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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 0.07
RCII's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. RCII: 0.07 )
RCII' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.45
RCII's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. RCII: 0.45 )
RCII' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.45

0.25
0.84
Interest Coverage 6.21
RCII's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. RCII: 6.21 )
RCII' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 51.67
Current: 6.21

2.15
51.67
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.78
M-Score: -2.29
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 7.93
RCII's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.06 vs. RCII: 7.93 )
RCII' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.03   Max: 81.45
Current: 7.93

7.03
81.45
Net-margin (%) 4.13
RCII's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. RCII: 4.13 )
RCII' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 8.57
Current: 4.13

2.62
8.57
ROE (%) 9.54
RCII's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.39 vs. RCII: 9.54 )
RCII' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.98   Max: 22.83
Current: 9.54

5.98
22.83
ROA (%) 4.25
RCII's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. RCII: 4.25 )
RCII' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 12.4
Current: 4.25

1.65
12.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.17
RCII's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. RCII: 29.17 )
RCII' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.61   Max: 329.11
Current: 29.17

17.61
329.11
Revenue Growth (%) 10.70
RCII's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. RCII: 10.70 )
RCII' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.3   Max: 73.7
Current: 10.7

-0.3
73.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.30
RCII's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. RCII: 10.30 )
RCII' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 76.3
Current: 10.3

2.3
76.3
EPS Growth (%) -3.70
RCII's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. RCII: -3.70 )
RCII' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.2   Max: 42.2
Current: -3.7

-17.2
42.2
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

RCII Guru Trades in Q3 2013

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,048,470 sh (+31.39%)
Richard Pzena 947,078 sh (+10.8%)
Chuck Royce 90,000 sh (+2.16%)
Scott Black Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Charles Brandes 13,347 sh (-1%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 186,810 sh (-6.59%)
James Barrow 2,078,204 sh (-10.04%)
Pioneer Investments 536,020 sh (-12.41%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,987 sh (-27.63%)
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Q4 2013

RCII Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 103,610 sh (New)
Private Capital 218,150 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,878 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 254,029 sh (+182.25%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 262,500 sh (+40.52%)
Charles Brandes 17,362 sh (+30.08%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,103,685 sh (+26.06%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,447 sh (+24.39%)
Richard Pzena 954,853 sh (+0.82%)
James Barrow Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 15,577 sh (-97.09%)
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Q1 2014

RCII Guru Trades in Q1 2014

First Pacific Advisors 985,300 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,284 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 582,020 sh (+3252.26%)
Chuck Royce 772,529 sh (+204.11%)
Private Capital 361,890 sh (+65.89%)
Richard Pzena 1,533,547 sh (+60.61%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,715,772 sh (+11.99%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 15,070 sh (-94.26%)
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Q2 2014

RCII Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Hussman 6,000 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 110,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,202 sh (+71.5%)
Charles Brandes 749,256 sh (+28.73%)
Chuck Royce 908,035 sh (+17.54%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,596,926 sh (-2.08%)
First Pacific Advisors 960,400 sh (-2.53%)
Private Capital 350,365 sh (-3.18%)
Richard Pzena 1,319,702 sh (-13.94%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RCII

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Tom Gayner 2014-06-30 New Buy0.09%$25.77 - $29.95 $ 26.26-7%110000
Charles Brandes 2014-06-30 Add 28.73%0.06%$25.77 - $29.95 $ 26.26-7%749256
John Hussman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$25.77 - $29.95 $ 26.26-7%6000
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Add 71.5%$25.77 - $29.95 $ 26.26-7%2202
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Add 3252.26%0.19%$23.94 - $33.58 $ 26.26-4%582020
David Dreman 2014-03-31 New Buy$23.94 - $33.58 $ 26.26-4%1284
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$33.09 - $38.39 $ 26.26-24%0
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 30.08%$33.09 - $38.39 $ 26.26-24%17362
Scott Black 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$36.79 - $40.5 $ 26.26-32%0
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$36.79 - $40.5 $ 26.26-32%0
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Top Ranked Articles about Rent-A-Center Inc

