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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
AAN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. AAN: 0.04 )
AAN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.41
Current: 0.04

0
2.41
Equity to Asset 0.50
AAN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. AAN: 0.50 )
AAN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.5

0.49
0.67
Interest Coverage 7.28
AAN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.79 vs. AAN: 7.28 )
AAN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.17   Max: 62.46
Current: 7.28

4.17
62.46
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.31
M-Score: -1.37
WACC vs ROIC
7.13%
6.37%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.13
AAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. AAN: 5.13 )
AAN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.78   Max: 12.52
Current: 5.13

4.78
12.52
Net-margin (%) 2.87
AAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. AAN: 2.87 )
AAN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 7.82
Current: 2.87

2.26
7.82
ROE (%) 6.59
AAN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. AAN: 6.59 )
AAN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.76   Max: 16.44
Current: 6.59

5.76
16.44
ROA (%) 3.62
AAN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. AAN: 3.62 )
AAN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.17   Max: 9.76
Current: 3.62

3.17
9.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.35
AAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. AAN: 19.35 )
AAN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.33   Max: 38.33
Current: 19.35

8.33
38.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.90
AAN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. AAN: 14.90 )
AAN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.8   Max: 54.8
Current: 14.9

-10.8
54.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.20
AAN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. AAN: 18.20 )
AAN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 60.1
Current: 18.2

-11.5
60.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -8.90
AAN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. AAN: -8.90 )
AAN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17   Max: 105.1
Current: -8.9

-17
105.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

AAN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 11,229 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 327,995 sh (+754.71%)
David Dreman 231,647 sh (+0.63%)
First Pacific Advisors 951,600 sh (unchged)
FPA Capital Fund 444,500 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,220,006 sh (-1.56%)
Chuck Royce 57,200 sh (-7.29%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,332,464 sh (-34.41%)
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Q2 2014

AAN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 7,000 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 125,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 62,500 sh (+9.27%)
First Pacific Advisors 958,200 sh (+0.69%)
FPA Capital Fund 444,500 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
David Dreman 226,332 sh (-2.29%)
Mario Gabelli 1,180,030 sh (-3.28%)
Diamond Hill Capital 945,324 sh (-29.05%)
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Q3 2014

AAN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Charles Brandes 254,219 sh (New)
John Burbank 9,062 sh (New)
Jim Simons 283,224 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,568 sh (+508.11%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,789,496 sh (+86.76%)
FPA Capital Fund 792,696 sh (+78.33%)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (+63.20%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,237,920 sh (+30.95%)
David Dreman 295,260 sh (+30.45%)
Chuck Royce 67,600 sh (+8.16%)
Mario Gabelli 1,249,710 sh (+5.90%)
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Q4 2014

AAN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 2,532,400 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 486,719 sh (+91.46%)
Tom Gayner 268,000 sh (+31.37%)
David Dreman 343,435 sh (+16.32%)
FPA Capital Fund 851,096 sh (+7.37%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,885,496 sh (+5.36%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,277,251 sh (+3.18%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,225,697 sh (-1.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,419 sh (-73.17%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Aaron's Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Aaron's Inc - Jun 26, 2014

Rental and leasing services company Aaron's, Inc. (AAN) declined due to recent lower traffic and weaker comparable store sales trends, which led to downward revisions in the company’s earnings outlook.



We sold rental and leasing services company Aaron’s, Inc. (AAN) due to recent lower traffic and weaker comparable store sales trends, which led to downward revisions in the earnings outlook.



