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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.18
RCII's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. RCII: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
RCII' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.09 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18
Equity to Asset 0.29
RCII's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. RCII: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
RCII' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.29
0.24
0.76
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.39
M-Score: -6.23
WACC vs ROIC
5.06%
-58.91%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -33.46
RCII's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. RCII: -33.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
RCII' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.46  Med: 9.32 Max: 11.12
Current: -33.46
-33.46
11.12
Net-margin (%) -28.37
RCII's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. RCII: -28.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
RCII' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.37  Med: 4.54 Max: 6.28
Current: -28.37
-28.37
6.28
ROE (%) -129.07
RCII's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. RCII: -129.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
RCII' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.07  Med: 11.86 Max: 14.43
Current: -129.07
-129.07
14.43
ROA (%) -42.21
RCII's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. RCII: -42.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
RCII' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.21  Med: 4.93 Max: 6.79
Current: -42.21
-42.21
6.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -106.34
RCII's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.56 vs. RCII: -106.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
RCII' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -106.34  Med: 31.47 Max: 48.42
Current: -106.34
-106.34
48.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.10
RCII's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. RCII: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
RCII' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 8.5 Max: 73.7
Current: 6.1
-0.3
73.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

RCII Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 43,783 sh (+363.31%)
Richard Pzena 1,793,691 sh (+105.70%)
Charles Brandes 1,074,362 sh (+52.75%)
Jim Simons 431,010 sh (+11.05%)
Tom Gayner 238,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 91,500 sh (-0.33%)
Chuck Royce 806,879 sh (-0.89%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,311,270 sh (-3.21%)
David Dreman 157,697 sh (-5.66%)
Private Capital 350,525 sh (-5.82%)
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Q1 2016

RCII Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 808,210 sh (+87.52%)
Charles Brandes 1,412,081 sh (+31.43%)
Jeremy Grantham 112,400 sh (+22.84%)
Chuck Royce 939,879 sh (+16.48%)
David Dreman 167,689 sh (+6.34%)
Tom Gayner 238,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,783,256 sh (-0.58%)
Private Capital 345,492 sh (-1.44%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,270,470 sh (-3.11%)
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Q2 2016

RCII Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 14,520 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 134,507 sh (+19.67%)
Charles Brandes 1,431,826 sh (+1.40%)
Tom Gayner Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,777,408 sh (-0.33%)
Chuck Royce 906,579 sh (-3.54%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,197,670 sh (-5.73%)
Private Capital 308,810 sh (-10.62%)
Jim Simons 286,816 sh (-64.51%)
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Q3 2016

RCII Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 23,883 sh (+64.48%)
Jim Simons 437,510 sh (+52.54%)
Private Capital 320,157 sh (+3.67%)
Richard Pzena 1,825,479 sh (+2.70%)
Charles Brandes 1,467,550 sh (+2.49%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,152,970 sh (-3.73%)
Chuck Royce 635,591 sh (-29.89%)
Jeremy Grantham 33,772 sh (-74.89%)
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Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services    NAICS: 532299    SIC: 7359
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Traded in other countries:RAC.Germany,
Rent-A-Center Inc is a rent-to-own operator in North America. It offers household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis including name-brand furniture, electronics, appliances and computers through flexible rental purchase agreements.