Rent-A-Center CFO Invests in 10,000 Shares
Guy J. Constant, EVP-finance, CFO and treasurer of Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII), bought 10,000 shares in RCII on August 11 at an average price per share of $24.84. The total transaction amount was $248,400.Rent-A-Center, Inc., leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1986 and has a market cap of $1.32 billion. The dividend yield of Rent-A-Center stocks is 3.50%; Rent-A-Center had an annual average earnings growth of 6.60% over the past 10 years.As of June 30, Rent-A-Center operated 3,023 stores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The company offers high-quality durable products – i.e., major consumer electronics, appliances, computers, and furniture and accessories – on rent-to-own agreements.The company's corporate headquarters is located in Plano, Texas.GuruFocus rated Rent-A-Center the business predictability rank of 4.5-star. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.30
RCII's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. RCII: 16.30 )
RCII' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.04   Max: 26.25
Current: 16.3

7.04
26.25
P/B 1.01
RCII's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. RCII: 1.01 )
RCII' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 3.72
Current: 1.01

0.83
3.72
P/S 0.45
RCII's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. RCII: 0.45 )
RCII' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.39
Current: 0.45

0.3
1.39
EV-to-EBIT 11.95
RCII's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.73 vs. RCII: 11.95 )
RCII' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 16.7
Current: 11.95

1.4
16.7
PEG 1.85
RCII's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RCII: 1.85 )
RCII' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 5.83
Current: 1.85

0.88
5.83
Shiller P/E 9.86
RCII's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RCII: 9.86 )
RCII' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.59   Max: 30.79
Current: 9.86

6.59
30.79
Current Ratio 1.86
RCII's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. RCII: 1.86 )
RCII' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 14.25
Current: 1.86

0.37
14.25
Quick Ratio 0.29
RCII's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. RCII: 0.29 )
RCII' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 4.61
Current: 0.29

0.01
4.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.50
RCII's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. RCII: 3.50 )
RCII' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.77
Current: 3.5

0.21
3.77
Dividend Payout 0.55
RCII's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. RCII: 0.55 )
RCII' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.55

0.09
1.01
Dividend growth (3y) 68.40
RCII's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. RCII: 68.40 )
RCII' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 68.4
Current: 68.4

0
68.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.50
RCII's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. RCII: 3.50 )
RCII' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.77
Current: 3.5

0.21
3.77
Share Buyback Rate 5.80
RCII's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. RCII: 5.80 )
RCII' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.8   Max: -7.6
Current: 5.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
RCII's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RCII: 0.50 )
RCII' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 23.44
Current: 0.5

0.3
23.44
Price/Median PS Value 0.66
RCII's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. RCII: 0.66 )
RCII' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 4.64
Current: 0.66

0.44
4.64
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.87
RCII's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RCII: 1.87 )
RCII' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.7
Current: 1.87

0.3
3.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.40
RCII's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. RCII: 8.40 )
RCII' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6   Max: 69.6
Current: 8.4

6
69.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.64
RCII's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. RCII: 16.64 )
RCII' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 25.5
Current: 16.64

1.3
25.5

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
Compare:BOX, TAL, HTZ, URI, AYR » details
Traded in other countries:RAC.Germany
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 also offers merchandise on an installment sales basis in certain of its stores. At December 31, 2012, the company operated 2,990 company-owned stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, including 41 retail installment sales stores under the names "Get It Now" and "Home Choice." The Company also offers an array of financial services in certain of its existing stores under the names 'RAC Financial Services' and 'Cash AdvantEdge.' ColorTyme, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Rent-A-Center, is a nationwide franchisor of rent-to-own stores. ColorTyme is its nationwide franchisor of rent-to-own stores. At December 31, 2011, ColorTyme franchised 224 stores in 33 states. ColorTyme's 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 Company's 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.
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