - May 9 at 7:00 PM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Letter to Stockholders Highlights the Strength of its Board of Directors and Commitment to Strong Corporate Governance - May 8 at 11:50 AM logoRent-A-Center Awards $60,000 to 60 Students across the U.S. - May 8 at 11:50 AM logoWhy Rent-A-Center, Inc. Stock Jumped 20% Last Month - May 8 at 10:46 AM logoFY2017 Earnings Estimate for Rent-A-Center Inc Issued By Northcoast Research (RCII) - May 8 at 9:41 AM logoJefferies Group Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) - May 5 at 1:23 PM logoKeyCorp Equities Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) - May 5 at 8:06 AM logoNorthcoast Research Equities Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) - May 5 at 8:06 AM logoQ3 2017 Earnings Estimate for Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Issued By Jefferies Group - May 4 at 1:34 PM logoEquities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Rent-A-Center Inc's Q3 2017 Earnings (RCII) - May 4 at 1:34 PM logoRent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC - May 3 at 10:54 PM logoEdited Transcript of RCII earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-17 12:30pm GMT - May 3 at 7:29 PM logoRent-A-Center Target of Unusually High Options Trading (RCII) - May 3 at 7:04 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.04 - May 2 at 8:46 PM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 2 at 5:17 PM logoRent-A-Center's First-Quarter Earnings Beat Drives Shares 12% Higher - May 2 at 5:17 PM logoRent-A-Center's First-Quarter Earnings Beat Drives Shares 12% Higher - May 2 at 12:55 PM logoRent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results - May 2 at 12:32 PM logoEarnings Reaction History: Rent-A-Center, Inc., 66.7% Follow-Through Indicator, 10.3% Sensitive - Nasdaq - May 2 at 9:51 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Beats on Q1 Earnings, Revenues Miss - Nasdaq - May 2 at 9:51 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - May 2 at 9:51 AM logoRent-A-Center, Inc. Mails Definitive Proxy Materials in Connection with 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders - May 2 at 9:51 AM logoRent-A-Center reports 1Q loss - May 2 at 9:51 AM logoInvestor Network: Rent-A-Center Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 2 at 9:51 AM logoRent-A-Center (RCII) Beats on Q1 Earnings, Revenues Miss - May 2 at 9:51 AM logoEngaged Capital Releases Presentation to Rent-A-Center Stockholders - May 2 at 9:51 AM logoRent-A-Center beats by $0.07, revenue in-line - May 1 at 11:58 PM logoRent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 1 at 11:12 PM



Rent-A-Center (RCII) Chart for Monday, May, 29, 2017

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