From Diamond Hill Capital's Select Fund Commentary – First Quarter 2014.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.40
AAN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. AAN: 25.40 )
AAN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.45   Max: 29.87
Current: 25.4

10.45
29.87
Forward P/E 11.45
AAN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 67.11 vs. AAN: 11.45 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.10
AAN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. AAN: 26.10 )
AAN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.52   Max: 32.25
Current: 26.1

10.52
32.25
P/B 1.70
AAN's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. AAN: 1.70 )
AAN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 3.37
Current: 1.7

1.23
3.37
P/S 0.74
AAN's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. AAN: 0.74 )
AAN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.74

0.58
1.35
EV-to-EBIT 18.80
AAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.92 vs. AAN: 18.80 )
AAN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 21.9
Current: 18.8

7.2
21.9
PEG 2.12
AAN's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AAN: 2.12 )
AAN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.11
Current: 2.12

0.47
3.11
Shiller P/E 17.40
AAN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 171.17 vs. AAN: 17.40 )
AAN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.25   Max: 41.81
Current: 17.4

13.25
41.81
Current Ratio 1.94
AAN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. AAN: 1.94 )
AAN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 5.37
Current: 1.94

0.38
5.37
Quick Ratio 0.21
AAN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. AAN: 0.21 )
AAN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 5.37
Current: 0.21

0.19
5.37
Days Inventory 1.00
AAN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
98% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 83.06 vs. AAN: 1.00 )
AAN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 411.83   Max: 1007.08
Current: 1

411.83
1007.08
Days Sales Outstanding 14.38
AAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 71.38 vs. AAN: 14.38 )
AAN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.22   Max: 17.52
Current: 14.38

11.22
17.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.32
AAN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
96% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AAN: 0.32 )
AAN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.32

0.05
0.4
Dividend Payout 0.08
AAN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. AAN: 0.08 )
AAN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 12.42
Current: 0.08

0.01
12.42
Dividend growth (3y) 16.80
AAN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. AAN: 16.80 )
AAN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.8
Current: 16.8

0
16.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.57
AAN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. AAN: 0.57 )
AAN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.57

0.09
0.75
Share Buyback Rate 3.90
AAN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. AAN: 3.90 )
AAN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 22.1   Max: -31.8
Current: 3.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.10
AAN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. AAN: 5.10 )
AAN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 7.44
Current: 5.1

0.56
7.44
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
AAN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.25 vs. AAN: 1.00 )
AAN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 4.77
Current: 1

1.09
4.77
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
AAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. AAN: 0.70 )
AAN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.7

0.71
1.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.30
AAN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AAN: 2.30 )
AAN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 6.44
Current: 2.3

0.59
6.44
Price/Graham Number 2.40
AAN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. AAN: 2.40 )
AAN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.99
Current: 2.4

0.78
2.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
AAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. AAN: 5.30 )
AAN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 13.9
Current: 5.3

4.6
13.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.12
AAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. AAN: 14.12 )
AAN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 28.8
Current: 14.12

7.7
28.8

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
Compare:BOX, TAL, HTZ, URI, AYR » details
Aaron's Inc was incorporated in 1962 as a Georgia corporation. The Company is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, computers, residential furniture, household appliances and accessories. It engages in the lease ownership, lease and retail sale of products such as widescreen and LCD televisions, computers, living room, dining room and bedroom furniture, washers, dryers and refrigerators. Its store carries some brands such Samsung, Frigidaire, Hewlett-Packard, LG, Maytag, Simmons, JVC, Sharp and Magnavox As of December 31, 2013, the Company had 2,151stores, comprised of 1,370 Company-operated stores in 29 states and781 independently-owned franchised stores in 47 states and Canada. The Company has four operating segments: Sales and Lease Ownership, HomeSmart, Franchise, and Woodhaven Furniture. Sales & Lease Ownership division provides durable household goods to lower to middle income consumers who have limited or no access to traditional credit sources such as bank financing, installment credit or credit cards. This segment works on a monthly payment model. HomeSmart segment offer electronics, residential furniture, appliances and computers to consumers on a weekly payment basis with no credit requirements. The Companys franchise operation sells and supports franchisees of its sales and lease ownership concept. Woodhaven Furniture Industries division manufactures upholstered furniture and bedding predominantly for use by Company-operated and franchised stores. The division consists of five furniture manufacturing plants and nine bedding manufacturing facilities aggregating approximately 818,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity. The Companys competitor in rent-to-own industry is Rent-A-Center, Inc. It also competes with retail stores for customers desiring to purchase merchandise for cash or on credit. The Companys operations are extensively regulated by and subject to the requirements of various federal, state and local laws and regulations.
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