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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.13
NAS:RCII's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NAS:RCII: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:RCII' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.21
Current: 0.13
0.03
0.21
Equity-to-Asset 0.29
NAS:RCII's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NAS:RCII: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:RCII' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.29
0.24
0.73
WACC vs ROIC
5.13%
-8.15%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -2.25
NAS:RCII's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. NAS:RCII: -2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:RCII' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.74  Med: 8.75 Max: 11.12
Current: -2.25
-30.74
11.12
Net Margin % -4.38
NAS:RCII's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. NAS:RCII: -4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:RCII' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.43  Med: 4.5 Max: 6.28
Current: -4.38
-26.43
6.28
ROE % -19.20
NAS:RCII's ROE % is ranked lower than
88% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. NAS:RCII: -19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:RCII' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -93.19  Med: 10.63 Max: 14.43
Current: -19.2
-93.19
14.43
ROA % -6.28
NAS:RCII's ROA % is ranked lower than
84% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. NAS:RCII: -6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:RCII' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.96  Med: 4.92 Max: 6.79
Current: -6.28
-32.96
6.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -6.84
NAS:RCII's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.56 vs. NAS:RCII: -6.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:RCII' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -92.72  Med: 31.45 Max: 48.42
Current: -6.84
-92.72
48.42
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.20
NAS:RCII's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NAS:RCII: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:RCII' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 7.8 Max: 56.9
Current: -0.2
-0.3
56.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -75.20
NAS:RCII's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. NAS:RCII: -75.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:RCII' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.2  Med: 7.15 Max: 64
Current: -75.2
-75.2
64
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-04-28)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2016

RCII Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Charles Brandes 1,910,232 sh (+30.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,500 sh (+15.14%)
Jim Simons 492,210 sh (+12.50%)
Richard Pzena 1,738,738 sh (-4.75%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,006,170 sh (-12.73%)
Private Capital 265,743 sh (-17.00%)
Chuck Royce 442,518 sh (-30.38%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,010 sh (-58.52%)
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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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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 8.31
RCII's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. RCII: 8.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 3.88
RCII's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
89% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.61 vs. RCII: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
RCII' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 13.14 Max: 396.25
Current: 3.88
3.4
396.25
PB Ratio 0.92
RCII's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. RCII: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
RCII' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.29
Current: 0.92
0.64
2.29
PS Ratio 0.16
RCII's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. RCII: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
RCII' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.16
0.14
0.91
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.42
RCII's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
97% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. RCII: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
RCII' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 11.03 Max: 86.81
Current: 1.42
1.3
86.81
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 1.23
RCII's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
94% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. RCII: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
RCII' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 7.3 Max: 100.06
Current: 1.23
1.14
100.06
EV-to-EBITDA 2.13
RCII's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
97% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. RCII: 2.13 )
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: 2.13
-8.6
4.5
Shiller PE Ratio 197.37
RCII's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.13 vs. RCII: 197.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
RCII' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.55  Med: 13.91 Max: 302.25
Current: 197.37
7.55
302.25
Days Inventory 369.67
RCII's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
99% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 62.32 vs. RCII: 369.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
RCII' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 130.37  Med: 381.66 Max: 444.51
Current: 369.67
130.37
444.51
Days Sales Outstanding 8.60
RCII's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.90 vs. RCII: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
RCII' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.23  Med: 6.54 Max: 8.6
Current: 8.6
5.23
8.6
Days Payable 34.64
RCII's Days Payable is ranked lower than
60% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.72 vs. RCII: 34.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
RCII' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.83  Med: 46.22 Max: 62.52
Current: 34.64
13.83
62.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 3.67
RCII's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
71% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. RCII: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
RCII' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 2.48 Max: 8.7
Current: 3.67
0.21
8.7
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -28.10
RCII's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. RCII: -28.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
RCII' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 68.4
Current: -28.1
0
68.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.70
RCII's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
68% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. RCII: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.97
RCII's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
52% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. RCII: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
RCII' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.99 Max: 6.98
Current: 2.97
0.17
6.98
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
RCII's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. RCII: -0.30 )
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: -0.3
-12.9
6.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.41
RCII's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. RCII: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
RCII' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.66 Max: 24.39
Current: 0.41
0.33
24.39
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.29
RCII's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. RCII: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
RCII' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.19
Current: 0.29
0.28
2.19
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.87
RCII's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. RCII: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
RCII' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.25 Max: 3.99
Current: 0.87
0
3.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -6.07
RCII's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. RCII: -6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
RCII' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.12  Med: 10.4 Max: 27.2
Current: -6.07
-6.12
27.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 25.21
RCII's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. RCII: 25.21 )
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: 25.21
Current: 25.21
10.7
25.21

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,963
EPS (TTM) $ -2.44
Beta0.38
Short Percentage of Float27.83%
52-Week Range $7.76 - 16.37
Shares Outstanding (Mil)53.15

Analyst Estimate

Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.04
EPS without NRI ($) 1.04
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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