Rent-A-Center Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1986. The Company is the operator in the United States rent-to-own industry. Its main operating segment consists of leasing household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. It offers merchandise on an installment sales basis in certain of its stores. At December 31, 2013, this segment franchised 179 stores in 30 states operating under the Rent-A-Center (92 stores), ColorTyme (61 stores) and RimTyme (26 stores) names. These rent-to-own stores primarily offer high quality durable products such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories, wheels and tires. ColorTyme is its nationwide franchisor of rent-to-own stores. ColorTymes main source of revenue is the sale of rental merchandise to its franchisees, who in turn offer the merchandise to the general public for rent or purchase under a rent-to-own program. The Company stores generally offer high quality durable products such as major consumer electronics, appliances, computers, and furniture and accessories under flexible rental purchase agreements that generally allow the customer to obtain ownership of the merchandise at the conclusion of an agreed-upon rental period. The Company's main suppliers are Whirlpool and Ashley. It promotes the products and services in its stores through television and radio commercials, print advertisements, Internet sites, direct response and store signage, all of which are designed to increase its name recognition among its customers and potential customers. The Companys financial services business is subject to regulation and supervision primarily at the state and federal levels. It intends to offer its financial services products only in those jurisdictions with favorable regulatory environments.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 8.45
RCII's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. RCII: 8.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.06
RCII's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. RCII: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
RCII' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.29
Current: 1.06
0.64
2.29
P/S 0.16
RCII's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. RCII: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
RCII' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.16
0.15
0.91
PFCF 1.88
RCII's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.98 vs. RCII: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
RCII' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.65  Med: 11.07 Max: 86.81
Current: 1.88
1.65
86.81
POCF 1.53
RCII's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. RCII: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
RCII' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 7.34 Max: 100.06
Current: 1.53
1.34
100.06
EV-to-EBIT -1.10
RCII's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. RCII: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
RCII' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 9.2 Max: 16.6
Current: -1.1
-1.8
16.6
EV-to-EBITDA -4.18
RCII's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. RCII: -4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
RCII' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.6  Med: 2.6 Max: 4.5
Current: -4.18
-8.6
4.5
Shiller P/E 28.37
RCII's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.83 vs. RCII: 28.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
RCII' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.55  Med: 14.01 Max: 37.4
Current: 28.37
7.55
37.4
Current Ratio 2.36
RCII's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. RCII: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
RCII' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 2 Max: 11.31
Current: 2.36
0.37
11.31
Quick Ratio 0.48
RCII's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. RCII: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
RCII' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.31 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.48
0.11
1.95
Days Inventory 369.11
RCII's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
98% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.88 vs. RCII: 369.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
RCII' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 130.37  Med: 379.77 Max: 444.51
Current: 369.11
130.37
444.51
Days Sales Outstanding 7.03
RCII's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.60 vs. RCII: 7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
RCII' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 6.44 Max: 8.41
Current: 7.03
5.2
8.41
Days Payable 33.78
RCII's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 52.90 vs. RCII: 33.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
RCII' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.83  Med: 42.48 Max: 62.52
Current: 33.78
13.83
62.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.14
RCII's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. RCII: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
RCII' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 2.47 Max: 8.7
Current: 3.14
0.21
8.7
Dividend Growth (3y) 11.60
RCII's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. RCII: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
RCII' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 68.4
Current: 11.6
0
68.4
Forward Dividend Yield 3.18
RCII's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
62% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. RCII: 3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 13.52
RCII's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
94% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. RCII: 13.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
RCII' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 10.63 Max: 37.45
Current: 13.52
0.9
37.45
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.90
RCII's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. RCII: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
RCII' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.9  Med: 2.2 Max: 6.7
Current: 2.9
-12.9
6.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.85
RCII's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. RCII: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
RCII' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 18.51 Max: 262.41
Current: 1.85
1.77
262.41
Price/Projected FCF 0.36
RCII's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. RCII: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
RCII' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.62 Max: 24.39
Current: 0.36
0.33
24.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.33
RCII's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. RCII: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
RCII' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.27 Max: 3.12
Current: 0.33
0.31
3.12
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.03
RCII's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. RCII: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
RCII' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.26 Max: 3.99
Current: 1.03
0
3.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -90.29
RCII's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. RCII: -90.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
RCII' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -92.2  Med: 10.4 Max: 27.2
Current: -90.29
-92.2
27.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.72
RCII's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. RCII: 22.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
RCII' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.7  Med: 14.4 Max: 23.3
Current: 22.72
10.7
23.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,073
EPS (TTM) $ -16.43
Beta0.71
Short Percentage of Float23.90%
52-Week Range $8.00 - 16.37
Shares Outstanding (Mil)53.15

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.14 1.19
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.14 1.19
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
David Dreman's Noteworthy 3rd-Quarter New Buys Dec 02 2015 
5-Year Lows: 3D Systems Corp., Atwood Oceanics, Seacor Holdings, Rent-A-Center Inc. Nov 30 2015 
Weekly Three-Year Low Highlights Oct 06 2015 
Insider Buys at Rent-A-Center Inc. Aug 03 2015 
Rent-A-Center: Price Correction Still Not Enough Mar 11 2015 
Hotchkis & Wiley Adds to Third-Largest Stake Feb 11 2015 
Dividend Achievers Series: Aaron's Dec 21 2014 
Outperform with Historical Low P/B Portfolios Sep 12 2014 
Rent-A-Center CFO Invests in 10,000 Shares Aug 12 2014 
Tom Gayner’s Top 5 New Portfolio Picks Aug 11 2014 

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